Why No Travel Post

Hello to all my friends. I did not travel since June 2019. My travel stopped as we conceived our second child and I have motion sickness in car, bus and plane. And my pregnancy comes with morning, afternoon and evening sickness until six months. I mean whole day sickness and nausea. So, I stopped travel completely and my writing about my travel experience also stopped.

Then in December my only brother told me that he is getting married, dates are finalized so I went to my doctor happily asking for travel pass. As if you are Pregnant, you can’t travel without doctor prescription. Airlines will not allow you.

My doctor said NO. you can’t travel to India at this stage. So to cheer me up my husband made some plans with our friends to go to Nuvali. This is 2.5 hours drive from Manila (Philippines) and we planned just to stay overnight as nothing much to do except big brad shopping.

And then we celebrated New Year and news started to coming out about COVID-19. No one thought that this could be pandemic. I delivered our second child in last week of January. Till that time things were still okay, In February every channel started to talk about COVID-19.

We stayed indoor as no one aware about much of COVID situation. Our little munchkin completed his 1st Month.

And then celebrated his First Diwali at home with his elder sister and parents.

and after more than one year we could manage to go on trip for one day.

Someone it out from house jail.

Until now situation is scary and I wanted to keep my self little busy. So thought of starting food videos. because you actually spend sometime in editing, sounds, color etc. I am liking it. And want to continue till situation become normal and we can start again our travel and I can write my travel blogs.

it is tough time for everyone and we are together in this and we will come out together from this. Stay safe everyone and enjoy doing what you are doing right now, also try to find some other hobbies which may be was your past time a decade ago.

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN CORON, PALAWAN: PHILIPPINES

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CORON was the first Destination we decided to go on vacation after moving to the Philippines. We had heard a lot about this place – nice beaches, Snorkeling ( people say that this place has the best “Corals” and “Fishes” to see). First I was a bit nervous being a Non-Swimmer(I was learning how to swim) but that all changed when I saw the beaches :-). 

We booked our flight tickets by CEBU Pacific Airline. At that time Cebu offered cheapest tickets among all the airlines. For the hotel , we booked Westown Resort after a long research about the facility. The place had proximity to the city.  Some of the best information came from trip advisor rating that this is a good hotel, Live Concert everyday, Near to City and good for transportation to visit city any time. 

The hotel provides an Airport transfer facility in PHP 200 per person one side. For more adventure, people can take a Tricycle outside of the Airport to your Hotel (if you have a Hotel in the same Island, else Hotel shuttle service is the best option). 

After reaching Coron Airport, don’t forget to pick tour packages and information flyers from the baggage belt area.  Good hotel deals are also available on those pamphlets.

Also, if you have “Motion Sickness”, then please be alert in boats. As, these are normal and small boats and they shake more than your expectations. Sometimes it will lead to nausea. Keep your necessary medicine with you.

Coron has many beautiful Beaches and Lakes. To cover all those, either you can book a private boat with Guide (if you are 8-10 people) OR book a tour package. We decided to take tour packages and booked our 2 day tour for Island hopping. First day was the Island Escapade tour and the second day was the Island Ultimate Tour.

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DAY# 1 IN CORON

Island Hopping is the best sport in coron, Palawan.  Boats are small and if img_6408you are accompanied by small kids ask them to be seated while sailing. There are 3 Island in “Island Escapade Tour”.

ISLAND ESCAPADE TOUR

Our pick-up was at 7:30 am in the morning, so we packed our dresses early. When we arrived at reception after breakfast, everyone was in very basic attire unlike us. Even few were in swim dresses Read more…


DAY# 2 IN CORON

Day2 was a hectic day, as we had to visit 7 places. One of the famous places is ‘Kayangan Lakeimg_6516. The lake is the most famous place among all visitors. We reached the boarding point at 8:30 am. Today’s boat was small compared to the last tour boat and we were only 6 tourists from “CORON ISLAND ULTIMATE TOUR“. 

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The first stop was KAYANGAN LAKE, it seems every tourist visits this lake. The pictures are so beautiful, one cannot say NO for this place. After reaching here, we told Read more…


 DAY# 3 IN CORON

We had decided not to take any tour package and roam around the city.  We had our breakfast at 10 am and then decided to go to the city to buy a souvenir, the first memory of this trip. TriCycle are the best mode of transportation on the island. It was a 15 minutes ride. There were small shops with some wood stuff  and after some searching we were told about one famous souvenir shop. The shop is closed on Sunday and we were out of luck. img_6569img_6571

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We roamed around the local market. There is not much to buy other than souvenirs. For lunch do try the mini Cafe’s and Small Restaurants both sides of the road. After having lunch , we headed back to our hotel to enjoy some time in the pool.

