I am thinking about going on a 20s-30s singles adventure holiday – can anyone recommend a good one?
Always fancied going on a travelbag tour but never got around to it! They have a good reputation and deal with individuals groups and alsorts!
singles holiday for one person.among like minded people.male over 30s?
single male age 35.would like holiday in europe with like minded people.like club 18 to 30s but not into clubbing and power drinking.loves sunning on beach and water sports
Bite the bullet and go alone! I am in my 40s and have been going abroad on my own since I was 18. You can always find someone to talk to, by the pool, at the beach, at the welcome meeting or on an organised trip. It can be a bit pricier going alone if you don’t go with a specialised company, but sometimes the singles holidays I’ve seen advertised are even dearer. Having said that, the holiday I went on last month cost me £160 for the week – that was Costa Brava, peak season in a 3 star hotel. Go on, be brave!
If you check out Best Single Travel (click the link) they have specialised tours for 18-35 year olds. But if you don’t want the binge drinking, “party hard”, university type stuff, you might consider going on a singles tour for 30s and older. Check out the link below for that.
Any suggestions for short holidays (under 10 days) for single women in their late 30s, this winter?
Going back to work on Jan 8. In Canada only. Not too lavish. No sex please. Any ideas about dog-sledding trips in the northern part of the country are also welcome (for beginners).
Pack up your skis, jump on a WestJet flight to Calgary.. Take the Airport Shuttle to Lake Louise, Kananaskis, Banff…. If you’re not a skiier then just enjoy the scenery (boys included), take a tour on the Icefields Parkway.. Tons of stuff and great places to stay out here… Tons of people (single and otherwise) doing the same thing, those that live near and those that come from far. Dog sledding out here as well as you mentioned, perhaps in Northern Saskatchewan as well. That is a little more remote, here is a big tourist area and you wont lose any comforts unless you want to. Rent a cabin, stay in a hotel (budget to extreme), or camp year round.
Check it out on the web.. Keywords travel Banff, travel Kananaskis, etc etc..
Things to do when single for the holidays!?
I am a 28 year old single male from NY. I was wondering what most single people do on the holidays when all of their friends are with their balls and chains (girlfriends/wives). Some people have suggested double dating, attending parties with other couples etc. The thing is, I don’t date as I don’t get the point of it. I don’t like people touching me or vice versa. Maybe it’s because I haven’t met the right girl yet. Most of them are trash these days you know! Because of this reality I haven’t even been able to experience my first kiss yet. I also have not gone on a date for about 5 years. I have gone on a grand total of 2 dates in my entire life too. So dating is pretty much out for the holidays? What is a good thing to do? I was thinking about maybe gambling or going out for coffee, etc. And why are people getting into serious relationships so early in life, especially now that the life expectancy has gone up considerably? If I try dating again, it will be in my 30s.
Well, I’ll leave some of the glaring issues aside for now. But in your case, just dating is not a good idea to spend holidays… You should travel around the world. May be you will find someone special without looking for one. And if not, you’ll have a good time.
Any recommendations for cruises specifically for over 40 singles (older, but not old singles)?
Some of my friends and I would just like to take short cruises and trips that are geared for older, mature singles. Older doesn’t mean old! Mid 40‘s is mature, but certainly not old, and we don’t want to be stuck on a cruise with a bunch of “kids” or “senior citizens” but would prefer a clientele composed of our own age group. We live in NYC and love to party, dance, drink, swim and soak up the sun’s rays, sports, etc., but we’re committed to not doing so with “kids” or “senior citizens.” We’ve researched only a few singlescruises and found their pictorials very disappointing in that the clientele may be single, but obviously too young or too old.
You really have to go for a specialized travel agent, like Best Single Travel.
A travel agent that specializes in cruises will really help. You won’t have to pay an expensive “singles supplement”, for one.
If you want to try other options, I would definitely stay away from Carnival and Disney. Both are popular for families and younger people. While adults still enjoy both lines, you will want to avoid them if you don’t want kids on board.
Royal Caribbean is going to have a slightly older crowd than Disney and Carnival, but still will have quite a few families on board. But, I believe this will be a line that could possibly work for you.
Princess is going start to go a little over your age range. It is a little more expensive and little more classy than the other three lines I mentioned. I would say the average age is around 40 or 50, so as far as age this may be a good line for you. However, if you are really wanting to party, I don’t know how much you would enjoy this particular line.
