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Bali Temple Complex near a Lake
Indonesia

Bali Island Guide – Things to Do in Bali

Bali, Indonesia. Almost every traveler comes to this popular Indonesian island once in their lifetime. The island is an absolute hotspot in Southeast Asia: a surf and yoga mecca. Bali has perfect diving spots, a hip digital nomad scene, is a culinary party and has a lot to offer culturally. Almost no one leaves Bali

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Best Time to Visit Indonesia for Good Weather
Indonesia

The Best Time to Visit Indonesia

Whether you go to Bali for a week or want to visit all the islands of Indonesia for a year, you will want to have the nicest weather. It is a huge country which means the weather is not that easy to predict. The high season in Indonesia falls in the months of April to

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Beach with gold sand and clear blue water on Maafushi
Maldives

Maafushi Island Travel Guide – Maldives

The Maldives island group always appear on a “Top 10 Things to See before You Die” list. Everyone knows the pictures of luxurious water villas that seem to float above a magically clear blue sea with a snow-white sandy beach with a few palm trees within walking distance. And everyone also knows the price tag…

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Vietnam

Phu Quoc – The Tropical Paradise of Vietnam

Crystal clear water, waving palm trees and dining on the beach. Welcome to Phu Quoc! This beautiful island is located in the gulf of Thailand at about 45 kilometers from the Vietnamese mainland. Vietnam may have fewer islands than Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, but it does have a few islands, like Phu Quoc, which make

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Limestone Mountains in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Vietnam

Ninh Binh – The Definitive Travel Guide

In this complete Ninh Binh travel guide you can read everything you need to know before visiting one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. You might frown your eyebrows when you enter Ninh Binh City; the town itself is not exactly inspiring. But don’t judge too quickly. It is one of the most beautiful

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Wonderful view of the East Gate (Hien Nhon Gate), Hue
Vietnam

Hue Vietnam Travel Guide – All You Need to Know

Welcome to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Rich in history, culture, excellent cuisine and surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes. It is also a city that, unfortunately, is often skipped by travelers traveling directly to the nearby highlights Phong Nha and Hoi An.   We can say that Hue definitely deserves a day or

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High view of Da Nang city in Vietnam
Vietnam

Da Nang – A Beautiful Vietnamese Coastal City

Not long ago, Da Nang was a harbor town like so many others you can find in Vietnam. However, in a short time Da Nang has developed into one of the largest and most modern cities in Vietnam. Many people probably know this city from the American landing on nearby China Beach which marked the

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Ho Chi Minh City Aerial View at night
Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City – The Paris of Southeast Asia

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to many locals and travelers. You have arrived in one of Vietnam’s largest cities. Life in the city is going fast and there seems to be no end to the relentless flow of scooters that determine the street scene of the city.   The city

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Aerial skyline view of Hanoi
Vietnam

Visit Hanoi – The Complete Hanoi City Guide

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. You can write a book about this city. When you first arrive in Hanoi you will be amazed! Everything is happening around you and you need several days to get used to the crowds and all the new impressions. We will tell you everything you need to know about Hanoi

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Rice Terrace in Sapa - Vietnam
Vietnam

Sapa – Home of Beautiful Rice Terraces and Valleys

Sapa is a destination in Vietnam that you must see as a traveler. Besides the beautiful Ha Long Bay rock formations, it is one of those natural wonders in northern Vietnam. Endless views of majestic rice terraces, the Hmong way of life and their agricultural techniques are the main attractions of this area.   Isn’t

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Image of: Mu Cang Chai terraces rice field in harvest season
Vietnam

Traveling to Vietnam – Best Time to Visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is difficult to specify as the country is 1,600 kilometers long. The country also has three different climate zones; North, Central and South Vietnam. There is not one particular season when it is best to travel through Vietnam.   It depends on which region you visit and when. In

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Image: Tokyo Neon Lights at Night
Japan

Visit Tokyo – Ultimate City Guide to Discover Tokyo

Many call Tokyo the New York of the East. Why? Because this gigantic metropolis has something to offer every traveler and is always on the move! Just like the capital, Japan is by far the most developed country in terms of infrastructure, technology and social security in Asia. This is clearly reflected in the fantastic

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