Author: Jonathan Goddard

Northern Vietnam: Alternatives to Halong Bay

Northern Vietnam: Alternatives to Halong Bay The spectacular scenery of northern Vietnam is dominated by karst mountains and islands. The natural landscape here has been shaped over thousands of years by rice farming, either in vast, flooded plains that fill the horizon, or steep terraces in the mountains near China. Many itineraries for Vietnam feature Halong Bay as the premier site in the north. Halong Bay is beautiful, with its karst islands rising out of a misted sea, but it’s not the only place where you can sample the amazing uniqueness of this corner of the world. Alternative locations...

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Western Australia: Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park

Western Australia: Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park Western Australia covers one third of the landmass of Australia, and if the state was an independent country, it would be the tenth largest in the world. The state of WA is sparsely populated and, apart from the capital city of Perth, often overlooked by travelers in favor of the better known east coast. Western Australia Western Australia has a diverse range of natural environments, as you’d expect from such a vast region, from the Kimberley in the north, through deserts harboring amazing rock formations like Wave Rock, and gold...

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