Norweigan may also be an option. I think they would have an average age of around 40 on board. Not too many kids, adults not too old, etc. So this may be a line to consider as well.
The best thing to do is look for lines that have the fewest children’s activities. These will be the lines with the fewest kids on board. Also, try going during the school year, this way most kids will still be in school and fewer will be on board.
Finally, I recommend look at http://www.cruisecritic.com for lots of reviews on different lines as well as boats. They also have a great message board where you can chat with other people about cruises.
Hope this helps!
What’s the best cruise / cruise line for singles over 40?
All of the singlescruises I’ve found cater to either 1) 20 to 30-somethings; or 2) seniors. Isn’t there anything in between? I’m just interested in hanging out with fun, energetic, intelligent people around my age!
But if the cruises they have on offer right now don’t fit your schedule or where you’d like to go, it might be a bit of a drag.
I’ve suggested getting a blog together to find groups of people who want to cruise together. Carnival is very inexpensive right now, for september. Http://www.halladazevacations.com/cruise.html and I see a lot of our aged people mixing and migeling on there… And besides the 20-30 somethings have to go back to school / work in September. Check out the blog on that page and maybe suggest a travel group of single 40 somethings! Hope I’ve helped you out!
Serching Hawaii cruise for 2 single women over 40?
I’m sorry I don’t have a link for a Hawaii cruise, but I do have one for a Greek Island Hopping cruise and Egyptian and Nile Cruise specially for singles over 40.
(The booking deadline for the Nile cruise is 1 February.)
It is a great experience.
Is it harder to find a date as a single man over 40, or a single woman over 40?
I had a conversation with a lady friend this weekend and I would like to know some other opinions. I say it is harder for men. A 40 year old man in a cruising for women is kinda sad. Women just have to pick a guy to go home with where men can’t just pick a woman it does not work that way. You got to be tall, good looking, in shape, house car job you name it. Women just have to be fat in the right places. Guys have it much harder in my opinion because being a good man has nothing to do with the man that women want.
At 40, you do have to have a job and a car helps too My single friends think it is easier for women. In her words, she’s not fat (lol) but is 40. She has been dating a man for 9 months and in the mean time she was asked out almost every day by someone else. (They are newly engaged. Good for them.) She tells me that she thinks it is also harder to get “rid” of a man when you want out of a relationship than it is for a man.
Good luck guy~the term “cruisin for women” won’t get you a lot of dates either I think at that point most women want some type of reliable man in their life.
Le Relais de l’Entrecote
20 bis, rue St. Benoit
15, rue Marbeuf
*There is one item on the menu: steak frites. Their steak tastes fabulous and has this amazing sauce that no one seems able to duplicate and is served with the most amazing skinny fries. You are served half your steak and some fries, followed by the rest of your steak that they have kept warm plus a fresh batch of fries. It comes with a salad. All you need to add is a glass (or carafe) of a house red wine and you are set.
*more info at http://www.parismustsee.com/entrecoteparis.html
My sister and I are going on a trip to France in the coming months, and I would like to have a list of inexpensiverestaurants. We are each looking to spend around 10 to 15 euros for lunch and 20 to 25 euros for dinner and we are spending 5 days and 4 nights so we could really use all the help we can get.
You’ll find that there are plenty of places where meals can be had within that price range.
French law requires that cafes and restaurants post their prices in the window. Wherever you go you can check the prices before entering.
In France the term “menu” refers to a fixed price meal, usually with somewhat limited choices and almost always a good buy. (What English speakers refer to as a menu is called “la carte” in France.)
La Brouette at 39/41 rue Descartes (5th) serves up an all you can eat Fondue Bourguignonne with potatoes and vegatables for 20.90 € http://www.labrouette.fr/
La Lozere at 4, rue Hautefeuille (6th) has an excellant menu for 21.90 € On thursday nights they make “aligot” a fantastic mashed potato dish made with cheese and heavy cream. Http://www.lozere-a-paris.com/
Crepes a Gogo at 12 rue Soufflot (5th) Paris has an all the crepes (both savory and sweet) you can eat for 18 € on Wednesday nights.
La Méthode at 2, rue Descartes (5th) has main course for 10-15 € and draws a pleasant crowd with a lot of students.
I recommended this to a native Parisian I know who had never been. They loved it and have returned each time they go back home.
