Lan Ha Bay is one of the less travelled areas of Ha Long Bay regions and is also comparatively cleaner. Ha Long Bay on the other hand gets huge number of tourists and therefore also has loads of tour companies operating in this area.
We started our Laos trip with the popular Luang Prabang. It is the most visited place of Laos mainly because of the stunning Kuang Si waterfalls.
Cam Ranh bay is one of the hidden gems of Vietnam, which strangely attracts comparatively less number of foreign tourists. The place is popular with the locals and as expected we were the only foreigners during our stay at Sao Bien resort.
Today’s plan was to do one part of the Sin Ho valley loop. We took the longer route to reach Sin Ho town as you can see in the map.
Today’s plan was to start our motorcycle trip from Lao Cai railway station to Sapa and final halt at Lai Chau. We had travelled by the night train from Hanoi and reached Lao Cai around 5.30 in the morning. [Read more…]
A trip to Vietnam was inevitable since I have been living in Cambodia for sometime. And in the month of November, I travelled to North Vietnam for two weeks. This was a motorcycle trip and the rough itinerary was Hanoi – Sapa – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Hanoi [Read more…]
After Kaza, it was time to start the return journey to Shimla and today’s plan was to explore Pin Valley and Dhankar and stay in Tabo for the night. Pin valley is often less travelled compared to Kaza and Kibber, which is a bit strange because I found Pin valley to be absolutely breathtaking. Check the pictures below, which don’t do justice to the beauty that I witnessed.
Today was the last day at Angkor and I had 11 temples on my Angkor Day 3 list. Looked like a daunting task but possible with an early start. I already had a motorcycle to cut short the time duration between temples. [Read more…]
After a memorable stay in Rakcham, it was time to head towards Kaza and Kibber in Spiti valley through a long drive of 225 kms. The roads are mostly good (as per mountain standards) and bad in some sections. [Read more…]
Plan for Angkor Day 2 was to explore Phnom Kulen National Park and Banteay Srei temple. This was going to be little different than Day 1 as today’s plan involved more of riding, which I was looking forward to.
The first objective of Angkor Day 1 was to view the sunrise at Angkor Wat. I had planned my activities for today around this event. 🙂 [Read more…]
For the last two months, I have been living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and I am loving every bit of it. There is this strange feeling of being at home in Phnom Penh and this place just isn’t letting me miss home. Many times, I feel like I am living in India. [Read more…]