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Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
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The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Reasons to Love Vietnam – Country of Fascinating Facets

Local Fruit Seller, Hoi an, vietnam culture

Local Fruit Seller | Courtesy: Anantara Hoi An Resort

Vietnam has risen from the ashes of war and is forging ahead to becoming a well-developed nation with a vibrant tourist industry. Among several UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the historic port town Hoi An, now a thriving tourist hub. The demand for a Hoi An accommodation is great and the term Hoi An Resort indicates high quality and for an up market stay Anantara Hoi An Resort on the Thu Bon river bank would be a good choice.

Many facets of Vietnam will capture your heart and mind and draw you back. The natural beauty of the country with beaches, bays and vistas like Nha Trang, Doc Let, the Gulf of Tonkin with 1,600 islands jutting out of the sea, hilly areas like Sa Pa in north western Vietnam with its terraced rice fields and peaks, Mekong and Red River Deltas with their backwaters, the vast caves of which Son Doong is the biggest in the world, lakes like Lake Lak, the colourful flora and varied fauna is guaranteed to enrapture visitors. The lifestyles of Vietnam including the rural life of the Mekong Delta, the ethnic minorities with their traditional dress and life all add colour to Vietnamese life. Street food stalls and the Bia Hoi (a lager like draught) bars are places to mingle with the locals and learn their way of life. The markets of Vietnam are renowned for the freshness of their wares and even the fish and meat markets do not smell as the fish and meat are fresh having been caught or slaughtered a few hours before. The temples and pagodas reflect the diverse religions and the Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang is a good example.

Vietnamese .street food is available any hour of the day. Noodle soups are a staple and the iconic pho is a fish based soup garnished with dill. Bun Cha is grilled pork served over rice noodles with herbs and dipping sauces. Bánh xèo are rice pancakes cooked with little prawns inside and served with a fish based dipping sauce and herbs.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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