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  • Our Essential Africa Itinerary

    So far our blog has explored Europe, Northern and Central America, the Middle East and even Australia. 3 months ago, we decided it was time to explore a continent that we knew surprisingly...

  • Hiking Tikal for Sunrise

    Fumbling through the darkness, my eyes searching the small pool of light radiating from the torch strapped to my bag, concentrating hard, I tried to keep up with our guide. It was 4:30am on...

  • Relaxing at The Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

    As soon as we stepped foot into the cool, marbled grandeur of the lobby of The Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, it was evident that today would be a morning of five star pampering. We...

  • The Wondrous World of the Crystal Ice Caves in Iceland

    Iceland is an island of amazing natural phenomena such as volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers and earthquakes, but there is no better place to learn about man’s effect and relationship with...

Casa de Uco, Mendoza, Room Review

Casa de Uco is a high-end luxury wine experience in Mendoza. The private estate is a hotel, bodega (winery) and restaurant that includes a full spa and Andean activities including...

She Said Yes: A Surprise Engagement in Venice

12:45pm on a Thursday afternoon. Most of my colleagues were our for lunch but a few still lingered at their desks. Do I make the phone call in public or sneak off to a meeting...

Stargazing on the Salar de Uyuni

People associate the Bolivian Salt flats as a bright, crystal white moonscape that provides tourists with fun photo ops. Obviously, this isn’t wrong and quite frankly we...

24 hours in Vientiane, Laos

I’d always regretted not making it to Laos when we were in South East Asia (see our itinerary here). After visiting South Korea, since we were so close,  I jumped at the chance...

Peru Off the Beaten Track: Fundo Chincheros

For us, the small town of Puno in the South East of Peru, was a tale of two halves. We chose to base ourselves in Puno on the way from Cusco to La Paz. Situated on the shore of...

About Us

Hi, we are Rachel and Tim from The World in a Weekend. We treat every trip as a once in a lifetime experience, maximising our time by squeezing in as many places and activities as we can. Our passion is to discover secret wonders and try new things, and we are committed to report our honest findings to our loyal readers.

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