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From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River

From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River

The Mekong River – the world twelfth largest river, the lifeblood and the boundary line of much of Southeast Asia. Cutting through valleys, ancient silk towns, major metropolises, monasteries and hundreds of miles of farm lands and fishing towns… exploring the Mekong River is a cultural traveler’s delight. Today, I’m sharing the highlights of my fifteen-day long exploration of Cambodia and Vietnam while cruising down the Mekong River.

Vietnam

In between visiting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, cruising down the Mekong River gave me the opportunity to see a quainter, more rural and authentic side to its people and its culture… for which I’m forever grateful. I truly believe getting off of the well-worn path of must-see cities and metropolises gives travelers a more well-rounded, fuller perspective of a place.

Cái Bè

Perhaps there’s nothing more classic on a Mekong River cruise than experiencing a floating market. Cái Bè’s market was buzzing with excitement, from the sellers and farmers bargaining amongst themselves, to the overflowing amounts of fresh vegetables, candies and more. However, just off the busy market streets you’ll find the calmer waterways lead to the heart of the village, where locals showed us their honey tea making customs and let us sample their delicacies. So special!

Sa Déc

After boarding a small boat set to explore the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, after passing many factories and floating markets, we landed on Sa Déc’s shores. Sa Déc is home to famous authors and brick factories, but what I loved most about exploring this small city was the interactions I had with the locals who were selling their handmade goods and homegrown fruits and vegetables. Having the time to speak with locals and support the local economy was so incredible.

Tan Chau

Our time in Vietnam’s silk weaving factory town, Tan Chau, will forever stay with me. In between exploring the silk-weaving looms, wooden beams and swelteringly hot conditions, we were able to again connect with the locals yet again. Their smiling faces and warm reception to us meant the world to me. It’s the small yet meaningful interactions with locals that always resounds the most with my heart.

Cambodia

Although Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat draws many, many tourists every day… I could not suggest seeing the country’s quieter side more. Every morning our excursions through Cambodia’s villages revealed a new, intimate experience I just know more travelers would love to witness on their own. For anyone looking to experience their own Indochina Tour, there are so many options and packages out there for every type of traveler.

Chong Kho

Upon crossing into Cambodia’s borders, we were welcomed into the small village of Chong Kho – best known for its silk-weaving and rich fabrics. I found myself exploring the small streets alleys filled with local children, joyfully playing in their swing sets and climbing trees.

French NGO

I truly love photographing people. Their expressions, their joy, the spark in their eyes when I make them giggle or attempt to say something in their language. I spent so much time with the children you see below, these snapshots are just glimpses into the memories I have of them laughing, jumping and walking side by side with me.

From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River
From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River
From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River
From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River

Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham is a centrally located hub of fishing and agriculture in Cambodia, filled with dense archaeological sights and over 200 ancient temples. You read that right! 200 ancient temples… some of which go back further than the Khmer Empire.

From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River
From Vietnam to Cambodia, Cruising Down the Mekong River

Magnificent Mekong with Viking Cruises

The grand Mekong River was a sight to behold. And having it as my morning view? Priceless. Viking’s itinerary through the Vietnamese and Cambodian river valley boasts some of the most gorgeous panoramas. But what really made me fall in love was their commitment to showcasing the authentic silk towns, fishing villages and aged beauty of the Vietnamese and Cambodia culture. Each morning I knew that my day would be filled with discovery unlike I’d ever imagine.

Viking’s lodgings and menu always leave me rested and well fed – exactly what I need before taking part on daily excursions! Traditional Vietnamese and Cambodian meals were offered daily… and as an adventurous eater, I loved the experience of tasting the indigenous flavors and authentic dishes as much as I possibly good. 

While cruising through these ancient villages and learning from the locals, I was extremely thankful for Insure Yonder’s travel insurance coverage. I’ve learned the hard way in years past that airline and cruise insurance can be super expensive and lack coverage… but their insightful and thorough coverage gave me such a sense of ease while on this grand adventure. Very thankful for the peace of mind it brought to me while enjoying these serene sights!


A big thank you to Viking Cruises for the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. And also a big, resounding thank you to Insure Yonder for providing us with travel insurance, in case of an emergency! 

Trip sponsored by Viking Cruises. As always, all opinions are my own. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

Cruising Europe

Norway: Exploring The Arctic Circle’s Natural Wonders

Norway: Exploring The Arctic Circle's Natural Wonders

Beyond fjords, waterfalls and Vikings, Norway stows away enough natural beauty and history to shock any seasoned traveler. Brimming the Arctic Circle, I was able to cruise into the deeply mysterious and fabled Norwegian coastline a few weeks ago along with my mother (always a gem to travel with her). Sailing into the remote beauty of the northern European kingdom was a treat. Together we saw medieval sites too old to comprehend and natural vistas that could shock any lover of landscapes, all while relaxing together on board.

