We were the only three on the mountain. The snow looked like glitter, the clouds loosely clung to the sides of the glaciers around us. The African plains extended as far as the eye could see and the massive crater of Mt. Kilimanjaro dropped down to our right.
Camelback safaris into the barren wasteland of the Thar Desert are a must-do activity and unforgettable means of accommodation when visiting Jaisalmer in eastern Rajasthan. A desert safari is unglamorous and raw, much like the rest of India, but it's an unbelievable opportunity to connect with local people and experience a completely different way of life.
Papaya Playa Project offers the perfect setting for getting off the grid and immersing in the natural, eco-tourism experience travelers often seek in Tulum, two hours south of the all-inclusive Cancun mega-resorts. The property spans nearly 15 acres of jungle and coastline with private cabanas, casitas and luxury beach houses dotted throughout, many boasting panoramic ocean views.
Our flight from Hue to Saigon was rescheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., so by the time we finally landed in the former capital of South Vietnam it was already dark.
We left Hoi An in early afternoon. It was sad to say goodbye to the Sunshine Hotel, our clean, cozy and comfortable home for the previous five days.