Category Archive: Taking a Tour

These posts will be about the tours we do.

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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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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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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Aug 05

Exploring Perth

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My mum and my sister and her family live in sunny Perth, so whenever we get back to Australia, we’ll spend some time in the laidback Western Australian capital. Its clear blue skies, temperate climate, and spectacular setting on the Swan River’s sprawling lake-like expanse, make exploring Perth a delight. The city’s handsome historic buildings …

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Jun 11

Slow Travel By Bus, From Bus Trips To Coach Holidays

Buses must be the most unglamorous and unromantic form of travel, but they can be very handy, are increasingly comfy, are very affordable, and there’s nothing like gazing out the window all day as fascinating landscapes rolls by. We’ve travelled on a lot more buses than we normally do over the last year  – mainly for the …

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