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HANOI CITY, NORTH VIETNAM: One of the best ways to see Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is on the back of a motorbike. We offer this truly authentic experience where you will get the feel of the hustle and bustle of this city. You will visit some of the main highlights which are the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the simple house where he lived and worked and the museum dedicated to his memory.
You can also visit the chaotic Old Quarter with its eclectic mix of architectural styles. Your day will most likely include a “Street Life” experience wandering around the back streets in and nearby the Old Quarter.
Watching the crazy scenario from the kerbside may make you wonder if you are mad to try this out but once on the bike you become part of the flow and everyone just seems to know what they are doing!
WHAT'S NEW ON THE HORIZON!.. Astro tourism or “stargazing” is on the rise. It gives you the opportunity to travel and delve into the intriguing and exciting realm of our universe. People are now seeking out the world’s darkest skies, not only to see the stars but also to witness other celestial phenomena, from meteor showers to solar or lunar eclipses and of course the aurora borealis.
Where do you start? Look for a Dark Sky Place. They are found worldwide and are designated by the International Dark-Sky Association. There are different categories like Dark Sky Parks and much larger Dark Sky Reserves. All have to meet a number of criteria in order to be accredited either Bronze, Silver or Gold status.
If you can’t reach a Dark Sky Place there are many locations with little light pollution, for example the Australian Outback (you can combine stargazing with a visit to Uluru) or the African wilderness where you can spot stars as well as the Big 5.
Whether you are looking for luxury treehouses, star beds, transparent bubbles, a fisherman’s hut, gas lit cottages in isolated areas, lodges or hotels with observatories we can propose an unusual location for you and introduce this activity into your vacation whichever part of the world you are visiting. It doesn’t matter whether you are a serious enthusiast or that simply the idea intrigues you.