Vietnam is a popular destination for many backpackers and Gap Year travelers. In fact, many are known to rent or buy a motorbike from Hanoi or Ho Chi Ming city and ride north or south exploring the entire country. Some favourite destinations include Halong Bay, Sapa, Cat Ba Island, Hoi An, Mekong Delta and Nha Trang. Many travelers, however, bypass central Vietnam quickly and only really stopping in Hoi An. Having spent 16 days in central Vietnam, I could say that I didn’t even have enough time to see everything! So open your mind and prepare to add these three towns onto your itinerary. Read More
Northern Italy’s tourism is dominated by Venice in the east and Milan in the west, with people occasionally paying a visit to Verona in between. Often overlooked due to the popularity of southern Italy with Puglia, Amalfi Coast, and of course, Sicily, or the central Tuscany region, there are plenty of towns worth visiting in northern Italy. So why not ditch the crowded south and escape to the cool north?
When people talk about National Parks in Croatia, they usually immediately think of Plitvice National Park. With 16 beautiful lakes and lush greeneries and the stunning photos that circulate around social media like wildfire, it’s no questions that it is the top attraction in Croatia. However, it’s not the only national park on the block. Croatia is actually home to eight national parks, and together they make up a total of 8% of Croatia. Read More
Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.