Top 10 cities to visit in France

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Much more than just Paris, France has a number of unbelievably and beautiful cities that are waiting to be explored. History abounds throughout the land, and cathedrals, castles, culture and refined cuisine combine to entice you on a journey of discovery of all things French.

With such a wealth of wonderful sights on offer, the best cities in France are simply a joy to visit. So, what are you waiting for? Bienvenue and happy travels!

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1- Paris

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With some of the most recognizable architectures and monuments in the world, Paris is a must-see city to visit. Situated on the banks of La Seine, the elegant and stylish capital of France is a romantic place, with lovely boulevards, beautiful buildings, restaurants, and sights like the Eiffel Tower and gleaming Sacre-Coeur rising towards the heavens. Renowned for its cuisine, Paris has an innumerable amount of restaurants to choose from.

From the stunning art collections at the Louvre to the eerie catacombs beneath the streets and the breathtaking Notre-Dame Cathedral, you could spend a lifetime getting to know all of Paris´ wonderful sights.

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2- Bordeaux

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Strolling around the banks of the Garonne River, Bordeaux is a large city with a lot to offer. It’s an impressive old town that is delightful to walk around, and the architecture on the show is ravishing. Surrounding Place de la Bourse, you can find 18th-century mansions rubbing shoulders with decadent palaces, as well as a number of great art museums.

With a modern feel to it, Bordeaux has a thriving university community. For a great walk, head to Les Quais and gaze out over the waters of the river – at night, the view of the city lights from the Napoleonic-era Pont de Pierre is magical. Home to some of the best wines in the world, make sure to give them a taste before you head off.


3- Marseille

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France´s second city is a diverse melting pot of people and cultures that all call Marseille their home. The busy port city has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, though its primary attractions remain the same.

The old harbor, for instance, is a magical setting from which to watch fishermen returning to shore with their catch. It is the heart of Marseille, and you´ll really get a feel for the city here. The oldest neighborhood, Le Panier, is definitely worth checking out, as is the stunning Notre Dame de Major cathedral that overlooks the sea.

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4- Nantes

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Situated on the banks of the Loire, Nantes´ long and tumultuous history has seen the city constantly reinvent itself. As such, it has numerous sites from different epochs that entice visitors to its shores.

As the historic capital of Brittany, Nantes´ old medieval center, with its cathedral and castle, is enchanting to explore. In recent years, it has developed a thriving student body that gives the city its energetic vibe.

An incredible and unique attraction to visit is the Machines de l´Ile. It is fantastical and futuristic exhibition of giant mechanical animals.


5- Biarritz

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Formerly a playground for the rich and famous, this seaside resort now attracts families, surfers and sun-worshippers alike. Situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Biarritz´s town center lies on the Bay of Biscay, and is famed for its beautiful coast and excellent beaches, which are its main attraction.

While the town is not the most picturesque to look at, its great location right next to the water more than makes up for that slight downfall.

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6 – Dijon

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Formerly a capital to the Dukes of Burgundy, Dijon flourished in the 14th and 15th centuries, as the city-sponsored the arts and sciences. As such, the old city center is lovely to walk around due to its delightful sculptures and architecture, with the cathedral being particularly resplendent.

While it is not enormous, Dijon is definitely worth stopping by for a couple of days, as it is one of the best-looking French cities.


7- TOULOUSE

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The fourth-largest city in the country, Toulouse is a lively place, in part thanks to its huge university community. With bustling markets, a vibrant music scene, and a penchant for the alternative, there are different sides to Toulouse. The old town remains a peaceful and picturesque place to wander around.

Nicknamed ´the Pink City´ due to its rose-colored buildings, a lovely way to see Toulouse is to go on a boat trip along the Canal du Midi or Garonne River that frames the center.

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8- Ajaccio

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Located on the lovely Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio – its capital city – is worth stopping by. Even if only to use it as a base from which to explore the beautiful landscapes surrounding it.

The old town itself has some nice streets to wander around, while the harbor surrounding it conjures up images of the Cote d´Azur. Famed as the birthplace of Napoleon, Ajaccio is pleasant enough to visit without setting the world alight.

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9- La Rochelle

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Nicknamed the ´White City,´ due to its limestone edifices that are so beautifully illuminated at night. La Rochelle is a charming place to visit. Once an important seaport in centuries gone by, the old port, historic center, and picturesque waterfront are reason enough to visit La Rochelle. With a huge marina at Port des Minimes and sandy beaches in the vicinity, it´s a nice laidback place to spend some time.

