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Tales from far away places. Written by those who wander , to delight and inspire. Share your stories here.

Where are You From?
In today's globalized world, have you ever found yourself wondering where you come from?
Silvia Race Oct 2018
LA Hallucinations
Been looking forward most of my young life to visiting the mecca of music and movies. Touchdown, and out on to the streets of LA. Why so many homeless, asking for money? Where is the magic? Am I not feeling that soul ..
Los Angeles, United States
Silvia Race Oct 2018
Wanna Go for a Ride?
Ever find yourself in a new city and bored? Bright lights, elegant buildings and Toronto party nights, even clubbing and DJ's can get predictable. Maybe, it is time to step outside your comfort zone.
Toronto, Canada
Silvia Race Oct 2018
The Visitors
What is art to you? Do you identify yourself with a Michelangelo or Donatello? Let travel and wonder open your eyes and ears, like it has for me.
Los Angeles, United States
Silvia Race Oct 2018
Feeling Yellow in Lisbon
Lisbon Portugal is such an unassuming place. Whilst nothing like the squeaky clean of Disneyland, it has many elements which reminds us of one - castles, old trams and colour everywhere. This place is less travelled to than neighbouring Spain. Join me in this short travel story of "unexpectation".
Lisbon, Portugal
Chris Wong Sep 2018
A Day in Naples: Pizza, Mafia and the Search for Blood
On a hot summer's day, we got on a train to Naples, Italy. This is home tuff to one of the world's oldest and most brutal organised crime syndicates. We had a serious craving for pizza. We were also looking for blood.
Napoli, Italy
Chris Wong Aug 2018
Bangkok, Temples and Beautiful Women
There are some amazingly gorgeous temples in Bangkok. There are other beauties there too. We were there a few years ago at this bustling capital of Thailand. If you been following the movies, you will know that not everything is what it seems. Let us get acquainted.
Bangkok, Thailand
Chris Wong Aug 2018
Venice is Sinking, Getting Around by Boat
Follow us as we explore the ways to get about this water city which has barely any roads or cars. The buses, taxis and luxury limousines of this sinking provincial capital have no wheels.
Venice, Italy
Chris Wong Aug 2018
Only One Night in Tokyo? Visit the Red Light District
My photo story of how you can have a most amazing time in this super charged metropolis, if you have only one night in Tokyo. Bring on the bright lights, and yell .. Banzai!
Tokyo, Japan
Chris Wong Aug 2018
Talking to Strangers
From Bologna, to Rome, then Milan and Prague. Between the busy days of work travel, late night outings and an upcoming holiday, a tired Silvia is caught completely off guard as a stranger walks up to her.
Roma, Italia
Silvia Race Aug 2018
A Series of Unfortunate Events
An Italian nineteen year old goes on a crazy misadventure of getting across the Mediterranean Sea to the Greek island of Corfu; only to have her whole crew face impossible odds.
Grecia
Silvia Race Aug 2018
Move, Move! The Rain is Coming
In the wilderness, at over a thousand metres (3,700 feet) above sea level. Heavy rain is coming, and we were hikers on a trail deep into Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. Mother nature is expansively beautiful. She is pissed and she is not waiting for anyone.
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Chris Wong Jul 2018
Prada, Fashion, and the Siena Cathedral
Italy, renown for high fashion and immense historic beauty, holds many lesser known treasures waiting to be rediscovered. Follow us as we spend a day between a mega outlet of the top fashion brand and the glistening ceilings of a medieval cathedral fuelling up on some artistic inspiration.
Siena, Italy
Chris Wong Jul 2018
The Catalonian Guy Who Got Knocked Down by a Tram
To visit Spain, and see Barcelona is to know the region's most famous architect who began his career, designing street lamps.
Barcelona, Spain
Chris Wong Jul 2018
Night Full of Stars
Getting into places and situations which seem unreal, on hindsight? Join Silvia in this place of slightly random beauty in the hills of Bulgaria, where there is just her, and only ten other people.
Bulgaria
Silvia Race Jul 2018
Imagine Human Beings
A short story of solo travel. Having a different perspective and meeting people in Berlin.
Berlino, Germania
Silvia Race Jul 2018
A magical encounter
Looking for adventure in the wild fjords of Finland, she takes chances, experiences mild hallucination and encounters the unexpected.
Finlandia
Silvia Race Jul 2018
Talking to the Moon
Travel from Italy to Tokyo, straight fifteen hour flights, riding buses and trains. Musings of her journey to the East.
Giappone
Silvia Race Jul 2018
Kyoto, Epic Places in Traditional Japan
Welcome to the epicentre of Japan's unique traditions and culture, the city of Kyoto. Once the capital of Japan, it has since become its spiritual centre. Follow me as encounter the elusive Geisha who live here, and visit beautiful temples, shrines and an imperial villa.
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Chris Wong Jun 2018
Mountain of The Snow Monkeys
In the western area of historic Kyoto, Japan, lies a place of scenic mystic beauty popular with visitors from near and far. Stroll in a bamboo forest, feed wild monkeys and ride a river.
Kyoto, Japan
Chris Wong May 2018
Gem of the Persian Gulf
I’m lucky enough be a well traveled person for my age, I’ve seen many places but Qatar stays one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Let me tell you why ..
Silvia Race May 2018
10 Tips When Traveling Alone
Feeling like going solo? Traveling alone is one of the craziest and greatest experience you will ever get. It really awakes something in you. It gives you a certain perspective; that is impossible to get any other way.
Silvia Race Apr 2018
Giant Buddha and Wild Deer in Lovely Nara
Unlike some other historic sites in Japan which can be found at the fringes of modern city landscapes, there is a very special "lost in centuries past" feeling which sorts of engulfs you moments after stepping into Nara park and its surroundings.
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Chris Wong Apr 2018
How I Got Around in Japan
Japan has some of the busiest airports and train stations in the world. Here are plenty of details on how I got around in December 2017. A mini-guide of sorts on using the airports, trains and busses of hyper-modern Japan. Hope it helps you navigate this strange and exciting part of the world.
Japan
Chris Wong Mar 2018
6 Million People in an Island Cultural Melting Pot
Small as it is Singapore has an amazing lot to offer and things to do. This little tropical island boasts a harmony of sight, sounds and smells certain to intrigue even the most seasoned travellers.
Singapore
Team Travaa Feb 2018
Quiz: Where in the World?
Interested in a quick photo quiz about interesting places in the world? Guess which country has got these quirky ten?
Japan
Chris Wong Feb 2018
Mysteries of Lake Atitlan
Guatemala is Central America's most diverse country. Its southwestern highlands area is home to a massive volcanic lake called Atitlan. Surrounded by Mayan villages and small angular volcanoes, therein many stories to be told.
Sololá Department, Guatemala
Team Travaa Jan 2018