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Seeing the epic mountains tumble into the cold, still waters below, it’s hard not to feel small. It’s a wondrous thing to see such natural beauty in stark contrasts. Skyscraper-like mountains emptying into low, undisturbed water. Quaint and colorful towns spilling into bare valleys of green grass. Boats lulling beside old and worn, wooden docks. These small details of contrasts add up with each passing glance from the ship’s edge.

From our sea journey, we were able to galavant throughout Norway’s delightfully quaint towns and fishing villages. How can you not feel like a Viking exploring a new world when you’re able to hop off of your boat to see exciting places?

Bergen

Norway’s second largest city, Bergen is cuddles itself in between the gigantically large snowcapped mountains above, fjords below and in close distance to one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Steeped with deep Viking roots, this ancient city was founded in 1070 and served as the country’s capital for many, many years.

As we sailed into Bergen’s shoreline and saw the steeped houses on the waters, I was enthralled. Exploring the city center’s popsicle hued corners and mountainside vistas that opened to the blue waters was the perfect mix of urban and natural.

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Geiranger

This small village nestled in the peaks of the grand-scale Geirangerfjord mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Geiranger’s town is a gem, with quaint and colorful wooden houses and its famous octagonal church resting on its shores, it’s hard not to fall in love.

The town is also very close to the famous Seven Sisters Waterfalls, which tumble a thousand feet into the cold waters below. We sailed through this absolutely epic waterfall series, cutting through the weaving waters and crystal clear blues dapped with sunlight and shadows.

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Molde

This pristine town built on timber and textiles boasts one of the most gorgeous vantage points from its center. On a clear day, travelers can see 222 peaks of the surrounding mountaintops from the shore. This Medieval town is incredibly picturesque and has even been nicknamed the “Town of Roses” due to its charm. Molde is also the gateway to the Atlantic Road, a scenic route tracing coastlines to islands filled with medieval churches, fishing villages and lots of Viking culture, of course.

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Tromsø

This sophisticated town is known as the Gateway to the Arctic. With architecture influenced by French, Swiss and neoclassical styles, this fairly newer city boomed into popularity and culture in the late 18th to 20th centuries.It’s also home to the northernmost botanical garden and brewery! All over the town there is a mix of old and new – wooden homes and sleek, modern architecture. Nevertheless, I loved exploring Tromsø’s waterfront areas. Of course, witnessing Norway’s reindeer herds was quite a moment.

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Lofoten Islands 

This set of islands is the perfect summer getaway. With jagged peaks surrounding the land formations, a temperate summer climate and secluded bays, these islands stretch 118 miles into the Norwegian Sea. The island’s capital Svolvaer was the perfect Norse settlement during the Viking Age due to the large amount of cod that are harvested here.

Driving to Homnoy for the stunning view of the red housed fishing village below was a delight. It truly felt like a living postcard scene! Viewing the midnight sun here is a treat for the eyes, as the illumination of the waters lapped onto the shores.

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Norway encompasses so much more than the iconic Viking culture we associate it with. Stocked with gargantuan mountains, icy glaciers, deep fjords, evergreen forests and remote fishing villages, this country is beckoning to be loved by anyone who gets a thrill from natural wonders.


Trip sponsored by Viking Cruises.

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Caribbean Cruising

How Choosing The Right Cruise Line Brings Better Adventures While Vacationing

In the midst of bleak mid-winter weather, cruising to the Caribbean islands sounds like a perpetual dream stuck in all our minds, isn’t it? Escaping the bitter cold in favor of some crisp  rosé on the deck during a warm, golden sunset, feeling the salty ocean air make our hair knotty and windswept, exploring the coasts of tropical islands far, far away from the troubles of day to day life… don’t make me go on!

The truth is, these daydreams we found ourselves lost in are luxurious, sure, but they are absolutely attainable with the amount of cruise lines available for every type of traveler. No longer are cruise ships following the one-size-fits-all mentality. From value ships to excursion focused adventures, foodie cruises, family focused lines and everything in between, there seems to be a type of cruise for each and every type of traveler. And that, my friends, is a glorious, glorious (yet kind of overwhelming) thing!

