In of the world’s quietest capital cities, you can enjoy modern Laotian food and with a good purpose too.
Vientiane delivers up to its reputation. In the Lao capital you are more likely to hear birdsong than traffic noise. The monks are still more than tourists. And whatever time of the day, it feels as if the city has taken a long afternoon siesta. One can not help but wonder, are the inhabitants of Vientiane never in a hurry? [click to continue…]
This may be the perfect beach on Phuket. Super close to the airport (without being disturbingly close), Nai Yang Beach really has something to offer everyone. Aside from being typically postcard beautiful, it’s also perfect for walking or jogging, the shoreline is shallow enough for young travellers to swim in (with adult supervision) and a bit further out, sufficiently deep for those of you geared up for a bit of snorkelling. [click to continue…]
Along the bend of majestic Irrawaddy river in central Myanmar (Burma), lies the ancient city of Bagan. And if you hurry, you’ll get to enjoy one of South East Asia’s most beautiful and unspoiled destinations – before the inevitably tourist invasion.
With plenty of cheap accommodations at family run guesthouses and a country-wide network of affordable train and bus routes to choose from, Myanmar has been a favourite among hard-core backpackers for decades.
Coinciding with the long overdue democratisation process, the regime is now slowly allowing both local and foreign businesses to tap into the burgeoning but yet nascent tourism industry.
With it’s island-rich coastline, expansive plains and lush southern jungles and northern forests (just below the Himalayan mountains), Myanmar has huge potential to become a top destination for visitors in search for something new and unique. [click to continue…]
The Maldives are a string of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean on the peaks of an under-water ridge of extinct volcanoes. A tropical paradise of pristine beaches, turquoise lagoons and swaying palm trees. It´s a mecca for scuba divers, who come for the stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life.
It´s like floating in the world’s most wonderful aquarium, an underwater rainbow-land where you go nose to nose with thread fin butterflyfish in gardens of colorful coral and magnificent mantas and sharks. [click to continue…]
Borneo is a blend of adventure, relaxation, stunning sights and unique experiences and gracious local people who will welcome you into their lives.
It´an unparalleled destination when it comes to lush jungles, endemic wildlife, paradise tropical islands and world class diving.
Here are three great things to do on Borneo.
Nature-lovers flock to Borneo for its biodiversity, but the island’s physical geography also offers plenty of physical challenges like trekking to the lofty heights of mighty Mt. Kinabalu – the highest mountain in Malaysia. [click to continue…]
Angkor Wat is an amazing place! The temple, the long galleries of detailed bas-relief carvings, the steep stairs, the history!
Angkor Wat is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Angkor Wat is the centerpiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor.
Angkor Wat is actually just one of more than a dozen magnificent temples in the vast metropolis of Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Within Angkor Wat, carved bas-reliefs illustrate scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata—epic poems that are also sacred Hindu texts. Just think that the single temple of Angkor Wat has the same tonnage of rock as the Pyramid of Cheops, yet much of it is carved. [click to continue…]
With over a dozen beaches and bays and hundreds of accommodation choices from deluxe hotels and luxury spas to thatch huts and cheap bungalows, Koh Samui has a wealth of options for sunseeking travellers.
The most popular beach on Koh Samui is Chaweng which has a very long strech of pure white sand, the clearest water, the wildest nightlife and by far the biggest crowd. The last thing is not easy to avoid but if you want some more piece and quiet you should head for the west coast of Koh Samui. [click to continue…]
One of our favorite stops in Asia is Luang Prabang in Laos.It´s a charming little city next to the mighty Mekong river in the northern part of Laos.
Once it was the the capital and it still considered to be it´s spiritual heart, rich of Buddhist temples, magic atmosphere and a nice meld of French Indochinese architecture.
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