Located on the eastern most side of the Indo-China Peninsular of South-East Asia, Vietnam is a country filled with stunning landscapes, exotic natural wonders, rich cultural heritage and monumental history. This time our trip to Vietnam was very different. Because we took a detour this time, through the rough roads, away from the touristy hustle-bustles. We travelled from the south to north Vietnam, motorbiking through the rural areas and interacted with the real country and its people – so loving and always smiling, so interested in foreigners yet so autonomous and self-esteemed. This country has risen from the ashes of a horrific warfare and political devastation, yet is standing wise and strong, greeting the world with open arms. Surely, one cannot stop falling in love with Vietnam!
Bali emerged as one of the most popular travel destinations of the world in recent times. A small Indonesian island amidst the enormous beryl Indian Ocean, with its span of 5780 square kilometres of rugged volcanic landscape is the home to two active volcanoes, capacious stretch of beautiful beaches, rain forest, lush-fertile rice terraces, Mangrove pockets and approximately 20,000 Hindu temples. The most amazing part of being in Bali is that all the different townships here have different types of landscapes yet have a very deep-rooted, intrinsic cultural identity.