In Rajasthan, where colors rule and the sun shines golden, the odds are that you’ll return from your travels armed with stunning photographs of camels silhouetted against the sunset, rolling sand dunes, and turban-clad, mustachioed men – the usual suspects, so to speak. Jodhpur , however, offers plenty of chances to get creative and add some cool back stories to your pictures.
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In 2012, Viator sent two teams of two travel videographers around Europe and North America with our Dream Travel Job project. For 60 days each, they traveled, took Viator tours, and filmed.
This year we have Asha from our Europe team and Brock from the North America team back to do it all again in Asia and Australia! Read on to see where they are and what they’re doing on their adventure.
Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world for trekkers. It is cheap compared to most other countries, has the world’s highest mountains, and offers hikers a chance to experience the unique cultures of Nepal’s highlands. Fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya is contained within Nepal’s borders, and the opportunities to explore this vast zone are many.
Although originally from Tokyo, Setsuko Hayashi grew up in Osaka and has called the Japanese metropolis home for much of her life. Setsuko speaks impeccable English (she was an English teacher for many years) and her ability as a guide is the result of several seminars and five years as a licensed tour operator. She specializes in private, tailor-made tours of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara.
The shock of the new, though, can be a pleasure as well as a pain, and culture shock is one of the reasons most of us travel: to experience the new. These twelve principles should help the novice navigate the maelstrom of this country’s craziness and avoid culture shock in China.
Meet Narin Mot, one of Viator’s local experts in Siem Reap, Cambodia with a license to provide private tours. Narin provides a full service private tour guide business in Cambodia. Not only can he help you see the sights in and around the city, but he can also arrange a pick-up at the airport, reserve hotels and set up private vehicles – all of which help to provide the perfect experience in Siem Reap.
Seoul is a city that revolves around café culture. In any given neighborhood, you are never more than a few footsteps away from a cute coffee shop serving up lattes, waffles and cakes. With so much competition, however, many cafés have had to come up with unique angles to appeal to café goers. This has resulted in some strangely themed coffee shops popping up around the city. From playing dress-up to petting farm animals, here is a small sampling of what you can expect to experience while you sip on your cup of java.
HURRY! Book by April 11th, 2013 to save 50% on the recommended retail price for a Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through June 30th , 2013. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.
As a Tokyo native who has been working in the tourism industry for many years, Mami Sorimachi is the ideal guide for personalized tours around Tokyo and the surrounding region. Professional yet fun, Mami specializes in walking tours around Tokyo, using public transportation to deliver you to the cities historical highlights — a unique approach that allows you to experience Japan’s greatest metropolis through the eyes of a local.
While confidence is growing that Japan is now safe to visit, some travelers remain uncertain. Japan itself is keen to express that the country is back to normal and eager to welcome visitors to its many attractions that were unaffected by the disaster.