Ah Paris! The City of Lights, Paname, The City of Love– whatever you want to call it, this capital city is enchanting all the same. Little or no introduction is needed as it’s already known for art, fashion, cuisine and its architectural beauty. Of course it’s important to see the iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Sacré-Cœur and the Champs-Élysées but that’s just the beginning. Many tourists find themselves planning their next trip back before they’ve even left. Here are a few other things to experience upon your return that will take you off the major tourist circuit.
Cambodia is an amazing country but many people don’t realize this until they see it first-hand! In fact, it’s usually not a main destination when traveling to Southeast Asia but is added on as a side-trip from Vietnam, Laos or Thailand.
Here is a short itinerary for those that are interested in a quick trip. Cambodia should not be missed if you are already on that side of the world.
Phnom Penh: 2-3 days
Battambang: 2 days
Siem Reap: 2-3 days
Warning: This post contains images of dead bodies (from a distance) as part of funeral rituals.
In the United States, we have a generally standard way of handling death. There’s visitation, a funeral, either burial or cremation, and perhaps a wake. I hadn’t often thought about how other cultures deal with death and dying, but had a very eye-opening and moving experience observing Hindu death ceremonies in India and Nepal.
Food is such an important part of culture and experiencing food and drinks the way locals do can be one of the most memorable parts of travel. This is the second in a 4-part series on how to really experience food culture during your travels.
Part 1: Food Tours
Part 2: Cooking Classes
Part 3: Wine, Beer, Liquor, and other Drinks
Part 4: Other ways to Experience Food
If my travels have taught me one thing, it’s that there is a major difference between hotels in America and hotels in developing countries, particularly Southeast Asian hotels. Here are a few things that I learned about this topic along the way.