Luxury Halong Bay Cruise: Paradise Found?

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Halong Bay is one of those iconic places. You see lots of photos and it makes lots of ‘must do’ or ‘must see’ travel lists. But does it live up to the hype? Is it worth going to? Well, we set off to find out, and what better way to do our research than with a Halong Bay cruise? It’s not an easy place to get to as it is not close to a major city. Hanoi is the closest … Read More

Vietnamese Eggplant Recipe, Claypot Style From Beautiful Ninh Binh

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Eggplant claypot is a great little Vietnamese eggplant dish which is easy to make. Full of classic Vietnamese flavors it’s healthy too. We will share with you everything you need to know about this Vietnamese Eggplant Claypot Recipe. It’s an easy dish to prepare and you do not need a claypot to make it! Cycling around the dramatic crags of Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam is like being in “Halong Bay on Land”. Indeed, that is how many people describe … Read More

A Morocco Desert Tour- Marrakech to Fez via the Desert

Taking the long way from Marrakech to Fez, spending 5 days and 4 nights traveling through the Moroccan desert to arrive in Fez, is highly recommended. The opportunity to get out of the city, see how the Berber’s live and enjoy the scenery including lush green valleys as well as magnificent sand dunes was the highlight of our Morocco trip. If you have more than 3 days in Morocco spend at least one day in the desert, longer if you … Read More

The Best Way to Explore the Amazing Amazon Rainforest

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The Amazon Rainforest is a mystical place, with more species of wildlife, than anywhere else on the planet. Many of them are still undiscovered and undocumented. The biodiversity is incredible. One of the ways to help protect the rainforest from development is to visit as a tourist. Tourism to the Amazon Rainforest brings in much needed jobs and money to the local communities and has been instrumental in stopping deforestation of this amazing biosphere. It is remote and difficult to … Read More

Relaxing at the Beach in the San Blas Islands

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a deserted island in the middle of the Caribbean, with only 20 other people to share it with? Then look no further than the San Blas Islands in Panama. An archipelago, the San Blas Islands, are just above the northern isthmus of Panama, facing the Caribbean Sea. And less than 50 of the 378 islands and cays are inhabited! This is a guest post from Sarah, an avid … Read More

The Slow Boat to Luang Prabang – Taking the Comfortable Option

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Arriving in Luang Prabang having spent two very leisurely days on what is commonly referred to as the “slow boat” meant we arrived in Luang Prabang in a very mellow mood. This may influence my impression of both Luang Prabang and the whole slow boat experience, but honestly we really enjoyed this and highly recommend it. I should clarify, we did not take the “public” slow boat, the one many backpackers write posts about. The over-crowded, uncomfortable experience where you … Read More

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