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  • THE AMAZING BRAC BEACH VILLAS THE AMAZING BRAC BEACH VILLAS IN CAYMAN!

    • From: JamesStillman
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      Why are they amazing?  The scenery, the relaxation, the sightseeing, the diving, the fun, the rock climbing, the climate, the clear ocean, the coral reef, the sea life…Oh my I could go on and on and on.  

      Planning a vacation?  Or how about your wedding? Look at The Brac Beach Villas first.  The Brac will allow you complete freedom to plan your trip to Cayman. 

       Relaxation…The Brac Beach Villas allow you to come and go as you please.  Walk to the beach or pool, get a chair, and relax with your favorite book.  Stroll through the natural flora and fauna.  Spend time at the spa working the kinks out of your stressed body.  Hop on a bicycle to take a leisurely ride through the tranquil environment. 

       Exploration…Take a guided tour of the island.  Choose from several activities to do – Rock climbing on a 140-foot limestone rock formation.  Diving, snorkeling, and/or kayaking in the beautiful deep blue ocean.  Explore the Museums.  Explore the shopping areas.  Explore the remarkable Cayman restaurants.  The Cayman Brac has many exciting hidden treasures to explore.  What fun!

       

      Vacation…want rest, relaxation today and thrills and adventure tomorrow.  No problem!  At the Cayman Brac, you can design your own vacation package.  Go deep-sea fishing in the morning and rock climbing in the afternoon or the other way around?  No problem!  Relax tomorrow with a day at the beach.  Back to the adventures of a day diving and kayaking seeing the natural coral reef, schools of brightly colored fish, and other sea life.  Relax with a day at the Heritage House or theCaymanBracMuseum.  

      Your dream wedding…everything in paradise is available onCaymanIslandto make your dream come true.  Applying for a marriage license is quick and easy.  Marriage officers are available to perform the ceremony.  How about an underwater ceremony?  So cool!  Photographers, florists, caterers, everyone you need is at your service on the island.  The Brac can help you plan.       

      The Cayman Brac Beach Villas have numerous options available.  Unit A has three (3) bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  It has a large living room, dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen.  There are a total of eight (8) beds available to sleep up to 10 people.  Unit B and Unit C each have one (1) bedroom.  

      Amenities include all linens and towels provided.  Every room has ceiling fans and air conditioning units.  There is a washing machine and dryer for use during your stay.  The kitchen contains a dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and blender.  Free Wi-Fi and free local calling services are for your use.  TV, DVD player, and a sound bar are on hand in each Unit.  There are also puzzles, DVD’s, books, and more for your use during your stay.  And if you need it, there is also a baby crib upon request.  

       

      So many options to spend an amazing vacation or honeymoon in a tropical island paradise!  Look no further than The Cayman Brac Beach Villas.

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  • interisland plane at SXM interisland plane at SXM

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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • You are forewarned You are forewarned

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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • 757 landing at SXM 757 landing at SXM

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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • Airbus 319 at SXM Airbus 319 at SXM

    • From: gmaso
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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • 757 landing at SXM 757 landing at SXM

    • From: gmaso
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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • Sunset Beach Bar Sunset Beach Bar

    • From: gmaso
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      Watching the planes, especially the large airliners, at Maho Beach at the end of Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten is fascinating even for non-aviation buffs. The airport is used by international carriers, inter-island lines, and private planes so the variety of planes is unending.  Probably the best place to watch is from the Sunset Beach Bar which caters to those who want to watch. It can store your luggage while you wait, has continual cab service even to the cruise ships on the other side of the island and it's hambuergers and drinks are surprisingly reasonably priced. They even print the arrival times and type of aircraft on a black board and the bar tenders have schedules. Some of the pilots, even on the smaller planes, seem to try to come in particularly low to give the crowd a thrill. Eveyone really wants to see the Air France 747 come in and especially take-off. People, for some reason, like to get sand blasted as the larger planes turn with their tails right at the fence and rev up their engines prior to take-off.  

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  • La Haut Plantation pool La Haut Plantation pool

    • From: gmaso
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      The view from the bar at La Haut Plantation over the pool and out to Les Pitons on the west coast of  St. Lucia.

