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#CambodiaDiaries
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Imagine sitting here whole day long enjoying the view !
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This is exactly what we did as it was raining erratically during the day. .
And what an amazing feeling it was, to just lie there, with a view and nothing bothering you. A much needed detox. .
It turned out that we we're lucky as the rain stopped somewhere around 12 in the afternoon, and we decided to head out to see the floating village and the mangrove forests, in our own Pvt boat, guided by the cheerful activity manager here at @soksanbeachresort. .
This was followed by a mesmerizing sunset that we witnessed from the boat jetty.
We couldn't see the sun but could see the sunset as a result of the dramatic play of colours. .
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All in all a relaxing day well spent at @soksanbeacheesort
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When you get welcomed with bright sun @soksanbeachresort, after days of raining ! It was literally a game of colours today when the sun decided to go down. .
And all I could think was that am glad I put the action camera to capture the right frame. .
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Someone has rightly said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. .
And @thepavilionphnompenh made sure to hit the right nail with it's sumptuous breakfast options. .
Though there is no buffet system, but you can always build your own plate or have their pre set combinations. .
The watermelon juice is way too refreshing, while the chicken porridge is just what you need to kick start the day. .
As we head out to @soksanbeachresort in the morning, I sit here overlooking the Pvt jacuzzi, I can't thank @thepavilionphnompenh for hosting me and letting me experience their lovely hospitality. .
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Kicking off our Cambodian leg of the trip with a bang. .
The Pavilions by MAADS @thepavilionphnompenh is convineantly located near the popular Royal palace and the Independence monument. .
Even though it's located within the city, the moment you step inside, you automatically get transferred into a quaint Zen haven. .
With two big swimming pools and plenty of trees everywhere, am glad we decided to check in here. .
Did you know, our room has a private open to the air Jacuzzi as well. What else could I have asked for ?
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Am simply loving it !
Keep tuned for regular updates on Instagram Story as we travel Phnom Penh today. .
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#vietnamdiaries
Getting lost and walking in the labyrinth of streets in the Old Quarter in Hanoi was definitely one of the best experiences I had in the city. .
There's so much of life which is realized when one sees the streets buzzing with stalls of Street foods, and both travelers and locals enjoying a glass of chilled beer ; sitting on small stools. .
On our last day in Hanoi we decided to check out the House Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Hoa Long Prison, but ended up discovering these hidden frames instead. .
As I type this, I can't stop to think about the wonderful time I had in Vietnam. Loved the city vibes and met a bunch of crazy people from all over the globe. .
Adios Vietnam !
Now off for some adventures in the land of Angkor Wat. .
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#foodsofvietnam .
Any trip to the South East Asian countries is incomplete without trying out the local food. .
And Vietnam didn't disappoint at all, infact it spoilt me for choice. .
The streets of Vietnam are full of these street food vendors selling all kind of foods, and the best thing is that even the same dish doesn't taste the same from different vendors. .
We tried everything, starting from Pho to Ban Mih. From Doner Kababs to Crispy Rice crepes. From iced tea to the famous iced coffee. .
Everything was so delicious that I just couldn't stop hogging every 100 metres. .
Thank you @wandersoul0401
For your lovely company and bearing with me as I hogged on every now and then. .
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A detailed post about the Vietnamese Food Trail coming soon on the blog. Keep tuned for updates. .
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Rugged, craggy and jungle-clad Cat Ba, the largest island in Halong Bay, has experienced a tourism surge in recent years. The central hub of Cat Ba Town is now framed by a chain of low-rise concrete hotels along its once-lovely bay, but the rest of the island is largely untouched and as wild as ever. With idyllic Lan Ha Bay just offshore you'll soon overlook Cat Ba Town's overdevelopment.
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Almost half of Cat Ba Island (with a total area of 354 sq km) and 90 sq km of the adjacent waters were declared a national park in 1986 to protect the island’s diverse ecosystems. Most of the coastline consists of rocky cliffs, but there are some sandy beaches and tiny fishing villages hidden away in small coves.
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Lakes, waterfalls and grottoes dot the spectacular limestone hills, the highest rising 331m above sea level. .
One can opt for a day tour with any of the numerous tour operators. .
The tour starts early morning at 8AM when you are picked off from your hotel and transferred to the jetty to board the junk boat. .
These junk boats sail through the emerald green waters at La Nha Bay at a snail's pace,giving ample time to enjoy the beauty of the place. .
The boats stop at a point from where you can get into your own kayak and explore the waters for the next hour. .
Then it's time for lunch which is prepared fresh by the boat crew. .
Once everyone has had food and relaxed a bit,the boat navigates towards an uninhabited beach. The only way to reach the beach is by jumping off the boat and swimming all the way. .
Some tours even have a trip to Monkey Island planned,which you can opt for. or choose to head back to your hotel. The choice is all yours !
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In short a trip to Cat Ba is one of the unmissable experiences which everyone should have !
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When I say the beer doesn't stop flowing in Vietnam, I mean It !
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We started the day with a can of beer just after a wonderful kayaking session at La Nha Bay. .
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Which was followed by a beer again after some lunch and boat jumping sessions. .
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And we were again treated to some fresh draught beer by our lovely host in Hanoi. .
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What an awesome start and end to a happening day. .
Am just loving Vietnam !
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Day 3 in Vietnam
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Enjoyed a lovely sunset atop The Cannon Fort in Cat Ba Island. .
The view of the Lanha Bay with boats all docked up, surrounded by limestone hills everywhere,was a sight to cherish. .
Jutting 177m above the small town, the Japanese built this hilltop command post during WWII. Its spot as a strategic look out point meant it was important during three wars. The Japanese used it during WWII, the French during the Indochina War, and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
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Such an amazing second day in Hanoi.
Boating through the canals in Tam Coc, surrounded by limestone mountains all over. .
Our boat was the one leading our group so we enjoyed some really awesome moments where the reflection was so clear,it was a bit difficult to differentiate between the original and the reflection. .
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We then passed through some limestone tunnels where we literally had to lie flat back on the boat as the rocks were literally touching us. .
This was followed by a round of cycling through the lush green fields. .
In short a day well spent. .
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Am loving Vietnam with @wandersoul0401
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Am glad we decided to take a walk post some evening snacks.
After roaming cluelessly through the streets of Hanoi, we luckily took the right turn and reached the Hoan Kiem Lake.
The whole area had transformed into a lively social hub alltogether.
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