Touring Hanoi’s attractions – the Temple of Literature

Contrary to the Imperial City of Thang Long, the Temple of Literature was brimming with all sorts of visitors - locals and foreigners. Regardless, I found some peace and quietness here, as I would find in any temple whilst travelling through Vietnam. The Temple of Literature is considered the first national University in the country. … Continue reading Touring Hanoi’s attractions – the Temple of Literature

Shopping in two different Eras in Istanbul – The Grand Bazaar & Istiklal Avenue

I did very little shopping, or none actually in these areas. Yet these are likely to be on your itinerary if you are visiting Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar because the whole thing is an attraction in itself. The Istiklal avenue because it is a main street hard to miss on the other side of the … Continue reading Shopping in two different Eras in Istanbul – The Grand Bazaar & Istiklal Avenue