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Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Destination in Vietnam

Trekking routes across the Karst plateau of Dong Van Town, situated in northeast Ha Giang Province, have become increasingly popular since being recognized as part of the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN) in 2010. Dong Van-based Karst Plateau Travel offers amazing trekking routes between the rocky town, ethnic Mong villages in Ma Le and Thien Huong as well as up to the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass.

The 18km route from Ma Le to Thien Huong has become known as the valley of rocks due to its spectacular natural appearance. As per schedule, tourists are taken to Ma Le Village, 5km from central Dong Van, via van before embarking on a full-day tour.

“The trip is amazing. The landscape and natural conditions across the 1,600m above sea level area has lured many travelers,” said Karst Plateau travel agent Hoang Anh Tuan. “The wild routes offer the perfect conditions for memorable experiences such as barbecues,” he said. Tuan added that tour groups are always accompanied by local Mong guides to avoid people getting lost.

Tourists are additionally provided with sticks and jungle-knives to help them make their way through dense undergrowth. Ta Lang Village, home to the hospitable Giay and Tay ethnic groups, is the first stop.

“Because tourists often can’t speak their language, the hosts may refuse to welcome them into their homes. That’s where we as guides come in handy,” said local guide Li Thanh Hong.

“We always prepare lunch near the Nho Que river-bank while often buying either goat or chicken meat for barbeque parties in the jungle,” Hong added.

“It’s like a wild life lunch. Local guides often teach tourists how to catch fish by hand,” said tour guide Luc Thi Thuy. She added that fish is mostly grilled alongside moss while chicken is coated with clay before being placed on the fire.

Vertical limit: The route is very tough and challenging, and the mountain pathways are almost vertical in places. Ban Mo Village is another favourite stop over for lunch with visitors seated on stone slabs in the middle of the Nho Que River in the dry season. The last and final trek of the day, running 7km uphill from the river-bank to the top of the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass, takes a challenging two hours.

“The route is very tough, but also very interesting. The mountain pathways are almost vertical,” said Anh Tuan, who designed the route two years ago.

“When you reach the top, the river looks like a silk thread cutting through the deep valley.” The tour reaches its end on top of the Ma Pi Leng mountain pass from where tourists are taken back to Dong Van Town to while away the afternoon in exploration. Tour operators offer packages from US$100 for groups of four, which includes transportation from Ha Noi to Dong Van Town.

Karst Plateau also provides trekking tours via Tam Son Town in Quan Ba District as well as in the districts of Yen Minh and Meo Vac. Tourists always benefit from exploring the UNESCO recognised town as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks. The town’s main market day falls on Sundays while it lights up with lanterns on Saturday nights. Dong Van Town is a definite must on the tourist radar due to its spectacular natural surroundings and its well preserved cultural and ethnic heritage.

Comfortable International Travel Tips

Air travel has become more popular today. Many people choose this way because of the new experience it gives and less time it takes to reach destinations as compared to the other ways of transport. While moving abroad, you need to concentrate on a few things for your comfortable travel. Here is a list of tips to make your journey enjoyable.

Proper planning

Before booking the tickets online, you need to plan for everything, for example, which destination you are choosing, how many days you are planning, how many are going – all these you need to plan before booking the tickets. If you plan in advance, you can book your flight tickets according to your requirements. In addition, you can save your money by booking tickets in advance. It is better to discuss with your members of your family and perform some research on final planning.

Select your seat while making reservation

Selecting your seat involves selecting the location of your seat, near the window or away from window, etc. Assume you are traveling for just three or four hours in a thee tiered rail train, the seat selection does not matter. However, if you are traveling for a long destination, the seat selection is very important. As you have to stay for a long time on that seat. So comfort is very important.

Seat selection varies from person to person. Some people like to sit near the window while other may prefer the middle seats. According to their choice they need to book that seats in advance.

Some flights takes Little bit higher charges for window seats.

Pack your luggage

Packing your luggage according to the aviation authority instructions is always important. This will helps you to by avoiding unnecessary things, and you can save your time. And be sure that what are the important things to carry while the traveling. Because you need carry all the important things. So packing in advance will helps you in that time. There are some protocols while packing your luggage. You can find these protocols on the official websites of the service provider.

