Key Information to Prepare for a Mekong River Cruise

The Mekong River is one of the most important river systems in Southeast Asia. Aside from the fact that it serves as link to 7 countries to which the river passes through, it has played a significant role in forming the history, culture and way of life for the people who live near the river. If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia and would love to go on a river cruise (because it’s a must!), then you need to know some Mekong River information to give you a better understanding of what you are about to see and experience.
Introduction to the Mighty Mekong
The Mekong River is known by many names, but the mighty river holds the same value for those who live near it. The river itself stretches up to 10,000 feet in length, which starts off from the Tibetan Plateau. Then, the river snakes its way through China’s Yunnan Province to the Upper Mekong in Laos until it reaches the Lower Basin in Cambodia and Vietnam. In fact, one of the most popular tourist attractions for those who travel to Cambodia and Thailand is a cruise along the Mekong River. Most of the tourists who take the cruise are curious to know more Mekong River information with the help of guided tours.
The river is divided into two major parts (as the Mekong descends from the highlands of the Yunnan province): the Upper Mekong and the lower Mekong. When you decide to cruise the Upper Mekong River, you will start off your journey from China and then explore a long but narrow valley. Along the way, you will enjoy the sights of mountains and plateaus from the south western portion of China.
Meanwhile, cruising the lower Mekong brings you to the border of Laos and Myanmar. When you take this particular route of the cruise, you will cruise along the Khorat Plateau and the Annamese Cordillera in Vietnam and Laos. You will also be sailing next to Cambodia before the river distributes and flows through the main delta in south of Vietnam.
Season and Climate
Before you travel or go on a cruise, it is important to know key Mekong River information, such as the season and climate changes in the region. Most of the flow in the river comes from the rainfall. However, the direction of the river flow varies depending on the monsoon winds. The lowest flow is during April due to the drought of the summer. But starting May or June wherein the monsoon season is about to start, the flow of water to the river begins to increase.
The highest water level at the Mekong River is documented around August or September. Hence, tourists are advised to plan your trip accordingly. Some tour companies refuse to hold tours depending on the water level of the Mekong River and the prevailing winds and weather conditions. Hence, it is also important to research about the seasonal changes in the river before you book your cruise tours ahead of time.
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ในประเทศไทยนั้น หากคุณเป็นชาวต่างชาติ คุณสามารถเป็นเจ้าของอสังหาริมทรัพย์ในประเทศไทยได้โดยการเลือกที่ดินที่มีศักยภาพ หรือซื้ออพาร์ทเม้นท์ หรือ คอนโด หัวหิน ชะอำ

นี่เป็นเหตุผลส่วนหนึ่งว่าทำไมควรซื้อคอนโดชะอำ หัวหินที่มีการเสนอขายทุกวันนี้ที่จะสร้างผลประโยชน์ให้ชาวต่างชาติที่อาศัยในประเทศไทยหัวทันสมัยได้:


การซื้อห้องยูนิตในคอนโดที่ยังไม่ได้ของแถมพิเศษนั้น จะทำให้คุณมีเวลาได้พิจารณาข้อได้เปรียบผ่านโปรโมชั่นที่น่าสนใจต่างๆ เนื่องจากเขาต้องพิจารณาเรื่องจำนวนผู้ซื้อห้องคอนโดในภาพรวมด้วย

คุณมีตัวเลือกหลายๆ แห่งให้เลือกตลอด



ด้วยการซื้อห้องในคอนโดนั้นจะระบุชื่อผู้ซื้อเป็นชื่อคุณเลย คุณจึงไม่จำเป็นต้องหาคนท้องถิ่นมาเป็นชื่อผู้ซื้อแทน และเพราะด้วยวิธีการที่เรียบง่ายนี้ คุณไม่จำเป็นต้องเปิดบัญชีธนาคารท้องถิ่นในประเทศไทยและผ่านกฎระเบียบข้อบังคับการชำระเงินที่ยุ่งยากซับซ้อน

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Comfortable and affordable travel between various beaches in Gold Coast


Recently, Stephen Limbrick, executive manager, Global Sales of Qantas mentioned that the airline expected to carry nearly two million people during the ensuing holiday season. He further mentions that majority of these travelers are heading to Queensland and to the wonderful beaches of the Gold Coast. As you know, the gold coast is known for its wonderful Mediterranean climate, crystal-clear water of the sea and several popular beaches. Tourists rent a car gold coast service providers offer to move between the various popular beaches.

