Lara Dunston

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Name: Lara Dunston
Date registered: December 30, 2009
URL: http://cooltravelguide.com

Latest posts

  1. Beguiling Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam — March 2, 2014
  2. Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide — March 1, 2014
  3. A Guide to the Hanoi Art Scene — February 18, 2014
  4. Remembering Syria and Syrians – The Sculptor Mustafa Ali — February 16, 2014
  5. Remembering Syria and Syrians – The Jazz Duo Rasha Rizk and Ghazwan Zerkli — February 15, 2014

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Mar 02

Beguiling Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam. Copyright 2014, Terence Carter.

A dazzling unspoilt seascape distinguished by clusters of verdant islands, craggy islets, limestone karsts, and schist outcrops that dramatically rise out of jade coloured waters, beguiling Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam is one of those enigmatic places that captures the imagination and doesn’t let go. Halong Bay has been immortalized in poetry, folk tales, myths, …

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Mar 01

Our Hanoi Bia Hoi Guide

Bia Hoi, Hanoi, Vietnam. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

Wine bars and gastro pubs have been popping up in cities right across Asia in recent years. But while microbrewery craft beers and obscure French organic biodynamic wines have been taking the region by storm, in Hanoi the bia hoi joint has never been so popular. Here’s our Hanoi bia hoi guide to help you. …

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Feb 18

A Guide to the Hanoi Art Scene

Artist Trinh Lien at Nguyen Art Gallery. Copyright 2014 terence Carter.

Most travellers visit Hanoi for the fantastic food. That was the main reason we went. After motorbikes, visitors to Vietnam’s capital find themselves dodging street food stalls. The footpaths are littered with locals perched on tiny plastic stools slurping pho, the legendary Vietnamese soup. Yet Hanoi’s contemporary art scene is doing well to compete for …

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Feb 16

Remembering Syria and Syrians – The Sculptor Mustafa Ali

Sculptor Mustafa Ali at his studio in Damascus, Syria. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter.

This is the fourth installment of a series reflecting on the Syria we knew and the Syrians we befriended in the years we travelled to the country before the Civil War. Parts one and two were on the Storyteller Abu Shady and Jazz Duo Rasha Rizk and Ghazwan Zerkli. The Old City of Damascus had …

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Feb 15

Remembering Syria and Syrians – The Jazz Duo Rasha Rizk and Ghazwan Zerkli

Rasha Rizk, Jazz Musician and Singer, Damascus, Syria. Copyright2014TerenceCarter

I wanted to share a moment in time from Damascus in 2009 for the third part of our series reflecting upon Syria and the Syrians we knew before the Civil War. That was the last time we visited Syria, to work on a handful of stories for magazines. We were also developing a book project …

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