Prior to visiting Hanoi, we had not done any research about Hanoi’s attractions. We only knew that we were definitely joining a Halong Bay 2D1N tour. Upon arrival at our hotel, we asked for a map and recommendations from the hotel staff, and proceeded to explore Hanoi city. Memorable highlights from this Vietnam trip have been shared in previous story posts, and today, we are sharing our travel itinerary for those planning a similar short trip to Hanoi.
Cloaked in white, grey, brown, blue and green, Plitvice Lakes National Park was so surreal. With its wintry look of frozen waterfalls, lakes and snow, it was as if time had stood still.
Travelling from the countryside to the city, we saw that Bosnia & Herzegovina still need many years to rebuild itself from the after-effects of the 1990s war. Even so, its people are so cheery, sincere and helpful. If you seem a little lost in the car or on the pavement, the locals will come up to you and ask if you need help even if they are laden with grocery bags. If you ever find yourself in this resilient country with only a day to spare, zero in on the 4 spots below to make the best of your stopover.
We rented a car in Croatia which we used throughout Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia. The road trip was fabulous, so we thought we would share some tips for those who are planning to do so too.
Although Chocolate had come back from his company retreat at Ho Chi Minh with disappointment as he felt that the food and sights were underwhelming, Marshmallow managed to convince him to visit Halong Bay. Off we went to explore Hanoi, with no plans set other than visiting Halong Bay.
A 3.5-hour drive to and a drawn-out wait at Tuan Chau marina on a hot humid day did not dampen our mood as we waited to get on a boat to bring us to our Image Halong Glory junk cruise where we are going to stay for 2D1N at Halong Bay. It was a bright happy day after all.
We have heard of Croatia long ago, but only got to know its beauty when Marshmallow’s lil’ sis vacationed there. Since then, her gushes of the food, nature and people have stuck.
Stepping out of Amsterdam Centraal train station and taking in sights of the slim Dutch houses and houseboats on the canals, it hit home that we have arrived in Amsterdam.
I have always told my friends that India is a beautiful and majestic place. Through these years, I have visited countless palaces, castles and forts. Not many are as memorable as Amber Fort in Jaipur, the Pink City.
India is a great country with lots to offer. The people are friendly and hospitable. Markets are vibrant and alive. Palaces, forts and temples are intricately designed and carved. Blending old world charm with the modern, you will have a good time embracing India’s colourful life and its vivid details if you just note the following tips.
Before you jet off on your next trip, read these travel tips you may not have thought of before. Don’t let I-should-haves cramp your style when travelling. Get ready with these insights we learnt from our past trips!