The 10 wonders of India are striking examples of ancient Indian architecture and art. These wonders have continuously wooed people to come and have an experience of their charm.
My father and I left Nueva Viscaya at around 9 AM. We took a jeep to Cabanatuan, then a bus to Bagabag, another jeep to Lagawe and finally, a last jeep to Banaue. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any straight transportation system to Banaue, but we managed by asking directions from the local people.
Visiting Thailand, I quickly understood why it is called “The Land of Smiles.” Everyone is friendly and eager to please!
Traveling Japan, it is easy to see that everything is well ordered. Even for a country that is so well known in terms of allowing nature and modern construction to co-exist, most of the natural experiences within Japan are curated, careful to avoid the look of decay, wild overgrowth, or chaos. In contrast, within the ground of temples and sacred areas, wildlife frolic, plant life grows unchecked, and the separation between nature and modern life is blurred. This is not to say that the most important areas of temples and shrines are not well kept, but that you can find a secret world where nature finds a way, even in a society that seeks to control it everywhere else.
On arrival in Tokyo's Narita airport, one of the first things you'll see are the huge posters of the the iconic image of Itsukushima Shrine plastered on the walls. The 55 foot tall Otorii gate is listed as one of the World Unesco Heritage Sites, is one of the most popular tourist stops in Hiroshima, Japan's eleventh largest city. This is one of the most photographed landmarks in the country, with millions of visitors, both domestic and international coming to walk among the dozens of buildings, that make up the traditional Japanese Shinto Temple.
In the middle of our 30+ hour journey to Australia, we had a layover in Singapore. Now, Singapore wasn't really somewhere that was a bucket list place for me, and I didn't really have any sort of idea of what there was to do there. But when the cheapest flight to Australia included a long layover, we jumped at the chance to explore this city-state.
Are you finally planning your Hong Kong adventure? It’s about time! Hong Kong is an amazing travel destination for everyone from adventurers to shopping maniacs and foodies, so you’ll probably find something that amazes you. But, before you pack your suitcases for your Asian trip, here are the must-do things to do in HK.
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The plan of tackling three countries in three weeks originated from being European and wanting to visit more than one country on our first trip to Asia. We therefore also chose countries that were "obvious" to visit and that were fairly close to each other. Our means of transportation from city to city and from country to country were solely by high speed trains and airplanes (I'm very sorry, mother nature). In the cities, we mostly walked and used the subway. Because we are still students, we chose to live on a budget mostly, hence why some of our flight times were less than ideal. However, we managed just fine! :)
If you have something for an upscale tourist area, then look no further but Vietnam's Sa Pa. Nature truly never lies—it's really phenomenal. The view from all angles clearly shows that the 350 kilometer mountain in northwest Vietnam is natural. With more than 3,000 kilometers of coastline, pristine beaches, dynamically developing cities, mountainous areas, and various cultural and historical landmarks, Vietnam's tourism industry continues to be one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world.
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