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10. Colmar

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Situated in the Alsace region, Colmar´s proximity to Germany has meant that it has changed hands numerous times between the two nations over the course of its history. Tourists flock to the city for its stunning old town that so perfectly combines weaving cobblestone alleys with delightful canals, and the distinctive houses that line its streets.

Churches and museums are dotted around the place, and the Isenheim Altarpiece is particularly impressive to behold. As it is in the wine region, take the time to sample some of the best wines that Colmar has to offer.

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This local travel agency offers packages otherworldly & fascinating that will allow you to hike in the oldest mossy forest in the world. In a matter of fact, Pahang’s mossy forest is estimated to be 230 million years old, and scientists believe that it existed in the time of dinosaurs.


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1- How to get there?

The first thing to remember is that the Cameron Highland is not connected to any rail train but there are other ways to get there. If you plan on driving from Kuala-Lumpur,
  • By Car

The first thing to remember is that the Cameron Highland is not connected to any rail train but there are other ways to get there. With this in mind, If you plan on driving from Kuala-Lumpur, we recommend following the scenic route on highway E1 & exiting at exit 132 to Tapah. Not long after Tapah, you can take the old scenic and winding road (route 59) up the mountains. With no rush, it should take you around four hours.

Waterfall on the way
Lanta Iskandar is located around 30 km before Cameron highland, and also popular for his waterfall and vendor on the side of the road. An excellent place for picnics and taking pictures, (free entrance). This place never fails to amaze me and I make it a point to come every time when I’m on the way up to Cameron. Be sure to take a dip in the ice-cold water for a refreshing experience. (This place has also a toilet nearby and it’s free).

  • By Bus

The duration of the trip from Kuala-Lumpur to Cameron Highland by bus, takes around 4.5 hours, depending on traffic and condition. Express buses depart from TBS (Bandar Tasik Selatan) and terminate at Tanah Rata bus station. Make sure to ask the driver for a washroom stop or you may have to wait for a long time.

  • Book your bus online – Do not wast your time.
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2- Best accommodation in Cameron Highland

What kind of traveler are you? Do you travel solo and have a tight budget? Are you traveling with your loved one? or maybe decided to travel with the whole family. There is plenty of beautiful places, and I am pretty sure you will find what you are looking for. On this journey to the Cameron Highland, we have been invited by “Traveller Bunker Hostel”. This little gem is located in the city center and backpackers will fall in love with their concept. The hostels offer 52 dorms distributed on three different levels, a cinema room, snacks available, and really good coffee. (I am coffee addicted!) Price range $$


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1- Copthorne Cameron Highlands

The Copthorne Cameron Highlands resort is situated above the hill at 1,628 meters above sea level, offering magnificent views of the valleys, terraced farms, rolling hills, and majestic mountains. It is the perfect spot if you are traveling with your children and want to relax. Besides the astonishing view, the altitude provides refreshing and invigorating air, ensuring a pleasant and spring-like climate throughout the year. Price Range $$$

2- Heahtitude

This heahtitude guesthouse was built in the 1970’s, with its unique architecture and interior preserved. The accommodation provides a total occupancy of 12 guests, with options of private rooms and dorm beds. The hostel also offers WiFi communal spaces within the property designed specifically for guests to hang-out with each other. Price range $$

3- Orchid Haven

The Orchid Haven in Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, provides bed & breakfast, Satellite TV and WiFi. Besides, this hostel is comfortable, with a clean room, private bathroom (hot shower), and a balcony. In addition, you will be able to relax in the lounge surrounded by a beautiful hanging orchid garden & a complimentary tea or coffee on the house. Price range $

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3- Book a tour

Planning an exciting trip solo, with your loved one or with your family, and wonder what you can see and to in the Cameron Highland? Accordingly, there is a lot to see and many things that you will enjoy doing. To begin with, we contacted “Discover Cameron Travel & Tours”, and Appu gave us information about all the available tours. Consequently, we chose a half-day trip starting with the sunrise above the tea plantation, following by a shortstop for breakfast. Not long after, we entered the forest for a 1.5 hours hike (return), we went to the BOH tea plantation and terminate the day at the strawberry farm.

