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Hanoi, Vietnam. I have never seen so many motorbikes in one place, following no obvious traffic rules. Crossing the road was an adventure. You had to step out into the road regardless of the oncoming sea of motorbikes and they would dodge you. One rule: don't stop! If you stopped in the middle of the road like a frightened rabbit you would, for sure, be run over.
Watching Indonesian men in a remote coastal community in eastern Lombok paint their toenails with pink nail polish, brought to them by the tour guide. This was followed up with a dance, including a strange mix of 1970s disco and the very traditional music of the locals.
Mongolia, on a camel trek, followed up by an overnight in a Ger.
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For tourist information head to the office close to the clock tower, about half a block west of Potosí. Opening ......Read More
By Bus The bus companies are all conveniently located together, on Avenida Arce, just north of the intersection with Cabrera. ......Read More
The following is a list of recommended items to take with you on a Salar de Uyuni tour: Take sunscreen ......Read More
Within hiking distance from Otavalo, Peguche makes a welcome break for those looking for some peace and quiet after a ......Read More
High up on the list of travelers’ top destinations and perhaps due to the block on travel for US citizens ......Read More
Altitude: 625 m (2,051 ft)Population: 305,000Phone Code: 02Located in the lush central lowland area of northern Ecuador, Santo Domingo de ......Read More
For those looking for a cheap option in Taganga, Hostel Tropical Maison might be a good choice. This is not ......Read More
Hard-to-miss Hotel Pelikan is located on the road into Taganga. It is a brightly-decorated hostel with very friendly and helpful ......Read More
Smack bang in the center of things, Casa Holanda is quickly gaining a reputation as a great place to lay ......Read More
Mojito Restaurant Bar is fairly heavily patronized, in part due to their drinks special, which allows an hour use of ......Read More
A La Vista offers reasonably priced snacks, pizzas, crepes and more, with a view of the sea. Food comes in ......Read More
Right on the seafront, the swanky (for Taganga) Tiki Bar is also home to the surfing-beach gear store, Taganga Xtreme. ......Read More
If you only have time for one museum while you’re visiting Cuba, the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana Vieja ......Read More
Havana’s cathedral is located on the northern face of the Plaza de la Catedral square. While elaborate, it does not ......Read More
This well-restored plaza, as the name would suggest, is dominated by Havana-s cathedral. Pretty pink flowers adorn the pillared walkway ......Read More
With tours ranging from one to four days, Tonito Tours have more than ten years of experience leading tours into ......Read More
Natour offer a few options of Salt Flats trips, including some different options for the three-day, two-night trip, including trips ......Read More
With offices in both Potosí and Uyuni, this tour operator provides a wide variety of Salt Flats tours, from one ......Read More
Escuela Bellavista Spanish School has a friendly and welcoming ambiance. Its youthful, yet experienced teaching staff will work on your ......Read More
Whether you are a tourist visiting Central America, or a businessperson who wants to improve your Spanish skills, you can ......Read More
Infotur is the government tourism information office. There is one centrally located in Havana Vieja at Obispo on the corner ......Read More
In the last hour or two, when you\'ve come back from Machu Picchu and you\'re waiting for your train back ......Read More
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Late in the afternoon, we turn a corner on the dusty road and spy our goal—the balmy, azure Pacific Ocean, ......Read More
Having recently opened in July 2005, Quito’s “TelefériQo,” or cable car, is a very pleasant option for whiling away a ......Read More
All around us, a peaceful humming sound prevails amid a rainbow of color. Nearly twenty hummingbirds are swooping in on ......Read More