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Coca Restaurant — An ideal destination for Thai cuisine-lovers in Hanoi
Coca Restaurant Worldwide has officially opened its flagship restaurant in Hanoi, promising to offer guests a brand new dining experience with Thai cuisine. The new restaurant is part of the brand’s regional expansion strategy to open flagship restaurants in Asia. The first Coca Restaurant in Hanoi is designed with the inspiration from Thai temples’ dome blended with contemporary architectural style and colorful pictures by Thai people, bringing a lively yet cozy space. “The bus ...
Explore Saigon Chinatown — The Little Hong Kong of Saigon
“A hub of commerce”, “hustling and bustling”, and “young and effervescent” are just some ways to describe the modern beauty of Saigon. However, this city has more to offer. Saigon hides inside it a poetically tranquil appearance and takes time to explore. Actually, from the very first moment I set foot in Saigon, I didn’t know where a peaceful secret corner of this city was. I simply thought that all I needed was to follow my heart and keep going, looking, and listening. I got o ...
Our favorite Phu Quoc experiences at La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel in this summer
From luxury hotels to theme parks, the island of Phu Quoc has so much to offer when it comes to lavish holidays. And when we talk about inclusive family breaks in the amazing vistas of the sparkling East Sea, award-winning La Veranda Resort MGallery By Sofitel has so much to spoil you with top 5 summer experiences for the family that craves luxury and adventure. 1. Family Fun On The Shores of La Veranda Located on a wide stretch of untouched beach and azure waters, and inspired by the gran ...
Top 5 tips to low-budget travel in Vietnam
Are you planning the vacation for your family to Vietnam this year? However you have not still given your decision because of so many reasons. Of course, budget is one of trouble you can not forget in your mind. To clear this trouble, I have some tips for you to get the good trip but save money for your vacation in Vietnam. 1. Travel during low season If you are smart travelers, you should find information of low season at destinations, you can save so much money. Such as: accommodation, f ...
Tasting Bhutanese food through a culinary journey
Can food be the reason why Bhutan is the happiest nation in the world? Travel blogger Nellie Huang goes to the Himalayan nation to find out. Bhutanese cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Tibetan and Indian culture. The main dish, which generally includes white or red rice, seasonal vegetables, and meat (pork and chicken), are often cooked with chili or cheese. If you like Chinese food, you should be rather comfortable with Bhutanese food. Bhutan is famous for many things: its strong se ...
The real story behind Luang Prabang's morning alms giving ceremony
“I feel lonely many times,” he said as the sun sprayed golden light over the temple behind us, “Especially in my bed at night. Even though I live with lots of monks in this monastery, there is loneliness always in my heart because I am so far from my family. Sometimes I think about running away from here and going back to my village but I know my parents can not afford to take care of me, so I must stay. Do you ever feel lonely, Ange? You are so far from Australia. I think you feel lonely ...
8 interesting things to do in Siem Reap besides temples
Siem Reap is best known as the gateway to Angkor Wat and the rest of the Angkor Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UNESCO site includes not just the temples but also hydraulic structures, canals, and reservoirs that together make up close to 400 sq km in what is arguably one the most important archeological sites in Southeast Asia. There's more to your visit in Siem Reap than Angkor Wat. Given the extent and breadth of the Angkor ruins and their importance to the former Khmer Kin ...
Explore the tastes of Lao in Luang Prabang
Travel writer Shelley Seale explores the tastes of Laos as she eats her way through Luang Prabang. As I walked up to the check-out counter at the 7-Eleven store in Luang Prabang, Laos, I glimpsed a flash of saffron. It was the ubiquitous yellow, wrapped robe of the Buddhist monks who are a large part of the population here. I stepped into line behind the young monk — still a teenager — and only then did I notice that his purchases, on the glass-topped counter in front of us, consisted ...
Images of chickens in Vietnamese folk paintings
Chicken is a popular image in Vietnamese culture. Images of chickens can be found everywhere in folk paintings such as Dong Ho (Dong Ho Painting), Hang Trong, and Kim Hoang. Each piece has its own way to showcase the beauty of the chicken, based on distinct concepts, styles, techniques, and materials. Dong Ho painting: “hen with her children” and “rooster with rose in mouth” Both the Dong Ho painting and woodcut stem from Dong Ho village in Bac Ninh Province. In the past, Dong Ho p ...
6 useful tips on how to survive a night of drinking in South Korea
Thirsty for a genuine ‘taste’ of South Korea? Alcohol takes up a decent percentage of it by volume! Here’s six tips to help you through a night of drinking in the Land of the Morning Calm. South Koreans drink more than the British, Russians and Americans combined, says a new report out of Europe. Of the 44 countries studied, South Korea consumed more spirits per capita (excluding alcohol like beer or wine) by a large margin — almost 14 ounces per week. Russians were the second hardest ...