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Rent your favorite car model:

Some of the popular beaches in the Gold Coast are Mermaid, Tugan, Greenmount and Kirra beach. Many of the towns that are located very close to the beach have several places, which are of interest to the tourists. It is for this that tourists always make it a point to visit these towns. Further, the beaches are very well connected by road. Private transport is the most popular mode of transport among tourists visiting the various beaches in Gold Coast. You would find many car rental agencies all along the beach. These agencies provide you varieties of cars of popular brands like Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and Hyundai and so on. You will have the opportunity to rent a car of your favorite model.

Car made available at the airport:

The popularity of gold coast rent a car service lies in the wonderful services offered by car rental agencies. Apart from providing you a car of your choice and at an affordable rental, the agencies also provide you varieties of other services. For example, the car rental services ensure the car is made available to you right at the airport. Of course, for this you will have to book your car sufficiently in advance. You can book your car online or even through any of the authorized travel agencies.

Breakdown services:

Many of the agencies offering services of rent a car gold coast wide are authorized airport operators. The car rental services provide you a wide range of vehicles like economy, SUV, medium and large vehicles. In fact, many of the travel agencies even provide recreational vehicles, and mini buses. The vehicles are insured and cover risks like accidents and theft. The cars are always kept in perfect running condition.  During your travel if the car develops a snag, the car rental service also undertakes to attend to the breakdown and even provide you roadside assistance. In such cases, if the need arises, the car rental services also undertake to provide you a spare vehicle.

Enter into an agreement:

In order to rent a car gold coast wide you will have to enter into an agreement with any car rental service. In addition to this, you should also ensure that the car rental firm provides you all the necessary documents regarding the vehicle that you are planning to hire.

Exclusive offers:

‘Unlimited Kilometers’ is one of the exclusive offers made by some of the car rental firms offering services of rent a car gold coast wide. But, in order to avail this benefit of ‘unlimited kilometers’, you will have to travel within a specified zone or area. Therefore, before hiring the car you should carefully go through the terms and conditions of the car rental services.

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Attractive features of 4-star hotels in Pattaya

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Millions of tourists visit Pattaya every year to enjoy their vacations on the beautiful beach and for exploring the elegant charm of the city. The tourists can make their stay an enjoyable experience by choosing the best hotel from a plethora of 4 star hotels in Pattaya, which are enriched with numerous luxury features. Here are the top 5 features that every tourist considers while choosing an ideal hotel to stay.

1.     Rooms: The guests will get the opportunity to stay in the well-designed  deluxe rooms which are provided with every comfort and modern amenities. They come with a trendy décor that appears just fabulous. The rooms feature a large and comfy king-size bed and non-smoking rooms. Other options available are grand deluxe room, citrus suite and the family connecting rooms. The grand deluxe rooms are usually located on higher floor and are bigger than the deluxe rooms. It is just perfect for couples as well as for the solo-travelers who are willing to stay in peace. These rooms are enriched with all essential room facilities. The Citrus suite possesses the largest rooms which are provided with some additional space that adds more charm to the modern amenities and décor of the room. As the name depicts, family connecting rooms are ideal for all those who are on holiday with family and friends in Pattaya. The 4 star hotels in Pattaya come with all features that are essential for comfort and convenience of the guests.

2.     Dining: The restaurant and liquid lounge of these restaurants offer an extensive buffet breakfast, some tantalizing drink options and an exciting selection of international dishes, which will create a perfect balance between the Asian and western cuisines. It will be a wonderful experience for the guests to enjoy some refreshing drinks in the cozy ambience of the poolside bar.

