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Why Ethiopia should be topping Your Travel Bucket List

08.11.2017 13:57

Why Ethiopia should be topping Your Travel Bucket List

As the global travel market is offering more and more destinations across the globe, travelers are starting to appreciate more and more genuine places with cultures and landscapes still unaffected by the growing tourist flows inevitably affecting the authenticity and the lifestyles of the local communities. Thinking about destinations that are still fairly unaffected by the modern tourist flows...


Djibouti - one of the smallest and least known countries

30.08.2017 17:27

Djibouti - one of the smallest and least known countries

Travel to Djibouti and experience one of the smallest and least known countries, located in Eastern Africa. Experience the lakes, dormant volcanoes, mountains, and beaches, The White City, the capital, Day Forest National Park and much more. The land consists of large parts of the stone canopy, lava and volcanic highlands. Take a tour to the capital Djibouti city and experience their amazing...


North Korea - A solid evidence that not everything could be controlled and supervised

25.08.2017 15:00

North Korea - A solid evidence that not everything could be controlled and supervised

A solid evidence that not everything could be controlled and supervised - touring the museums and hopping from statue to statue; a short subway trip; a visit to a supermarket and a few hours on the beach in Nampo during the last day. Great fun! The people working together were spending their holiday at the beach together as well (don't miss to have a look at the ladies' swimwear). But in general...


9 Facts About Somaliland

23.08.2017 17:36

9 Facts About Somaliland

1. Somaliland became an independent country in 1991 and has already celebrated being a country for over 25 years. 2. Somaliland is located at the northern part of Somalia – and yes, they are two different countries. 3. The country is bigger than you think – it’s the size of United Kingdom without Scotland. 4. They are dreaming about getting recognition from the International...


10 Facts About North Korea

13.03.2017 16:55

10 Facts About North Korea

1. North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912. 2. There are almost no working traffic lights. Although there may be some stop lights, many of them reportedly do not work and have been replaced by Police controlling the traffic 3. World’s largest stadium is in North Korea. The “Rungrado 1st of May” stadium has more than 150,000 seats and...


Lonely Planet: Oman, Mongolia and Ethiopia are in Top 10 for 2017

09.01.2017 10:00

Lonely Planet: Oman, Mongolia and Ethiopia are in Top 10 for 2017

Lonely Planet has published their Top 10 lists for 2017 - Top 10 countries, cities and regions. Among the top countries you will find 5 exciting destinations, to where we can arrange a journey to remember: Oman, Mongolia, Nepal, Ethiopia and Myanmar. So, don't miss your chance to visit one of these beautiful countries with Penguin Travel. Check out Lonely Planet's list here


Sudan - guaranteed departure on 8 December 2016

15.11.2016 11:00

Sudan - guaranteed departure on 8 December 2016

December is close but we still have a few places left in our guaranteed group to Sudan, which will give you the unique chance to discover the hidden treasure of Africa. You will enjoy incredible desert landscapes, numerous pyramids and temples, picturesque villages and last, but not least, the hospitability of local people.  


18 reasons to visit Bulgaria

20.04.2016 12:00

18 reasons to visit Bulgaria

Well, there are many more reasons why you should visit Bulgaria, but here are 18 of them according to Huffington Post and why they think a tour to this beautiful country should be booked ASAP. You can read the whole article here And you can check some of our many tours to Bulgaria here


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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...