Tibet: Altitude, Agencies, and Weather

Altitude, Agencies, and Weather Some tips for planning a trip to Tibet So, you are planning a trip to Tibet. I confess, I’m a bit jealous! The short time I spent in Tibet was both inspirational and transformative.  I remember it as one of those rare places that embed themselves in every part my being. Last spring when my friends and I planned our trip, we had a number of questions and concerns.  Many of those questions were answered by our travel[…]

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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Vietnam: 6 Tips for a Better Mekong Delta Trip

5 Tips for a Better Mekong Delta Trip Organized excursions from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta are a popular way for tourists to see the southern part of Vietnam. Groups offer everything from 1 day whirlwind glimpses to 1 month in-depth explorations – although most tourists opt for the 1, 2, or 3 day packages and some even use a Mekong Delta trip as a bridge excursion to Cambodia. The night before[…]

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A Boat on the Mekong Delta

Vietnam: A Day trip to the Mekong Delta

Vietnam: A Day trip to the Mekong Delta Coasting through the country-side 7:30 am: We were among the first to board our but after stopping at nearly a dozen hotels over the next 30 minutes, every seat was taken. “The trip will take two and a half hours to reach Mekong Delta.” Our guide for the day was a woman with careful English sporting a company polo with the word “Delta” embroidered across the left[…]

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the fortress of Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia: My Belgrade Top 5

My Belgrade Top 5 5 fun and slightly geeky things to do in Belgrade   With more than 2 million residents, Belgrade is one of the largest cities in the region. The city has a lot to offer her residents and those who pass through. Low-priced museums with first rate exhibitions, an insane night life that lasts well into mid-morning, not to mention plenty of ruins left by a long succession of invading armies make[…]

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