Laos is a small country that sits quietly among its very prominent and loud neighbors like Thailand and Vietnam. Vientiane is its befitting capital! A quiet place where all the buzz and the nightlife in Bangkok is replaced by awesome local food and beautiful temples all around. You can look across the river to see a Thai town known for its flesh trade. In Vientiane, … Continue reading Vientiane – Food, temples and do you need anything else?
Day 4: While I am an early riser, 4 am wakeups are not my forte, especially on a vacation. This after being out till late was even harder, but this was said to be one of the best sunrises to watch, anywhere. Almost everyone had said we need to be there by 5 am, so we were out of the hotel and in a pre-booked … Continue reading Cambodia: The most amazing sunrise and more
It’s been over seven years since we planned a Christmas break with the family to Thailand and Cambodia. Cambodia had just started to open up its economy and was starting to become both safe and somewhat comfortable to visit. New hotels were under construction and visitors from countries outside of SE Asia and China were rare. English was not commonly spoken, even in the tourism … Continue reading Cambodia – Mystique of Angkor Wat: Getting there
Tokyo is more a city to experience than to see. Where there is no dearth of modern buildings with flashy lights, there are quiet trails with wide roads and greenery all around. The residential areas have several small coffee shops that serve fantastic coffee with cookies and snacks. The train stations are like cities by themselves and are very easy to get lost in and … Continue reading Tokyo – Shinto when Happy, Buddhist when Sad!