Category Archives: Culture

A step back in time – into the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, Belize

A step back in time – into the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, Belize

Traveling to Belize was on my itinerary, and as I usually do, I did some reading up about the place. An article on the Mayan ruins in Altun Ha caught my interest. I found out that until the 1950s, the Belizeans were unaware of the ancient Mayan civilization’s presence in Belize.. The ruins were discovered while theContinue Reading

The Underwater Museum Cancun – A Museum Like No Other

The Underwater Museum Cancun – A Museum Like No Other

As I was planning my trip to Mexico, I looked up some of the things to do in Cancun. There is really a lot to do here. But what REALLY stood out for me was the Underwater Museum Cancun. I searched for all the information I could about this wonderful artificial reef created out ofContinue Reading

10 Tours Not to be Missed Around the Riviera Maya, Mexico

10 Tours Not to be Missed Around the Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya has got to be the most fun holiday destination ever! Everything, from the weather and the terrain to the culture is perfect. For most of us it conjures up visions of white powdery sand, turquoise blue sea, terrific boutique hotels and the urge to chill out. However, this delightful beach land also invites us toContinue Reading

10 Fabulous Luxury Experiences in New York City

10 Fabulous Luxury Experiences in New York City

New York City – the most famous, the most photographed and the busiest city in the world. It is a city that is larger than life. It has been the iconic gateway to millions of immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries making the city a melting pot of cultures with over 800 languages spokenContinue Reading

Hotel de la Paix Review – Once a Prison, Now the Last Word in Luxury!

Hotel de la Paix Review – Once a Prison, Now the Last Word in Luxury!

When I first heard that Hotel de la Paix was built in 1910 as a French colonial fort, I was curious to see the architecture. Then I learned the long and colorful history of this wonderful structure. The very same building used to be the governor’s residence and at some point in time the building wasContinue Reading

The Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos

The Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos

Before my trip to Luang Prabang, I had seen many colorful pictures of the alms giving ceremony, showing monks walking down the streets in single file. My first thought was it would be fun to go see that. To tell you the truth, I had no clue what the whole ceremony was about. I justContinue Reading

Top 5 Things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Top 5 Things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It is not a secret that most travelers visit Siem Reap mainly because of Angkor Wat – The largest single religious monument in the world. But Siem Reap has a lot more to offer than just Angkor Wat. If you are curious to know more about Cambodia’s culture, if time andContinue Reading

Exploring Cambodia’s Countryside with Khmer Ways

Exploring Cambodia’s Countryside with Khmer Ways

The Angkor Archaeological Park is amazing, nothing quite like anything you’ve ever seen before. But if you’re like most travelers, the visits to various temples with hordes of tourists can get a bit hectic, and you probably will feel the need to take a break from the routine touristy things you’ve been doing. I knowContinue Reading

Hotel Continental Saigon Review – The Oldest Hotel in Vietnam

Hotel Continental Saigon Review – The Oldest Hotel in Vietnam

With over 900 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon or HCMC) alone, Hotel Continental Saigon is not only the oldest hotel in HCMC but also the oldest hotel in Vietnam. It was an honor to stay in a hotel with so much history. From the moment I stepped in, I was immediately captivated by theContinue Reading

A O Show Saigon: A Fascinating Snapshot of Vietnamese Culture

A O Show Saigon: A Fascinating Snapshot of Vietnamese Culture

Ho Chi Minh City never struck me as a great place to see live performances. I always thought of it as a place to visit mainly for the historical aspect. Nope! Once again, Ho Chi Minh City proved us wrong. This time, while having a drink at  Hotel Continental Saigon – we saw a bunchContinue Reading