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, car or train.  Youn will …

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH THINGS TO DO

What began as a small fishing village where the Khmer people originally dwelled before the arrival of the Vietnamese settler during the 17th century became a pulsating metropolis now known as Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here, timeless alleys are fringed with temple, street food stalls, cheap guesthouses, posh hotels and restaurants serving almost everything Vietnamese.   It may sound cliché, …

VIETNAM: Tam Coc Boat Ride Tour

Limestone hills soaring like sentries above bleak and barren bogs and wide expanse of rice fields welcome me. The land here is a sea of olive-green dominated by these gorgeous mammoths so ancient that it dates back to the forgotten ages of the earth’s beginning. Time seems to stand still, and only the sound of the river flowing, the cooing …

VIETNAM : Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh

We were winding past jungle-clad karts limestone massif and honey- colored rice fields.  It is winter season in Northern Vietnam; local farmers with sun-kissed skin till their farms, domesticated ducks meander on the winding streams, water buffaloes graze the vast pastoral lands, while the cold breezes permeate the bucolic atmosphere.   We are thrusting back time to the mountains of …