3.     Location: Location is something very important. There is no use of staying in a place which is situated miles away from the tourist attractions. This will cause waste of time and money. The 4 star hotels in Pattaya are situated at some of the most desirable locations near the subway and metro stations to offer quick access to the tourist destinations.

4.     Additional facilities: The hotels in Pattaya are featured which 24 hour fitness centre, meeting rooms, free car parking facilities, etc. The guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi in their rooms as well as in the lobby area. They can relax and have a nice time in the outdoor swimming pool. The generous and customer friendly staff is always ready to render their services all around the clock. The staff members will help the guest in storing their luggage safely. The shuttle services are also offered by hotels for visiting the close areas and shopping malls.

5.     Great offers: These days, hotels are offering some mind-boggling discounts on the bookings which are done at least 14 days before the arrival. They can get a discount up to 20%. The best thing is that the offer is usually valid for all types of rooms available in the hotel. The only condition is that for availing the offers, the guests need to make the pre-payments which are non-refundable. Free shuttle service, mouth refreshing welcome drink and great discount on restaurant food are usually offered to make the stay more affordable and budget friendly.

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Segway – The unique electric vehicle that gives you the thrill of riding

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Since the early 1960s, Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal has gained popularity on the tourist map of Europe. The very fact that Algarve receives more than 7 million tourists every year highlights the popularity of the town among the tourists.  The entertaining Mediterranean climate, enchanting beauty of the crystal-clear water of the sea, vast beach, the unique opportunities for a ride on a Segway Algarve wide and several places of tourist interests are some of the several attractions available to the tourists who visit this town.

Segway Algarve

What’s a Segway?

The segway is one of the popular modes of transportation among the tourists. Segway which is also called as Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is an electric vehicle. This is a self balancing vehicle, and the vehicle is powered by a battery. The rider simply stands on the Segway Algarve operators provide, and holds the exclusively designed handle. The rider moves the handle of the vehicle to monitor the movement of the vehicle. The speed of the Segway can be managed by operating the appropriate buttons. Interestingly, a Segway is enabled to make both forward and backward movements.

An enchanting experience:

It is certainly a wonderful experience to travel by a Segway rather than moving in a car. The Algrave Segway tours are very much popular in the coastal towns of Algarve. Tour operators pick you up at the hotel and provide you with the segway, and with that you can cruise on the guided tour of the wonderful coast. The duration of the Segway Algarve tour is about 1.5 hours depending on the places you visit and various other factors. This type of tour is normally limited to 12 to 15 persons.

It is very easy to ride the Segway; of course, your guide will tell you about the art of riding the vehicle. It takes just a few minutes to familiarize with the various controls provided. In fact, the vast stretch of beach and the walking path provided on the beach are ideally suited for enjoying the Segway Algrave ride. The segway is designed for moving on such exclusive tracks.

Safety first:

The operators of Algrave Segway tours always ensure the vehicle is in perfect working condition. The tour operators insure not only the Segway PT but also the rider. If you experience any difficulty in riding the segway, the guide will always be there to help you. It is needless to mention that you will have to wear a protective headgear before your ride the Segway. The tour operator will provide you the headgear.

Other utilities of Segway:

The design of a Segway has undergone notable transformation, which has enhanced its utility. As a matter of fact, in some countries, the Segway is now being made use of by emergency medical staff. This vehicle is designed to run for 24 miles per charge. Although the speed of Segway depends upon the model, the manufacturers have now introduced this vehicle, which can move at a speed of about 20.1 km/hr!  Although the segway is marginally expensive considering its utilities and the thrill of riding, this vehicle has gained popularity among tourists. The segway is now being used among the tourists visiting theme parks and such other locations. This vehicle is also used by youngsters for recreational purposes.

