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Trip Guide: Visiting the Terracotta Army

The famous Terracotta Army was one of my most anticipated visits while being in China. Over 8,000 soldiers and 130 chariots with almost 700 horses made from Terracotta to protect the first Emperor of China after his death? Oh yeah I want to see that phenomenon!

Background story

Once upon a time in China, (220-200 BC),  the Qin Dynasty was established in China unifying the country. Qin Shi Huang was crowded the first Emperor of China. He is also famous for making a start to the nowadays famous Great Wall of China.

Statue of #qinshihuang #xian #terracottaarmy

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Giant Buddha of Leshan: What to expect

The Giant Buddha from Leshan is a must visit if you are in the area. The 71 meters high sculpture was built in the 8th century during the Tang-Dynasty. This impressive sight takes some effort to get there, but it is totally worth the trip! In this blog Uncensored Travel will tell you what you can encounter while visiting.

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48 hours in Shanghai, 3 things to do

This week we concluded our China trip for 2 days in Shanghai. In this blog I will describe which three activities are a must do while you are visiting the city. Shanghai is the biggest city in the country, so of course there is a lot to see and do in the city. We choose to do three main spots which we can vouch for. There are more than 20 million people living in the city, but unlike the more rural areas people do not stare at you as a foreigner. The city really has that international charm, but even in Shanghai English is hard to use as a language!

#yugarden in #shanghai #china

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Daytrip to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point: Cliffs and Mountains

Cape of Good Hope is known as being the most southern part of the African continent, but it is not in reality (Cape Agulhas is). But, it is no reason to not visit this beautiful scenery! The famous sign which states you are on the most southern part of the African continent can be found there (yes, even if it is not the most southern part ;)). On the same sight you can also find Cape Point, which consists of a big peak with a lighthouse tower on it with an amazing view.

#capepoint #capeofgoodhope #southafrica #uncensoredtravel

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In this blog I will take you on how we experienced this journey! visiting Boulders Beach on the way!

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A sunday in Jülich, Germany: 3 places to visit in Jülich

Jülich is a small city situated between Aachen and Cologne. Samia works for the researchcenter in the city, where also a lot of our international friends live. Sometimes we like to go and relax a bit in Jülich, there it has some great leisure spots for a warm sunday! Let me take you on a sightseeing tour through Jülich! These are the three places to visit.

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Short stop: Nederweert War Cemetery

Are you visiting the South of the Netherlands and doing a little tour? Just 30 kilometers from Eindhoven towards Maastricht you will pass the village Nederweert. There is not much to see in the village except one beautiful memorial: the Nederweert War Cemetery.

View of the entrance

The cemetery is dedicated to the casualties after the liberation of Nederweert on 21st September 1944. Nederweert was liberated by British troops, who still had ongoing fights with German patrols in the area.

There is a total of 362 graves on the burial site (Not as huge as the memorial site at Margraten, read more about that HERE).All the fallen soldiers are from Commonwealth countries. On the cemetery, there is Cross of Sacrifice with a bronze sword in it. In the back, there is a small chapel. See the gallery below for a view of the memorial.

It is worth a short visit while you are in the area. You can park the car next to the park the burial site is situated. It is 50 meters walk towards the entrance, also accessible by wheelchair. A great pitstop in the beautiful province of Limburg!

Published: 3 Castles to Visit while in Transylvania, Romania

Our second blog about our experiences hunting for castles in Romania has been published on Track that Travel.

Read which 3 Castles to Visit while in Transylvania, Romania now!

In case you missed it, our video about the castle hunt can be seen on YouTube:

Lots of reading pleasure! 🙂

Guideline: Washington d.c. in 5 steps

The capital of the big US of A has a lot of impressive sights to see. Everyone knows the White House and Capitol, but what else is there to see? Read on for more!

Overview

Washington is doable on foot. Walk through the different memorials remembering the fallen heroes during several big wars in the past. Visit museums for free while walking towards the Capitol. View the White House. Go to the Zoo. Visit the Pentagon sight or enjoy an American sports game.  Here is a top 5 of must do’s!

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Published: a Guideline to Prague

Our newest blog about the Capital of Czech Republic, Prague is published on Track that Travel today!

Want to know which 6 things I recommend to experience in Prague? Check out the blog here!

How Apps Can Help You Plan A Trip

We believe that trip planning is the most important aspect of a trip plan, and it’s fun too. Going through various destinations, checking flight timings, reading train timetables and comparing car rental prices, searching for bargained hotel prices, deciding where to shop and eat; this all this seems very exciting, isn’t it? Now whether you are planning a business trip or a family holiday, you need to plan your itinerary in such a way that you have plenty of time to do everything you want, and not miss out on anything.

With today’s technological boom, it’s easy to plan your trip sitting on your couch with a phone in your hand. Let’s look at them one by one:

TripIt:  A great app that helps you combine all your travel bookings and confirmations at one place. It will send you timely reminder about the flight you are going take and what time will your car rental service arrive. The only drawback on this app is that it won’t suggest your various travel destinations, or help you search hotels.

Guides by Lonely Planet: Now what this app does is that it will help you create your travel wishlist. Now this may include travel destinations like Paris Disneyland with the family, or going on a Solo trip to Bali; or travel experiences like bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge. Again, as you can see, this app will not help you make the booking for that particular trip. TripCase is another such app that helps you arrange all your flight, train, hotel, car rental confirmation in one place. One more example in this list is the quintessential, TripAdvisor.  

TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor will help you plan your trip from start to the end, compare reviews and help you arrive at a right decision. The only drawback of this app is that it will not centralize your travel documentation.

TripHobo: It  is a unique trip planning tool that will let you choose your travel destination, make wishlists and compare hotels, while also letting you book tours and experiences. The two most striking features we found in this trip planning app are group planning and budget calculator. Group planning helps you invite your travel buddies to share ideas, chat and custom-create your travel itinerary, which is then made available on everyone’s dashboard for a ready reference; while the budget calculator gives you a unified budget by taking into consideration your flight, hotel, sightseeing costs, plus lets you add expected costs for food, shopping, tips, and other miscellaneous items. This itinerary planner will also suggest you readymade trip plans that have been created by millions of travellers from all around the world.

 

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