Adventure Guide: Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia (Hunter Travel by Janet Arrowood

By Janet Arrowood

Janet Arrowood is a long-time and common customer to South east Asia. large lakes, large waterfalls, elephant rides, jungles, tremendous humans, excellent meals. The experience of the recent and unknown will amaze you. costs? Phenomenally low. And the surroundings is astonishing. Canoe on Vietnam's ancient lakes, kayak the South China Sea, see many of the greatest waterfalls on this planet, stopover at the islands, trek to hill-tribe parts, stopover at former royal palaces, wander via neighborhood markets. The imperial temples alongside the body spray River are unforgettable. Laos and Cambodia, nearly undiscovered via Westerners, are lands of attractive scene. "Adventure courses" are approximately residing extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and actually experiencing all that you just stumble upon. every one ebook deals an amazing mixture of useful commute details besides culturally enriching actions and actual adventures. And the joys is for everybody, it doesn't matter what his or her age or skill. finished history info - heritage, tradition, geography and weather - grants a superb wisdom of every vacation spot and its humans. local chapters take you on an introductory journey, with stops at museums, historical websites and native points of interest. locations to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; functional issues; tourism contacts - its all right here! unique maps characteristic strolling and riding excursions. Then come the adventures - either cultural and actual - from canoeing and mountain climbing to taking dance or cooking periods. This new angle permits you to fairly immerse your self within the neighborhood tradition.

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By having the information written in the local language, you can be assured of getting the right medication. The same applies if Medical Facilities n 29 Medical Facilities Try to get to Hanoi, HCMC, or Thailand if you need serious care. Pharmacies will dispense almost anything (such as antibiotics) without a prescription. Make sure you know what you are taking and that it is not expired. Minimizing Jet-Lag Get enough rest. When you take the dry air and cramped conditions of an airline flight, the long waiting times before boarding and between flights, the hours on the plane, and the time change (almost halfway around the world), you’re going to start out tired.

One of the better places to change money is at a hotel. Most post their rates for US dollars. Dollars are still the preferred currency, but you may be able to exchange euros now. Laos is an exception and most places there require payment in the local currency, known as Kip. CURRENCY TIP Many countries in Asia prefer or even require US dollars. 2 lbs. n Booking Tours Please remember you are traveling in a developing nation, not a modernized one full of concern for your safety and convenience. As long as you keep this in mind, and apply a hefty dose of common sense to everything you consider doing, travel “off the beaten path” can be fun and the experience of a lifetime.

Feminine hygiene products and contraceptives come to mind. Ditto contact lenses, cleaning and sterilizing supplies, and many non-prescription medications. If you are bringing sporting equipment, especially bicycles or other products with moving parts, a repair kit is a good idea. Shoes are hard to find – we have big feet. Following is a suggested packing list for two to four weeks in all but the coldest areas. What to Wear/Take on the Flight o o o Long pants (with Lycra) Socks, walking shoes Long-sleeved cotton shirt What to Pack o o o o o o o o o Windbreaker Daypack and money pouch (I prefer the neck pouch), pouch/wallet for “walking around money” ATM card, credit card, passport/visa, cash, traveler’s checks, copies of all documents, tickets Books, pens, guidebook, magazines, addresses, candy, cough drops, tissues, towelettes Medications, prescriptions, Coricidin or similar, aspirin, first aid kit Electronics (cell phone, digital camera, laptop…) Camera (and film if needed), transfer device, extra cards DVDs and computer power cord CD player and CDs Eyeshade and earplugs What to Pack o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 33 1 skirt and/or long pants 1 long-sleeved cotton shirt 2 shorts (walking) 4-5 T-shirts 5-7 sets of underwear 1 pair sandals Swimsuit/cover-up 5-7 pairs of socks Lotion, sunscreen Cosmetics Shampoo, comb, soap, razors, etc.

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