Also check out our webpage and the guide that we mentioned above.
Romantic, inexpensive restaurant in Paris?
My girlfriend and I are spending our 1 year anniversary inParis and it’s the first time for both of us in the “City of Love”. We are looking for a special restaurant for our special night but as we are students we can not afford anything too expensive. The food must be good (although she is not the most adventurous person when it comes to food), it must be very romantic and not cost over €100 for us both to eat. A good view is also a big plus! Thanks in advance!
I should mention that what one person sees as romantic another will not. Indeed “inexpensive” is another such word since I would not associate it with a €100 meal for two. So I will put in a plug for my favorite little place, La Methode at 2 rue Descartes.in the 5th. Its on a tiny little square just a few blocks south of the Pantheon. A very nice three course meal with drinks before and a coffee after will cost you no more than €60-€70 including a pitcher of one of the house wines (all of which are quite nice). There’s no view at all from the dining room in the back (which is where I suggest you eat) but staff is very friendly and good humoured in this tiny place and you’ll feel quite at home. The food is stunningly good and traditionally French with the occassional little extra touch (like szechuan peppercorns on the duck breast).
Singles Travel Experts? For a 2-3 Day Trip Leaving NYC?
I’m a 40-something single guy in NYC and am looking for a vacation idea over July 4th, 2010. Ideally I’d like to swim, run, get some sun. Meeting a girl isn’t my chief goal, but I’m not opposed to it either. A cruise really appeals to me, but it’s such a short amount of time for a trip. Any ideas? I don’t mind flying somewhere (Miami was a thought, but it’s humid and rainy now) and grabbing a cruise. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or Lake Havisu.
Excellent outdoor activities, fun night life, pretty scenery, good looking women.
Sun.. Hike.. Swim.
Check out Best Single Travel. They have loads of specials for singles in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and active 60s.
Is it pointless to have loads of money after age 40?
Now, answer this truthfully. What is the point of making a lot of money past age 40…
-You can’t go to clubs or anything and if you do…your middles aged……. hence lame
-Buying a cool car doesn’t make you cool cause your old…
-any chick that is older than 35 and still single has lower standards anyway….no need to impress the ladies around your age
-What type of vacations are you going to go on? Wait…your over freaking 40….no dating any bikini babes for you
The only point is to save for retirement…..THAT’S it..
Woah….I am surprised at the responses I got
Stepen K- Ya, walk into a club and walk as your saggy,wrinkly boobs roll around the dance floor.
Young is cool old is not.
You guys DO make an interesting point about hobbies. I guess it’s good to make money to be able to DO stuff.
You are very very young. This is not really the site for you, but I will answer.
You can always use more money at any age. Sorry if that sounds crude, but it’s true. When you turn forty, maybe you want to take up rock climbing or horseback riding or some other new hobby. And those hobbies take money for you to be able to enjoy them, like say, buying your own horse and land at some point.
Or if you got deathly ill, you’d need the money to pay for hospital bills. Or maybe a relative needs help paying medical bills. You can use it to buy a house, take up boating, travel across country in a camper, etc. Or maybe you want to take that vacation to Spain or England, wherever, that you never got to take when you were younger. Oh and don’t forget, helping your kids pay for college. Haha.
There’s always a use to have a nice reserve of cash just in case, or just for the sake of having fun with new things. There’s endless possibilities. =)
British over 25 especially men, is it flirting or friends to add an x (kiss) after your name when you text?
New male friend 40 single sends me texts (platonic) with an x after his name. I’m a married woman but we are just friends that met several months ago on vacation. He’s British. I’m american. I’ve never seen this from my american friends…but I don’t text very often either!
It’s very very common in the UK for a male to put a kiss on the end of a text to a woman. Doesn’t matter who your texting. Also the women here put a kiss at the end as well when texting men. It’s not flirting or anything. I’ve had this problem with an american friend who is a girl.
Guys 18 or over, I’m married, he’s single – are the rules different for our friendship?
I met a man from UK 6 months ago while on vacation here in the US. I am married and he is single. We developed a friendship and emailed a couple times a month. I gave him my cell number and he started to text me and then called me around christmas. Since then we have started calling one another and speak on the phone every couple weeks. ( he stopped emailing as I think calling is easier for him to call – he initiated the texting and calling, I was happy w/email) We were taking turns contacting each other. Sometimes I will think to text him or email him something related to a conversation, but stop myself for fear of him thinking I like him romantically and contacting too much. But with a girl friend I wouldn’t think twice.