It’s funny, when it comes to selecting what cruise line to go with, the best comparison that comes to mind is that choosing the right cruise ship is like picking out a new pair of shoes. The selection process is filled with a dizzying amount to research to sift through: details must be vetted, comfort is key, but you also want to be dazzled nonetheless. But on the flip side, making the wrong decision could mean one hell of a time (and I mean not in a good way). Imagine walking around Manhattan sized city blocks in eight inch heels for a full week to ten days – no no no! The same goes for hunting for the right type of vacation cruise. Finding the best fit requires research and a sensible dose of practicality.

Before you start your research, check in with yourself. What do you travel for? Are you an adventure-seeking explorer who wants to see it all, do it all and spend less time onboard? Are you a luxury seeking type of gal who wants to spend some much needed time relaxing and indulging in some delicious bites? What are your schedule and budget limitations? Is there a specific location or region you’re longing to see? These are questions I asked myself before delving into my own inquiry about what cruise was best for me. Take the time to tune-in to the realities of how I travel allowed me to find the best option.

With the incredible amount of information out there on the internet, I was happy to have an organized, focused resource like Cruise Critic’s website to help me with my planning. Cruise Critic organizes everything in such user-friendly way, I had a blast sifting through each category of reviewed cruise lines. Knowing that I was dreaming of escaping to the warm tropicals seas, I loved reading their insight on finding the right Caribbean cruise for me. Seeing their pros and cons lists, as well as their handy “bottom line” feature that condenses everything down to a T while also knowing that millions of people leave honest reviews on their experiences on board ships gave me the peace of mind I was looking for. By the way, for any of you gals who are hesitant about cruise lines or haven’t cruised before, I loved reading their roundup of best cruises for first-timers!

After doing my own research on Cruise Critic, I booked a three night Carnival Victory trip to the beautiful Bahamas. Being able to explore the stunning islands with my very tight schedule was a dream come true! Our itinerary allowed us to experience vibrant Miami’s nightlife, nostalgic cars lining the streets and delicious foods as well as Nassau’s soft sand beaches and dynamic tropical energy. And not only was I able to drink in all the tropical magic of the Caribbean waters, but our time on the ship was filled with sundrenched drinks on the deck, tasty treats and lots of quality time spent with my dear mother. Quality time with momma while delighting in palm trees and open, crystal clear waters? Dream mother-daughter bonding time! Cruising together to the gorgeous Bahama islands is something I’m sure we will never forget.

If you could cruise anywhere in the world, where would you go? Are you more of a luxury cruiser, a party-loving vacationer or something else entirely? Comment below… I’d love to know!

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Caribbean Cruising

The Top 5 Best Destinations to Visit in the Caribbean

When most people think of the Caribbean, they think crystal clear waters, all-inclusive resorts and soaking up the sun on the beach all day. But we’re here to share the vibrant towns and cities that also make the Caribbean the beautiful part of the world that it is.

1. San Juan, Puerto Rico
With colorful, Spanish colonial architecture lining the streets of San Juan, white-sand beaches as well as rain forests in the surrounding areas has something for almost everyone. The El Morro fortress surrounds the city to watch over San Juan Bay since the 16th century and the its 20 foot thick walls and cannons are remarkable. A UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean.

Important sites:
– La Princesa
– San Juan Gate
– Plazuela de la Rogativa
– Fort San Felipe del Morro
– Cathedral of San Juan
– Plaza de Armas

2. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
As the capital and cultural center of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo transports you to another time and place with its rustic facades and history. As the oldest settlement in the Americas, Santo Domingo is also home to the oldest churches, castles, homes and fortresses in the Americas. You’ll find tons of beauty by getting lost throughout its Old Town, the Zona Colonial.

Important sites:
– Cathedral of St. Mary of the Incarnation: oldest cathedral in the Americas
– Calle de las Damas: the New World’s first paved street)
– Calle El Conde: shop lined street
– Alcázar de Colón (pictured)

3. Curaçao
Dutch style buildings and vibrant facades, Curaçao’s harbor is one of the most picturesque harbors in the world. It’s like a Caribbean version of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn! It’s no wonder Willemstad, the island’s capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tow sides of the island are connected by a movable pedestrian harbor bridge crossing and it’s a joy to watch it open with people still on it! In addition to the colorful town, Curaçao is home to vibrant reefs, crystal clear waters and more.

4. Saint Kitts & Nevis
The lush, dramatic landscapes of Saint Kitts & Nevis will surely take your breathe away. Visit Timothy Hill (pictured below) to witness the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans all in one view. You can also take a sailboat to nearby Nevis and/or take in the views on board the oldest and the “Last Railway in the West Indies” departing from Needsmust station.