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Other things that you can do:

1- Climb mount Brinchang

Cameron Highland's main peak is Mount Brinchang. Therefore, if you plan on going to the top, drive along the winding mountain road, which is as hair-raising as it is exciting.

Cameron Highland’s main peak is Mount Brinchang. Therefore, if you plan on going to the top, drive along the winding mountain road, which is as hair-raising as it is exciting.

Once you reach the summit, you will encounter an observation tower and enjoy the astonishing scenery and breathe in the refreshing air of the mountains.

Mount Brinchang stands at 6,666 feet above sea level, and it is also the highest peak in Malaysia. For those who are more adventurous, there is also the possibility of trekking to the summit through the forest.


2- Tour at the Organg Asli Village

Orang Asli means ‘Original People’ in Malay and refers to the various indigenous tribes that live in the Cameron Highlands. You will find several traditional Orang Asli villages dotted around the area, and many of them are located on the main road that leads up to Tanah Rata.

Orang Asli means ‘Original People’ in Malay and refers to the various indigenous tribes that live in the Cameron Highlands. You will find several traditional Orang Asli villages dotted around the area, and many of them are located on the main road that leads up to Tanah Rata.

Some villages are still found in the middle of the jungles here, so if you want to see a traditional working village, then you can take a tour with a guide who will take you out into the more remote areas.


3- Visit the time tunnel

The Time Tunnel aims to look back at Malaysia’s past, and to that end, you will find old curios such as vintage signs, postcards, photographs, and even a barber’s chair. This museum is not one of the largest museums in Malaysia, and provide an informative insight into the history of the Cameron Highlands and its environs.

The Time Tunnel aims to look back at Malaysia’s past, and to that end, you will find old curios such as vintage signs, postcards, photographs, and even a barber’s chair. This museum is not one of the largest museums in Malaysia, and provide an informative insight into the history of the Cameron Highlands and its environs.


4- Spend the morning at Pasar Pagi

Pasar Pagi means Morning Market in Malay, and it is the place to come if you are looking for a toothsome breakfast in the Cameron Highlands. You will find the Morning Market near KEA Farm Town, taste some delicious street food and other local breakfast bites, and also expect to find souvenirs and handicrafts.

Pasar Pagi means Morning Market in Malay, and it is the place to come if you are looking for a toothsome breakfast in the Cameron Highlands. You will find the Morning Market near KEA Farm Town, taste some delicious street food and other local breakfast bites, and also expect to find souvenirs and handicrafts.


5- Wander around the Lavender garden

Another natural highlight of the Cameron Highlands is the Lavender Gardens. An amazing place to visit to take in the aromatic air and the pretty purple vistas. On this trip, you will find beautifully landscaped gardens that are bisected by walkways. It means that you can walk through the lavender fields and check out how beautiful it is closely.

As you would expect, the flowers attract a range of insects, and there is a bee history gallery here as well as a cafe where you can relax with a drink and take in the views.


4- Where to eat?

As you may already know, the most famous dish in Cameron Highlands is an Asian-style steamboat! As a matter of fact, there is much more out there, and a great variety of different cuisine like Indian, Japanese, Western, Thai, Malay, and Chinese!

  • Local food

1- Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant (Non-Halal)

One of the best choices, if you are around Cameron, is steamboat. When the sun goes down, and the mountain becomes chilly, it is time to head to a steamboat restaurant. Steamboat (also known as the hot pot) is a pot of boiling chicken soup heated by a gas fire stove.

One of the best choices, if you are around Cameron, is steamboat. When the sun goes down, and the mountain becomes chilly, it is time to head to a steamboat restaurant. Steamboat (also known as the hot pot) is a pot of boiling chicken soup heated by a gas fire stove. Some of the restaurants served two soups in a pot–fiery chili broth and chicken or pork bone broth (non-halal).

2- Cafe Lorong Kea farm

This restaurant/bistro is a Little bit hidden near a small market next to the road. It is a family restaurant, especially for local people. Very tasty and fresh prepared dishes, beverages and desserts for good prices

This restaurant/bistro is a Little bit hidden near a small market next to the road. It is a family restaurant, especially for local people. Very tasty and fresh prepared dishes, beverages and desserts for good prices (main course RM10 – RM12) Staff is very kind with quick service, only interior looks faded. Highly recommend it, if you want to try local cuisine at a reasonable price.

3- Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

From a very unassuming exterior, and also off the side road, the food was fantastic. Not to mention, that we went back several times during our short stay in the highlands. All food was made to order and was very tasty.
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From a very unassuming exterior, and also off the side road, the food was fantastic. Not to mention, that we went back several times during our short stay in the highlands. All food was made to order and was very tasty.

The family who runs the restaurant are friendly, and helped us pick dishes to make sure, we ha the right amount of spice/heat – Would we go again? Absolutely.

  • Western food

1- The mossy forest cafe

This was our second visit to Mossy Cafe - it met all expectations: clean, efficient, courteous, tasty, value for money. Meal size is considered adequate to large. My wife and I enjoyed both beef n chicken burgers, and we also tried the pizzas.

This was our second visit to Mossy Cafe – it met all expectations: clean, efficient, courteous, tasty, value for money. Meal size is considered adequate to large. My wife and I enjoyed both beef n chicken burgers, and we also tried the pizzas. The pastries and coffee are a must, and if you like a beer with your meals this cafe has a great selection available.

2- The Barracks cafe

The Barracks cafe was not easy to find as it is a little bit hidden on the other side of the road. Surely one of the best restaurant if you are a fish enthusiastic and like fresh food. We went there on our last day and we highly recommend you to give it a goal.

The Barracks cafe was not easy to find as it is a little bit hidden on the other side of the road. Surely one of the best restaurant if you are a fish enthusiastic and like fresh food. We went there on our last day and we highly recommend you to give it a goal.

3- Scott’s cafe

Scott's cafe is an inviting place for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. The price is more than reasonable for the quality of its food.

Scott’s cafe is an inviting place for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. In addition, the price is more than reasonable for the quality of its food. We had our lunch there and had the Seven Haven Steak & Hawaiian Pizza. Even that we do not eat much meat, the steak was tasty and cooked as ordered (medium). The pizza is surprisingly good with a thin crust (10-inch size). Overall, a great place for families and friends. Do drop by for a bite when you are in the area.


4- Budget

Travel holiday budget - cameron Highland
  • Transport (Petrol): RM60 return
  • Toll: RM40 return
  • Bus: RM70 per person (return)
  • Accommodation per day: RM25 for dorm, RM 100 + for private room
  • Meals: RM10 – RM40
  • Travel Tours: Half-day RM50 per person, Full day RM90 per person.

5- Conclusion

In conclusion, we had an enjoyable time in Cameron Highland. Therefore we would like to thanks once again “traveler Bunker Hostel” and “Discover Cameron” for their generosity.

As a result, if you own a cafe, restaurant, hostel and are part of a tour organization and would be interesting in promoting your business, do not hesitate to contact us.

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When planning a trip to France, travelers often dream of the Eiffel Tower, Parisian boulevards, the sunny French Riviera, and charming country little villages. But often the most memorable moments of a vacation happen when taking part in local activities instead of just sightseeing. These special experiences and small adventures go beyond just visiting a monument or a museum, they capture the spirit of the place.

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Backpacking for beginners is a great adventure. These are some tips I learned throughout the years that will help you if you are a backpacking newbie:

First Backpacking experience: You finally decided to buy a backpack and travel around the world. However, you have no clue where to get started or what to expect. Don’t worry, I have been through this as well. Get ready as I am going to share with you a few tips that I wish I knew when I began traveling. Being an old school backpacker, I did not have a smartphone to guide me or help me to book a hotel before getting to a new place. Was it bad? I don’t think so, but to be honest, it is much easier nowadays, especially if you are traveling with children. I have been using “Hostelworld” and “Agoda” for many years and I highly recommend you to give it a goal too.


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Pick the right backpack

The bigger, the better!

Wrong!

The bigger your backpack, the more you will pack!

Promised!

You are probably going to laugh at me for this photo. As a matter of fact, I had no idea what I was doing. First of all, picking the right travel backpack is very important. too big, and you will fill it up with things that you never use and too small, and you will end up sticking and attaching the extra stuff on the outside and will regret not buying a bigger one from the beginning. Buy a cheap one, and it will suddenly break it in the middle of nowhere, pick the wrong material, and your stuff will be soaked in the rain.

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How to choose a backpack that is right for you?