Often the women on this site say “yeah no problem having male friends”, but the guys always say otherwise…they always want more. I’m also not sure why this guy wants to be my friend since I don’t really bring anything to the table in terms of an interesting life, work, etc. But he says I’m “witty and charming” so I guess I have some likeable attribute. He is very successful, handsome, albeit commitment phobic since he is still 40 and single lol…But I think it’s cool to have a friend in another country and we talk about interesting things that I don’t have the opportunity for normally.
Are the rules different in guy/girl friendships. This is a new friendship and we don’t really know eachother very well so any insight you can add is appreciated.
My husband knows we are friends.
brucie: I’m attractivebut that shouldnt have anything to do with it.
Anything more than friends is a no no. Even if he is from another country. You are married.
any over 50 single people out there can recommend a holiday or web site for cheap singles holidays?
I am fed up with searching the web for a decently priced holiday for a single traveller. Can anyone out there over50 recommend a holiday or web site that offers holidays at not stupid prices to somewhere warm
Can anyone rcommend a singles holiday for someone over50? Being newly divorced I need to get away but don’t want to spend my holiday feeling lonely while all around are couples and families having fun.
You have found the place!
Check the latest trips on the sidebar, or browse the full selection at Best Single Travel.
Is every sweepstake/raffle/draw/lottery a swindle?
I’ve bought so many tickets for cars, holidays, even Xmas hampers, that I could paper my walls with them. Over50 years of never winning a single thing. Statistically I should’ve won something. So are they all crooked?
Not every one is a swindle, but your odds of winning anything are low-usually millions to 1.
Save your money and use it for yourself.
Are you a SWOFTY? Are you enjoying life?
Single Woman Over Fifty. Couples over50 who’s children have left home are splitting in record numbers to seek thrills and Independence.. Women in this age group are suddenly realising they are alone with their partner and actually want something else from life other than a mundane existence and looking after him. Oh dear! The lure of exotic holidays and new experiences is making them kick over the traces but looking after their finances is one drawback as some haven’t ever paid even household bills. Some of you will have Mums in this age group, are they enjoying life or just living in it?
Jess, they can always ring my mobile! It works everywhere except for some strange reason in the Bahamas! Perhaps i’ll go there again next!
Though I’m no SWOSTY, I have some good friends who are.
One went to The Gambia a couple of years ago and told me she was amazed at how many women ‘of a certain age’ were indulging with the locals.
Still, they all seemed to have a smile on their faces, according to her!!!
wHERE CAN i GET BUS TOUR VOUCHERS FOR DAY TRIPS IN SCOTLAND?
We have a friend at work who retires the end of March. This is a single lady who enjoys day bustours to the highlands. Unfortunately when she retires she also earns her free bus pass. I need to know if I can buy a voucher for £100 which can be used in addition to her free pass – and where?
Check with traveline http://www.travelinescotland.com or telephone 08712002233. Hope this helps
Compare their prices with this company, as well:
precalulus homework help?
a tour bus has 80 seats. experience shows that when a tour costs $300, all seats on the bus will be sold. For each additional $10 charged, however, 2 fewer seats will be sold. find a function that represents the revenue derived from a single bus tour?
As a function for any trip:
n=number of multiples of $10 fare increases above $300
For a specific trip:
number of seats sold (S)
revenue per seat (R)
You could simplify my expression “n”….
precalc word problem using function.?
i’m completely stuck so here goes:
A tour bus has 80 seats. Experience shows that when a tour costs $300, all the seats on the bus will be sold. For each additional $10 charged,however, 2 fewer seats will be sold. Find a function that represents the revenue derived from a single bus tour.
Let the charge be 300 + 10x
Then number of seats occupied = 80 – 2x
Revenue = (300 + 10x)(80 -2x)
R(x) = 24000 + 200x – 20x^2
I was a tour bus driver for over 50yrs UK and the continent of Europe, passengers were mainly,AMERICANS,?
AUSTRALIANS, CANADIANS, and BRITISH, there were nearly always single unattached women on my bus and we stayed at the same hotels together.Every time i slept with one of these women i made a note in my diary with names, places and times I see now that i have slept with 571 different women over the years, None of them older than me and none of them fat ugly people.Very seldom did i use a condom and i have never had a venerial desease but i have had many, many nights of unforgetable pleasure. Considering i’m not a porn star, IS THIS A RECORD ??
