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Lyf&Spice 2 weeks ago
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Lyf&Spice 1 week ago
Glad you said that. Was planning to roll out one pretty soon. :) stay tuned.
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🏯Bich Dong Pagoda at Ninh Binh, Vietnam.
➡This 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.
🏯Sections: lower, middle, upper pagoda
➡The 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. ➡Entry fee: No, Parking fee: Yes
➡Best route: Follow the road uphill from Tam Coc boat point, for about 2 kms. #vietnam
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💙 Kuang Si Falls
➡These 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.
➡Tip: 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. That’s the best way to cool off.
➡More on the blog: https://lyfandspice.com/2017/07/05/travel-to-laos-luang-prabang/ #laos
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🐝 Let's keep em 'flies' away!! 🐝
😎Smart move by the vendors selling fried fish, meat and sausages by the streets ➡ a strip of plastic (bag) tied to the blades of a low-hanging fan. .
🤔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 commute➡ 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.
📸: A fruit seller who had just set her shop by the river at Hoi An. #vietnam
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👀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 Papadum➡ 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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🤔A great deal of confusion surrounds Vietnam, today and always. 😧"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. 😊Read our Top 20 Travel Tips on Vietnam and decide for yourself ➡ 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* 😉
Where ➡ 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?! 🤔 Couldn't let go of the chance...
Time: 1st week of June #laos
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Ian Brittain 1 month ago
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We have been there many times & unfortunately find it a bit underwhelming ! Nice but completely over run with tourists 😒 .
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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 ➡ https://goo.gl/wCZND9
Let's talk about the gorgeous work of art in the picture ➡
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
Wow I wish I went there. One day!
Lyf&Spice 1 month ago
Tzy Ling Tan n may ur wish come true.. soon! 😊
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 1 month ago
Thanks
Lyf&Spice 1 month ago
That's nice Tzy Ling Tan 🤗
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! 😍 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! 🙇 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 2 months ago
What do you look forward to do, while planning a vacay in SE Asia?
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Meng Kimchou 2 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. 😍
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Tzy Ling Tan 2 months ago
Great photo!
Meng Kimchou 2 months ago
Thank you
At Angkor Wat ➡ 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 2 months ago
What's your favourite S.E.Asian destination guys?? 🤔
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Just got back from Hat Yai where I had these amazing crispy whole birds. What were they➡quails. 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 ➡ 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 😎☉... 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 2 months ago
Wow great photo. So nicely captured the glowing sunlight
Lyf&Spice 2 months ago
Thanks Tzy Ling Tan ☉😎
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 2 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 2 months ago
Yes, you'll fall in love with this place 😍
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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