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Accommodation

Accommodation blog post. Finding a place to stay is not always easy and it will also depend on your budget. Backpackers will looking for the cheapest accommodation possible and will not mind sleeping in a dorm with another 10 people. In fact, if you are traveling with your loved one, you probably will be looking for something a bit more cozy and romantic. On the other hand, if you are traveling with children, you are going to need accommodation that is more spacious and maybe with a swimming pool.

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Pick your destination


There are thousand of website where you could buy your ticket flight to your future destination, and if you do not be careful you may ending up paying twice the amount. If you want to save money while booking your flight follow these easy steps:

  • Avoid direct flight it will always be more expensive
  • Think outside the box. For example: If I was flying from France to Kuala-Lumpur (Malaysia) I will be checking on how much does it cost from my neighbor countries. Sometimes it could be cheaper to book a small connection flight to Germany than if I was flying from Paris.
  • Book your flight ticket at night. There is less people online at 2 am than there is at 2 pm and for that reason prices can drop significantly.
  • Book early. Airline fares will keep rising the closer you get to departure. The best time to book is around 3 months in advance.

Lots of people will tell you to use famous website to book your destination and because they are famous they are also have more expensive fares. I always use “Jetradar” and I have never been disapointed with them. (Switch to English on the top right corner)

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What shall you bring with you?


Backpacking across South-East Asia is pretty popular among the backpacking community!

Why? It’s cheap, perfect for your tiny budget, ideal for partying and meeting friends along the way! You only have to add in a few bonuses such as food, a tropical climate, and breathtaking scenery to want to book your flight!

When it comes to packing your backpack for the trip of a lifetime, it can be a mission.  Especially if this is your first backpacking trip to Southeast Asia! I thought I’d help you guys prepare for your big trip by making an easy packing list including all the packing essentials.

What to take with you while backpacking ? In this post, you’ll find different sections that should cover all your Asia travel list essentials.

I already mentioned this. Back in the days, when I started traveling, I packed weeks before departure, and then my mum went through everything convincing me to leave at least half of the things I packed. Nowadays, I know what to pack for which destination but I had to learn it the hard way.


Here some tips that will make your travel more comfortable and easier:

Camping Sleeping Bag: A 3 seasons sleeping bag will probably be the best choice for you (designed for 10~20 Degrees Celsius). In fact, it will allow you to use it during summer and also during the chill night if you sleep in your tent.

Lightweight dry towel: Lightweight & Compact: The biggest towel around, packing down so small, take up almost no space in your bag, easy snap onto everything.

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Backpacking beginner? Pick an easy country to start with!

If you haven’t backpacked before, pick an easy country to start with. Malaysia is great for beginners and so is Australia. Both countries welcome thousands of backpackers every year and the infrastructure is great. Try one of them before going to India or China.
The culture shock is also not that bad like in other, more extreme countries!

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Don’t plan your whole trip!

Don’t do it! Never…

Imagine the following scene: You arrived somewhere and booked accommodation for two nights but you are having such a great time that you don’t want to leave. The problem: You’ve already booked flights and accommodation for the next two weeks and would lose all the money… So you will leave this place that you like so much and leave behind the people that you just met but get along so well and keep doing the things as you planned them from home, ticking off one thing after another on your bucket list!

Allow time for spontaneity. Less is more! It is better to have a few more intensive rather than many superficial moments!

You can always come back and do the rest you’ve missed on your next trip!



Traveling with your partner or a good friend

When you decide to travel, be 100 % sure that you are also going to be a couple when you travel. If you aren’t better postpone it or do it alone. There is nothing worse than getting into fights when traveling.

Same for friends, make sure you are really good friends and that you know what the other person wants… At home, you might see each other every day for a few hours each day, when you travel you will be together 24/7. Are you sure you can handle this?

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Which travel insurance is the right one?


Here comes the most expensive part of your budget but it is also one of the most important of all. Let me share with you what happen to friend while we were bike touring in Kazakhstan.

We stopped at Almaty for few days and we wanted to do a small hike on Shymbulak resort, I checked the weather and I told my friend that it will turn pretty bad in the afternoon and that we should postpone it. He insisted to go and I stayed at our friend’s place. Later on, around 5 pm I received a text from him saying that he was stuck in the mountain and that he had maybe few broken ribs.

It was getting dark and we had no idea where he actually was & we started to freak out for him. When we arrive at Shymbulak resort we could see a flashlight signal on the top of the mountain, the rescue team spotted him and it took around 7 hours to bring him down.

