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Five Quick Tips: Kuala Lumpur

Let's leave Penang for a few days and head to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, KL for friends. One of the main cities in South East Asia and a busy transport hub, KL is on many travellers' radar. Continuing our ...
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Five Quick Tips: Penang

With the beginning of a new month, The Crowded Planet leaves Jordan and moves to Malaysia, our focus for the month of April. There was no other way to kick-start this month: Penang is our second home. Nowhere e...
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Five Quick Tips: Practical Petra

Dear friends, this week we'll take you to visit Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, a UNESCO-listed marvel. A rose-red city, almost as old as time. How to begin, to tell you how amazing it is? We deci...
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Five Quick Tips São Paulo

We were going to give it a miss. Too grey, crowded, polluted. Crazy traffic. Too dangerous, we were told. Guess what? We did visit São Paulo. And loved it. Here’s our Five Quick Tips for São Paulo on what to do...
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Salvador de Bahia in Five Insider Tips

Salvador Insider tips: our guide to the music and street-food capital of Brazil, and the cradle of Afro-Brazilian culture. If you're visiting Rio de Janeiro as well, check out our Rio in Five Insider Tips post!...
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Rio in Five Insider Tips

Five Insider Tips: our personal favourites and some pieces of advice, recommended by locals and lovers. Five tips you can read over a coffee, planning your next adventure. It seems right to start with Rio de Ja...