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Liveaboard Diving Tours in Thailand

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Many people have dreams of doing something that combines some element of risk and excitement at the same time. Granted that there are people who generally fear taking risks, there is a certain excitement that is associated with high adrenaline activities that seem to combine some element of danger and excitement. There are those people who will go for such activities, such as mountaineering, shark diving, bungee jumping, deep sea diving and similar activities for the thrill and the adrenaline rush. For those people visiting or living in Thailand, diving is one of those activities that one can undertake to fulfill this dream of high adrenaline activity. The best part is that, the diving will be done in fairly controlled and safe circumstances where the adrenaline rush is experienced without taking too much risk. With that, Liveaboards Thailand diving has gained a lot of popularity among residents and visitors of Thailand’s Similan Islands.

The popularity of Liveaboards Thailand diving adventures is not in any small way owed to the fact that, there are different diving packages that cater for different budgets and times. Most of the people that visit the Similan Island are there for a set period of time and are only able to take different packages. The budget of the people in the island also determines the diving package that they can take. This is why, the diving trips have gained a lot of popularity because almost everybody is taken care of in the available packages. The Islands also provide some of the most spectacular diving spots on the planet for Scuba divers and are highly regarded all over the world.

The availability of several diving spots also means that people often make multiple trips to the Islands because it is almost impossible to dive on all spots in one trip. The fact that you will be using different diving spots make the next trip and new experiences altogether and this is why the Islands have continued to enjoy repeat visits from past holidaymakers or just ordinary divers. The affordable rates charged for the diving experience also continue to make liveaboards Thailand diving trips quite popular.

While the Similan Island are only divable between October and May every year, if you take your holiday outside or October to May you will still experience diving though in the Southern parts of Red rock, Purple rock and Five islands. This is in accordance with the marine park permits that are meant to ensure the safety and well being of divers.

Therefore, the diving in Similan Islands and the northern parts is restricted, because the trade-winds change and the monsoons move to the west over the Indian Ocean. These restrictions only apply to the Similan Islands and further north’s sheltered areas of Phuket are still available for those people that wish to enjoy some diving. So whatever time of the year you wish to visit Thailand, there is absolutely no reason why your dream of experiencing enjoyment and the adrenaline rush cannot be realized.

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What to Expect When Traveling to Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most popular tourist attractions not just in South America but in the world. Thousands of tourists flock here all year round to experience the natural beauty of this attraction with their own eyes. Known as the “lost city of Incas”, it is also a sought after destination for tourists with an inclination to culture and history. If you are planning a trip to this famous tourist attraction, you might have started looking at Machu Picchu packages for your intended travel. Before you go to Peru, it is important to know a few things first. Knowing what to expect in Machu Picchu will help you make the most of your experience.
maccHigh Altitude
This is no longer a secret amongst those who are planning to visit this fabled destination. Machu Picchu altitude is one of the things that tourists have to deal with. The elevation of the site is estimated at around 3,400 meters. You have to acclimate your body a few days before visiting Machu Picchu. Ideally, spend 2 to 3 days in Arequipa (around 2,000 meters above sea level) or Cusco to give your body a time to adjust. Drinking lots of water is also important prior to your hike to Machu Picchu.
Know the Season
When planning a trip to Machu Picchu, you need to know the rainy season. It usually starts in January although it can also start around the first few weeks of December. If you do not want to hike the Inca trail in the rain, then you need to plan your vacation to avoid the rainy season. If you have not planned this ahead, then it is important to invest in a high quality rain gear so you can stay warm.
Machu Picchu is Cold
Due to the high altitude, hiking to Machu Picchu can get really cold, especially during night time. Prepare your clothing when going up the Inca trail. Make sure you have several layers of clothing to stay warm.
Be Prepared to Spend Money
If you are looking for Machu Picchu packages, then you must be ready to shell out some cash. Traveling from your hotel to Machu Picchu involves several types of transportation (mainly the train) so accept the reality that you will have to shell out a few hundred dollars for the trip.
Enjoy the Views
One of the best part about traveling to Machu Picchu is the opportunity to witness marvelous views. You can get a glimpse of the Andes mountains and surrounding majestic setting. Do not get too caught up in planning that you forget to enjoy the view itself. If you have a camera, do not forget to capture the views in photos.
Are you ready to embark on your vacation to Machu Picchu? Make your travel planning easy with Machu Picchu packages so you can save money and time in creating your travel itinerary. There are flexible packages available at to suit your budget and the number of days you intend to stay in Peru.
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The Top Benefits of River Cruising


