VIETNAM: Things To Do in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh province in Vietnam comes in an easy to love package – rice paddies and placid river hemmed in by limestone hills, majestic caves, verdurous forest, ancient ruins, majestic temples and majestic cathedrals. Ninh Binh is a perfect day tour from Hanoi city because it is just 2.5 – 3 hours away by bus,…

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Redang Island Tour

It was a balmy day, the sun is showering its morning blessing; dazzling in the gorgeously placid cerulean waters. I spin ecstatically while examining the bountiful marine life. Multi-hued fishes rendezvous around the gigantic coral plates that accentuate the seafloor. I see clown fish (Amphiprioninae) crown the swaying tentacles of anemones as damsel fish (Pomacentridae), parrotfish…

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Tasteful Temples

A journey down Central Java is like traveling back in time. Life here seems to summon up ancient Javanese culture. Dappled around are age-old religious monuments built by their ancestors. Ask any tourist what they like about this region, and most likely you will get ‘culture’ as answer.   On my week-long visit to Yogyakarta…

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Pulau Aman Homestay and Tour

Another homestay experience to try in Penang is situated in Pulau Aman also known as Island of Peace.  It’s a fishing village composed of only 300 residents. We were told they only have 1 clinic managed by 2 nurses, 1 school with 13 teachers attending to 28 students only and 11 multi purpose hall.  …

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