On my recent trip to Laos in May, I was not expecting to be blown away by the food. This country is far less popular with travelers than its neighbors, say Thailand or Vietnam. But it was a pleasant surprise about the variety of breakfast as well as the quality of them. Laos’ people tend to be super friendly to visitors who have been taken a long flight to their country and eager to please you by serving the best dishes. Most of Laos’ food is similar to Thai cuisine but the breakfasts here like Khao Piak Sen, Khao Piak,…… Read More!
For an exciting holiday ever, you can now head up to Thailand and get a certificate of scuba diving Have you ever thought of celebrating a western New Year in a Buddhist country like Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia? Southeast Asia will bring you a surprise different from predictable holiday at your homeland. Not only can you enjoy all the spirits with lavish dinners, shopping, decorating and New Year parties, you will have new memorable experiences from temples to visit, exotic beaches to discover, and the finest weather that SE Asia offers all year round. But what will you do in… Read More!
While most people think that Chinese New Year is the New Year festival of every Southeast Asia countries that is not true. In fact, Southeast Asia countries have two New Year festivals: One is Chinese New year festival (or Lunar New Year), and the second is Buddhist New Year. The reason is that of the different calendars. Some countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and in Sri Lanka and Chinese populations of Malaysia and Singapore primarily use the Buddhist calendar which is a set of the lunisolar calendar for religious and official occasions. The calendars share the same lineage… Read More!
New Year is coming to Asia! It seems everyone is rushing to all corners of streets to welcome the most sparkling moments of the year. Though Christianity is not the major religions in Asia, Christmas and New Year is now celebrated in every country here. Thus, traveling to Asia this time may bring you somehow familiar yet different feelings of this festival. Don’t forget to bring back to hometown special gifts that only this area has.Here are 10 New Year gift ideas for your trip in Asia and especially Southeast Asia.1. Vietnamese lacquerware:Together with Japan and China, Vietnam stands in… Read More!
New Year, New You. We will round up 10 best hotels to help you starting your 2018 with a happy soul. 1. Fusion Maia Hotel, Da Nang Where is the most memorable place in Vietnam you have ever been to? As soon as you pass through Fusion Maia Da Nang Hotel on the beautiful My Khe beach, there will be no doubt that you are entering the heaven. This dramatic hotel is overlooking a long expanse of beach with private pool in every villa. This is the perfect place to pamper your soul with its Spa system including 16… Read More!
When I started my own trip around Vietnam 2 years ago, I totally followed anything I found on the internet and took advice from my friends. Well, I was told to go trekking through Sapa, explore Hanoi old streets, enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay, experience marvelous food in Da Nang, and ride a motorbike in Saigon. All those places, I must say, are interesting and easy to go for anyone who just starts his or her interest in this beautiful country. However, after “strolling” around Vietnam from North to South, I realized that none of the destinations above are as… Read More!
If you do a search before going to Vietnam, Sapa must be on the list with all the praises of its beautiful terraces. But if you have limited time to explore the northern Vietnam while Sapa requires at least 8 hours to reach from Hanoi? I think Mai Chau can be an alternative. Mai Chau is perfect for solo, group or family trip. It is 170km from Hanoi and located in the southwest of the city, that means after your flight to Hanoi, you can stay there some days, travel to Ha Long Bay first then continue to Mai Chau… Read More!
Your trip to Thailand is not completed without trying these amazing dishes. My friend in Thailand who has been living there more than 3 years, has a wise advice for travelers who first come to this country: “One thing you shouldn’t forget when choosing a restaurant to eat in Thailand: Looking at the number of people inside, not the décor of it.” With her recommendation, I had tried many Thai dishes from Bangkok, Pattaya of the South Thailand to Chiangmai of the North to find out that, this country has the some of the most mouth-watering foods in the worlds…. Read More!