The tides change when it comes to cruise holidays, with many travelers swapping the open seas for an intimate riverscape. River cruise has become the most preferred journey for holidaymakers seeking luxury, leisure, and landscape (three Ls) guaranteed to give their cameras a workout. For instance, Mekong river cruises are the best option many people consider today to get a memorable cruising experience.

So, why do you choose a river cruise over a traditional ocean-bound voyage? Here are the top benefits of river cruising that may sway you to consider luxury Mekong river cruises on your next holiday.

Luxurious accommodations

In many instances, river cruises ships are called “floating hotels.” This is because on-board accommodation varies in size and style, with many cruise ships fitted out with four and five star rooms and suites. You are always granted a room with a view to watch the landscape change from the confines of your cabin, while some travelers have their own balconies. For example, if you want to get the utmost comfort you require for your holiday, consider the best Mekong river cruises, and try one.

VIP services

Concierge services ensure all your needs are taken care of, whether you chase an extra blanket to cozy up and watch the sunset from your private balcony, or you want to plan activities for your next docking. In many cases, first time cruisers are blown away by the level of the service they receive on board. In addition, modern and larger cruise ships are full of amenities such as spas, bars, pools, and fitness. For instance, Mekong river cruises often have ships with these amenities to add some bits of enjoyment that makes river cruise fantastic.

Unpack just once

When you travel from one point to another, it can be difficult to feel settled knowing that you will have to repack and head to another point before too long. You should forget about lugging those bags from one lobby to another. A river cruise allows you to feel comfortable while traveling. Therefore, unpack just once and keep your home comforts close by in your private cabin, with plenty of rooms to stow away your purchases from your port stops along the way.

A new destination everyday

Far from being a fleeting fad, a river cruise is one travel trend that is here to stay. An important reason for this is the ability to greet each new day in a new city. A river cruise also allows you to sample sights of several different places, stopping at each port for a few hours at a time. This helps you tick off a few bucket-list of destinations at once. Therefore, if you have a plan to try a river cruise on your next holiday, consider river cruises with luxurious accommodation, fitness parlors, and everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable. For example, you can consider Mekong river cruises to get the most luxurious moments during your holiday.

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Answers You Ought to Get Before Volunteering Overseas


Have you ever undertaken an expedition that never turned out as anticipated? Many students willing to take part in overseas volunteer work are justified to worry about whether or not the experience will offer the expected excitement and satisfaction in the end. But prior to getting on that plane to volunteer in Vietnam or Africa, ask the following questions to avoid any future disappointment:

Volunteer Work

What is the Right Agency to Volunteer With?

You could go directly to a local NGO or approach a third-party organisation that has partners in the country you wish to travel to. Finding a third-party agency may be easier because it may exist somewhere near you or online, as opposed to an NGO that does not engage overseas volunteers directly. However, find out what relationships the third-party agency may have with the local NGOs that you hope to work with once you set foot on the foreign country.

Carry out a background check on the organisation and write them as many emails as necessary until you establish the facts to the case. Does the organization seem to know what exactly their overseas partners are doing on the ground, and for how long have they been liaising with each other regarding charitable work?

How Much Time do I Have?

If you only have two free weeks, you may not have enough time to leave an impact on an overseas community. But if you’re to be a volunteer Vietnam charity programs can utilize, you need way more than just two weeks to spare. Most experts agree that the longer a volunteer stays within a community without being rotated, the bigger the impact they can have on the community. However, shorter-term volunteer work is also viable for certain types of activities, such as emergency disaster relief.