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  • Luxurious accommodations in Mu Luxurious accommodations in Mumbai which ensure Great Mumbai Tour

    • From: akanshaihpl
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      The metropolitan city of Mumbai is known for housing some of the most luxurious and classy hotels of India, which ensures that tourists have a great time here. Deciding which 5-star luxury hotel in Mumbai is the best to stay in can get bit tricky as all of them look so good! 

      Indulging in lavish living comes true in Mumbai when one decides to stay in Luxury Hotels in Mumbai. The city is the largest industrial sector of India. The luxurious facilities, the delicious food and of course the excellent suites; all of them ensure that tourists in Mumbai do not leave disappointed.

      Most of the 5 star hotels in Mumbai are situated in posh and sophisticated areas. Hence, they have become the favorite haunts for leisure tourists and corporate guests who come here every season.

      Given below are some of the most famous Mumbai hotels that haven proven excellent accommodations for a number of years and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

      The Taj Mahal

      • Address: Apollo Bunder, Mumbai - 400 001, Maharashtra, India 
      • No. of Rooms: 560
      • Dining: The Zodiac Grill (European cuisines),  Wasabi by Morimoto (Japanese Cuisines), Golden Dragon (Oriental Cuisines), Masala Kraft (Indian Cuisines), Souk (International Cuisines), Shamiana (Coffee Shop), Sea lounge (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with multi-cuisines side eateries), La Patisserie (Desserts), Harbour Bar (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), Starboard (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with Mexican cuisines), Aquarius (Quick bites with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) 

      At Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, the history and luxury are mixed together. Existing as the first harbior landmark in the city, this heritage hotel is the leading hotel in the city. The hotel is the primary choice of accommodation in the city for every movie star, music legend, politicians, rockers, hip-hoppers and even for kings and queens. The popularity of this Mumbai hotel has made it the personal favorite retreat for leading business tycoons as well. A stay in here promises to deliver an unimaginable treasure of memories, and number of ways to celebrate life. The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai always delivers on its promise. 

      The Oberoi

      • Address: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400021
      • No. of Rooms: 287
      • Dining: Fenix (Multi-cuisines), Vewtro (Italian Cuisines), Ziya (Indian Restaurant), The Eau bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), The Champagne Lounge (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with finger food), The Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen (Desserts)

      The Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai’s exclusive business and shopping district, Nariman Point, is the best way to bask in the luxury of this ultimate destination in India. Surrounded by the ocean, this is a perfect retreat to enjoy privacy and serenity. The rooms are decorated with sophisticated and stylish ornaments and various contemporary amenities are installed in the rooms including some unexpected surprise technological touches. Lady tourists would love to stay at Oberoi, Mumbai, as they are picked up by lady chauffeurs from the airports, and the same lady chauffeurs take them for tours in and around the city in Audi A8 sedans! The hotel keeps up the legendary reputation of Oberoi hotels with unyielding facilities and services.

      Grand Hyatt

      • Address: Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, India, 400 055
      • No. of Rooms: 547
      • Dining: China House (Oriental Cuisines), Celini (Italian Cuisines), Soma (Indian cuisines), Fifty Five East (Multi-cuisines), Lobby Lounge (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), Gourmet Store (Snacks and beverages), China House Lounge (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with snacks), The Bar (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)

      Grand Hyatt hotel in Mumbai is one of the leading luxury hotels in Mumbai. The 5-star resort offers a glimpse into the contemporary lifestyle of Mumbai. Stretching for more than 12 acres, the resort is surrounded by lush greenery all around. For accommodation, there are number of luxurious suites and rooms on offer where the guests are treated with varied modern facilities and services. For meeting and business events in the city, Grand Hyatt has earned a special reputation among travelers. And with shopping and spa facilities on offer for the guests, every discerning business travelers spend a relaxing time here.

      Hyatt Regency

      • Address: Sahara Airport Road, Mumbai, India, 400 099
      • No. of Rooms: 401
      • Dining: Stax (Seafood cuisines), Glasshouse (Multi-cuisines), The Bakery (Desserts), The Bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)

      Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mumbai provides two things one would look for in their Mumbai luxury hotel: Unparalleled sophistication and exuberant style. No wonder the hotel has been designated as the best business hotel in the city. The close distance from airport and major business districts of the city, Hyatt Regency has become the first choice for corporate travelers. Nearby the hotel, there are several shopping areas which make it ideal for leisure traveling as well. There are several dining choices in the hotel, summing up exquisite cuisines from all around the world. There is an on-site spa to ensure one feels totally comfortable with a stay in here. Hyatt Regency has served several leading corporate personalities and firms over the years.

