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Lyf&Spice 2 weeks ago
Would you rather watch:
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Hellllooooooo!!!! I'm back after a hiatus... Did ya miss me? ๐Ÿ˜‰
This pic is from last month when ๐ŸฃI just hatched ... at Yogyakarta/Jogjakarta/Jogja. This city has a lot to offer. Follow my Jogja journey all week ๐Ÿ˜˜ #indonesia
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Yovent Thรฉn 2 weeks ago
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hello there. i noticed you have been travel around Asia. just wondering, have you ever been to Luang Prabang? any hotel recommendation? cheers
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Hi Yovent Thรฉn .. Yes, I'v been to Luang Prabang.For budget stay, I would suggest staying near the night market (kitsalat road, town centre) as there are a lot of guest houses and commuting is easier. Otherwise, if you want to spend more, check the mekong riverview hotel, lotus villa boutique hotel, belle river boutique hotel. There is a hotel with a unesco preserved lotus pond, but it's on the other side of the river. haven't stayed there, but it' called Maoson Dalabua Hotel. For things to do, check this out: https://lyfandspice.com/category/laos/ Other details on my Facebook page where I had live updates. scroll back to the time stamp around 3rd june for more: https://www.facebook.com/lyfandspice/posts/1661552493872802 ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Yovent Thรฉn 2 weeks ago
Thank you for nice information. Do us need a tour guide while traveling there?
Lyf&Spice 2 weeks ago
You don't need a tour guide at all. Depending on your interest, you could choose out of hiking, ziplining, local market visit, boat tours, night and wet market visit and more.... You can get in touch with your hotel for cab or tuk tuk booking. We used to book from our guesthouse rather than a tour agency. Lots of agents are prwsent along the streets. You can book a ride or package just 24 hours in advance.
Woohooo!! Here I come!!!
๐ŸšœHad the most exhilarating experience on a lava jeep tour of Mount Merapi! ๐ŸšœYou can take up the 1.5, 2 or 3.5 hour tour depending on the time in hand. We took up the shortest one that took us around the lava ash, to a bunker and a museum where time stood still when the volcano last erupted in 2010. ๐ŸšœJogja turned out to be just the way we expected. Heading back and refreshed from the trip. .
Have you taken up a similar jeep tour? Let us know #indonesia
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Hoot Hoot!!
Hello peeps!! Sorry, have been under the rock (or hiking on one ;)) for a while.. as I have been travelling extensively. Now that I'm back, I will be sharing pics from my recent stint at Yogyakarta, Indonesia all week.
Stay tuned lovely people! Hope you've all been well #indonesia
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So beautiful Girl looking good
Lyf&Spice 2 months ago
๐Ÿ”ŠCalling all travel bloggers.
๐Ÿ“ฏLyf&Spice turns 2. Yayy!
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#contest #travel
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Lyf&Spice 2 months ago
Glad you said that. Was planning to roll out one pretty soon. :) stay tuned.
Swaminathan Jayaraman 2 months ago
Lyf&Spice superb
๐ŸฏBich Dong Pagoda at Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
โžกThis beautiful pagoda nestled between trees and the lush green of Tam Coc was worth the ride. We parked our bikes outside and hiked our way up to the top, to view Ninh Binh Province from a vantage point.
๐ŸฏSections: lower, middle, upper pagoda
โžกThe view is breath-taking. There are paved paths to follow within the pagoda. However, we hopped our way through the top on boulders and stones. โžกEntry fee: No, Parking fee: Yes
โžกBest route: Follow the road uphill from Tam Coc boat point, for about 2 kms. #vietnam
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๐Ÿ’™ Kuang Si Falls
โžกThese falls blew my mind away. I was amazed at the beauty and serenity surrounding Kuang Si. Was I in heaven or was this a piece of paradise.
โžกTip: Hike all the way to the top. It will take about an hour to reach uphill. Follow the same route on your way down or take a slightly more difficult path on your onward journey. As you head downhill, keep stopping by the beautiful terrace-like sections of water and take a dip. Thatโ€™s the best way to cool off.
