🗺 DAY 106 - talk about having our heads in the clouds ☁️☁️☁️
We trekked 13.5km through some of Vietnam’s best rice terraces and this was our view for the majority of the day! Complete and utter fog/clouds for miles 😂🌫☁️
You can opt to pay for a guide for all these treks but we decided to do it ourselves. It cost 75,000VND (£2.50) each for the entrance fee onto the trekking path, which can take you WAY further than we went! 🚶🏽♀️🚶🏼🚶🏻♂️
Personally, we don’t feel like you need a guide to do these sort of treks, if you follow the trail or map on your phone then you should be absolutely fine. However, always plan your day out properly and make sure you have enough time to get back before it’s dark! 🗺⏱
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few days, it’s comfy shoes are KEY! Millie’s fav combination atm is socks and sandals to stop her getting blisters!! 🧦👡 If you have space in your bag for hiking boots, BRING EM 🥾🥾🥾
I saw a naked, bestial creature in the desert. She held her heart in her hands and ate of it. I asked, "Is it good, friend?" and she replied, "Bitter, but I like it, because it is mine."
- Stephen Crane
#durian is a fruit well known in #southeastasia . It has an strong odor and overwhelming taste that it is not allowed in closed places like hotels and metro station. Some people find it tasty and other not at all. #singapore#durianfruit
I hate human-wild animals tourist attractions. They're so wrong on so many levels, from petting drugged tigers and bathing elephants to swimming with dolphins and feeding rays. Local staff will try to convince you it's fine, harmless and animals don't mind, but remember who's getting benefits from this, where the money go. Wild animals should not be touched by dozens of people a day, they should not be fed by them. It's bad for their physical and mental health, it changes their natural behavior, often it's painful, all so you can have fun. Disgraceful.
Start thinking yourself, do research, go to the place that does not offer you circus entertainment. Where you can actually learn something about those creatures without harrasing them, hear stories from people actually trying to make a difference. Just be fucking decent human being. #elephants#elephantvalleyproject#wildanimals#elephantsantuary#sanctuary#thailand#chiangrai#northernthailand#asia#southeastasia#whenonland#conservation#wildlife#wildlifeconservation#travel#quityourjobfortravel
It's back for 2020! #feedbackfriday is here and this week we are sharing feedback from Dawn who joined us in Vietnam 🇻🇳 "If I had to describe Vietnam, it would be motorbikes and temples! Bonsai and Buddhas! The people are generally delightful, happy people respectable people. It’s a full on trip, but it’s the only way to see all that we did. The group I went with were all compatible and great fun. I loved it... Sapa was beautiful, Halong bay fabulous, DaNang delightful, Ho Chi Minh city buzzing! A well organised trip!" Thanks for the great feedback.
Hari Kebangsaan: 9 Ogos
Keadaan Sebelum: Termasuk dalam Persekutuan Malaysia
Nama Sebelum: Singapura
Pemerintahan: Republik Berpelembagaan
Ketua Kerajaan: Perdana Menteri
Mata wang: Dollar Singapura (SGD)
Keluasan: 725.1 km per segi
Populasi: 5,829,069 orang
Our next stop in Thailand was the Island of Koh Lanta. Home of adorable and authentic beachside bungalows, perfect sunsets, fruit shakes, fresh fish, curious monkeys and coral beaches. This is where we discovered the best beachside Thai massages and we got one every day we were there! Most people on the island get around on motorbike and they sell gasoline in glass bottles on the side of the road. We are glad we got to see this place before it become a prime tourist destination.
Known as the Pagoda of Broken Glass, because of it’s 12,000 meticulously placed mosaic pieces, the Linh Phước pagoda is a must-see sight in Đà Lạt. Located 25 minutes outside of the main town, the pagoda has a large bell tower which houses the heaviest bell in all of Vietnam. Travellers @chopsticksontheloose marvelled at the details commenting that it was one of the most detailed places they have ever visited. 💯 ⠀
Travelling to Đà Lạt? We would love to see your photos! Make sure to tag us at @vietnamtourismboard or use the hashtag #VietnamNOW or #MyVietnam for a chance to be featured.
High up in the mountains of Vietnam near the Northern border you’ll find the town of Cao Bằng. ⛰️ This quiet town is best known for the magnificent Bản Giốc Waterfalls nearby, but there’s actually a lot to see all around Cao Bằng. Travellers @juntos_viajando got this glorious shot on an excursion to Trúc Lâm Pagoda, not far from the famous falls. ⠀
Do you have more photos from Cao Bằng to share? Make sure to tag us @vietnamtourismboard or use the hashtags #VietnamNOW or #MyVietnam for a chance to be featured.