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Five beautiful hotels overlooking rice fields of Vietnam
Vietnam is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for adventure seekers for many reasons. Spectacular mountainous landscape and lush jungles are among the top attractions that make this region popular.
Scenic rice fields, such as at this Topas Eco Lodge in Lao Cai Province, is another unique feature that Vietnam has to offer.
Walking, hiking, eating and staying amidst the rice fields, such as at the Mai Châu Villas in Hoa Binh Province pictured above, is one of the best ways to experience the essence of Vietnam.
The Tam Coc Garden in Ninh Binh Province is another fabulous choice.
At the Pu Luong Retreat in Thanh Hoa Province, travellers can experience the Vietnamese culture and customs of local life and take in views of spectacular terraced rice fields at every turn.
The scenery surrounding Victoria Nui Sam Lodge in An Giang Province can best be described as nothing less than poetic.
Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill 'insult'
Ankara (AFP) - Turkey on Monday denounced as "unacceptable" and an "insult" a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.Israel and Turkey had earlier this year finally mended a years-long crisis in relations with the naming of ambassadors, but a considerable potential for tension remains.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the bill, which if agreed would apply across Israel and also to annexed east Jerusalem where more than… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Oil and banks take Dow to new highs, but tech companies dive
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies plunged Thursday, and high-dividend stocks also took hefty losses as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than a year. But more big gains for blue-chip banking and oil stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.Big names like Facebook and Oracle fell as technology companies took their biggest losses in two months. Rising bond yields pushed income-seeking investors away from real estate and utility companies. Health care stocks… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Wenger doing great job work at Arsenal
Louis van Gaal has said Arsène Wenger doing great job work at Arsenal for 11 years Manchester United travel to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to face Wenger’s side. At each of Van Gaal’s four previous clubs, Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich, he has won the championship. The Dutchman’s last title was in 2010 at Bayern. Wenger has failed to win the Premier League since 2004. Van Gaal, asked if he would be satisfied as a coach to go as long without a championship, said: “That is… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
India police kill 24 Maoists in shoot-out
New Delhi (AFP) - Indian police on Monday killed 24 rebels in a shoot-out in eastern India, one of the heaviest casualties inflicted in recent years on the Maoists who are waging a long-running insurgency.Police said one commando was also killed after they ambushed at least 40 Maoist rebels gathered at a forest camp near the border of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states, triggering the gunbattle."A total of 24 Maoists are dead, seven of them are women. We have identified seven bodies so far,"… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
There’s no place like a homestay
Basic: Homestay in Hà Giang. — VNS Photo Hồng Vân Viet Nam News by Hồng Vân A ten-square-metre private homestay room with basic facilities is what I exchanged for a hotel room, and the experience was definitely worth it. In October I was on a business trip to Hà Giang City and after the first nights in hotels, I decided to rent a homestay to satisfy my craving for an insight into the lives of local residents. I arrived at the homestay as the setting sun cast a red glow over the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...