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Durga Puja Celebration in Kolkata

Posted by narenhalder on 4/10/2021 at 10:28

The Festival of Durga puja is the grandest celebration in Kolkata. In these nine days, the city of joy comes to life. Durga Puja is celebrated all around the world, but nowhere is it's charismatic as in Kolkata. Therefore, preparation for the festival starts months before the actual date of celebration. During this time world has its eyes on the city of Kolkata. Tourists from all around the globe visit the city to experience the joy first hand. You can be here too and roam around watching beauti ...

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Posted by tezza on 5/7/2019 at 10:26

GILI LAYAR is a tinyisland only 900m NW off bigger GILI GEDE. It’s one of the ”SECRET GILIS’ - the many islands off the SW peninsula of mainland LOMBOK. It’s genuinely small – averaging 900m across with a total distance around the coast of abt 3km which can be walked in under an hour. Most of the latter is beach (thin – not much left at full tide, lotsa coral debris and rubbish at storm tide mark – best beach in front of the only resort and in the south. where some attempts at gro ...

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Quick circuit Phnom Penh - Phu Quoc - Phnom Penh

Posted by fondo on 30/6/2019 at 06:09

Here’s a report on a two week trip we took in late May/early June which was essentially a quick circuit from Phnom Penh through Kampot , Ha Tien , Phu Quoc, Chau Doc , and back. We took a car straight down to Kampot from PNH, the last 40 km were truly trying and in times like this I’m always thankful for a good driver! Kampot has just about shaken off its ‘sleepy’ descriptor which is both good and bad. Lots of evening cruise boats add colour and mov ...

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Visiting Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/4/2019 at 22:04

Here is a quick wrap and a few happy snaps on a trip we did earlier this week. Questions, let me know! For me this was a once in a lifetime experience. I say that partly due to the costs involved, but also simply because the experience was so extraordinary—I can’t imagine doing it again and finding it even more rewarding. Nuts and bolts Closest airport is at Pangkalanbun which has regular flights to Surabaya, Semarang and Jakarta (among others) but notably not Bali. Carriers include ...

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Around Chiang Rai

Posted by fondo on 12/11/2018 at 05:18

A short report on my recent sojourn around Chiang Rai . Lady fondo and I haven’t been to the Land of Smiles for a few years so it was great to get back. Rather than our usual policy of driving around we stayed in one place and drove out for day trips. We stayed about 10km north of Chiang Rai which was very quiet with enough restaurants and a market pretty close. There was plenty around CR to keep us occupied. We like walking and caving and used Highway 1 north and south to get our fill of d ...

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My trip to Bagan

Posted by jimby on 13/11/2018 at 17:48

I did a solo trip to Bagan last winter for 3 days. In retrospect 3 days was waayyyy too short for Bagan, I think ideally 4-6 would've given me more time to explore all the temples there. Getting to Bagan was not easy. I flew to Bangkok, then connected to Mandalay, and then finally connected to Bagan. At the airport there was a 25,000 kyat fee I had to pay as the entry fee to all the temples. Getting to my hotel was via a taxi. My hotel was in the Nyaung-U area, not too far from the airport ...

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Posted by tezza on 25/7/2018 at 18:27

Good to see TRAVELFISH NEWS LETTER #317 featuring the BUKIT PENINSULA of Bali, having just returned from another10 days stay. I enjoyed the quotes of ALBERTFALZON, one of the guys who “discovered” this part of Bali for westerners – I'm a contemporary of Alby, although never as good a surfer and it took me another 7-8 years to visit the BUKIT after his first pass-by. Since then I’ve returned most years, although osteo knees has turned me into a spectator recently. No matter, the surfing b ...

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Grand adventure in Gran Canaria

Posted by Inigo21 on 11/8/2017 at 00:21

I really love going out and do some nature tripping so when my friends had a vacation last year on cannary island I didn't waste any opportunity to try climbing Roque Nublo a "must visit" in Gran Canaria may not be that challenging to climb if you are an expert and into extreme sports but the scenery that you can see from this route is absoultely unique. Well I'm the only one in the gang who's on to nature but theirs a lot more to do on Gran Canaria hope this could help. And if you sti ...

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Advice for Itinerary

Posted by fhoque555 on 24/6/2017 at 22:00

Hi all, I'm doing a trip to SE Asia for 25 days and was wondering about the following: 'm doing South East Asia and I have 8 days allocated to Hanoi to Hoi An in North Vietnam and then 8 days to Bangkok (one night) chiang Mai (4 nights/3 days) one of Koh Samui/Pai (2 nights) Is that enough time for those places or alternatively should I scrap Thailand for next time and just put more days to doing Vietnam South too (mui ne, saigon)? I'm not a huge beach guy so I'm okay with not doing ...

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Where isn't too hot mid May to mid June?

Posted by jameslon on 26/4/2017 at 02:18

Im currently in Australia, Ill be leaving mid May and I need to get to Delhi for the 21st June. Can anyone advise on places to go that won't be ridiculously hot? Last November to January I was in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. It was great but I was struggling with the heat then so any hotter and I wont be having much fun! Thanks ...

