Category Archive: Getaway

These posts are about any getaways we do from our main destination, from day trips to weekends away.

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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Jan 31

Exploring the Lost City of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen Cambodia

Srah Damrie, Mount Kulen, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about exploring the lost city of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen or Phnom Kulen in northern Cambodia, since the New York Times recently included it under its Siem Reap entry at #47 on its 52 Places to Go in 2014 list. A few details in that entry lead us …

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Jan 07

The Best Road Trips in Australia

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia.

Following our recent post on tips for road trips in Australia, some of our readers asked us to recommend the best road trips in Australia. As far as we’re concerned, Australia is home to the world’s best road trips and in our many years of travelling, whether it was summer caravanning holidays as kids, my five …

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Dec 16

Our Tips for Road Trips in Australia

Outback Northern Territory, Australia.

We’ve spent a lot of time recently on dusty red dirt roads here in Cambodia that have been reminding us of the many road trips in Australia we’ve done over the years researching travel guidebooks – the main difference being that in Australia those stretches of red dirt are back-roads, tracks or off-road trails. In …

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Dec 11

Reflections From a Warm Climate on the Notion of Sunny Escapes

Majorca Beaches.

About this time every year, people who live in the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere (not here in tropical South East Asia), who are already getting weary of the chilly weather, are starting to consider sunny escapes and retreating to warmer climates in the new year for some winter sun – if they haven’t …

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