With travel to Vietnam and the infamous Halong Bay becoming more and more frequent, it’s no surprise that the returning travelers may find themselves craving for some authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Thankfully, Pho 101 has emerged to provide a solution.
Kashmir (India) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth – in fact, locals and tourists alike have labeled it lovingly “Heaven on Earth” and this name truly does do justice to the awe-inspiring beauty of this place! With that in mind, Feetpin Travel brings to you our recommended 07 Day itineraries series. This particular itinerary focuses on the unbridled beauty of Kashmir!
For anyone planning to head to Kashmir (India), your first stop will invariably and most likely be the beautiful city of Srinagar, which is also where your flight will land. Once you are done with the Airport formalities, enjoy the butterflies within your stomach whilst your rented car speeds towards beautiful Srinagar.
Commonly referred to as “The Valley of the Shepherd”, Pahalgam is truly paradise for nature-lovers, looking for soulful serenity. The journeys to the different destinations mentioned below will take you through wonderfully hilly roads, from where you will also be able to witness the cascading beauty of the gorgeously clear Lidder River. Without further ado, let us now check out what beauties Pahalgam has to offer, shall we?
Nestled between India, Nepal and Myanmar, lies the unique country of Bangladesh – a country that very few tourists know about: the land of smiles, the land of the royal Bengal tiger, the season of kites battling each other in the sky, the paradise waiting for bird-watchers to visit, the acres and acres of tea gardens mingling with waterfalls nearby, the numerous tribal villages with their unique customs and way of life, the longest beach in the world – the list goes on and on.
There are some other amazing attractions to visit in Pokhara, but we decided to skip them because we opted for the adventure activities that Pokhara had to offer. The beauty of Pokhara lies in its easy accessibility. Everything within the centre of Pokhara is easily accessible by foot, and the views of the lake will ensure that you don’t feel tired or fatigued.
At 6 am on the dot, we followed our guide to a small bus which was to be our 3 hour ride to the Last Resort. With scenic views along the way and a delightful mid-way tea break spot, the ride was flawless and before we knew it, we had reached our destination.
The Philippines absolutely stole my heart when I visited it earlier this year. Even a 22 days vacation left me wanting more, and sobbing on my last night at Manila.
After our amazing sunrise view of the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site of the infamous Mount Bromo, it was now time to catch a much closer view – this time by climbing up the active Bromo volcano itself!
If you are anything like me i.e. a foodie who appreciates, recognizes, values and understands food, then I’d advise you to not delay any longer and make your way to the most authentic Italian joint in town – this wonderful restaurant called “Tuscany”.
What do you do when you love eating healthy but also worry about eating out because it’s hard to find healthy food in Dhaka? Simple – you head to Shokudo101!
Sardine Run, Turtle Swimming, Snorkeling, Kawasan Waterfalls Canyoneering, Whalesharks, Zipline, Bohol Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Loboc River Cruise and Shopping!
Rice Terraces, Waterfalls, Hot Springs, Kayangan Lake, Skeleton Wreck, Siete Picados, Barracude Lake, Reef and Wrecks Snorkeling, Coron Island Hopping and Shopping!
Underground River, Bioluminescent Plankton, Fireflies, Zipline, Las Cabanas, in-depth exploration of Lagoons and beaches in El Nido, Palawan and Manila Shopping!
Panam Nagar is also commonly referred to as the “Old Capital”. Wikipedia states: “As the capital of the fifteenth-century Bengal ruler Isa Khan, and once an important trading and political center, Sonargaon boasts architecture of the Sultanate, Mughal, and colonial periods.”
Majority of the international travelers and tourists coming to the Philippines, will first land in Manila. Now Manila itself is simply a city, albeit a major and vast one, but if it is beaches and water sports and island adventures that you are after, your destination in the Philippines should be El Nido, located in Palawan. So, how do you get from Manila to El Nido?
