The Northern Vietnam- The tea bricks of Yunnah in China, The Temples of Angkor in Cambodja, Laos a sort of paradise, Thailand and Myanmar.
Vietnam and its location allows the expats to travel to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and from Hanoi it’s also affordable to spend a nice weekend in Hong Kong and Macau. Visit the tea plantations in Yunnan and buy some Pu-Erh bricks. There are plenty of activities: trekking, cycling, kayaking, rafting & boat trips. In Halong Bay the offer is huge from one day to several and it can get really expensive. But is worth and I do recommend as one top sites in Asia.
Diving, snorkeling, kite-surfing and windsurfing are also possible in the South of Vietnam. The Vietnamese Coastline is probably the best region for children. Vietnam has been blessed by nature from mountains, green rice paddies in the Mekong river and its sandy beaches invite you to stay longer. Visit the capital Hanoi, Lao Cai and Sapa. Cross the territorial boarder to Yunnan in China.
TET is the most important festival in Vietnam. This year it has been on the 28th of January and celebration last for three days. However, the Vietnamese take a two week Reserved break.
Particularly the vegans rank Vietnam as a top destination but you can delight yourself with dog or frog! I’ve eaten frog and it’s delicious. Dod I’ve never tasted so I cannot recommend… Try the specialties such as barbecued pork (bun cha), rice crepes, mushrooms, noodles, shrimp and crab noodle soup is a rice-paddy noodle broth laced with fried shallots and garlic (bun rieu cua).Note that Vietnam is one of the coffee top producers worldwide and black tea also but mainly to export. To me Vietnamese coffee is the best in the world. Recently I’ve been offered some from Irac and it’s also very good.
The Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam
including the Kinh majority, or the Viet, this country has 54 ethnic groups. One of this is the Brau. They have an unusual customs of filing their teeth and training their ears with heavy jewellery, to create long, large, hanging earlobes. They use ivory or wood depending on their level of income.I’d like to recommend a Vietnamese magazine called WORD. It has great articles and photos and it’s free. Visit the site at http://www.wordvietnam.com http://offroadvietnam.com http://www.vietnam-culture.com.
Yunnan - China:
tea and the Luna Calendar: astrology has a long history in China and Vietnam and linked to religious beliefs.The New Year falls in the 28th this year of 2017 and TET is celebrated in Vietnam. There are 12 zodiacal animals:rat, cow,tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. Pick your solar date and it will correspond to an animal. Yunnan province is famous for the quality of Tuocha tea nests, probably the weirdest style of brick produced for the last 1,700 years.It is hand – made in the palm of the hand.
The Temples of Angkor – (Sambor Prei Kuk).The jungle in Cambodja is massive. Visit Virachey National Park and the capital Phnom Penh, Mondulkiri in the wild least! Find the best of Koh Kong and the Rainforest bordering Thailand. Ecotourism at is best…The city of Takeo is the jumping-off point for one of Cambodia’s great thrill rides: 20 km open-air motorboat.Spectacular!
a culturally rich country. Its coastline has close to 2,000 kms along the Bay of Bengal being the largest in the world and border Thailand, India, Cambodja, Laos and China in the North. The land of festivals the Republic of the Union Myanmar has festivals every single month mostly cultural and religious. Plan your journey carefully as transports may be time consuming. Nevertheless a must see in Asia. For those we wish to spend a few days in a Bhudist monastery, Myanmar is the best place to go. But there are others in Thailand.
Myanmar! Welcome! You’re in my bucket list!
national parks, diversity in terms of culture and spot on for adventure.Why Laos? Laos is home of more than 100 ethnic groups, Buddhist temples and monks, The Mekong River, river-caves, white-water rapids and jungle ziplines. The forest is home of leopards and rivers. Ziplining in Laos with The Gibbon Experience in Bokeo Nature Reserve pioneered the use of ziplines to explore the jungle canopy and stay overnight in treehouses.
food & shopping and if you’re willing to live like a local Thailand as a lot to offer. Bangkok has one of the most important air hubs and links to multiple destinations in Southern China, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam as well as Cambodja. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center, the National Park of Pha Team and the Angkor temple trail are good suggestions. There are many travelers settling in Thailand and exploring Asia from this starting point. Please, e-mail me to email@example.com or leave a comment if you wish to share your experience. This is my current location and I love it here!
From North to South I’ve visited several Thai provinces and still there is so much to explore. As much as read as much as wish to travel in this country. Currently in the South of Thailand very close to Malaysia.
How I’m funding travelling? I work as an English teacher and love it because my students also like me. It’s easier to do it in richer countries but maybe not so rewarding. If you up for travelling, you like children, you have a TEFL certificate then you have goods chances to get a job yourself. There are also positions available for Arts teachers which obviously include music, sports and mathematics. In general it applies for Social Sciences.
I left Vietnam because I could not afford to take 3 months summer holiday until next contract in September when schools starts and it’s quite challenging to have 56 students in front of us while teaching. But think the other way round? Can we contribute for development? Have a look on my latest article published throughout International TEFL Academy by clicking here.