โžกMore on the blog: https://lyfandspice.com/2017/07/05/travel-to-laos-luang-prabang/ #laos
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๐Ÿ Let's keep em 'flies' away!! ๐Ÿ
๐Ÿ˜ŽSmart move by the vendors selling fried fish, meat and sausages by the streets โžก a strip of plastic (bag) tied to the blades of a low-hanging fan. .
๐Ÿค”Have you seen any other measures adopted by sellers to keep flies at bay? #laos
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Krabi travel tip: Stay in a less crowded spot, choose Nong Thale over Ao Nang for beautiful accommodations facing the beach, private bay and secluded environment, all by yourself. What's even better is the sunset you get to witness immersed shoulder-deep in the ocean. How do you commuteโžก rent a bike.
More on Nong Thale here: https://lyfandspice.com/2015/09/09/exploring-nong-thale-krabi/ #thailand
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My obsession with boats continues: https://goo.gl/wCZND9
(+travel tips & visa discount voucher) by the riverside of Hoi An #vietnam
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More than the night markets themselves, I love watching them set up the market. The chaos that surrounds the arrangememts, the unloading, the mess and preparations are all quite a sight.
๐Ÿ“ธ: A fruit seller who had just set her shop by the river at Hoi An. #vietnam
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๐Ÿ‘€Looking for an Indian resto in Luang Prabang, Laos? Look no further... Chennai restaurant offers delicacies from both Indian and Malaysian cuisines.
Indian food available: biryani, curries, sabji, aloo paratha, pulao, raita, chutney, naan and a lot more...
Pic: Papad or Papadumโžก thin, crisp, disc-shaped food from India. Made from black gram flour & can be fried or roasted.
As for me, I can eat anywhere, anytime.. and all day. Tee hee.. Happy Sunday peeps!! #laos
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๐Ÿค”A great deal of confusion surrounds Vietnam, today and always. ๐Ÿ˜ง"Do I go there, is it worth the visit, what if I get mugged, what about the traffic, is it chaotic?" are just some out of the pool of questions we've been asked. ๐Ÿ˜ŠRead our Top 20 Travel Tips on Vietnam and decide for yourself โžก https://goo.gl/JguCBZ #vietnam
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Hiking in a bed of moss was way more difficult than I thought. It was slippery as hell, but my friend and I took up the challenge, took it slow and completed it anyway, not once but twice! *patting our backs* ๐Ÿ˜‰
Where โžก Tad Sae Falls, Luang Prabang. These waterfalls dry up during the summer, leaving the bed exposed. It was a great experience hiking there, getting to see the falls stripped down to their bare base. Who gets to see what's down under anyway?! ๐Ÿค” Couldn't let go of the chance...
Time: 1st week of June #laos
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Ian Brittain 3 months ago
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We have been there many times & unfortunately find it a bit underwhelming ! Nice but completely over run with tourists ๐Ÿ˜’ .
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Hi.. Are you talking about Hoi An? Completely agree... However, we chose a month that relatively lacked tourist influx. It was way too hot coz of that though, but we got to witness uncrowded streets :)
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I just got back from Vietnam. I particularly loved Hoi An and just published my blog post on it. If you need info on things to do, what to see, facilities in the city, what to eat etc., do check it out โžก https://goo.gl/wCZND9
Let's talk about the gorgeous work of art in the picture โžก
Japanese Bridge: The famous symbol of the city, this bridge was built in 1590s to connect the Japanese to the Chinese quarters across the river. Notice the beautiful ornamentation, the figurines of dogs and monkeys and the shelter that covers the roof of the bridge. #vietnam
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I love connecting with the locals and capturing the essence of their lifestyle as much as I love watching them in action. This pic shows women deep in conversation, sharing a meal as the sun sets by the riverside, of Hoi An's ancient town. #vietnam
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"Yes, there's fire inside me.. that makes me fierce", says my new found dragon buddy at Da Nang. I walked by the river for 2 days, after the sun went down, just to watch the dragon change colours every few minutes. #vietnam
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Cez Krol 3 months ago
I loved Da Nang. I met some of the most hospitable locals there!
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Some more lanterns by the river.. Oh, how I'm gonna miss this ancient town of Hoi An #vietnam
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Lyf&Spice 3 months ago
What do you look for, in SE Asia?