If you haven’t heard about El Nido in Palawan, Philippines, then you truly have been living under a rock! This incredible destination has swept the travel world with constant waves and glimpses of Philippines hidden treasures. To break it down simply, ALL tour operators in El Nido offer 4 island hopping tours: Tour A, Tour B, Tour C and Tour D. This is a review of Tour A, which we did in El Nido on our very second day.
Just after our morning beach stop at Seven Commandos Beach and our fantabulous lunch at Shimizu Island, our guide greeted us with the words: “Are you ready for some adventure now?” As you probably already guessed, the answer was a unanimous “YES!” from everyone on the boat. We were then informed about our next itinerary stop – the infamous Small Lagoon!
Roughly 20 minutes later, our fantastic crew gave us another surprise – they were going to swim to the beach with our lunch! Trust me, I didn’t believe it either until I saw it myself! After the table was set up and plates were distributed, everyone dug in buffet style. Some of us opted to stand and eat, others found tree trunks to use as chairs; I preferred to sit on the sand close to the water.
As soon as I caught my first glimpse of this beautiful beach, I knew that my time in the Philippines was going to be magical. That first glimpse of cute beach resting huts and swaying coconut trees spoke volumes. I simply couldn’t wait to get to shore and explore.
We had encountered choppy waves at the Small Lagoon, but it started getting a little bad by the time we reached the entrance of the Big Lagoon. Once we got there, our guide once again gave us two options: kayak or swim. However, this time, even the confident swimmers looked wary. One tour-mate even decided to just photograph it using his drone and not even bother venturing into the water. A few of us decided to brave it – with kayaks, but even that proved to be a bit of a challenge.
A short boat ride later, our Bangka set anchor at what looked like a tiny secluded beach. We looked back at our guide with surprised looks. What were we supposed to do? Where was the Secret Lagoon? He pointed to a rock on the left side of the boat, roughly 20 metres away. “Go. Swim.” That was all he said.
Travel is supposed to be exciting, enriching and inspiring. Yet, unfortunately, with the multitude of travelers increasing ever day, touts and fraudsters have also now upped their game and prey on many innocent travelers. With this in mind, we have done our research and compiled below a list of travel scams which travelers/ tourists should be worried about. Make sure you save this and revise it again before your next trip to Vietnam!
With 2018 just starting up, the avid and restless traveler in me is positively bubbling with excitement at all the exciting travel possibilities that the new year has yet to offer. With that in mind, we have compiled a bucket list of all the amazing destinations that have caught my eye towards the end of 2017 – here’s hoping that this list what it should do – inspiring you to travel!
There’s no doubt about it – Nepal is a traveler’s dream! With visa free access, a mixture of history, culture, mountains and raging rivers, this country is on every traveler’s bucket list. And being the base for the stunning Himalayas and amazing Everest doesn’t hurt either!
Nothing quite prepares you for your first sight of the Eiffel up close. I stood there for a good five minutes just admiring the view, whilst Maggie busied herself taking photographs. There was an ice cream stand selling ice cream at inflated prices, but that didn’t deter me from getting one. Now that I was here at the Eiffel, for a short while I wanted to be a tourist.
Supposedly, King Bladud (father of Shakespeare’s King Lear) contracted leprosy and decided to leave and travel the countryside, while disguised as a swineherd. One day, whilst travelling the Avon countryside, Bladud noticed the pig bathing in warm spring water, subsequent to which they appeared to be cured. Deciding to take a chance and follow their example, Bladud himself bathed in the hot spring water and found himself free of leprosy.
A quick evaluation and several detailed discussions later, this is the conclusion we reached: the 1 and 2 star tours were not safe for a variety of reasons: it was likely that they would not deliver what they promise; the boats themselves were of questionable quality and therefore subject to accidents like fire or sinking (we witnessed one such incident firsthand ourselves!).
Birishiri, a small town located in the Northern region of “Netrokona” in Bangladesh. The buzz and attraction about this place is mainly because of the crystal blue water in one of the lakes there, which is caused by erosion of the ceramic hills surrounding the lake.