Am I the Right Person for the Work?

Developing countries may not have enough teachers, but that does not mean that anyone from overseas can fill that gap. So, accept a teaching job only if you’re good at and qualified for it. Just make sure your skill set matches the sort of placement you’re offered. That’s the only way you can contribute positively to any sort of volunteer work abroad.

Is this Particular Program Really Beneficial to the Local Community?

You want to help economically, socially, and even politically disadvantaged members of a third-world community. So ensure that the volunteer program you’re joining has an elaborate mechanism to accomplish its goals within the target community. Some volunteers travel abroad only to spend most of their time as tourists for lack of a clear project execution strategy.

What’s the Long-Term Plan for the Local People?

Vietnam travel may offer a chance for you to help vulnerable communities for months or a couple of years, but what next when you leave? Where do you fit in the project’s long-term plan, and will you be able to follow up on what’s going on there long after you’ve left. You’ll be delighted to know that you took part in volunteer work that continues to transform the lives of needy people even when you’re no longer available to contribute.

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Finding accommodation in Noosa is easy

Hotels & Travel

Noosa’s natural beauty is unarguably unmatched and just like any other travel experience, your choice of accommodation is important to make your experience wholesome. The area is world-famous not only for its expansive, breathtaking beaches but for its tourists accommodation as well.  You will find accommodation Noosa wide for visitors to be limitless. From five-star resorts to caravan parks, Noosa has it all.  Whatever level of luxury or budget friendly accommodation you may be seeking, there is something for everyone here.

Amazing waterfront view

Many of the accommodation facilities in Noosa offer stunning views of the beach as well as waterways.  These incredible views are viewable just from the balcony of your accommodation or window. How cool is that! These amazing views offer guests a chance to sit back and relax and forget about the daily stress of the normal world.

Close to amenities

You will find accommodation Noosa has now located in close proximity to the beaches; so whenever you feel like an evening stroll, you just jump into your sneakers and swing by the beach. Also they are an easy walk to restaurants and cafes. In fact, most of the accommodation facilities have their own restaurants with them. If not, then the accommodation is self-contained with its own spacious kitchen where you can enjoy cooking for yourself and family. Here you will get the home away from home feel.

Luxurious amenities

Luxurious resorts in Noosa offer that pampering that most people are looking for in holiday getaways. Most have the entertainment facilities, swimming pools, an activities center, bars and posh restaurants to give you a mind-blowing experience while at your stay there. You can also book accommodation Noosa has now that suits your specific wants and needs. Most bed and breakfast in the area are set in a property to give that intimate and private atmosphere. Also motels here range from 2 star to 5 star, therefore, you cannot miss something that will fall within your budget.

Accommodation options

There is a wide array of accommodation options for visitors weighing on the perfect choice where to get accommodation Noosa wide. Among them is bed and breakfast that’s recommended for couples as they have an intimate ambience to them. There are also apartment rentals that are ideal for people who plan to stay in Noosa for a little while longer. It’s a great option for families too. Backpackers are great accommodation options for people who are in Noosa to explore. There are also cabins though traditional but great places to spend time with family, partners or friends; without forgetting magnificent resorts too. The great thing about these accommodation options is that there are packages to suit different budgets.

Also, recently it was in the news that a Noosa accommodation provider has won 2 tripadvisor awards for offering green accommodation. The owner received an average of 4 out of 5 guest reviews in one year. So even you can find such accommodation options. They are affordable and very much comfortable.

Noosa undoubtedly is among the greatest places to visit in Australia. What makes it a good holiday destination aside from its beauty is the very best accommodation in Noosa facilities. Ranging from apartments to cabins, any visitor to the area will find accommodation Noosa wide that is perfect for them. Check at HTTP://WWW.RWNOOSAHOLIDAYS.COM.AU/ACCOMMODATION/LITTLE-COVE-ACCOMMODATION

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