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Hello from the beautiful lantern town of Hoi An. I loved last eve when the sun went down and lanterns brightened the river stretch. Heading there again in a bit. Anyone else loves this city as much as I do? #vietnam
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Tzy Ling Tan 3 months ago
Wow I wish I went there. One day!
Lyf&Spice 3 months ago
Tzy Ling Tan n may ur wish come true.. soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Good morning from Halong Bay! Known to be one of the seven wonders of nature, this limestone island offers scenic views and a remarkable moonrise. Take up a 2D/1N cruise to witness the best amidst the vast ocean. #vietnam
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Alexa Huit 3 months ago
Thanks
Lyf&Spice 3 months ago
That's nice Tzy Ling Tan ๐Ÿค—
As beautiful as it gets! Gorgeous falls of Kuang Si, Luang Prabang... would recommend half a day here, as you can hike up the hill as well :) #laos
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Boat ride to Tad Sae National Park for hiking and zipling.... about 30 minutes from the city of Luang Prabang, followed by a 10 min. boat ride. #laos
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Trying to communicate and spend some time wid the locals at Luang Prabang. Watch the way they roast 'fish fry' in the forest besides Mekong River at Tad Sae Falls #laos
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Fresh fish anyone?? When I asked the old lady to display all the fish she had, this morning at the wet market of Luang Prabang. How sweet! ๐Ÿ˜ Tip: head here early in the morn to catch the action, around 6-6.15 am #laos
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and another one from the most deliciously gorgeous waterfall. Presenting another section of the same ol' Kuang Si waterfall, Luang Prabang #laos
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Greetings from Laos! ๐Ÿ™‡ I just got back after hiking to Kuang Si waterfalls at Luang Prabang, and the view was the most GORGEOUS and REWARDING as ever! #laos
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Can't get over the beauty of the wonderful temples and structures of Cambodia, especially during sunrise and sunset. This one was at Angkor Wat, during sunrise #cambodia
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A quiet li'l getaway... Glad I chose the calm Nong Thale over the overrated Ao Nang, Krabi. Such a blissful stay at a private bay by the ocean. #thailand
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Lyf&Spice 4 months ago
What do you look forward to do, while planning a vacay in SE Asia?
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Meng Kimchou 4 months ago
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In front of Angkor Wat is my country
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What a lovely pic. Thanks for sharing. You belong to a lovely country. ๐Ÿ˜
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Tzy Ling Tan 4 months ago
Great photo!
Meng Kimchou 4 months ago
Thank you
At Angkor Wat โžก The pillars of strength!! That's right, these are the basis of the beautiful structures at Siem Reap. #cambodia
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Lyf&Spice 4 months ago
What's your favourite S.E.Asian destination guys?? ๐Ÿค”
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Just got back from Hat Yai where I had these amazing crispy whole birds. What were theyโžกquails. More on what I ate here: https://goo.gl/8BJBjU #thailand
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and that my friends, is a lovely view atop the hill I hiked at last week โžก Bukit Keluang, Terengganu... less than an hour away from where I live and I had no clue till I got there. #malaysia
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Chasing the Cambodian sun ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜‰... as the structures stand tall and time stands still. Trying my best to soak in the camwarmth of the sun touching the foundation of the glorious past! #cambodia
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Tzy Ling Tan 4 months ago
Wow great photo. So nicely captured the glowing sunlight
Lyf&Spice 4 months ago
Thanks Tzy Ling Tan โ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž
Breakfast with a view. Yup, amidst the tropical paradise of none other than "Krabi". We chose to stay at Nong Thale instead of the popular Ao Nang, simply bcoz the waters were untouched, beaches were less crowded, and we had a private bay to ourselves. #thailand
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Tzy Ling Tan 4 months ago
Wow this is pretty. I've only been to Phuket and you know how Patong Beach can be. Should consider this place next time
Lyf&Spice 4 months ago
Yes, you'll fall in love with this place ๐Ÿ˜
The iconic Angkor Wat. Does this really need a caption?
I must say though, that I was a bit disappointed with the non-dramatic sunrise. Gotta blame the mean skies I guess, but the structure is no short of majestic. #cambodia
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