December is delightfully beautiful across Europe and beyond! Christmas markets, sparkling lights, cakes and mulled wine, carols and snow! A fairytale atmosphere is at the Christmas markets in Switzerland and France. So far, we have visited some of them and we hope to bring you some of the Christmas spirit through the pictures we've made! Merry Christmas!
Basel - Switzerland
Basel is a city that I loved very much since last autumn when I visited it for the first time. The "city on the Rhine" is decorated with thousands of lights. A small tip would be to go to the Christmas market at Barfüsserplatz, at the Herzig-Jonasch stand, where a hot puch or a mulled wine is waiting for you. You also get a mug in limited edition.
Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland
Yverdon les Bains has several stalls serving regional products, the famous mulled wine, as well as other hand-made items. All the fairy is right in front of the illuminated castle, surrounded by cobbled streets with a bohemian air.
Colmar - France
Colmar, besides its architectural wonders and its well-known charm, in December it becomes extremely crowded, attracting tourists from all over the world through its Christmas decorations and lights.
Kaysersberg - France
Kaysersberg seems to me to be the most bohemian and sublime city in Alsace. A real pampering to walk on its cobbled streets with the smell of biscuits, cakes and all kinds of goodies coming from the small and warm patisseries that you find all the way around the city.
Riquewihr - France
Riquewihr is on the list of the most beautiful cities in France. And no wonder. I loved enormously to go to Käthe Wohlfahrt, the famous Christmas decoration store, which here in Riquewihr is called La Féerie de Noël. It's really magical.
Ninh Binh is worth destination to visit?. In my opinion, you shouldn’t add Ninh Binh in your travel list. Why not?. Vietnam Eco Travel will list 5 reason why you shouldn’t visit this landscape.
1. Ninh Binh is such a beautiful place.
Ninh Binh has not only river, mountain, beach and wonderful scenery but also many amazing constructions.
There are Bai Dinh pagoda which is one of the largest pagoda in Asia; Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple in Hoa Lu ancient capital; Trang An attracts thousands tourists each years from all around the world; Van Long Natural Reserve which appears in a famous film: King: Skull Island; Cuc Phuong National Park is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna; Phat Diem Stone Church – one of the largest cathedral in Vietnam, etc. Ninh Binh now is a must see attraction when you visit the north of Vietnam.
2. Ninh Binh cuisine is delicious and unique
The second reason why you shouln’t plan to visit Ninh Binh is the food here is really delicious with mouth – watering dishes. Your wallet will be empty because there are many dishes which you want to try.
What should you try to eat in Ninh Binh?. There are Mountain Goat meat, Com Chay Ninh Binh (Ninh Binh rice crust), Raw Nhech fish salad, Ninh Binh mountain snais, Ruou Can Nho Quan (Nho Quan wine drunk out of a jar through pipes), Nem chua Yen Mac ( Yen Mac Fermented Pork Roll), etc. Some foods you can buy as a gift for your relationship: Com Chay Ninh Binh, Shrimp Sauce or some local cakes.
3. Locals in Ninh Binh are so friendly
The third reason why you shouldn’t plan to visit Ninh Binh is people in Ninh Binh are so friendly and helpful. Visiting Ninh Binh, I am afraid of that you won’t want to leave. A lot of my friends said that this landscape is addicted them by locals. They always look happy and smile at tourists. If you have any trouble, they will help you with all their heart.
4. Services in Ninh Binh are excellent
Ninh Binh is one of the attractions which has the best service in Vietnam. From the quality of travel services to staffs are very good and professional. Visiting Ninh Binh, you seldom see any tourist trap so travelers always feel comfortable when they visit Ninh Binh
Even you eat in any restaurant or on the street, you always be served well. You will feel like being in your hometown when you are in Ninh Binh.
5. Travelling in Ninh Binh is cheap with good services
It’s unbelievable because a tour to Ninh Binh is very cheap. For a Hoa Lu – Tam Coc one day tour, Hoa Lu – Trang An one day tour, Trang An – Bai Dinh one day tour, they just cost you less 1.000.000 VND (less 50 USD). If you travel by yourselves, it’s cheaper. Eating in some restaurant here are about 100.000 VND/ Person for a big meal with delicious dishes. Those are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t plan to visit Ninh Binh, you have to go immediately. Ninh Binh is a must see landscape, isn’t it?.