OVERALL:The stay was awesome in Coron, Palawan. The best part of this trip is Snorkeling. It was our first time with Snorkeling and we really enjoyed it. And, looking forward to SCUBA DIVE on my future trips.

15 PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGKOK

Bangkok is among the top 10 countries in the world for tourism. Bangkok welcomes millions of people every year and all of them make amazing memories for their lifetime trips. Many of them are regular visitors to Bangkok. When we hear Bangkok, the first thing that comes to mind is a relaxing place, beautiful beaches, cafe’s and massage parlors. That is the reason it is a very famous location world wide. In this post, I will be talking about Top Most Places to Visit in Bangkok, Timings and entry fees information etc.

15 Best Places to Visit in Bangkok:

  • Chao Phraya River: Very Famous Waterway
  • Jim Thompson’s House: Spy Place
  • Wat Arun: A must visit peaceful place
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market: This place is for shopaholic
  • Safari World: Encounter Wildlife
  • Grand Palace: Visit to see Thai Royalty
  • Chinatown: Place for Foodies And shopping
  • Wat Pho: Famous for Reclining Buddha
  • Dream World: Theme Park
  • Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World: Must visit Attraction
  • Floating Markets: Buy Fruits here
  • Madame Tussauds: A must seen place
  • Rose Garden: For Cultural Show
  • Dusit Zoo: Visit to meet your favorite Animal
  • Bangkok National Museum: Understand Thai Culture

CHAO PHRAYA RIVER: Very Famous Waterway

Chao Phraya RiverThis is Must visit place in Bangkok, it offers picturesque beauty and a constantly changing scene day and night. You can enjoy Ferry ride and dinner on a cruise. This city is beautiful during the day as well as at night. This place offers a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels. It’s an opportunity to click the most beautiful pictures of the city at night. Do take out time to visit and experience this place.

Timings: You can enjoy rides starting from 7.00 am until 9.00 pm.

Cruise Pricing : Dinner cruise price is 1500 THB for Adults and 1100 THB for kids (5 to 11 years)

Location: Pak Nam Pho, Nakhon Sawan Province


JIM THOMPSON’S HOUSE: Spy Place

JIM THOMPSON'S HOUSEThis is also known as Spy House, as stories float about a famous American spy, who stays in Thailand after World War II. Do add this attraction in your list as it is a Must See Place in Bangkok. It is an off-beat from the main city but very famous for its traditional Thai architecture. If you like to visit museums then this should be on your list.

Timings: You can visit this place from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Entry Fees:Adults 150 Baht and Children 100 Baht.

Location: 6 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand


WAT ARUN: A Must Visit Peaceful Place

WAT ARUNIt is a place of shiny temples and spectacular museums and Must See Place in Bangkok. Wat Arun, also known as “Temple of Dawn”, is very beautiful and peaceful like heaven. One of the highly visited places in Bangkok. The Temple name has been derived from Hindu God Aruna, it is located on Chao Phraya River, the best view is during Sunset.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Entry Fees: 100 Baht per person

Location: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand


CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET: This place is for Shopaholic

CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKETThis one amazing place for shopping and Must visit Place in Bangkok. Here you will find authentic Thai dresses and western dresses as well. This place will eat all your money, because it has so much to offer. Do make your way to this place and buy your souvenir to keep memories of your Bangkok trip.

Timings: Saturday & Sunday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm | Friday: 6.00 pm to 12.00 am | Wednesday and Thursday: 7.00 am to 6.00 pm (There is no entry fee)

Location: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand


SAFARI WORLD: Encounter Wildlife

SAFARI WORLD BangkokIt is very different from other Zoos, that is the reason it comes under Must See Places in Bangkok. It is quite a big Zoo, where animals have a lot of space to roam around, they can freely roam around at their own pace. You can drive through and spot your favorite wildlife. It also has Marine Park, where you can enjoy entertaining live shows. It needs almost a day to cover all the interesting points.

Timings: Open all days: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Admission fees: Safari Park-800 | Marine Park 1000 | Package 1200 for Adults. For kids it is 700 for Safari and 800 for Marine Park. Package is 900 for both.

