While Da Nang is the gateway to central Vietnam, Hoi An is probably the main hall where most visitors will end up staying. This UNESCO world heritage site is famous for its well preserved old town and an example of a 15th century trading port in South East Asia.Continue reading “Hoi An Ancient Town”
Have you ever seen a river that flows underground? Probably not, since it’s underground and hidden, but there are several such underground rivers in the world and I got to visit the one in Philippines recently. Like normal rivers, the underground river starts inside the rocks of a mountain range, but instead of flowing above the ground, it flows underground through caves until it empties into the sea. The only way to enter the river is through a cave opening by the sea.Continue reading “The Underground River”
Having a waterfall all to myself…
Starting off my series of blog posts on Laos is this first one on Luang Prabang, This ancient city and former royal capital of Laos has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite this honor, not that many tourists visit Luang Prabang, compared to the other usual tourist haunts in South East Asia. Which in my opinion is a good thing if you want to escape the tourist hordes.
Like an old friend that you’ve known for a long time but only superficially, just meeting once in a while to say hello and catch up on old times, but never knowing each other well. That’s how I view Penang personally. I’ve been there many times since school days, always for short business trips, occasional visits for holidays at the beach resorts but without actually seeing much of the island. Continue reading “One Day in Penang”
On the topic of business trips again, sometimes I do get to go to places that I wouldn’t normally venture if I was a tourist. Once, I had to go to a small obscure village in the former East Germany to commission some third party equipment that we had to integrate into a manufacturing line. Being slightly older and wiser now after a few trips, I started to do some research as to how I was going to get there. Continue reading “East Germany – Eisenach and Marksuhl”