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SOFO, SODERMALM – COMPLETE GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM’S HIPSTER CAPITAL

Sodermalm, which was once Stockholm's humble quarter for the laborers, has become the hipster capital of Sweden. Designer boutiques, biodynamic cafe menus, organic stores, and vintage shops are the trademarks of Sodermalm. And this is your guide to how to get local and jump right into the hottest scenes in Sodermalm.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN STOCKHOLM + 2 DAY ITINERARY

I spent many summers and vacations of my childhood in Stockholm due family reasons. So I am a cross between a tourist and a local. I am insider enough to know where the best spots are but also outsider enough to still have the excitement to carry around a camera. Equipped with the best of the 2 worlds, I put together what I think is the best way to explore Stockholm for the first-timers.

WHO GOES TO BURNING MAN – FROM HIPPIES TO THE BILLIONAIRE’S ROW

Burning Man has been attracting very high profile people from the tech genius like Elon Musk to celebrities like Paris Hilton. While the Burning Man management thinks everybody has the equal right to come here, many Burners think the billionaire's row has become a threat to the Burning Man culture. So who belongs here?

WHAT HAPPENS AT BURNING MAN

I returned home from Burning Man mind-blowingly inspired. Wow! Who imagined this and how? Such a nonsensical and yet brilliant idea...? Yet so many people seem to have formed opinions based on assumptions without even having been there. So here is what happens at Burning Man from a fellow Burner.

LIFE IN INDIA

India is bold and flavorful. It greets visitors with unique cultural and social elements that can often get quite intense for first-timers. In the spirit of conscious travel, here's the low down on some of the hard truths about what to expect in India, so you can prepare properly for your trip.

NUSA PENIDA – TOP 17 THINGS TO DO & WARNINGS

Nusa Penida is a remote island off the shore of Bali. It is frequently described as what Bali would be like if the tourist never came. Its beaches are absolutely breathtaking (prettier anything we saw in Bali), its forests remain pristine and villages authentic. No Western development. It is one of our top recommendations from Bali.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BUYUKADA ISLAND, ISTANBUL

Without a doubt, Büyükada, dotted with historic villas nestled among the pine trees, is one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. You can ride a bike only five minutes to get to a beach, as well as experience the island culture and enjoy the architecture. And the best part is that it is only about an hour ferry ride away!

COMPLETE GUIDE TO BODRUM BY THE LOCALS

Located at the junction of the world's 2 best seas, the Mediterranean and the Aegean, Bodrum is the most popular summer destination among the Turks. It is so huge and so touristy that a local's advice is a must to find the right spots. Here are our top recommendations:

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