Location: 99 Thanon Panya Intra, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand


GRAND PALACE: Visit to See Thai Royalty

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Grand Palace is very famous and under the list of Most Visit Places in Bangkok, your trip is incomplete if you miss visiting the Grand Palace. The Palace has been the official residence of the Kings Siam since 1782, now they host royal ceremonies for all types of travelers. By visiting the Grand Palace, you will get a glimpse of royal life, and other places to visit here “Temple of the Emerald Buddha“.

Timings: Open all day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Entry Fee: 500 Baht per person


CHINATOWN: Place for Foodies and Shopping

Chinatown-bangkok-thailandThis place is a haven for foodies, a paradise for shopping lovers. This is the reason, this comes under Must Visit Places in Bangkok and major attractions of tourists. Here, you will get a taste of local Thai cuisine and Chinese cuisine. So visit this place and enjoy food and shopping.

Timings: It opens till mid night. 7.00 am to 1.00 am.

Location: Yaowarat Road, Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand


WAT PHO: Famous for Reclining Buddha

wat-pho-reclining-buddah-bangkokVery Famous in the world for Reclining Buddha. It is in Best Places to Visit in Bangkok. This temple is just behind the Temple of Emerald Buddha. The Reclining Buddha is 46 meters long and covered with gold leaf. This is also a great place for Thai Massage. So head your way to Wat Pho temple and experience the world famous reclining Buddha.

Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Entry Fees: 100 Baht per person.

Location: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand


DREAM WORLD: Theme Park

dream-world-bangkokDream World theme park is not only for kids, it is for adults as well. This is the place which ensures a kid within you, and an impeccable place to visit in Bangkok. This is one of the highly visited places by Families and chosen as Must Visit Places in Bangkok. You can enjoy one full day here on rides and theme shows.

Timings: Monday to Friday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Entry Fees: 650 Baht per person

Location: 62 Tambon Bang Yitho, Amphoe Thanyaburi, Chang Wat Pathum Thani 12130, Thailand


SEA LIFE BANGKOK OCEAN WORLD: Must Visit Attraction

sea-life-bangkok-ocean-worldIt is located at ultra Luxurious Siam Paragon Shopping mall that would give you a thrilling experience. It offers more than 30k creatures from across the globe. It was formerly known as Siam Ocean World, and it will give you a breathtaking Ocean World experience. This is a Must-visit Tourist Places in Bangkok.

Timing: Opens all days from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

Entry Fees: 990 Baht for Adult and 790 for kids (3 to 11 years age)

Location: 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand


FLOATING MARKETS: Buy Fruits here

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Do keep this in your list when you are visiting Bangkok, It is a charming floating market which leads to buying those fresh and colorful fruits. That’s why this is one of the Best Visit Places in Bangkok. You can buy all tropical Thailand fruits and vegetables, and you can eat local cuisine on those floating boats. Indeed a place to visit in Bangkok. Best time to visit this market is on weekends.

Timings: Fresh fruits and vegetables available in morning from 6.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Location: There are three famous flouting markets in Bangkok- Khlong Lad Mayom | Taling Chan | Wat Sai floating market


MADAME TUSSAUDS: A must seen Place

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If you love Hollywood then this is the best place to meet your favorite star. Madame Tussauds is Must see place in Bangkok, you can stand right next to your favorite hero or actress and click yourself. A place for so much fun and entertainment.

Timings: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

Entry Fees: for Adults 850 Baht and for Kids 650 Baht.

Location: 989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand


ROSE GARDEN: Fro Cultural Show

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This is a place for family and kids to learn and understand the Thai traditions and their culture. This place should be on your list if you wish to learn Thai culture. Rose Garden organizes shows everyday in the park which gives a beautiful glimpse of their traditions and way of life. This place is best for picnic and Sightseeing as this is one of the Must see Places in Bangkok.

Timings: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Location: Km 32 Phetkasem Road, Sampran, Nakhon Pathom


DUSIT ZOO: Visit to meet your Favorite Animal

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Zoo’s help kids and adults to understand and learn about other species, especially wild animals. Dusit Zoo is unique, as it has an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational school. Trams are available inside the zoo for sightseeing. Do include Dusit Zoo Bangkok in your list as this is Most Visited places in Bangkok.

Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Entry Fees: 100 Baht for Adults and 50 Baht for Kids

Location: 5 Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand


BANGKOK NATIONAL MUSEUM: Understand Thai Culture

nationational-museum-bangkokThis is one of the largest Museums in Southeast Asia. It features Thai Art and showcases their history. This Museum was established in 1874 by King Rama V. It is also registered in UNESCO’s memory of the world Programme. This is one of the Highly Visited Places in Bangkok, the museum displays an extensive collection of regional Asian Buddha Arts, Chinese Tang, Vietnamese Cham, Indonesian Java and Cambodian Khmer arts.

Timings: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Entry Fees: 200 baht

Location: 4 Na Phra That, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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LEH LADAKH – A LIFE TIME TRIP

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As of late I visited Leh-Ladakh;  however I needed to visit this place for a long time. However, because of time limitations, for example, in the event that you need to have full inclusion and on the off chance that you need to appreciate all of it then you should go by road. When I say travel by road, that means you require at least 10 to 12 days to cover all the must see places.

What’s more, this time at long last I took out the time and booked the visit by a tour company as a solo traveler. Travelling solo is an alternate fun all-together. You can be with yourself and do what makes you cheerful. I was delighted to travel with-in Leh-Ladakh. In short, I loved this place.IMG_1548

BEST TIME TO VISIT LEH – LADAKH

Of course, this is the first question when I go to Ladakh. This place remains closed most of the month due to heavy snowfall. Roads are open from April to September.  If you want to visit in the month of October then you can fly directly to Leh and Visit Leh-ladakh. Yes, leh has an airport for small flights. But, flights are quite expensive for leh. The flight price goes up-to 16k to 18k INR.


PREPARATION FOR LADAKH TRIP

Once you decide to go to Ladakh, next in line is how to prepare. Ladakh is a place where you need to pack seriously, simple bag packing will not help this place. You need to understand what kind of clothes you need, what you need to carry essential items. Below is the link to the article where you will find detailed information.


PLACES TO VISIT IN LEH – LADAKH

Ladakh gives you surprises at every turn of road. I was amazed to see those beautiful mountains and they were not the same as people misjudging them. You will find a new color and formation after every turn you will take on the road.

As we all know that Leh-Ladakh is a cold desert. Apart from mountains, you will also find plain areas, where you can see miles away due to less vegetation.

DAY 1: Delhi was my starting point. Volvo buses are available from Delhi to Manali. It was an overnight journey and it took more than 14 hours. As road construction is going on and it is single road and two way traffic.

DAY 2: We did a Manali city tour on the 2nd day. We visited the famous Hadimba temple and then the local manali market. Hadimba temple is surrounded by forest and it was built in 1553. They have kept it the same way, no fancy changes. And, Manali market is full with wool cloths and jackets. If you did not bring any warm jackets, this market is a good option to buy one. IMG_7460

DAY 3: It was a 7 hours road journey from Manali to Jispa. We started the morning at 8 am and reached Jispa by 5 Pm. Our first stop was Rohtand La which is also known as Rohtag Pass. This Pass is on 13058 ft above sea level. Later we crossed Keylong before finally arriving at Jispa.IMG_1446

We stayed overnight in Jispa Camps. I found these camps nice and clean with good and accommodating staff. There is an electricity issue, so electricity is available from 6 am to 10 Pm and so the hot water.IMG_7491

DAY 4:  Day 4 was the toughest day of our journey. It was more than 12 hours of road travel. We started at 6:30 am from Jispa and our final stop was Leh. En route we stopped at Baralacha la pass which is 16000 ft above sea level, Tanglangla Passwhich is 17500 ft above sea level. At first you will feel low oxygen and we were instructed not to walk fast. IMG_1478

We visited Moore Planes and Upshi. The route most loved by the shutterbug community. If you are sleeping on this route means you are missing the most precious times of your life. Overnight stay in leh.IMG_1563

DAY 5: was for a city tour and leh market. Since we were exhausted from traveling the previous day, we started late, like 9 am. First visit was of Leh Palace built by Lion’ King in 1553. Second stop was the Hall of Fame, you will get to know about kargil wars here and learn about history wars. Last stop of the day was Shanti Stupa. IMG_7520

We chose to visit leh Market in the evening as the afternoon was hotter than we expected. It is quite a big market and good for shopping. Small vendors are open for bargaining but big stores have fixed rates for their stuff. Overnight in Leh.IMG_1609IMG_1573

DAY 6: After a yummy breakfast in Leh, we started our journey to our next stop Nubra. It was around 5-6 hours of road travel. We had passed the highest motorable road of the world, Khardungla pass at 17580 ft above sea level. In the last 5 days our body is acclimatized as per the low level of oxygen and heights. Thereafter, no one was feeling sickness on heights. IMG_7543IMG_7550

Enroute river rafting was arranged by our tour company. The stretch of river rafting was 8 km and it was fun in ice cold water. Many of my boat mates jumped in the water but I decided not to jump due to my bad throat and stuffy nose. Next in line activity was RTV ride and double hump camel. Both were fun. We reached cold desert camp Nubra and stayed overnight in nubra.

