Category Archives: Asia / Far East

10 Fun Things to do in Rishikesh – India

This post was written by Rohit Agarwal from India.

Placed perfectly at the foot of the sublime Himalayas, Rishikesh is undoubtedly a must visit pilgrimage center for the people. If you are looking to set your foot on this holy soil, then there are exciting thrills and divine spirituality waiting to unfold before your eyes and heart, as a blooming bud transforming into a flower.

Bhakti, karma, nirvana is perfectly mixed with adventure, thrill, surprise, here in this place. Even medicines are turned to tasty dishes in this house of divinity. Here taste is served with health and spirituality is gifted with thrill.

Here are the places that you must visit in Rishikesh.

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7 Amazing South Indian Dishes

This post was written by Rohit Agarwal from India.

South India is the area enclosing India’s states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala as well as union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Lying in the Deccan plateau, South India is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the South and the Bay of Bengal in the east which makes this part of the country one of the most beautiful peninsular regions of the world.

South India is a vibrant region with its famous beaches and some of the most magnificent architectural buildings. The place has gone through tremendous changes and is developing rapidly. Endowed with the rich cultural heritage South India has a distinct cuisine of its own. Dosa and Chutney is just a brief trailer to a long, colorful, rich and mesmerizing journey that is “South India”. With a wide variety of South Indian delicacies this place is a treat for all the foodies. Here are some amazing South Indian dishes for you to savor.

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Explore the World’s Top 5 Must-See Landmark Attractions

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – Top 5 World Wonder Landmarks – Photo credit: Viator

TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards – Top 5 World Wonder Landmarks – Photo credit: Viator

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life”
– Buddha

Find out what TripAdvisor travelers ranked as their top five must-see landmark attractions to visit according to this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The list includes ancient archaeological sites, iconic structures and architectural masterpieces. Have you seen any of these amazing world wonders?

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Top 10 Sightseeing Tours in Beijing, China

View of the Great Wall of China from one of the watchtowers, Beijing - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

View of the Great Wall of China from one of the watchtowers, Beijing – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Fall is a great time of year to visit Beijing. When we were there a few years ago (late-September early October) the weather was perfect – warm, sunny and dry. Did you know that Beijing has more attractions than any other city in China? Highlights of our trip were touring the magnificent Forbidden City and walking along the Great Wall of China. If you are planning to visit Beijing this year or sometime soon, consider taking one of these fun Top 10 Sightseeing Tours:

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My 5 Top Favorite Places in Thailand

Sunset at Koh Chang, Thailand – © Michelle Vogel

Sunset at Koh Chang, Thailand – © Michelle Vogel

This post was written by Michelle Vogel, from Atlanta, GA

If you go to Thailand on holiday you’ll have a wonderful time, but I think you’ll have an even more wonderful time if you check out some of my *favorite places*

Do take note: I love the beach to pieces, so whatever magic exists in the mountainous wilderness of the north and northeast regions of Thailand was lost on me, unfortunately. My top five list will undoubtedly reflect this bias.

With that in mind, I present to you My Top 5 Favorite Places in Thailand:

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Vietnam and Cambodia Vacation Adventure

Elephants in Angkor, Cambodia - © B. Miller

Elephants in Angkor, Cambodia – © B. Miller

This post was written by Bonnie & Bob – from Foster City, California.

Well, we made it!  Vietnam and Cambodia were wonderful but exhausting.  We had some unique adventures, enjoyed great hotels and meals and met many interesting people along the way.  Here’s a recap of the trip.

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Thailand Vacation – Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Koh Phi Phi Islands, Chiang Mai

Thailand

“The world, indeed, is like a dream” – Buddha

Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Far East. And this month (January) is the most popular month to visit the country, so expect crowds (day and night) wherever you go. Enjoy sunny days and low humidity during peak tourist season (January thru’ March). November is another good time to visit – during Thailand’s traditional and romantic Loy Krathong Festival, also referred to as the “Festival of Lights.”

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