To get at the beating heart of Kathmandu, we love getting lost in Old City’s alleyways and discovering unexpected temples, secret gardens and markets. Or we’ll rickshaw over to the backpacker district of Thamel to trade stories with trekkers and climbers, many of whom are just back from conquering Everest.
Unfortunately, Kathmandu was devastated by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Consequently, the historic sites we’d normally recommend are still being reconstructed.
Built in Rangoon in 2002, the RV Mekong Pandaw was created just for the river it calls home, and is certainly the most stunning vessel to grace those waters.And in January 2018, it will be our home for seven days as part of our Vietnam & Cambodia Gay River Cruise adventure.
Have a closer look at some of the vessel’s highlights.
Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is on the southern tip of Vietnam near the Cambodian border. It’s the country’s largest city by population and has a hustle-and-bustle which often overwhelms the unprepared traveller. Here’s our Just the Tips to best enjoy this historically significant, bustling metropolis.