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A Guide to Motorbiking Around North Vietnam
Vietnam is famously known for many things and one of them is definitely its love of scooters. Put “Vietnam traffic” into YouTube and you’ll see tons of videos of the roads in its two main cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. With thousands of scooters weaving around each other in an endless sea of traffic interspersed with the odd car, bus and person. It’s enough to make anyone afraid of simply crossing the road, let alone driving in it!
But head out of the cities and into the north of Vietnam and you’ll find stunning mountains, terraced rice fields, and some of the most epic roadside views.
10 Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon, is the main city in Southern Vietnam. It’s often a compulsory stop on most people’s Vietnam itinerary, being either the start or end point of a trip through the country, but the city probably isn’t a highlight for many. It’s crazy, hectic, gritty and overwhelming, and most escape quickly to the stunning beaches in the middle of the country or the picturesque mountains in the north.
But Ho Chi Minh City does have plenty to offer.
7 Top Things to Do in Langkawi
If you’re visiting Malaysia then you shouldn’t miss out on a trip to the beautiful island of Langkawi. Sitting on the northwest coast of the country near the Thailand border, Langkawi is a little piece of island paradise after the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur or Penang.
Whilst you can easily spend your days here simply relaxing on the beach doing nothing, there are some cool activities to fill your time. So, read on for some suggestions of top things to do in Langkawi.
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Travel Guide to visiting Koh Chang
Whilst we’ve all heard of popular islands in Thailand like Phuket and Koh Samui, the island of Koh Chang remains unknown for many people. Unlike its famous counterparts, it’s not in the south but rather in the far east of the Gulf of Thailand close to the border of Cambodia. Maybe that’s why it’s managed to avoid the hordes of crowds which flock to the southern half of the country, or maybe it’s because it’s not home to an international airport, or maybe it’s just managed to fly below the radar as people who are lucky enough to discover it want to keep it as an unspoilt secret.
9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka
Are you thinking of visiting Sri Lanka but need that extra push to go ahead and book? Maybe you’re cautious given the negative news reports about the country following its economic crisis in 2022. Well, read on for reasons why now is actually a great time to visit Sri Lanka and why you should definitely go ahead and make it your next trip.
7 Most Beautiful Beaches in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is famous for its scenic train rides and picturesque green tea country, but did you know that it’s also home to a number of beautiful beaches. That’s right, the country is full of gorgeous beaches, from mile-long stretches of sand to small little bays. Whether you want to visit some beaches as part of your travels around Sri Lanka or are simply looking for a beach holiday, read on to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka 2 Week Travel Itinerary
Are you planning on visiting Sri Lanka? Although this island nation is small, it’s certainly not lacking in things to see and do. From temples to beaches, safari to surfing, there’s something for everyone and trying to fit it all in can be overwhelming. Here we suggest an itinerary for a 2-week trip which packs in all of the highlights, with some extra optional stops if you’re lucky enough to have more time.
Best and Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Albania
Albania is a country in the Balkans, nestled between the tourist hotspots of Croatia and Montenegro in the north, and Greece in the south. But despite the popularity of its neighbours, a trip to Albania could be regarded as heading a bit off the beaten track. However, with a rise in popularity as a cheaper alternative to the Greek islands, there’s no doubt that Albania is becoming more and more popular. It’s little wonder seeing as it is full of stunning scenery, from spectacular mountains in the north to gorgeous beaches in the south.
Guide to the Theth to Valbona Hike in Albania
If you’re visiting Albania and are into hiking then one thing you really shouldn’t miss is hiking the Theth to Valbona trail. This is one of the most incredible day hikes in the Balkans, if not in Europe, and provides absolutely incredible views of the Albanian Alps. At 17 km it’s a challenging hike, but one that’s definitely worth it.
11 Best Things to See and Do in Serbia
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Sitting landlocked in the middle of the Balkans, Serbia might not be your first pick when looking for a European holiday destination. But what if I told you you could spend your days sitting on the beach and your nights enjoying a nightlife scene to rival Berlin? Or alternatively, go wine tasting and enjoy delicio...
A Travel Guide for Visiting the Balkans
The Balkans* are a group of countries in southeastern Europe, named after the mountain range that runs through the area. Whilst the recent history of the area is chequered by several major wars, the Balkans are extremely safe to travel to and perfect for those looking for history, culture, adventure and gorgeous scenery.
11 Beautiful Places to visit in Calabria (Italy)
Have you heard of Calabria? The region covering the toe of Italy’s “boot”, kicking out to Sicily, Calabria is a little-known destination among foreign tourists but a much-loved summer holiday spot for Italians.
It’s little wonder given that the region has miles of coastline and some of the best beaches on the Italian mainland...
9 Amazing Things to do in Sardinia
Italy is one of the top destinations in Europe for travellers who flock to famous cities such as Rome and Venice, or iconic coastal areas like Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast. It’s surprising then, that Sardinia, the Italian island with some of the best beaches in Italy, if not the whole of Europe, remains slightly under the tourist radar. That’s all the more reason to visit though. If you’re considering a visit, or you’ve already arrived then read on for a list of the best things to see and do in Sardinia.
12 Incredible Experiences in South America to Add to your Bucket List
South America is a continent that is on many people’s bucket list but planning a trip here can feel overwhelming given its huge size. There are indeed so many places to visit and things to do that it can seem like months here wouldn’t be enough. To help you with your travel planning, here is a list of some of the best and most iconic things to do in South America.
Best and Most Beautiful Places to Visit Along the Brazilian Coast
Brazil is famous for many things but undoubtedly one of the things it’s best known for is its beautiful beaches. With a coastline stretching for over 7000km, there are a lot of beaches and cute coastal towns to visit, so many that it’d be impossible to list them all.