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Best Places To Visit In Vietnam!

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When was the last time that you planned an exotic vacation with your most favourites in a far away glamorous country?! Is your 9-5 job sucking the life out of? If yes, then you do need a “staycation” right now! Also, what better occasion for a vacation than Christmas and a soon to be new year? Also, what are your views about Vietnam? Ever gave this place a thought?

Why Vietnam?

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Vietnam is a 4-hour 50 minutes flight from India. It’s a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea. Places worth one’s time and interest- beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and historically renowned cities. Hanoi, the capital, houses a huge Marble Mausoleum, that rightly prostrates before the nation’s iconic Communist leader, Ho Chi Minh. The city also has French colonial landmarks, along with Vietnamese War history museums and tunnels used by Viet Cong soldiers.

Places to Visit in Vietnam

Here’s paradise for you!

Halong Bay

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With one of the most stupendously amazing sea views, the karst seascape of Halong Bay is also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several limestone islands are much amalgamated within this bay in the Gulf of Tonkin and is rather eroded to emerge as pinnacles because of air and water action. Cruising amid the karsts and rowing past the caves is truly psychedelic.

Ho Chi Minh City

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The city is crazy as it exhibits its city life in a rather bohemian fashion. Eating, shopping and stall hoping is something you’d absolutely love to do. Here, Dong Khoi, a well-connected central district showcases most of the city’s sights. Furthermore, the HCMC Museum flaunts its collection of artefacts, telling tales otherwise; along with the grand Notre Dame Cathedral, standing upright, ever since the 19th Century.

Hue

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Historic town, storehouse of artefacts dating back to the 19th-century Nguyen emperors. Meanwhile Perfume River flamboyantly spreads its fragrances into the air of the town, walls of the Imperial Enclosure that stretch for 2.5 kilometres are truly the centre of attraction. Seemingly, Ngo Mon Gate, the Thai Hoa Palace with applaudable interior detailing, the Dien Tho Residence, and the Halls of Mandarins with its striking ceiling murals are other astonishing sites that lie outside the Imperial Enclosure Walls.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is an aesthetically pleasing karst mountain-shaped honeycomb with huge caverns, flaunting superbly amazing stalactite and stalagmite aesthetics. Your go-to destination within the park is the Paradise Cave, extending as wide as 31 kilometers below ground.

My son

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My Son is a battered Cham era temple city from the 4th century. This old Hindu religious centre is a densely covered forested and mountainous region.

Conclusion

 The historically rich and appeasing country is highly underrated in terms of vacation choices. Vietnam is a classic combination of natural diversity and cultural highlights. The nation’s history is emphatically representative of its struggle, achievements and treasures.

Lastly, to the aesthetic in you, Vietnam is indeed your true redemption!

Related Article: Taking The Road Less Travelled

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Best Beaches Around The World

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Best way to relax and have a peaceful time is when you are around a beach. The grainy sand under your toes and the sun, hitting your skin could eat up all your worries and could be the best source of sheer joy. Though the choices differ from person to person, but we have tried to list down the top 7 beaches all around the globe, blessed with natural beauty. These are some of the best beaches you could plan to visit sometime in your life. 

 

1. Polihale Beach, Hawaii, USA

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“Polihale” in Hawaiian means “House Bosom”. This is true in the sense that it provides a breathtaking view and is located at quite a distance from the nearest town. This beach has a unique and enchanting thing of itself. Also the beach could only be reached after travelling via a Dirt Sugarcane Road. 

 

2.Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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This is a stunning bay located in Koh Phi Phi and is surrounded by mangroves all over.The beach is known for its crystal clear waters and for the high limestone cliffs. You could only access this beach via boats. Though temporarily down, this beach is to open soon.   

 

3.Long Beach, Vancouver Islands, Canada

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The largest and the longest beach of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on western coast of Vancouver. This 16km beach has eye-popping views and has rich forest rainforests. Unlike the tropical beach, this beach witnesses more than 20,000 grey whales during spring and summers.

 

4.Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Though being isolated, this beach has one of the best and beautiful sand cove on the Greek Island. Also popular by the name of ‘Shipwrecked beach’ for the mythological mystery of a pirate ship called Panagiotis. The beach could be only accessed by boat, but you can see the breathtaking scenario from the limestone cliffs as well.

 

5.Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, USA

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This is one of the best rated islands in USA and the beach stretches upto 12 long miles. The Coligny beach gets to see many tourists from all across the globe every year and this number keeps increasing. The beach is open to all and even provides free services such as free Wi-fi, etc. The name came from the nearby town named “Coligny“.

 

6.Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands

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This beach is perhaps the best of the beaches in the Turks and Caicos Island and contains more than 1000 acres of land. Parrot Cay has about more than 61 beach resorts and is a private island. This beach is accessible from Providenciales by a 35 minute boat ride.

 

7.Trunk Bay, United States Virgin Islands

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It is a beach on St. John in the United States and is a part if the Virgin Islands National Park. This place is famous for its Leatherback Turtles which are found only in the USVI. The beach, as a whole is divided into 2 halves, one the main Bay and the other half which is the swimming area for the commons.

