China Trip Report – What we learned, what we wish we had known, and why we’d go again. Three Cities, Two Weeks, and One Amazing Trip!
After accepting an invitation from friends, my wife and I finally packed our bags this past October and travelled to China. We decided to visit three cities requiring multiple plane rides and a four hour journey by bullet train, that would have us seeing the Cliff-Notes version of China’s east coast. We’d start south in Guangzhou visiting our friends, then fly to Shanghai, and end our journey by taking the train north to Beijing. We saw a little bit of everything, collecting photos and memories all along the way to last a lifetime.
Hungry for an adventure? Discover the best restaurants in Batam with Radisson Golf & Convention Centre Batam’s essential city food guide.
Afforded with a dynamic offering of local and international cuisine despite its small size, the tropical island of Batam is an excellent destination for travellers looking to experience Indonesia’s regional delicacies. From fresh seafood and spicy sambals to aromatic soups and stir-fries, this friendly island province is a food lover’s paradise. Ready to discover some of Indonesia’s most sought after culinary delights? Follow our Batam food guide for the inside scoop on the city’s best restaurants.
9 Places To Retire Where $250,000 Will Last 3o Years!
Retiring abroad has a lot of benefits, and quite frankly, one of the best benefits is, by far, the cost of living. While $250,000 may not seem like a large nest egg in the United States, did you know there are other countries in the world where you could live for more than 30 years comfortably?
If you don’t believe me, then you may want to read on. Moving out of the country won’t affect your social security if you’re receiving it or planning on receive it, and some countries offer a suburb healthcare system and amazing scenery.
5 Amazing Places To Visit in South Korea.
If you are planning a trip to South Korea, you are in for a treat, as this beautiful, vibrant and culturally rich country has a lot to offer. Another good thing about South Korea is its size; it’s fairly small, and with public transport including the super-fast KTX, being readily accessible, it is easy to travel through the whole country in a short period of time. If you do not know where to begin when it comes to making your own itinerary, have a look at these 5 amazing places you can visit while in South Korea.
Must try Street Food in Beijing – Unique Experience for a Food Lover
Beijing, the capital of China, is a paradise for street food lovers. You will simply be spoiled for choices when it comes to trying out different kinds of street foods in this place. If you feel apprehensive about the small shops and the vendors selling these food items, just taste the food and all your disappointment will vanish in thin air. The eateries around school and university areas are particularly good as they offer great street food at amazing rates.
Top 5 locations for gaming enthusiasts to vacation.
If you are a gamer of any kind, chances are that you will be interested in visiting locations that are known as the best places to play their game of choice. Travelling to these locations is great to be able to tick off your bucket list, and it will also allow you to meet other like-minded gamers to share your love for gaming! Here are our top 5 locations for gaming enthusiasts of all kinds!
Distanced from Bali’s crowded Kuta, Ubud is known to be the cultural heart of the Island of Gods. Quaint and peaceful, the town is surrounded with Balinese villages, flourishing rice fields, green forests and mountains. It also specializes in traditional crafts and wood carving arts. If you love to be close to nature, learn and experience the culture of Bali, Ubud is the place to be.
Travellers’ Guide to Koh Samui – Thailand’s Beautiful Offshore Islands
Luxurious villa life, pristine white shores, fresh coconuts, swinging hammocks, do you think that is all there is to Koh Samui? Think again! Travelling to Koh Samui encompasses more than just discovering the tropical island. Just a short distance away from Samui lie various offshore islands, each with its own alluring charms. Not sure which one to visit? Hop on a speedboat with us for a tour around these islands.
Discovering Palawan Philippines, and it’s 8 Must-See Sites
There is no doubt that Palawan is one of the most admired travel destinations in the Philippines. Its pristine beauty has captivated the hearts of many tourists who’d very much love to return to this tropical paradise. From its glistening waters, fancy beaches and many other island attractions, this island never fails to astonish its guests.
Himalayan Hikes (Treks) That The Average Fit Traveler Can Tackle – Yes You Can!
You may be surprised to learn that the Great Himalayan Mountain range has treks for all types of travelers, from epic and challenging to the easiest and most accessible. Many people avoid this travel destination because they assume that it’s all covered in snow. In reality, many paths are actually blooming with greenery: flower fields, plain plateaus and camping sites that are not positioned at extreme altitudes, are easy to find.
Let Us Share Exclusive Travel Secrets of Beautiful Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place that is rightfully recognized as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Sri Lanka is attracting the interest of more and more travelers across the globe thanks to its scenic beauty and courteous culture. Sri Lanka is a handsome and exotic destination alive with striking culture, distinctive language, nature, wildlife, picturesque landscape, beaches and tradition.
13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails
The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:
Amazing River Cruises In India Are A Growing Trend
With the success of tourism in India, river cruises are gaining huge popularity. With the best services offered on board and amazing views that surround such an expedition, river cruises are becoming a popular choice for touring. So, it’s time to spend your holidays with great comfort and luxury along with your family, friends or your partner. Let’s check out these Top 5 River Cruises in India that you need to explore!
If you asked me why I was planning to travel through Thailand a year ago, I would have spouted off some nonsense about the beauty of the earth, the people, and the spirituality of traveling alone and having a grand adventure. I had ideals and I was certain that I was an open-minded, easy-going individual, and that I would be welcomed into the fold. I thought I was rugged enough to withstand primitive accommodations, and that I could have an experience that I would remember forever. On my trip however, all of my misconceptions about myself went out the window; I had to reshape my own opinion of myself, and I learned a few things.
Let me share them.
Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.
Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.
Traveling by train is an experience I cherish! Train journeys allow my mind to travel through the childhood memories I cherish, like the mock trains we used to make by holding on to our friend’s shoulders and chugging along in long lines, or the fights with siblings to get the window seat on real journeys!
The adventure and thrill of train travel has always been an amazing experience! To take this experience further, here is a rundown on the 10 most beautiful & most fascinating train routes that cover enthralling and diverse landscapes in South India.
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is truly a scenic paradise that nature enthusiasts and adventure travelers should not mmiss. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of about 1600 islands and islets of limestone formation. It is a distinctly scenic seascape with spectacular pillars cascading throughout the bay. Located off Ha Long city (on the northern tip of Vietnam), it takes around half an hour to reach from the main Bay area. Halong literally translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and according to local legend, this ethereal seascape was gouged out by a great dragon with its thrashing tail.
Here are 5 adventurous takeaways from Ha Long Bay:
Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)
New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.
Before I journeyed to Vietnam, the only places was familiar with here were Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi. I didn’t know that the country boasts lots of wonderful and really charming places. Being the ‘allergic-to-crowded-places’ person that I am, I did some research and looked for places in Vietnam that were not so crowded and not many tourists flock to. And lo and behold, Phu Quoc is one of the names that popped in the list.
Munnar is a picturesque town in the Western Ghats Mountains in India’s Kerala state. It is set within the vast expanse of hills, dotted with tea plantations established in the 19th century.
When you hear the word ‘Munnar’, what comes to mind are the lush green hills, holy temples, and exquisite lakes. But fortunately, the list doesn’t end there. It is a nature lover’s playground, but there’s something for everyone. This hilltop getaway is also an adventure junkie’s paradise. Eravikulam National Park is a seasonal trekking destination encompassing the Lakkam Waterfalls.