Tikal

Dates visited: March 31, 2015 – April 1, 2015 Very rarely do we find ourselves in a situation where we have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, and under the not-so-convenient brightness of a flashlight, brush our teeth, change into outdoors clothes, wear shoes and head out to climb a …

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Chiang Mai

Dates visited: January 3, 2015 – January 6, 2015 Chiang Mai (428 miles north of Bangkok) is the second largest city in Thailand but still manages to retain a small city’s charm and vibe. It’s not as terribly busy or densely populated as Bangkok so it’s a lot more fun to walk …

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Ayutthaya

Dates visited: January 3, 2015 Ayutthaya, 53 miles north of Bangkok, used to be the capital of Thailand when the Ayutthaya Kingdom flourished from 1351 until 1767. The city is named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Indian epic “Ramayana”. This was a day trip …

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Hoa Lư

Dates visited: December 29, 2014 Hoa Lư, 62 miles south of Hà Nội, used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It’s location was considered impregnable due to the towering limestone mountains around it. We visited this city as a part of a day tour combining …

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Hà Nội

Dates visited: December 27, 2014 – December 30, 2014 For me, Hà Nội was synonymous with Hồ Chí Minh and the Vietnam War, but after visiting this city, I learned a lot about Hà Nội’s 1000 plus years of history. We stayed in the Old Quarter that has still preserved the …

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