Boat to Luang Prabang
Travelling from the Thai border at Chiang Klong to Luang Prabang by the slow boat is a pleasant two day journey with an over night stop at Pak Being. [Read More...]
Day two is the most activity filled day in a three-day/two night tour to Halong Bay which starts in Hanoi. Activities including exploring caves, climbing to lookouts and visiting islands all occur on the second day. [Read More...]
Jeju Island Stone Park
Jeju is a volcanic island located south of the Korean peninsula. The Jeju Stone Park, due to be completed in 2020, is being set up to celebrate the island's stone based culture. [Read More...]
is a caldera lake located in northern Honshu, Japan. It has a periphery of about 46kms with an average depth of 71 meters. Its clear cold waters drain into the Oirase river. [Read More...]
Every year in the first full moon of November the Loy Krathong festival is celebrated throughout Thailand. As I have never witness this festival before it seemed appriopriate to attend it at its place of birth. [Read More...]
Lakes Mashu and Kusshiro
are caldera lakes in eastern Hokkaido, Japan. They can be visited on a one day train trip from Abashiro in the north or Kushiro in the south.
is a Shingon temple located in forested hills on the periphery of Hiroshima, Japan. Amongst the forest and moss in the temple grounds are more than 300 Buddha and jizos. A babbling brook completes the tranquil environment. [Read More...]
There are many treks you can go on, visiting hilltribe villages, in the Sapa area. Some are one day, many are multi-day treks. Because I havent done any treks for a number of years I choose a one-day trek. [Read More...]
is the head temple of the Joyge order of Buddhism. It is located in the Seoraksan National Park, South Korea. Built in 650AD, it is be the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in the world.
Temple of Literature
was built in 1070 as a shrine to Confucias. In 1076 it became Vietnam's first University. Though originally only teaching children of the aristocracy it later allow gifted commoners to attend. It served as a centre for higher learning for 700 years. [Read More...]