      Trident Nariman Point

      • Address: 5, Nariman Point, Mumbai
      • Number of Rooms: 575
      • Dining: Frangipani (Mediterranean Cuisines), India Jones (Asia Cuisines), Opium Den (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), Verandah (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with snacks)

      One of the most favorite retreats in Mumbai, Trident Nariman Point has grown to fame, especially among people who wish to spend a good time in Mumbai. There are several entertainment zones nearby the hotel which keeps the leisure tourists on their toes, while the nearby financial districts keep the corporate guests happy and satisfied. The rooms are very spacious here and the technological advancement in India is visible as one enjoys the super contemporary room amenities. The views of Marine Drive that are visible from the hotel truly mesmerize one and all. The hotel features the most favorite brunch special restaurant in Mumbai, Frangipani, which has received several awards and accolades over the years.

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  • ::: HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATION ::: HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS LAS VEGAS: A Superior Family Resort ::::

    • From: ajjordan2
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      Holiday InnI spent a few nights at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations in Las Vegas, which opened in January of last year. The off-strip, family-style units contain a full kitchen and washer-dryer amenities in the apartments. The property also has five pools and hot tubs (open 24/7), a fitness center, mini golf, an activities center. It’s also an easy 10 minute, one-block walk to the Strip! If you prefer not to walk, catch one of the hourly shuttles to the Strip.

       

       

      The first thing you notice immediately is the superior standard of service from the staff. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations  receptionists, grounds men, shuttle drivers, and concierge are all jovial and extremely helpful. If this hospitality does not put you at ease, what will?

       

      Holiday InnThe 648-unit resort is your home away from home while enjoying the high paced energy of Las Vegas. The 510 – 1490 sqft. units come in one or two bedrooms, with a huge soaking tub in the master bathroom. I stayed in a two bedroom villa that was a perfect size for myself and two of my friends. We cooked in the full sized kitchen, used the washer and dryer amenities, and lounged in the living room that came with a fireplace. We used the free WiFi services, which was convenient as free internet is not always available in Las Vegas hotels.

       

      Holiday Inn Las Vegas

       

       

      We also enjoyed the resort facilities which included the five pools and hot tubs, a fitness center, putting green, and activities center. The resort offers many free classes and activities including bingo, Pilates, Brazilian butt-lift class, shuffleboard, craft parties, and many others. For activities outside of the resort, you can also use the concierge services to book area shows, attractions, dining, and limousine transportation.

      Holiday InnHoliday Inn 

       

      Holiday Inn Las VegasHave breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Gold Mine Bar & Grill, or for a quick snack, visit the Marketplace with grab and go food and beverages. The Gold Mine Bar & Grill serves classic American food with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as news and sports on its 10 television screens. Also take advantage of the poolside gas grilling stations with outdoor picnic areas.

       

       

       

       

      According to Adalberto Lugo, general manager of the property, “Our Holiday Inn Club Vacations members have expressed that they love having access to this resort within their travel network, where they can enjoy all that The Strip has to offer, day and night if they choose, and then retreat to a quiet oasis they can call home.” “We’re ecstatic to extend the availability of our resort to more guests to enjoy that same experience and relax in the comfort of their villa after a day of fun.”

      Holiday Inn Las Vegas

       

      To preview ownership with Holiday Inn Club Vacations , visit the 16,780 square foot sales center that can host up to 500 tour guests. Other Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations include Orlando, Fla., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Gatlinburg, Tenn.

       

      Book your reservation for the Holiday Inn Club Vacations in Las Vegas here:

      http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnclubvacations/hotels/us/en/las-vegas/lascv/hoteldetail

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  • The Shack Up Inn lobby entranc The Shack Up Inn lobby entrance

    • From: gmaso
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      Just outside of Clarksdale, MS, the Shack Up Inn is not your normal motel. My wife and I recently stayed here and it is obviously a very funky place. Refurbished on the interior with vintage (old) items the shacks are real shacks largely brought onto the property. The rooms are comfortable and clean and if you are staying in the area, many have kitchens.