If he did not have insurance his trip would have come to an end and he would have spent lots of money on the rescue procedure.

Worldnomad insurance is one of the best travel companies out there, especially if you plan a backpacking trip for a long period of time. it is recommended it by thousand of bloggers on the internet and it by far more affordable than other travel agency online.


Jetlag – Why am I so tired?

Sometimes I’m still shocked about Jetlag myself when I’m tired for days and don’t feel like doing anything except crawling back into bed… Get ready for this, and know that it isn’t a disease and that its normal that you feel this way when you travel across a few time zones.

I know people that went to the hospital looking for treatment because they had no idea what jetlag is 🙂


Go to the right airport!

Might sound easy, but many big cities have more than one airport. Often there is an international airport and an airport for LCC’s (Low Cost Carriers).

In Bangkok for instance all AirAsia flights fly from Don Mueang and not from the main airport Suvarnabhumi.

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Never too far with a camera. Who has never wished to travel the world and bring fabulous pictures of his amazing journey? Roman started traveling at the age of 22 years old through Vietnam and Cambodia, the travel bug began, and since his hunger to see the world never stopped.


01. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

The all-round best drone for photography

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 905g | Dimensions (folded): 214×91×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 322×242×84mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (3850mAh) | Max Range: 8km / 5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • Very portable
  • Optical Zoom
  • Great software features
  • Expensive
  • No 60fps for 4K

DJI’s Mavic Pro changed what was possible with the best camera drones back in 2016, making it possible to fold and carry a decent-quality lens without being overly heavy or bulky. It could capture 4K (at a maximum of 24fps) and introduced a handy fold-out controller that seemed to have more in common with a PlayStation than bulky radio controllers from their hobby era…


02. Autel EVO II

With 8K video, this might be more than you need!

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs

Weight: 1174g | Wing span (unfolded): 397×397mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 8K @ 25fps | Camera resolution: 48MP | Battery life: 40 minutes | Max Range: 9km / 5.5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44mph

  • 8K video quality
  • 48 megapixel camera
  • Omnidirectional sensors
  • 8K shooting is limited to 25fps

Like the Mavic 2, one of the best cameras drones 2021, Autel’s second EVO is offered with different camera choices, in theory at least (supply has been erratic in its early months, but then 2020 hasn’t been an easy year). Both are built around a heavy, rugged-looking (but average feeling) orange airframe which eschews a sleek consumer-friendly design for simple practicality. It’s a bit chunkier than the Mavics, but it can fly for longer and is bigger unfolded).


03. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

A brilliant camera in a quality package

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 907g | Dimensions (folded): 214×91×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 322×242×84mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 20MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (3850mAh) | Max Range: 8km / 5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • 1-inch sensor
  • Reliable airframe
  • Great software features
  • Expensive
  • No 60fps for 4K

2020 saw the arrival of the Mavic Air 2 with a host of improvements to the Mavic line which make the Mavic 2 Pro more of a speciality aircraft than before, but whichever way you look at it the stills and, in lower light, the video remain unbeaten (without spending a good amount more and throwing portability out of the window).


04. PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard

Best waterproof drone and best A.I. camera drone

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 860g / 1.9lb | Dimensions (egg): 178 x 102 x 102mm | Dimensions (drone mode): 427mm diagonal | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (dry mode) | Max Range: 6 km / 3.7mi | Max Speed: 65kph / 40mph

  • Waterproof & water landing mode
  • Audio-sync recording option
  • Camcorder mode a nice option to have
  • No record button in camcorder mode
  • Small image sensor

PowerVision is certainly an inventive company – as its awards shelf will testament – and it has been making underwater drones as long as flying ones, so the PowerEgg X shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but it did. Their original PowerEgg was a stunning product, yet rather than revising it, PowerVision opted to go back to the drawing board. They created an altogether new egg which could be used as a drone, a hand-held or tripod-mounted camcorder making use of the gimbal for stability and A.I. for subject tracking, and – in the optional ‘Wizard’ kit – a beach-ready drone which can land on water or fly in the rain.


05. PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer

Great A.I. camera drone (but without the waterproofing)

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 860g / 1.9lb | Dimensions (egg): 178 x 102 x 102mm | Dimensions (drone mode): 427mm diagonal | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (dry mode) | Max Range: 6 km / 3.7mi | Max Speed: 65kph / 40mph

  • Audio-sync recording option
  • Camcorder mode a nice option to have
  • No record button in camcorder mode
  • Lacks the waterproofing of its Wizard sibling
  • Small image sensor than Wizard

The Explorer is a stripped down version of the PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard – losing its magical waterproofing powers, but in the process saving you a chunk of money that may well be a sensible move if you are into fair weather flying. The specification is the same however when it comes to its flying skills. You still get the drone, controller, case, a single battery, camcorder grip & tripod mount – but you don’t get the extra battery, weatherproofing components or canvas bag that you get with the Wizard.


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06. DJI Mini 2

The best drone for the beginner

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 249g | Dimensions (folded): 38×81×58mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K 30fps (1080P@60fps) | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (2250mAh) | Max Range: 10km / 6.2 miles | Max Speed: 57kph / 35mph

  • Very portable
  • Registration-free in USA, China and more
  • Easy-to-flyRaw photos
  • Limited tracking features

DJI defined compact quality camera drones as something which could appeal to and be understood by everyday consumers with the Mavic in 2016, but price and, more recently, weight limits kept some consumers away. Drones over 250g (or operating them) now require registration and a small fee in most countries. The Mavic Mini solved the weight issue in 2019, but the latest Mini 2 has taken that already miraculous design and souped it up so it can now attract more serious users too.


07. Parrot Anafi FPV

The foldable Anafi is the best drone for travel

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 310g | Dimensions (folded): 244×67×65mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 240×175×65mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 21MP | Battery life: 25 minutes (2700mAh) | Max Range: 4km / 2.5mi | Max Speed: 55kph / 35mph

  • Very portable
  • 4K @ 100Mbps with HDR
  • 180° vertical-turn gimbal and zoom
  • Only 2-axis control
  • Some features are in-app purchases

Parrot wasn’t really a contender in the high-end aerial video market until the Anafi arrived in mid-2018, but it was definitely worth the wait. Rather than push up prices and weight with sensors of questionable use (and the processing power to handle their data), Parrot leave the business of avoiding obstacles very much to the customer. In exchange, though, it’s managed to keep the portability and price manageable, helped by the fact a great hard-fabric zip case is included so you’ll be able to shoot just about anywhere.


08. DJI Mavic Air 2

If it’s a foldable drone you want in 2020, this is the best

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 570g | Dimensions (folded): 180×97×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 183×253×77mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K 60fps | Camera resolution: 48MP | Battery life: 34 minutes (3500mAh) | Max Range: 18.5km / 11.4mi | Max Speed: 68kph / 42mph

  • Portable
  • 4K shooting a 60fps
  • Object avoidance with course correction
  • No side or top sensors
  • App could be better

The new DJI Mavic Air 2 is a stunning technical achievement, an incredibly capable drone that – for most people – might look like the only flying camera they’d ever need. With front, downward and rear-facing distance sensors, the drone is capable of identifying obstacles and not just warning the pilot, but also plotting a course to avoid, say, a wall or a tree if needed.


09. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

This is the best drone for serious photographers and filmmakers

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 1375g | Dimensions: 350x350xmm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 20MP | Battery life: 25 minutes (5870mAh) | Max Range: 7km / 4.1mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • Large image sensor
  • Design classic
  • Subject tracking
  • Size feels a little clunky

The Phantom was a revolutionary product, its earlier versions including the first drone to feature a gimbal-stabilized camera rather than requiring the user to supply their own. Its rugged body design means that while it’s no longer the obvious choice for beginners or consumers (for whom folding products offer at least the same practicality), there is a strong use-case for an occasional professional.


10. DJI Inspire 2

The camera drone to buy when the optics are your priority

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 4000g | Dimensions: 605 diagonal mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 5.2k @ 24fps | Camera resolution: 20.8MP | Battery life: 23-27 minutes (4280mAh dual battery) | Max Range: 7km / 4.1mi | Max Speed: 94kph / 58mph

  • Interchangeable lens system available
  • Solid build quality & backup systems
  • Capable of live 1080i broadcast
  • High purchase cost
  • Dual battery makes getting spares expensive
  • Props need to be locked into place

The Inspire 1 brought with it a jaw-dropping Klingon-inspired design that keeps the props comfortably out of most shots while allowing for a big, stable frame. The Inspire 2 cements that professional quality with a magnesium hull (careful where you grip it) and lots of dual redundancy for safer flight.


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