DAY 7: Today I planned to travel back to Leh from Nubra with a little sightseeing. But we decided to go to TurTuk Village, which was last village on the India Border. It was 30 km from Nubra. Beautiful village and amazing people. Water falls, apricots and apple trees in every house and fresh air. The LOC was 7 km from tur tuk village and they allowed civilians to visit and encourage the Indian army and see the LOC. It was a different experience to visit LOC and get to know about which mountains belong to which country.IMG_1697IMG_1700

We visited Diskit Monastery which was formed in 14th century Changzem Tserab Zangpo on our way back to Leh. Overnight stay in Leh.

DAY 8: Today is the day everyone is waiting to visit/see the world famous Pangong lake. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic, salt water Pangong lake at Spangmik. One-Third of this lake is controlled by India & rest of the two-third lies under Chinese province. Enroute we passed Changla pass at 17350 ft from sea level. We encountered the snow fall at Changla Pass. And it was 15 August morning, and changla pass has one small army post and we celebrated independence day with them.

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After moving from Changla, everyone was waiting for the first look of Pangong lake and it came after 2 hours. The lake has a splendid view which can not be described in words, it changes color every time with sky color. The tourist has increased so the number of camps at pangong lake. I just feel the beauty remains untouched, as authority needs to take steps towards cleanliness. Untouched places are better. Overnight stay at Pangong lake camp.

DAY 9: was planned to go back to leh, and enroute we visited Hemis Monastery and 3 Idiots movie school. Well, there is nothing to see in that school. They will ask you to buy products from their school in terms of helping them. And some donations. The tourist management department lady talked about the uniqueness of the school but we didn’t get to see it.

We reached Leh by 3 pm and decided to visit leh local market again. We did a lot of shopping, organic dry fruits, apricot oil and scrub and stalls/shawl which they claimed was yak wool.

DAY 10: Today we traveled from Leh to kargil. Enroute we stopped at Gurudwara sri pathar, Sangam and Magnetic Hills. Sangam is of two rivers- Hindus and Zanskar and it was clearly visible as per the water color. The water doesn’t mix but flows together. Magnetic hills are magic, you leave your vehicle in neutral and in off mode, it drives on its own due to magnetic power on roads and hills. After reaching kargil, we proceeded to Hunderman village which is on the border of Pakistan. It is the last village near the LOC. The villagers have changed their citizenship trice due to war activities.

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DAY 11: It was a very tough trip to Srinagar. I think the scariest road I have ever seen is from kargil to srinagar. Or maybe I would say, there was no road at all. Only sand and both way traffic, traffic like trucks and buses.

After reaching srinagar we boarded a house boat and in evening we had shikara ride. The funny thing about it, sellers are selling their things on boats to tourists during shikara rides. This was the end of the tour as the next morning we had a flight from Srinagar to Delhi.IMG_1934

All together it was a lifetime trip. Leh is untouched, many tourists are still not comfortable to visit this place due to misconceptions about bad roads, bad weather and oxygen level. The impact is negative and positive both. Positive- less tourist, less commercialization will remain beautiful. Negative- less tourist, low tourism income, commercialization will become over crowded and less beautiful.

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN KRABI: THAILAND

Krabi is a very famous province in Thailand and it is a perfect holiday destination for relaxing. It is situated in southern Thailand. It features stunning scenery both at sea and inland. Krabi has more than 150 islands and many of them feature fantastic white sand beaches and greenish blue water. Also it has many caves, limestone cliffs, waterfalls, hot springs and wildlife. It is a destination for family, couples, bag-packers and who love to do island-hopping, snorkeling, rock climbing, kayaking, trekking, Scuba diving and many more water sports activities. Beaches (islands) like Ao Nang, Phi Phi Island, Railay and Koh Lanta are most visited and small islands – Ao Luk, Ao Thalane and Ao Nam Mao etc. Krabi is not developed but still very crowded like Phuket.

HOW TO REACH KRABI: It is an 80 minutes flight from Bangkok. And after reaching krabi, other islands can be connected by road or boat or ferry.