Eating

Eating is very important while you are traveling. Some people are very sensitive, in that case it is advised as they need to bring their food along with them. Even though in flights also they will provide food which is very easy to digest. But it is very important get food for them. And some times experts suggests walking after eating in the flights. This will helps to your digestion.

If you are planing for international travel, please remember all those points for a comfortable and happy journey.

The Best Coleman Camping Stove

If you have had the experience, you know there is nothing more exciting than going on a camping trip. Being in the mountains or on the seashore and enjoying the pure invigorating air, away from the cares of daily life and the noise of busy streets, makes it a memory that lasts a lifetime. If you have the proper equipment, such as camping stoves, when you are on such a trip, it makes things even more enjoyable.

There are many different kinds of Coleman camping stoves on the market today. You have a wide range of choices and sizes as well as what kind of fuel is needed. You need to consider the amount and type of cooking you are going to do. The kind and size of styles you purchase will depend on whether you are planning to bake, roast or simply do top of the stove cooking.

Some very exciting stoves, that are now available, are the ones which use solar power. These stoves are environmentally friendly, very portable, and convenient to use. Among these units, you will find a sport solar oven, sun oven and solar grill. The sport solar oven and the sun oven both use only solar energy. The solar grill uses both fuel and solar energy. All stoves are excellent for cooking any kind of food.

Coleman also makes gas camping stoves which are another option. These units require gas, such as butane, or unleaded gasoline. These stoves are available in two or three burner units. If you decide to go with this kind of style, you should investigate how much room is available for your cooking utensils. Some of these have a large and a small burner arrangement. This sometimes works out better when you are trying to cook more than one thing at once.

If you are planning on a hiking to a camping site you might be interested in the type of stove that only has one burner. This has the fuel container and the burner as one unit. It is easy to carry and no problem to use. The only disadvantage is that only one thing can be cooked or heated at a time. It is powered by 1.1 pints of fuel.

In shopping for a camping stove you need to consider where it will be used and how it will be used. If you are going to a regular camping site there is usually a very nice table available. However, if possible, you might want to take another small table or devise for the stove to sit on. By doing this, you will not have to constantly be moving it out of the way.

When choosing your camping equipment the stove is one of the very essential units. This will prepare food for hungry family members, who have been swimming, hiking or engaging in other activities. The smell of food cooking, that goes through the area surrounding the camp, is very appetizing. Regardless of what kind of food you cook, on a camping stoves, they will be enjoyed by all who are present.

Best Treks Around Bangalore

If tough deadlines and constant pressure is taking a toll on your workforce, taking them out on an adventure trip around Bangalore could be a nice way to beat the stress. Trekking is one of the many adventure activities that places around Bangalore have to offer. While there are a lots of trekking around Bangalore, we have picked 5 of the best ones out there.

Anatargange

Located in Kolar, about 60 km from the city of Bangalore, Anatargange offers not such a strenuous experience, but still, a very rejuvenating trekking experience. The 45 minute trek to the top of the hill involves a bit of rock climbing, nice camping and a lot of fun; the view from the top is every bit rewarding.

Savanadurga trek

Savanadurga is the largest monolith in Karnataka, located in Magadi. With a height of 4050 feet above sea level, trekking to the top of this single rock formation is a real adventure. At the top of it lies a historical fortress which is believed to have been built by Kempegowda II. There is even a conglomerating of two peaks near Savanadurga, namely Billiguddda and Karigudda. Between them lies the valley of Ramanagar, another popular trekking route to explore.

Kodachadri trek

Kodachadri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka, located about a 100 km from Shimoga district. It lies in the Mookambika National Park. With a height of more than 1300 meters above sea level, the top of the peak is believed to have been the meditation ground for Guru Shankaracharya. A trek to the top takes you through verdant greenery, waterfalls and other scenic adventures; and the top of the peak rewards you with scintillating views and some really romantic sunrises and sunsets.

Green Route Trek

If you like a little more mystic to your trekking trails, the Green Route Trek is what is ideal for you. The Green Route Trek lies along the Bangalore-Mangalore railway line and takes you through interesting caves, biodiversity hotspots and everything in between. Trekking through this 20 km trail would be a lifetime experience for your corporate team.

Ranganathaswamy Betta trek

40 km from Bangalore, it is a peak with a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy. There is interesting flora to be explored along the trail, and you even get to see some wildlife along the way. This trek to the top of this peak is about 4 km, which is ideal for a day off from office for a little bit of fun.