5. Aruba
Old world and dutch architecture combined with stunning lush trees, cacti and stunning blue waters make Aruba one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. Get in touch with nature by visiting the Natural Bridge carved out of stone by nature and soak up panoramic views from the Alto Vista Chapel.

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Cruising Europe Reviews

Cities of Antiquity & The Holy Land and Mediterranean

A journey through Athens, Haifa, Ashdod, Limassol, Rhodes, Mykonos, Naples and Rome.

Athens, Greece
Many may view Athens as just a gateway to the gorgeous islands of Greece but this is far from the truth. For starters, the city is a Greek culinary hub with dozens of cafes and restaurants located in the beautiful Plaka district, joined together with gorgeous views of history all along the slopes of the Acropolis. It’s the ideal setting to enjoy traditional small plates of mezes and sip ouzo or dry Greek white wine. But aside from the delicious food, Athens is also home to some of the most amazing views, street art and charming streets!

Must visits: The Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Mount Lycabettus, Plaka district
Food/Drinks: Psaras Fish Tavern in the Plaka, Grande Bretagne Roof Garden


Mykonos
Made famous by the beautiful Jackie O in the 1960s, the island of Mykonos is the smallest of the Greek Islands. It is picture perfect in every way with its centuries old windmills perched on the seaside and a maze of narrow and charming  streets of whitewashed houses and pastel colored doors.

You’ll walk on bougainvillea on the streets and take in the senses of this beautiful piece of the earth. Some 400 churches dot the island’s stunning landscape, from the Panagia Paraportiani, or Church of Our Lady to the tiny little one room chapel in Little Venice which is my personal favorite.

One of the most romantic corners of the island is Little Venice. Here, rows of fishing houses with balconies are perched directly on the water and the famous thatched roof windmills, once used to grind wheat, overlook the harbor.

Must visits: Psarou Beach, Nammos Beach, The Windmills in Little Venice,
Food/Drinks: Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurant in the Belvedere Hotel, Jackie O Bar, Solymar

Rhodes 
The lush, fertile island of Rhodes is home to the Palace of the Grand Masters, a remarkable and sprawling fortification. Its historic quarter is Europe’s largest active medieval town.

Outside the city, forests of pine and cypress blanket mountain slopes and hug rocky shores. Vineyards and groves of citrus and olive soak up the Aegean sun. The Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem conquered the island in the 14th century, bringing great wealth from the Holy Land.

Crete
The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete was home to the Minoans, Europe’s earliest recorded civilization. Its capital, Heraklion, grew from the riches of the Venetian Empire, which ruled here for 4 centuries. The island is blessed with generous beaches, soaring mountains, deep gorges, and rivers.

The Holy Land
My mother and I have dreamed of experiencing the Holy Land for years and the time finally came to embark on this spiritual journey together!

Haifa
We spent two nights docked at the port of Haifa and it was enough time to visit the Bahai’ Gardens, the town of Acre, Nazareth, Capharnaum, Sea of Galilee and more.

Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Haifa holds a significance to the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths where they all live in harmony together in this city.

Bahá’í Gardens
Pilgrims of the Bahá’í faith flock here to visit the Hanging Gardens and cascading terraces on a hillside in Haifa. A guided tour of the remarkable gardens is highly recommended.

Akko
The beach side town of Akko is one of the oldest cities in the world, continuously inhabited since some 4,000 years ago. The old city is incredibly well preserved and the fish and spice markets are a joy to wander through. (Insider Tip: don’t miss the underground city with all of its crusader halls and the citadel atop of the town offering gorgeous views of the sea.)

Sea of Galilee
Yardenit 
The Baptismal site on the Jordan river.
The Jordan River is the largest river in the Holy land. It is mentioned nearly 200 times in the Bible and New Testament, and it bears a very special spiritual significance and presence. This is where Jesus was anointed by the Spirit of God when he was baptized by John the Baptist in its waters.

“The Wall of New Life”

When Jesus came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove: And a voice came down from heaven, “thou art my beloved Son, with thee I am pleased.” Three verses from Mark 1:9-11 are quoted in almost 100 languages and dialects are inscribed on ceramic panels forming together the “Wall of New Life” at Yardenit. Behind each language, there is a community that has visited Yardenit. This wall welcomes visitors at the entrance and runs along the banks of the River, following the baptism pools.