Below are a few Stunning beaches, which are very famous for their beauty, sea life, white-sand and turquoise water.

AO NANG ISLAND: KRABI

Ao Nang is a very popular resort town in Krabi Province. It is a great place for party lovers, as its nightlife is hectic. Also, you will find Thai and international dining and a good place for shopping. Few hotels are very close to the beach and they give beautiful views of the sea. It is attracting more and more tourists year after year. It is good for Family and budget holidays, people who like lively beaches and party all night.

HOW TO REACH AO NANG FROM KRABI: After landing in Krabi, you can hire a taxi or inform your hotel if you have planned to stay in Ao Nang, It is only 15 KM from Krabi.ao-nang-beach-krabi-7


RAILAY ISLAND: KRABI

Railay is an ‘out of the world’ kind of holiday destination. It is not connected by road, hence only reachable by boat. Railay is a peninsula separated from the mainland by high limestone cliffs. So making roads is impossible. It has many beautiful resorts and is good for couples. There is no motorised transportation so everyone walks from one place to another. There are many cafe’s, mini restaurants on beach sides and shopping stores. It also has nightlife entertainment venues with hippie touch, making this place really cool.

HOW TO REACH RAILAY FROM KRABI:  It is part of the mainland but separated by a limestone cliff. So a boat is the only option. And it is very well connected from all the other islands like Phi Phi, Ao nang and from Krabi too.best-of-railay-lt


KLONG MUANG ISLAND: KRABI

It is located 15km from Ao Nang. It is less developed, therefore retains a very strong local and rural feel. Having said that, few people visit this place and hence it is not considered as a crowded island. You can visit the Small Fisherman village during your stay at Klong Muang Island. It has a handful of resorts and many of them boast a five-star rating. It does provide all the features such as, affordable dining, drinking with restaurants and bars on the beach.

HOW TO REACH KLONG MUANG FROM KRABI: It is only a 30 minutes drive from Krabi. The stay is for wealthy travellers so one can visit for the whole day and come back to Krabi.kbvkmu2021_2_34


PHI PHI ISLAND: KRABI

Phi Phi is situated between Phuket and Krabi Provinces. It is a small archipelago of seven islands near to Phuket and Krabi. You can reach Phi Phi Island from both Phuket and Krabi in two hours by Ferry and one hour by Speed Boat. Its beauty is beyond words, limestone cliffs towards sea, beautiful white sand beaches and coves, beautiful green color and clear water and lush vegetation. Also amazing underwater reefs, Phi Phi is a captivating place. Its main village is in Tonsai Bay which has a lot of options of dining, shopping, nightlife entertainment and all kinds of budget accommodation options. Best for party and night party lovers. Also who wants to practice scuba diving

HOW TO REACH PHI PHI: It is situated between Phuket and Krabi. Ferry and speed boats are available from both islands. Ferry takes 2 hours and the speed takes 1 hours.phi-phi-island-by-speedboat-maya-bay


KRABI ISLAND

Krabi Town is the capital city. It has been a stop-over for backpacking travellers and also it is a good option if you want to explore all nearby islands, which are easy to access from Krabi. As it is not developed, but you will find a lot of small guesthouses and hotels in the downtown area and on the river bank. wat_tham_sua_15

BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM

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A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural mix, of dynamic mega-cities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

New Year’s holiday’s were approaching and we were still juggling to finalize the place – where to visit, on arrival visa, availability of good hotels etc etc. Then the name came to mind as Vietnam – near to the Philippines (which is my current base location), a beautiful place, with friendly people, and more importantly we found the availability in Intercontinental hotel. It was a 3 nights stay and we enjoyed our stay with beautiful ambiance and helpful staff.

READ MORE: Where to visit in Vietnam

BEST TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM

Spring is one of the best times to visit Vietnam (February to April) and the second most favorable time is Autumn (August to October). The temperatures are not too hot and rainfall is less. Spring has pleasant weather though it is still cool on the north side.

If you want to see the whole country then it is difficult to decide on the best time to visit Vietnam. It is over 1000 km in length and has regional diversity. The best thing is, travel to any part of the country in any season is possible.

READ MORE: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc

VISA FOR VIETNAM

It is a very easy process. Apply online with your travel details. They will email you the confirmation of eVisa. On arrival at the Vietnam airport, show the confirmation letter and get the visa stamp. Visa fee is 45 USD per person (always check online as it changes from time to time), then they will scan your passport and grant a Visa of one month.

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