PLACE: Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai Province
LOCATION: North Vietnam
NOTORIOUS: Rice Terraces
NEAREST AIRPORT: take the train from NoiBai International Airport (NIA)
COORDINATES: 21° 49′ 58.8″ N, 104° 10′ 1.2″ E
CURRENCY: Vietnamese Dong
I’m a sucker for rice terraces. You may already know that considering this post. What’s interesting about this rural area is that you need to book in advance because the hotels and guest houses are often fully booked! This is popular local tourist destination in Vietnam due to its peaceful landscape and friendly inhabitants, the H’mong.
Apparently the mosquitoes are vicious so come prepared. Also, you need to try the Tu Le sticky rice and you need to swim in the hot Tu Le stream. The best time to visit and see all of the amazing colours is mid-September through to the end of October. If you want to see it when it’s lush and green, head on over from May to July. If you need a good resource for hotels and motorbike tours, this one seems legit. This trip seems like an absolute must for SE Asian backpackers or motor bikers!
PLACE: Iguazu Falls / Iguaçu Falls
LOCATION: Border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
NEAREST AIRPORT: IGU, Foz do Iguaçu International Airport
COORDINATES: 25° 41′ 12″ S, 54° 26′ 41″ W
CURRENCY: US Dollar
These are some serious waterfalls you guys. There are 275 individual falls in one place – the most on the planet! This means they are taller and twice as wide as the Niagara Falls. Kind of like Niagara, there are two countries bordering them – the Brazilian and the Argentinian side.
The blogs are saying it’s good to spend a day on each side. There are a few hotels in the area, including a Sheraton. I saw of picture of my French friend in front of them years ago and couldn’t believe my eyes. When I came across these photos I knew I needed to highlight them!
PLACE: Lake Sørvágsvatn
LOCATION: Vágar, Faroe Islands, Denmark
NOTORIOUS: lake above the ocean
NEAREST AIRPORT: FAE, Vágar Airport
COORDINATES: 62° 3′ 0″ N, 7° 14′ 0″ W
CURRENCY: Danish Krone
You’ll be pretty upset to find out that this image is a slight optical illusion. It seems like the lake is way higher than the ocean but it’s actually only 30 meter above the sea level. The cliff the photographer is standing on is about 100 meters high. This means, the position of the camera and the angle of the shot makes it seem like the lake is about the same level as the cliff. Trippy and awesome.
However, it did make me discover this crazy little collection of islands between the coast of Norway and Iceland.I highly suggest you watch this video to learn more about them.