October 2016 - BUCKiTDREAM Blog

Month: October 2016

Going With The Tokyo Flow

Starting life as a small, unassuming fishing village named Edo, Tokyo has come quite the distance since it was formed in the late twelfth century. There’s still a good bit of fishing that goes on, but that’s the only comparison that can be made to its former incarnation; Tokyo, as we know it today, is one of the major metropolises of the world. A pioneering city when it comes to economics, technology, art and (most importantly) fun, a visit to this neon-soaked domain is almost like traveling to another world; it will blow your mind and stay with you...

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Take A Break In Stunning San Sebastian

It’s virtually impossible to not fall head-over-heels for the charming city of San Sebastian (or Donostia, as it’s known in Basque: the local language of the area). Its rich history being steeped in gastronomic culture has made it a destination dining ‘must’ for foodie enthusiasts, whilst its coastal location in the Bay of Biscay brings in troves of surfers from across the world to compete in its waters. Its mountainous topography doesn’t always bring the sunshine, but the surrounding nature and wildlife will always be lush and abundant. San Sebastian is a city that understands the importance of indulging...

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Have a Royally Good Time in Luang Prabang

The ancient town of Luang Prabang, situated in Northern Laos was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. This historical city is considered by many to be the heart of Laotian culture and is encircled by lush green mountains and the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers. What once served as the royal capital now functions as the main source of economy for the region by way of its tourist trade, eclipsing Vientiane as the destination of choice for travelers visiting Laos. The former royal capital still remains the main center for Buddhist learning and spiritual contemplation and this...

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The Gothic Splendor of Edinburgh

You might not think of Scotland as a verifiable dream destination. Chances are when you do think of it, which is likely to be rare, you conjure up images of Braveheart (actually made by Americans and shot in Ireland), tartan, kilts, and rain. And we can’t forget caber tossing, which essentially means carrying a very large stick and throwing it into the air as hard as you can while wearing a kilt. But there’s more to Scotland than that. It can be considered a dream destination in and of itself, largely thanks to its magnificent, majestic capital city of...

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Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra, Jordan

Petra is an ancient archaeological city carved into pink sandstone cliffs in southern Jordan. Also known as The Rose City, it was founded around 312 BC by the Nabataean people and became an oasis of action, intrigue and vibrant city living in the Arabian desert. Petra’s ingenious water collection system meant that the flash floods that regularly visited the area could be harnessed and used as a year-round water source. So although the city sits in the barren and baking desert, it was so lush that it made itself rich by selling its excess water to neighboring cities. Petra...

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