3 days in Hanoi and Halong Bay

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Most people combine Hanoi with Halong Bay as Hanoi airport is the nearest airport to this UNESCO heritage site. In addition, Hanoi is enroute Halong Bay. We reached Hanoi airport in the morning and boarded a bus from the airport, which dropped us at Kim Ma bus station in…

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A day in Chowmahalla Palace

I had always wanted to visit Chowmahalla Palace but never had a chance to visit this architectural beauty. Staying away from Hyderabad, I did not get a chance to visit the tourist spots because of my short visits to see my family. Now that I am back to India and Hyderabad for good, it gives…

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Nha Trang, a hidden gem!

Nha Trang is one of those places that you would not want to leave. It is not only beautiful but less crowded and less commercialized like most other tourist spots. If you want a quiet getaway from city life and want to relax and enjoy the beach, seafood and the sheer beauty of nature, Nha…

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4 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam was never on my travel list. It was probably my lack of knowledge about the beauty of Vietnam or lack of publicity by Vietnamese Tourism board. It is only recently that I see many people rave about it as a great travel destination. My love affair with Vietnam started when a colleague told me…

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Trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Introduction Siem Reap is a city of temples and architectural marvels, which are both mysterious and awe-inspiring. The first thing I remembered when I landed in Cambodia was a TV commercial for Happy Dent gum. I do not know how the two connect but I will always be reminded of the commercial whenever I think…

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