      They often have music in the bar area but unfortunately not when we were there.

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  • Our room at the Shack Up Inn Our room at the Shack Up Inn

    • From: gmaso
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      Just outside of Clarksdale, MS, the Shack Up Inn is not your normal motel. My wife and I recently stayed here and it is obviously a very funky place. Refurbished on the interior with vintage (old) items the shacks are real shacks largely brought onto the property. The rooms are comfortable and clean and if you are staying in the area, many have kitchens.

      They often have music in the bar area but unfortunately not when we were there.

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  • I take my wife to the nicest p I take my wife to the nicest places

    • From: gmaso
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      Just outside of Clarksdale, MS, the Shack Up Inn is not your normal motel. My wife and I recently stayed here and it is obviously a very funky place. Refurbished on the interior with vintage (old) items the shacks are real shacks largely brought onto the property. The rooms are comfortable and clean and if you are staying in the area, many have kitchens.

      They often have music in the bar area but unfortunately not when we were there.

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  • Stratamike

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  • Victoria pubs-The Bard and Ban Victoria pubs-The Bard and Banker

    • From: gmaso
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      There are numerous pubs and brewhouses in Victoria; especially Irish, British, and Scottish pubs. As you can see from these photos some of them are in great old buildings with lots of brass and dark woods. The bar tenders at the Bard and Banker were Scottish kilts.

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  • Bengal Lounge Bengal Lounge

    • From: gmaso
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      The Bengal Lounge at the Empress Hotel. The hotel is very formal and standing, even at the bar, is not allowed. The  bar, obviously, has an Indian theme and some of the appetizers are Indian. In the venings, you can sit with your drink and look out at the lit up Parliament Building.

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  • Riding Vietnam's mountainous n Riding Vietnam's mountainous north