I THINK THAT I HAVE DONE MORE THAN MY SHARE TO CEMENT ANGLO AMERICAN,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS.( SHOULD I GET A KNIGHTHOOD?)
Um. I don’t think this is the site for your question! I’m not here to judge, but we don’t cater to those needs. You can find plenty of places that do, however. This IS the internet, after all.
Coach tours for singles are a great way to discover a city.
There’s such a wide variety of tours for you to choose from. You can take an open bus hop on hop off tour of Rome, the Harry potter London bus tour, a Half-Day Seat-in-Coach Tour of Warsaw, a Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Coach Tour in New Zealand, a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Stockholm, Antwerp , Shanghai, Budapest, San Francisco, Bangkok, Washington DC After Dark, and so many others.
Seeing a city by coach is really ideal and convenient.
You can get off where you’d like, spending as long there as you want and then get back on when you’re ready. You don’t have to worry about parking like if you were hiring a car, or about high taxi fares. When you take coach tours you also have professional guides to show you around and teach you about their city. And the open tops on many of the coaches give you a view that you simply can’t get by any other mode of transport. In really is a nice way to drive around.
Another good thing about coach tours for singles, in particular, is that you aren’t discriminated against as you normally are in other types of tours where they charge an extra singles supplement, which makes your vacation more expensive. The prices are the same for singles and couples. In this sense all coach tours are coach tours for singles.
If, however, you’d like to go on coach tours that are exclusively for singles then that is a slightly different thing. In that case you really have to book singles holidays. There will be a lot less flexibility because you will be with a set group with a set timetable.
However, you will be with the company that you want to be with, and it is a much more fun and intimate atmosphere on such tours.
Taking singles holidays does not necessarily limit your choices of destination, however.
There are so many choices of singles tours available, from exploring the very exotic to discovering the wonders of your own country. You can find coach tours for singles in the great cities of every continent and country. In South Africa, Las Vegas, Thailand, Argentina, Greece, Hong Kong, and so many other places. These tours are a lot of fun, create a lot of camaraderie, and often start new friendships that last a lifetime, even.
Whatever type of coach tours for singles you prefer, you should take the opportunity now. Don’t put it off. Click on the links below to find a great package for your Singles Holidays over 50s.
Find Cheap Restaurants in Paris Where You Can Eat Like a King
The best cheap restaurants in Paris cater to resident Parisiens, and not tourists. These are also the most authentic restaurants where you get to really enjoy the genuine Paris, off the beaten track.
When you search for cheap restaurants in Paris, in fact, you are not necessarily being “cheap”, but actually delving into the world of native Parisiens. You are also saving euros to spend to make your singles holiday in Paris the dream holiday you always wanted it to be.
With a great guide, you will not be duped by overpriced tourist fare that is served with a sort of condescension for the outsider whom they presume does not even know what pâté de foie gras is, let alone what a good one tastes like. At a high price to boot. That will not make your singles holiday in Paris an experience to remember fondly.
Parisiens love food. You see them eat food everywhere, in cafes, bistros, tea salons, wine bars, on the sidewalk. There are literally thousands of restaurants.
The popular tourist books will not give you the best cheap restaurants in Paris because they don’t even know them. What you need is an insider’s guide.
When you are on your singles holiday in Paris, you should not waste a single meal on bad foodand exorbitant prices. Good cuisine is a national passion in France, and one of the greatest pleasures of a visit to Paris.
Of course, like any great world city, there is a cosmopolitan range of food: Chinese, Vietnamese, and North African most commonly, but also Italian, Greek, Lebanese, and Indian.
A good guide will not only show you the best cheap restaurants in Paris, but also guide you on the proper etiquette, the faux pas (i.e., what you definitely should not do), and the unique habits and culture that surround food and meals, which may be quite different from what you are used to.
For instance, meal times are roughly the same as in America. Lunch is served from noon to 2pm normally. Fixed price menus are common as well.
Dinner is usually served from 7:30 – 11:00pm (or 19:30 – 23:00, as they would have it), with the common starting time for most Parisiens being 8:30pm (20:30).
Parisiens do not rush their food. Dinner in particular is a social event, and you linger over your meal while engaged in social conversation. It is supposed to take hours.
