Vietnam: 3 Great Cities to Explore

Vietnam: 3 Great Cities to Explore

Vietnam is a fascinating place to visit. It is rich in history and culture. Much of Vietnam’s history is fraught with strife, colonization and war. Even before the Americans arrived on her shores, Vietnam was invaded and occupied by China at least four times. The resilient people of Vietnam have been able to fight off invaders from France and Japan as well.

  1. The Capitol City of Hanoi

Hanoi can boast being the capitol of Vietnam for nearly one thousand years. It is considered the cultural center and every dynasty that has ever ruled has left their mark. Some of the relics didn’t survive, but the city is chock full of historical monuments and a wealth of culture to make any visit to Vietnam incomplete without visiting this ancient city. The center of commerce is the Red River where you can see rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see. When visiting Hanoi, take a tour of one of the hundreds of temples and pagodas to get a real feel for the Vietnamese culture.

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  1. Ho Chi Minh City Formerly Saigon

Located near the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City has the distinction of being the largest city in Vietnam. Before the 17th century, it was the chief port of the Cambodians before Vietnam annexed it. When the American’s left the conflict in Vietnam, the city of Saigon was merged with the province of Gia Dinh and given the name of Ho Chi Minh City. Citizens and visitors alike still call this city by the name of Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City is home to more than nine million people and is said to be the largest of any metropolitan area in Indochina.

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Visitors will enjoy the flamboyant buildings and boulevards built by the French when they occupied the area. Be sure you take a tour of the architectural wonders of City Theater, Reunification Hall and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

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  1. Halong Bay-A Haven for Beach Enthusiasts

For those looking for a more relaxing vacation sitting along the shoreline, then Halong Bay is the area to visit. The bay is home to more than 1900 islands made of monolithic limestone. The islands are rich with vegetation and many of the isles rise majestically from the ocean. You will find a number of the islands have facilities for tourists such as hotels and beaches where you can frolic in the clear water and leave your cares behind.

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Best Travel Destinations For Food Lovers

Best Travel Destinations For Food Lovers

Being an adventure traveler, my second favorite hobby is trying out different cuisines yes I’m a big time “Foodie”. From Bangkok’s Thai pad to the delicious curries of the sub-continent and Italian creations of Italy, I love to try every kind of cuisine and the best way to do it is by visiting different countries. So I planned to book a travel deal which covered a few of the countries I was longing to travel to. Here is the list of those countries food lovers would enjoy.

Poland

Poland tour
Poland tour

Poland is often ignored by people when it comes to food tasting, but on my list it’s on the top because of its salted sausages, cheese laden dumpling and hot sizzling zurek soups. And when you visit Poland head towards the south mountains, where the serve smoked sheep cheese which is barbecued beneath the snowcapped mountains of Tatras.

Morocco

Morocco tour
Morocco tour

Morocco is the right place to be when it comes to taste the finest Berber cuisine. This means get ready to tantalize your taste buds with fragrant tagine pots, herbal teas, the best fish of North Africa serve d in ancient medina towns.

Jamaica

Jamaica tour
Jamaica tour

If you like fresh food and let’s be honest who doesn’t like fresh food, then Jamaica has a lot of promises for you. Stroll on the streets of Jamaica and pick fresh fruits like plums, before settling in nearby bamboo hut get your tasted buds tantalized by fried salt fish with a shot of rum.

India

India tour - taj mahal
The Taj Mahal – India tour

India’s cuisine is the most varied cuisine of the world, from the spicy veggie biryani of Kerala, to the spicy “thalis” of Uttar Pradesh, or the smoked spicy fish of Nagaland, you jus don’t want to miss the food of India.

Thailand

Thailand tours
Thailand tours

No foodie will miss out Bangkok from their list, with its long list of food stalls selling everything from coconut water to delicious noodle soup and barbecued critters on skewers. One has a vast range of choice when it comes to selecting food dishes in Bangkok.

Italy

Italy tour
Italy tour

Who can forget the Italians, they gave us the two most delicious dishes of the world the pizza and the pasta. The land of the Romans don’t only know how to make those crispy thin bread pizzas they also know how to cook spicy delicious seafood, aromatic coffees and cheesiliciouspestos, making Italy one of the best destinations for food lovers.

Mexico

Mexico tours
Mexico tours

Who doesn’t love Mexican food and nights? I’m sure everyone does, the Mexicans really know what to cook, from chili laden salsa, guacamole, stuffed enchilada breads, dollops and crispy delicious tacos with yummy tequila cocktails. Mexico is the heaven for food lovers.