 

Thus do pay these beaches a visit once in your lifetime and experience the breathtaking moments it has to offer. Also do go and check out the Coastal Beaches To Visit In India.

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Anthony Bourdain’s Last Book To Be Released Soon!

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It has been a year and a half since Anthony Bourdain’s death, and the culinary world is still recovering. His work had an incredible impact on people all around the world. The approach he employed in his shows showed a deep respect and curiosity for the many different cultures. And thus, the news of a posthumous book by him certainly has everyone excited. It is titled “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide.”

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It is said that he started writing the book along with his friend, Laurie Woolever. Woolever also worked as his assistant for a long time. Moreover, it was he who brought this project to completion. Though the book is mostly written by Anthony, Woolever has added essays and more information to it as well.

These essays have been penned by people who were close to Anthony Bourdain and knew him personally. 

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

The publisher of the book has let us in on more about the book. It is going to offer delightful introductions into how to get to various travel locations. Apart from that, you will also find suggestions on where and what to eat when there. Bourdain had a distinct personality on screen. His wit, charm, and warm persona are sure to shine through in the book as well. He was a chef once too. Thus, his expert knowledge and experience over the years as a TV host (Parts Unknown) also makes the book a must read.

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The cover of the book is stunning too. It is a sketch by Tony Millionaire. It shows Anthony is sitting outside a cafe in Paris. You can buy this book on October. And pre-orders are available now.

Fans and admirers from around the world are keenly looking forward to this book. So many of his recommendations are unique and special. There are instances where people have chosen to follow his suggestions on the shows, and found a cafe or dish they’d have otherwise missed out on. He truly valued the people around him wherever he went. The unforgettable and remarkable work he did in his lifetime will always be cherished.

At 61, Anthony Bourdain passed away due to suicide in June of 2018. At that time, it sparked a much needed conversation about suicide, depression, and mental health in general too.

 

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Plan Beforehand~ List of 2020 Weekends that Could Be Used Judiciously!

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If your 2019 wasn’t as thrilling as it supposed to have been, then you do need to give 2020 a chance. Be a go-getter thus and make the most of let’s say all the weekends that would be an off for you from work and therefore, humdrum schedules too. Mostly, what happens is that we are too busy to keep tracks of free days and then planning takes time, so mostly, we invest our time, entirely on thinking. For more action, your holidays need a foretelling where you can plan for them much before time!

Below given is a preview of weekend holidays that could be used rather wisely by you!

February 21-23 (3 days)

Maha Shivratri falls on the 21st of February which is observed as a day off in most states. Club it with Saturday and Sunday, and have a nice 3-day road-trip with your most-loved ones!

March 7-10 (4 Days)

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You gotta take an off on the 9th, Monday, to enjoy short holiday time with your friends and family and that too at the time of Holi. Hope, you book your tickets ASAP!!

April 2-6 (5 Days)

2nd is Ram Navami and 6th is Mahavir Jayanti. A one-day off on your part gives a 5-day long weekend holiday to actually book your tickets and travel someplace far! Yes, think fast cause tickets have to be booked beforehand!

May 1-3 (3 Days)

Labour Day is supposed to be a holiday. Again, you get a chutti from Friday to Sunday for your “me” time, and also to plan into travelling for a short span with your family or friends.

May 7-10 (4 Days)

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7th is Buddha Purnima, a holiday. Therefore, a day-off on a Friday gives you long weekends to chillax. Well, give it a thought and start planning about the same now only!

May 23-25 (3 Days)

The month of May needs special praises for being a month full of Holidays. You get 3 days off due to Eid on the 25th. Plan beforehand and take your family for a short trip, only to be cherished later.

June 20-23 (4 Days)

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Some lucky people get an off on the occasion of Rath Yatra. Such lucky lot can actually plan out on something after taking an off on Monday.

August 1-3 (3 Days)

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Thanks to Raksha Bandhan that falls on Monday, the 3rd, that we all get to experience the long weekends at the beginning of August.

August 29-31 (3 Days)

It’s time to rejoice! Onam falls on Monday, 31st and the people in the South get to enjoy the festivity with a long holiday time! What a wow!

October 2-4 (3 Days)

This is rather the best year since so long because Gandhi Jayanti falls on Friday, followed by a lovely Saturday and Sunday. You actually gotta thank your stars for this year!

October 29-November 1 (4 Days)

Id-e-Milad is a holiday in most parts of India and it’s likely to be on November 29 (Thursday) in 2020. See if you can get a day off on November 30 (Friday) and you get the much-needed break to recover from all the binge-eating during Eid.

November 28-30 (3 Days)

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Enjoy the beginning of winters by clubbing all three day holidays together. P.s. November 30 (Monday) is Guru Nanak Gurpurab– a holiday in many parts of India.

December 25-27 (3 Days)

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Well, Christmas falls on a Friday, which means that you have a Saturday and a Sunday to come out of your Christmas hangover.

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