There are little, special characteristics about Parisien restaurants. Many of the best cheap restaurants in Paris cater for a small number of people, between 15 to 40 persons. Seating can be intimate. Regulars may even have their cloth napkins reserved and kept for them in pigeon holes.
There is etiquette regarding tipping, speaking loudly, flirting, paying tax and tipping, appropriate dress. Also, “Anglo” habits such as “doggy bags” or separate checks are not well looked upon at all, especially at the restaurants which cater for locals and are not frequented by tourists.
A good guide to the best cheap restaurants in Paris will also teach you quick social skills such as how to read a French menu as well. You should also know the difference between basic types of Parisien restaurants, such as a brasserie and a bistro.
For instance, a brasserie is relaxed, more upscale type of restaurant which serves single dishes and other meals, has professional service, printed menus, and, traditionally, white linen. They are open every day of the week and serve the same menu all day.
A bistro, on the other hand, is a small restaurant which serves moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. The food is usually the home-cooked type, robust and earthy. Slow-cooked foods like cassoulet are typical.
One of the best guides you can get to find the best cheap restaurants in Paris is by Adrian Leeds. Leeds is an American by birth but a Paris resident who has also written a book about buying property in Paris as well.
Leeds guides the visitor to Paris to simple, inconspicuous, out of the way places, which are reasonably priced, with great food. With her guidance, your singles holiday in Paris will be a much more memorable and authentic one.
I highly recommend her book. Why not look at vacation packages to Paris as well, and explore what there is to offer.
Are you wondering about things to do in Vietnam? You may have booked a trip already or are perhaps considering visiting there on an upcoming vacation.
Lots of interesting things to do
Vietnam is an amazing place: a great mix of culture, cuisine, and relaxation, combined with an amazing history. The very distinctive intermingling of modernity and tradition, the great diversity of village and metropolis, mountains and beaches, rain forests and deserts, ancient ruins and stylish shopping malls ensure that there you won’t get bored of the many things to do in Vietnam.
The Old Quarter is a must-see in this respect. There you’ll see the legacy of the French who had controlled Vietnam for about 80 years before they left in 1954. The buildings and roads are very distinctive and French influenced. It is very lively, comprising nearly 40 streets. Each one is crammed with shops selling a variety of items, and the name of each street comes from the main good or service sold there. The French culture has become part of Vietnamese culture, for example, with baguettes being an ordinary staple in people’s daily eating habits.
And we mustn’t leave the food aspect too quickly. Some people travel there specifically for it. Vietnam has some of the most unique and tasty food anywhere. It is a wonderful spicy mixture of Indian and Chinese cuisines, developed in its own way. Vietnamese food is becoming as popular as Thai food in places like New York or London or Paris, for example, and many other cities. For those that know it, there is a world of difference between the two. My own preference is definitely for Vietnamese Food.
One of the great things to do in Vietnam itself is to eat the fish at the Cha Ca La in Hanoi, which serves only one dish, a fish dish known as Cha Ca. You cook the dish at the table yourself, with pea shoots and noodles. Another is genuine Banh-Mi in Hoi An. It beats anything you can get outside of Vietnam.
Good Tourist Economy
Vietnam has a booming economy. It is located in one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world, with many interactions with Singapore, China, Japan, and Malaysia. It has recovered extremely well since the devastating war with the United States and earlier with France. The war ended over 30 years ago, and is definitely in the past, with relations between the US and Vietnam at an excellent level. (Ho Chi Minh City, however, does have a seedy bar called Apocalypse Now, which nevertheless has a hardcore clientele of expats and locals.)
Indeed, tourism is a vital part of the Vietnamese economy with 3.77 million visitors visiting every year. Tour operators, accordingly, are in the main well-experienced and organized, and it will be best to use the services of an experienced tour operator to get the most out of this diverse country.
Vietnam is an “S” shaped country with three distinctive regions the South, Central, and North, each with its own characteristic attractions.
In the South, you can visit the Mekong River and its ferile delta which is the basis of its ancient rice-growing economy. One of the definite things to do in Vietnam is to take a boat trip here. There you will see the well-known floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be among others. Here, vendors will offer their wares from their boats jammed with produce, dangling their goods in the air from a long pole.
