Arimo travels

A 25-year-old Finnish man on a 2-year trip around the world. Travel tips, insights and bad jokes.

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Myanmar in Pictures

Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake. I spent ten days in Central Myanmar, experiencing some of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. Here are 13 pictures from Myanmar that summarize my experience.

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The Monday Diaries – A Look on the Average Days of a Solo Traveler

What is traveling truly like? If you look at overly polished Instagram photos and blog posts that only focus on the highlights, you might think that traveling means a constant stream of euphoria. Well, that’s not always the case.

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If You Go To Nepal, You Might Want to Visit Tansen

Now that I’m visiting Nepal for my third time, I’m trying to discover places I haven’t seen before. The tactic seems to pay off. Tansen turned out to be another great experience outside the beaten track.

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Crossing the Nepal Border and Visiting Lumbini

After five weeks in India, it was time for me to move on. Thus, I crossed the border of Nepal in late August and arrived in a country where I plan to spend the next two months.

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Happy Days with a Travel Companion

After months of solo travel, it was finally time for something different. My close Finnish friend Tino flew to Delhi to see me, and we explored northern India together for ten days. And oh boy, was it fun!

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Alternative Pictures from Taj Mahal

 Have you ever seen any photos of Taj Mahal that are not taken in a perfect weather? If you search Taj Mahal in Google, nearly all the pictures are taken from the same direction. I want to show what visiting the famous mausoleum is really like, so here are a few less glamorous, alternative pictures from Taj Mahal.

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I Got off a Train in a Random City in India

 After traveling through some of the most popular tourist destinations of Southern India, I decided to hop off the train on a random city for a few days rest. When I finally got out of the beaten track, I witnessed a completely different India with unique flavours that… Nah, just kidding. There was nothing remarkable about my stay in the city of Surat.

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Stumbling in Hampi

“Oh, you have to go to Hampi!” exclaimed Anthony, an American long term traveler during our stay in Iran in July. Anthony had not personally visited Hampi during his stay in India, but he had heard many other travelers recommend the place. Hampi is also listed as one of the top sights of India in the Lonely Planet guide. You can’t go wrong with so many people, right?

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I Found Paradise (and It’s Called Gokarna)

After over two months of traveling, I’ve had moments when I’ve been bored with the monotonous cycle of moving from one place to the next. Then I found Gokarna, my new favorite place in the world that reminded me why I’m traveling.

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Visiting Kerala During the Monsoon Season

Many travelers have strong opinions about India. They either love it or hate it, or feel both of the things at the same time. After a week in Kerala, Southern India, I started to understand why.

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