    • From: activetravelasia
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      We're on an eight-day motorcycling tour of north-eastern Vietnam, riding Honda XR250 trail bikes across the valleys and over the mountain passes of Ha Giang province and through the wild, remote and rarely visited mountainous "frontier lands" along the Chinese border, where roads are narrow, winding and steep, and the scenery is truly breathtaking.
      ROADS TO HAPPINESS: One of the group's motorcyclists in the mountainous Ha Giang province.
      It's a ride-it-yourself adventure, but we have two guides, Linh and Thon, who know where they are going, which is just as well, because we're having enough trouble just negotiating the traffic. Many of these "small ways and snake roads" - so called because of their sinuous shape rather than any abundance of serpents - aren't on the tourist maps and are definitely off the tourist trail.
      Linh and Thon also know how to carry out roadside repairs, skills that prove useful more than once. There are 12 of us in our group - nine experienced riders and three pillion passengers. We've known each other for years and most of us have travelled together before on various motorcycling road trips.
      But as we gather on the second-storey terrace of a Hanoi bar the day before we set off, our nonchalance starts to dissipate while studying the chaotic traffic that swirls below us, trying to determine whether there is any method in the madness (there's not!), counting crashes and watching first-time visitors to Hanoi with fear at the prospect of crossing the road.
      It's a bit of a blur, but somehow we manage to get out of Hanoi in one piece, and it's not long before we find ourselves riding along back roads beside rice paddies and meandering rivers, sharing the road with tractors, buffalo, dogs, chickens and ox-drawn carts, along with the stream of bicycles and motorbikes.
      As we ride through the villages and towns, we're treated like rock stars, kids and adults alike grinning, waving and calling out hello. At first we think it's because they don't get many visitors in these parts, which is true, but then we realise it's because we're riding bikes that are monsters compared with the tiny 50cc-150cc bikes and scooters they ride, and even the petrol station attendants can't resist climbing on our bikes to pose for photos whenever we stop to fill up.
      It may also be because we are somewhat overdressed - in Kevlar-reinforced jeans, protective riding jackets, leather boots, gloves and full-face helmets - compared with the locals in their sandals, short sleeves and nifty little hard hats with special holes at the back for ponytails - but I have no desire to experience a Vietnamese road-base exfoliation. Miraculously, in eight days and 1200 kilometres of rough riding, our group of 12 experiences only three tumbles, and none results in any injuries.
      We ride between 160 kilometres and 180 kilometres each day, which doesn't sound much - at home we ride that far just for fun on a Sunday morning - but at an average speed of about 40kmh, often less, it takes all day. By our third day, we've relaxed into the rhythm of the roads, have more or less got our heads around the organic nature of the traffic flow, and are high on the exhilaration (and adrenalin) of riding some of the world's best (and most challenging) motorcycling roads up and over countless mountain passes, the summits shrouded in mist, the deep-sided river valleys terraced with rice paddies, the distance filled with sawtooth ranges receding as far as the eye can see.
      One road in particular has us spellbound, the aptly named Road to Happiness from Ha Giang to Meo Vac via Dong Van, which includes the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass, a stretch so precipitous that workers had to be tethered to the cliffsides during its construction in the early 1960s.
      We eat lunch in cafes, throwing our scraps on the floor, along with everyone else's, and stop at roadside stalls for sweet milky coffee and fruit dipped in chilli and salt. When our seats become too hard or the view too beautiful to ignore, we pull over for a rest, which often ends up attracting a crowd, thanks to the wannabe magician in the group - he only knows one trick but it never fails to delight the local kids.
      We stretch our legs at village markets, where we rub shoulders with men in indigo suits and women in colourful embroidered costumes who have travelled in from remote mountain villages, usually on foot with heavy loads strapped to their backs, along the same steep roads we are riding.
      We spend our nights throwing back shots of lethal local rice wine with our homestay hosts before bedding down on mattresses on the floor beneath mosquito nets in one large communal room built on stilts, infinitely more comfortable than the few local hotels we stay at with the rock-hard beds they favour in northern Vietnam.
      At Ban Gioc waterfall we take a short ride on a bamboo raft and get so close to China we can chat to Chinese tourists on the other side, but Vietnam and China aren't exactly best mates, so we're warned not to step ashore on Chinese territory. The next day we get caught in a never-ending line of trucks carrying cheap goods across the border on a dusty road still under construction, which in Vietnam is no impediment to travel. You just weave your way around the road crews and hope like hell a road exists on the other side.
      By the time we get back to Hanoi we're road weary and ready to stop - eight days and 1200 kilometres is a long time to spend perched on a wire rack, even with a tower of cushions on top - but if you want to see, smell, hear, touch and really experience Vietnam, mixing it with the locals from behind the handlebars of a motorbike is about as full on as you can get.
      Need to know
      Riding a motorcycle in Vietnam is a high-risk activity. Check that your travel insurance covers motorcycling and be aware that as a foreigner you will be expected to pay compensation (in cash and probably on the spot) in the event of an accident, even if you are not at fault.
      It is not possible to get a temporary Vietnamese driving licence on a tourist visa, but an international driving permit (available from the NRMA) is usually accepted by police — although, officially, no foreign licence is valid in Vietnam, and harsh penalties (determined by the police) can apply for riding or driving without a licence.
      Trip notes
      Touring there from ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA
      The mountainous area of Northern Vietnam has long been famous for its beautiful scenery and great diversity of ethnic minorities. With our adventure motorcycling trip you will make a big loop to experience all the bests that area can offer. Starting in Hanoi you will explore Northwest before jumping into Northeast, back to Hanoi after a day relaxing in Ba Be Lake. The perfect itinerary and the support crew ensure you get the most out of the trip in terms of comfort, enjoyment and adventure. Along the way we encounter dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas as the rural population goes about its business. Highlights include the terraced valleys of Sapa, beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall and many different colorful minority groups.
      Motorcycling adventure in Northern Vietnam 
      Hanoi - Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Sapa – Hagiang – Bao Loc – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Ba Be – Lang Son – Hanoi
      14-day trip with 12-day motorcycling
      Motorcycling grade: Moderate
      Highlights
       
      • Stunning scenery
      • Stunning Pha Din Pass and Tram Ton Pass
      • Terraced valley of Sapa
      • Ban Gioc Waterfall
      • Babe Lake
      • Colorful ethnic minorities
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  • Morning Sharkies view Morning Sharkies view

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      Evenings at Sharkies (the beach bar at Club Med Turkoise) are fun, but the view in the morning is stunning!
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  • Evening in Bolinas, California Evening in Bolinas, California

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      Bolinas is a quirky little town in Marin County across the bay from San Francisco and just to the east of Point Reyes. It has acheived fame for its residents taking down the road signs for their town no less than 36 times until the state finally gave up. Not to worry, the residents are friendly, the restaurant and bar in town are fun and the beaches are heavenly. Check out the "honor system" bookstore which is just that.

