Famous for all the wrong reasons, Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4 was once a mafia hotspot in the ’80s and ’90s ruled by notorious crime boss Nam Cam.
Too many tourists think they can see enough of the Mekong Delta on a brief day-trip out of Ho Chi Minh City.
Almost all visitors to Nepal have to pass through the capital as it’s home to the only international airport in the country. And while it’s often overshadowed by the alluring call of the Himalayan mountains, Kathmandu is a culturally and historically rich city worth exploring.
Nepal, a country popular with western climbers and backpackers, has many restaurants catering to western taste buds. But visitors looking for traditional Nepalese fare will not be disappointed with dishes like gacok, momos, and Nepali curries.
Nepal is a very geographically and geologically diverse country, from the hot, steamy plains bordering India to the mid-hills area to the high, snow-capped Himalaya.