The road from Damascus in Syria
Not an obvious tourist desitation but Syria proves an eye-opening destination
But as a holiday destination, there aren’t many places which offer so much, for so little. It is also a great place to be based for further travel to Beirut and Amman.
The Australian Government warns to exercise a ‘high degree of caution‘ if travelling to Syria.
For, by and about Aussies in the UK.
Teetering on rocky makeshift steps along a Scottish ridge whilst buffeted by furious winds and slightly alarmed by the dark clouds rolling in, the fog rolling in from nowhere and the sudden drop in temperature. This is not how ADELINE TAN imagined a pleasant camping holiday in Monarch of the Glen country.
Enter the little commune in Dong Tan and you will have stumbled upon one of the best-preserved rural communities in Vietnam. This little gem of a province is an understated area of northern Vietnam that is quite accessible by bus (it is an arduous four-hour journey from the capital, but well worth it). However, if you’re used to city comforts then be warned that, in Dong Tan, it is all about the simple life. On arrival, I was reintroduced to these humble living conditions.