Church of the Beatitudes
This church was perched on a hillside with breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee. We arrived around sunset, just as they were about to close, giving us a very peaceful place to end the day. The site truly took us back 2,000 years to the time when Christ preached the Sermon on the Mount.

Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
The Church in Galilee where Jesus performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 people.


Ashdod
From this port, we had the opportunity to explore the holy sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The sixth largest city and the largest port in Israel, this is where most cruises dock when heading to Jerusalem. Located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast where it is situated near Tel Aviv to the north. Jerusalem is located just 33 miles to the east.

Bethlehem
Bethlehem, where Jesus was born and where Christians and Muslims live in harmony together.


The grotto of the Nativity is the place where Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. On this grotto, a Basilica with a nave and 4 aisles was built and it is accessible through a humble entrance. Around the grotto of the Nativity, there are other grottoes tied to the memory of St. Jerome. This was an incredibly emotional experience for me.

The Basilica and Grotto of the Nativity Grotto of St. Jerome and Church of St. Catherine.

Nazareth
The Church of the Annunciation of Mary in Nazareth houses a grotto that contains the cave-like home of the Virgin Mary. The cupola inside the church represents a lily flower as an image of Mary’s purity, and the exterior by a lantern symbolizing the Light of the World. We visited on a Sunday and heard prayers coming from the church as the people residing in Nazareth were getting ready for mass. I observed as they walked into the church and as I listened closely, I heard the prayers in my language, Assyrian / Chaldean, which is one of the oldest languages in the world, a dialect of Aramaic. This was a special and serendipitous surprise.

Capharnaum
Capharnaum is the town of Jesus. He turned this place into His base for preaching and performed many healing miracles here. It’s also home to a variety of ruins and artifacts from the Roman period. One of my favorite moments was when I decided to take a much needed a break to be alone for a little while. Something drew me to this gate where I stumbled upon the most peaceful scene I’ve ever laid my eyes on. A cloud of mist hovered over the Sea of Galilee and the calm water and reflections immediately whisked my heart away. I sat on a rock for about 30 minutes and I had the entire place to myself until my mom found me and joined me here. I’ve always struggled with meditation and I’m definitely not a yogi, but this place, this moment, inspired me and gave me a little taste of what its like to just be still. I think it’s very important to remember to remember to be present while we travel because it’s so easy to get lost in the commotion. I’ll never forget this special moment.


Jerusalem
Jerusalem is one of the holiest places in the world. This is where Jesus was crucified, where Jews built their sacred Temple and where Mohammed rose to heaven. I still can’t believe I got to walk the grounds of this awe-inspiring city, rich with history and faith!

We visited the Western Wall, an important religious site for the Jewish people, walked Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked during his crucifixion. This emotional walk lead us to the Holy Sepulchre church where the last station of the cross resides.
Garden of Gethsemane
The church built over the rock where Jesus prayed before His crucifixion in the Garden of Gethsemane. He cried in agony just as we do when our hearts are in pain. Hebrews 5:7: “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.”

Limassol, Cyprus
Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus and its historic capital of Limassol boasts a long history. Legend tells us that the incredible Aegean landscape of Cyprus was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.


The island nation is also home to Mt. Olympus, the perch from where Greek gods rules the ancient world. In the historic center, history stands in for mythology at the Limassol Castle and there are many charming shops and cafes to take a break from sightseeing.

Naples / Capri Island
With a history stretching back 2,500 years, Naples was long a cultural center of the Roman Empire. Napoli has a beautiful blend of architectural styles from classical Roman ruins to medieval castles and Renaissance / baroque buildings. Many awe inspiring structures line the Vespa filled streets and piazzas of the historic center – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With a desire to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, we decided to take a ferry boat to the island of Capri, just 1 hour from the port of Napoli. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk right before departure and the kiosk is only a 5 minute walk from the Port of napoli.

Capri
The Island of Capri is one of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever seen and even with just a day trip, you can still enjoy all that it has to offer. Capri has no shortage of gorgeous views, gardens and cliffs along winding trails and roads. Gorgeous homes perch the hilltops and it is the shopping mecca of the Amalfi Coast.

Upon arrival by ferry, purchase tickets at the port where you’ll get off the ferry at the base of the island (pictured below) and take the Funicular up to Capri Town. This is where you’ll be able to explore. I recommend following the ceramic signs and maps that will lead you on the path to the gorgeous Faraglioni rocks and viewpoint.

After the mini hike, I highly recommend making your way back to the piazzetta to have lunch at one of the best authentic, family owned restaurants in Capri, Ristorante Michelangelo. Order the liguine limone, trust me, you won’t be disappointed!



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