Ladakh is no more a hidden gem. Millions of images are all over the Internet. When I was there I had no option but to approach a local travel agency to arrange a trip for Ladakh sightseeing. Why an agency? The reason is pretty simple. I do not know how to drive a bike, which is necessary if you want to explore this paradise by yourself. A guy gave me his number and told me that he can take me to a number of places at a discounted price. I trusted his words. Yes, not only he took me to a number of captivating places, but also briefed me about those places as a guide. One of those places is Sangam, which is the confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Located 35km from Leh in Nimmu, this confluence provides a fabulous view. Zanskar river, which comes from Zanskar valley of Ladakh, meets the Indus river at Nimmu. Enjoy a few snaps which I have clicked with my Canon 750D. Isn’t this place spectacular?
The Ministry of Economy and Innovation & Lithuania Travel has launched a new travel campaign to entice travelers.
Up to 500 Lithuanian short-term accommodation providers have joined forces with the Ministry of Economy and Innovation & Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development agency, for a new tourism campaign: tourists who stay in the country for three nights or more will get one night free of charge. 10,000 registered independent travelers will receive a complimentary night at an accommodation provider not exceeding €65 to tour the country for one more day.
It is an interesting travel contest. If you win, you can receive free flight tickets, courtesy Air Baltic. I have already participated. You can participate here. The competition will conclude on January 3. Good luck to everyone !
Visit to Langkawi is incomplete without a trip to the famous Sky Bridge. This was exactly what I felt when I reached there. Situated at 660 metres above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang on Pulau Langkawi, this spectacular bridge, surrounded by vast and thick forests, is 125 metres long, and 1.8 metres wide. Visitors first have to take the Langkawi Cable Car to the top station and then they are required to use an inclined lift called SkyGlide to reach the bridge. It is believed that around USD 1.2 million was spent on the construction of the mega structure, which is suspended by eight cables from an 81.5m high single pylon. I spent around two hours there due to Me and my friend hired a taxi from our hostel to reach this place, using Malaysia’s popular taxi sharing app Grab.
Thailand’s Hua Hin is famous for its laid-back culture, something which even I felt when I landed there after a three-hour journey from Bangkok. I wanted to spend some quality time there but I had very little time on my hands to relax.
After enjoying Hua Hin’s famous sandy beaches, I headed to Khao Takiab, courtesy Google map. Khao Takiab is a small village quite famous for seaside restaurants and pretty beaches that include Hat Takiap, Suan Son and Khao Tao.
On top of Khao Takiab hill, one can enjoy monkey mountain or Chopstick hill where Wat Khao Lad temple is situated. It is popularly known as the monkey temple because many monkeys inhabit the place. On your way to the hill, you will come across a huge and impressive 20 metre high Buddha statue overlooking the sea. Using staircase one can easily reach the mountain.
The top of the mountain offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. From Hua Hin, Khao Takiab can be easily and quickly reached. I hired a tuk tuk from the downtown Hua Hin to reach there. Have you been to Hua Hin ?
I hope you enjoyed the first part of Penang. Now comes to the second part. This set of images of George Town is bound to fuel your wanderlust. Probably vibrant street art was one of the key reasons why I paid a trip to the Malaysian state . With the help of a map I explored most of the famous graffiti/murals of George Town without much problem. Although I had to skip some street art due to lack of time. Every 20 minutes, I used to take a small beer break due to hot and humid weather. It was a short and sweet trip to Penang. I just wish I could have stayed a little longer there.