In Central Vietnam, you can find a wide range of environments, from plateaus, to beaches, to dunes, and to lagoons. This is where the ancient Imperial city of Hue is located. A definite item on your list of things to do here must include a cruise down the Perfume River and visiting to historic sights and monuments such as the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Palace of Supreme Peace.
Hoi An in Central Vietnam is a very interesting place as well. People come here for the reputation of its excellent tailors, its art galleries, and its narrow streets, which are populated by many tiny wooden cafes serving steaming coffee. The Chinese have an ancient presence here, through very old trading relationships that have continued unbroken (more or less) for centuries.
The north region has stunning apline-like peaks, along with plains regions. The Hmong people are a hill people from the Sapa region in north Vietnam, many of whom were resettled in the US during the Vietnam War. The north, as well, is where Hanoi is located, along with the picturesque Halong Bay.
Halong Bay is extremely beautiful and is designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The most stunning aspect are the roughly 2,000 – 3,000 limestone cliff islands that dramatically jut out of the water. Different ones will have caves, vegetation, or secluded beaches.
To get to them you can take a cruise in a “Junk” which is the Chinese name for ship. Indeed, navigation in the South China Sea has been extremely well developed for centuries, with many of its ancient technologies are well ahead of the West for most of human history. The name “Junk”, however, obviously does not have positive connotations for Westerners! You certainly have nothing to worry about, though.
You can also go kayaking in Halong Bay as well. While common throughout the country, kayaking is perhaps best here.
Indeed, for nature lovers or, eco-tourists as they are known these days, there is no shortage of things to do in Vietnam. Wildlife surveying is exceptional. The Highlands and the rain forests are breathtaking and serene. Vietnam’s islands and beaches are perhaps the best in South Asia.
Things to do in Vietnam also include shopping and nightlife. Bars and nightclubs in Ho Chin Minh City are plentiful. Nha Trang is known for its nightlife, too. Tour guides can give you thier views on the happening spots of the moment, but pools, Discos, bars, clubs are commonplace. Even in the far-flung and remote mountainous regions you will find the infamous Karaoke bars, which are so popular in that part of the world.
If you go shopping in the market, make sure to have a guide so you don’t get ripped off too much with the prices. In any case, prices are still relatively cheap in Vietnam, so depending on where you are coming from, it will still be a bargain.
Dong Xuan in Hanoi is the most famous market to visit, and should be on your list of things to do. There you can find embroidery clothes, silk clothing, and many other textiles (it is an ancient art there). There are also many street food stalls with amazing food.
One of the most distinctive and memorable things about Vietnam is the sheer number of motorbikes. You should definitely try to write one when you run a period and put that on your list of things to do.
Quite different from motorcycles, and definitely more distinctive, is elephant riding. This is more common in Dalat at Tuyen Lake more than anywhere else. Make sure also to put that on your list of things to do in Vietnam if you get the chance.
Also, there is a special royal breed of horse unique to Vietnam, the Vietnamese Hmong Horse, which you should also take the opportunity to ride.
History lovers may be interested in the Vietnam War memorials and statues, like Hoa Lo prison (the “Hanoi Hilton” where John McCain was held prisoner) or the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, where the “Respected Uncle” Ho read the Vietnam Manifesto on 2 September 1945. There are always two guardmen dressed in white uniforms standing at the main entrance. Visitors also like to take with them Vietnam War Army watches and military clothing as souvenirs.
The Cu Chi Tunnels are also very popular. These were dug by the Viet Cong, and is basically an underground maze. It covers a mind-boggling 250km, and contains living quarters, command centres and ammunition stores. This must definitely be on the list of things to do in Vietnam for any war history buffs.
Ho Chi Minh has a War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace and the Revolution Museum.
For more ancient history, there are many tours you can take to see the old citadels, royal tombs, palaces and temples. Ho Chi Minh City is also well known for its very many temples and pagodas, which give a far more spiritual experience, as Buddhism is the dominant religion of Vietnam.
Lots of Things to Do in Vietnam – See For Yourself
There are lots of great things to do in Vietnam, and you should try to experience it for yourself. Best Singles Travel offers a great New years singles holidays vacation package. Click on the link to find out more and have a really exotic vacation.
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Of course when you’re in Vegas you have to go clubbing. Even if you don’t want to. Because even if you’ve “been there and done that”, you really need to have been there and done that in Vegas. The same goes for going to Downtown Vegas. Even if it’s not your scene, you have to do it.
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