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Advice Itinerary 2 months: Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

Posted by andreabarbera on 22/3/2013 at 09:48

Hello! I'm a 22 year old woman, first time solo traveler and I'm planning a trip through South East Asia. I have 2 months; from the beginning of May to the very last day of June (60 days because of the Thailand visa) and I'd like to visit Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Flying to and returning from Phuket. I've been reading tones of Blogs, sample itineraries, travel guides... about it and I have finally decided a draft itinerary that allows me to taste a bit of everything. I'd really appreciate a ...

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Phu Quoc

Posted by Malina on 22/12/2016 at 05:25[img][/img] Hi everybody. I and my boyfriend are traveling about 2 months and now we're in Phu Quoc. It small island in Vietnam. We decided put here our observations. So let me show you, what I'm seeing now! Before we arrived to Phu Quoc, we've watched commercials how people form island caring about environment. How they cleaning whole the area with garbage. It was rea ...

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2 Month south east Asia trip

Posted by alexwhitney on 29/4/2016 at 20:38

Looking at doing a solo 2- 2.5 month long south east Asia trip. First time doing a solo trip and first time visiting south east Asia Wanting to visit Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. Just wanting to know previous experiences, what to do what not to do, places to avoid and so fourth. Hoping to do the whole trip for around $5000-$6000 ...

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Weather concerns when visiting SE in August and September

Posted by Mbrzi25 on 9/5/2016 at 10:50

Hi Everyone, I am planning to do a 2 month trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar in August and September. I have never been to the region before, and have read really mixed reports on what places will be like at this time. I understand that all of the individual countries have diverse weather by region, so it will certainly vary, but I guess I am just looking for some confirmation that it will be safe/enjoyable to travel at this time. I'm not bothered by rain, but certainly want ...

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3 weeks in July: Vietnam or Indonesia

Posted by ihavequestions on 21/3/2015 at 10:19

Myself and a friend are looking to travel in Asia for about 3 weeks in July and we have settled on either Vietnam or Indonesia. We are looking for low budget travel, our interests include nature and animals, outdoor activities, beaches, culture, geography and food. Ideally we would like some nice weather, but its not the most important thing- as long as it wont be raining all day every day. Any ideas for which country to choose and why, and itineraries would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! ...

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China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand with young kids

Posted by locadotte on 24/3/2016 at 03:21

Hello fellow travellers! We are a Canadian family of four (two children age 5 and 10 years) who have been based out of Guangzhou, China for the past 7 months. During this time, we have chosen a different destination to travel to each month. I use Travelfish to help me in my planning so I hope our experiences will help others in this community. I have captured them on my blog: Vietnam: Cambodia: ...

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Two Weeks in Japan and Vietnam Trip Report with Pics!

Posted by Katye on 19/1/2016 at 11:59

Hi Everyone, I just finished my Two Weeks in Japan and Vietnam Trip Report and would like to share it with fellow travellers. We are a couple in early 30s, enjoy natural scenery, cute towns, and good food. Here is our route : Japan: Kyoto-Hakone-Tokyo Vietnam: Hanoi (with overnight cruise at Halong Bay) -Hue -Hoi An - Danang. Here is the link to my report Enjoy! And please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for reading. ...

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Photography session in Vietnam? Totally new experience!!!!!!

Posted by lilith235 on 16/11/2015 at 04:04

Hello everyone, I'm a newbie and this is my first post in this forum. Last month, I had joined an event called Ton That Dam Session (models shoot) with was on Oct 17th at Ton That Dam Apartment (many people told me that places is popular for shooting). A session was for photographers and who have hobby in photography. I'm not a photographers but I came because of my friends was a model. The session prepared models for shooting so I just came with her (like a support [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]) ...

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Mekong Delta, Vietnam scooter trip in photos

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/1/2013 at 02:14

In early December 2012 I did a 11 day scooter trip through the Mekong Delta with a couple of friends. While I'll be blogging about it on the Vietnam Blog in detail in the coming weeks, I thought I'd post a map and a few pics from the trip to perhaps get a few feet itching. Below is the map of the route we took. While I was tracking the entire trip by GPS, the Everytrail iPhone app I used has crapped out on me and I can't retrieve the route nor any of my waypoints -- EVERYTRAIL I AM NOT HAPPY - ...

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10 days in Myanmar

Posted by Ruthbrain on 17/9/2015 at 09:48

Myanmar is a fascinating country and best to visit now while it's still relatively untouched by modern development. The people are so friendly, the women and men still wear traditional longis and it is a challenge to dodge the constant betel spitting. We did a 10 day circuit Yangon / Bagan /Inle Lake/Yangon. After landing in Yangon We spent 2 nights staying at Chan Myaye Guesthouse (recommended by travelfish). It was in a good location and had lovely helpful staff. We did lots of walking around ...

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