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  • San Francisco, May 2013 Day 2- San Francisco, May 2013 Day 2- Ice cream and possible pneumonia‚Ķ

    • From: jetsettindaisy
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      My second day in San Francisco started out with macarons and chocolate cake. Annie was running late since parking at the BART station in Concord was a nightmare so I decided to take advantage of the situation and go to Macy’s. I stopped at Tout Sweet 306795_10100164375671868_1378688783_n.jpgfor breakfast and a great view of Union Square (it was another beautiful sunny day) and then wander the store until Annie arrived.

       

      We had both purchased Big Bus tickets so we could see lots of sights with minimal driving. Annie got the 24 hour pass and I got the 48 hour pass so that I could use it as my transportation for a couple of days. Once she got there (yay) we boarded the Big Bus Tour to play tourist for the day (the only things we were missing were fanny packs). We stopped at Alamo Square first and walked around. Cute houses, but the little row at the other end of the street was actually a bit nicer. We were wondering941849_10100163881606978_175520623_n.jpg if everyone was as disappointed and our suspicions were confirmed when a German tourist asked us if the row we were seated in front of was the “famous houses”. Her response to our head nods was “what the shit”. She seemed so disappointed, I actually apologized.

       

      Once we were done staring, our friend Melissa met up with us after this for lunch at Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles (thank you, Groupon). We took a nice stroll down to the restaurant from Alamo Square and admired the old houses along the way (so if that’s your house we were photographing, I’m sorry). After a great midday fuel stop, we moved on. Annie and I stopped at Bi Rite for ice cream on the way back to the bus stop (told you I like to stop for food often). We reboarded the bus and rode up top as it drove through Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, and Golden Gate Bridge. We had thought we were well prepared for the bridge with our 969932_10100165333078218_1211366176_n.jpgsweaters and scarves (since it was quite hot outside) but apparently this wasn’t enough. We were freezing. I have photos of us with scarves across our faces to keep out the wind. In hindsight it’s amusing. At the time, it was a little freaky and I am pretty sure I caught a terrible head cold that I promptly ignored.

       

      After this we got off the bus and walked to Ghirardelli Square for more ice cream and then to Fisherman’s Wharf for sourdough bread bowls at Boudin’s. By then it was getting late and Annie had kids to get home942885_10100165333008358_1474910926_n.jpg to so we headed back to Union Square so that she could catch BART home and I could meet Carla for dinner.

       

      I took a taxi. I hate taking taxis because I’ve rarely had cab drivers that I didn’t want to slap. This one was no exception. I typically GPS the route when in a taxi so I can call them out if they’re taking me the long way around. I arrived at Straw in one piece and Carla and I managed to get the booth that is within an old carnival ride car. After an interesting and tasty meal of chicken and waffle Monte Cristo and doughnut burger (apparently it tastes like it sounds), we met up with Melissa at Smuggler’s Cove. I have a thing for pirate themes (I have a thing for most themes, honestly) and this bar felt like having drinks in a pirate’s hideaway (minus the fear of having my throat 943500_10100163885593988_1301884724_n.jpgslit or getting robbed). Unfortunately, we did get sort of robbed since Melissa's car was broken into during the 45 minutes we were at the bar... She parked in a well-lit, populated area. There were people still milling around. You just never know. Fortunately nothing valuable or sentimental got stolen.

       

      After drinks, Carla and I made our way to the Financial District and down an unfamiliar dark alley for dessert at Gitane. This gorgeous fusion restaurant really is in a dark alley. Dessert was fun and delicious and the escape from the chill outside was wonderful. I’d love to come back for dinner but that will have to wait for another time.

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