8 best dishes you must-try in Malaysia
Dive deep into the world of multi-ethnic gastronomy in Southeast Asia’s culinary paradise. Malaysians are big on food — and they love to introduce their country to visitors through local grub. Indeed, what better way to truly immerse in a country’s culture than to eat your way around? Thanks to the various ethnic groups that make up the country’s population, Malaysian cuisine is an amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours. The result is an explosive and colourful food sc ...
Exploring local culture and cuisine in the Maldives
Sample both sides of the Maldives, from picture-ready perfection to local culture and cuisine. The madness of Maldivian geography is usually first glimpsed by air. More than a thousand islands lie scattered across the Indian Ocean, some of which barely break the surface of the water. At 2.4m (8 ft), the highest peak is the lowest of any country in the world. In fact, dolphins can jump higher. The country’s extraordinary geography puts it in a uniquely vulnerable position in the face of c ...
Hong Kong transport guide
Travel blogger Brendan Lee shows you how to explore this city on the transit system that helps keep its population of more than 7 million people moving. Love it or hate it, there’s one thing you can’t deny about Hong Kong: the place is happening. On this tiny little island, you’ll be sure to find world-class food, shopping, nightlife, more food, more shopping, and bustling streets every hour of every day. But with so much to see and do, one of your challenges is going to be figuring out ...
5 wonderful amusement parks in Hong Kong you can’t miss
The theme amusement parks in Hong Kong including places where is considered the best and most extensive in the region. There are 2 main parks receive the most attention from visitors, there are Mickey Mouse and his friends in Hong Kong Disneyland, on Lantau Island. Furthermore, Ocean Park is a Chinese inspiration which is located on the south shore of the Hong Kong island. Besides, there also have smaller amusement parks with carnival style, water parks and some choices related to water for you ...
Mythological space at the Pushkar camel festival
Taking place every November, the Pushkar festival is the world’s largest camel festival for exchanging and trading camels, displaying the unique desert culture of Rajasthan, India. Rajasthan is the land of deserts, fortresses, and camels. You will be impressed by the names of its cities: the Pink city (Jaipur), Yellow city (Jaisalmer), Blue city (Jodhpur), and White city (Udaipur). As a western state in India and sharing the border with Pakistan, Rajasthan has always been on my list of dest ...
Experience the snow season in South Korea
Instead of waiting for snowflakes in Sapa or admiring your friends having fun in their snow-background photos, why don’t you prepare a wonderful trip for yourself to South Korea this winter? The land of kimchi with snow-covered mountains and ski resorts is ready to welcome you! Skiing from Gangwon-do to… Seoul Lasting from November to February, winter in South Korea is drier and colder than that in tropical countries like Vietnam. The temperature is always under 0 degrees, and even dro ...
5 best budget hotels in Hoi An
Not only is there properly the most precious heritage in Vietnam- Hoi An ancient town, Hoi An is also home to many hotels as elegant and budget as famous hotels in Dalat or Sapa. 1. Hotel Royal Hoi An - Mgallery by Sofitel Hotel Royal Hoi An - Mgallery by Sofitel is not only considered as the most luxurious hotel in Hoi An but also keep stay on budget. The whole building is painted with two super striking colors: white - yellow is the easiest characteristic of the Hotel Royal Ho ...
Explore Himeji – The flying castle
If you are fans of the animations of Studio Ghibli, it’s hard to forget the images of the magnificent castles in Spirited Away and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. These castles were exactly inspired by Japanese buildings. Therefore, during your 100 step journey, don’t forget to visit old buildings which store secrets within their paper windows, wooden gates, and battlements. Text and photos: Cac Truc I visited Himeji Castle in Hyogo Province on a beautiful day. From a distance, the nearly ...
Around KIX – An architectural masterpieces of Japan
Start counting at your very first steps at Kansai International Airport – one of the largest airport investments in the world. They leveled 3 mountains and used thousands of tons of concrete to build an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. The airport is renowned for its high-end service. It has more interesting things to explore than the fact that no one has lost their luggage at KIX since it was opened 21 years ago. *KIX: Kansai International Airport Text and photos: Cac Truc ...
Gion – The last street of Geisha
As beautiful as the settings of classic movies, Gion greeted me with traditional wooden houses with small bowls of salt in in front and charming girls wearing kimonos in the narrow streets. If you are lucky enough, you will meet a geisha and maiko wearing traditional kimonos and make –up like fine porcelain dolls. Text and photos: Cac Truc Geisha, or geiko in Kansai local language, refers to artists who are trained to perform various types of art and follow strict rules of costume an ...
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