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Get swept away to another era as you discover the rich culture, timeless traditions and genuine warmth of spirit
along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia, an enticing destination for guests traveling solo.
Whether you’re enjoying a ride aboard an intimate tuk tuk with kindred cruisers, admiring colorful silk-woven
handicrafts in bustling markets, participating in a rice paper making workshop, or being welcomed by a group
of smiling schoolchildren, you’ll feel anything but alone when you discover the Mekong with AmaWaterways!
And each night, you’ll return to the distinctive elegance of the award-winning AmaDara, a luxurious yet inviting
haven of tranquility for solo traveling. You may even receive a Buddhist blessing and an invitation to the
Captain’s Table on the same day.
WHERE FLOATING LUXURY MEETS TIMELESS WONDER
48 • Vacations
One place has an enormous crab on its roof,
a design choice that convinces me to enter.
Though this establishment is one of the many
that invested in western-style seating to ensure
visitors’ comfort, I opt to remove my shoes and sit
Korean-style at a low table, ordering the blue crab
ramen. Momentarily, I’m presented with several
banchan – the tiny side dishes that accompany
meals – of spicy kimchi, crisp soybean sprouts,
and refreshing radish and watercress salad. The
ramen is hot, hearty, and impressive: in a tangle of
fresh noodles with a roughly quartered crab.
Sightseeing in Gangneung is best done in a
leisurely fashion. As lunch was spent watching
people stroll the boardwalk beside Gyeongpo
Beach, I set out on the lakeside trail, enjoying the
sun streaming through the pines. Gyeongpoho
Lake (“clear as a mirror”) is a migratory bird
reserve, so hoping for a sighting I start on the
footpath around the lake. Shortly, I come to
the Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science
Museum, a weird and absolutely wonderful place
with a collection of gramophones and other
Thomas Edison inventions.
Hours later, I continue my journey, pleased
to see that my timing is perfect. Perhaps not
Gangneung’s most famous sight but certainly its
most romantic, Gyeongpodae Pavilion features
an emblematic paljak, an eight-point roof, and is
known as the ideal place to watch the sunset – or
the moon. In fact, locals claim to see five moons
from the pavilion: one in the sky, a reflection
in the sea, another in the lake, a fourth in your
drinking glass, and finally, in your lover’s eyes.
, I think as the moon ascends in
a dark purple sky, grateful that the Olympics
brought me here.
to see in
Located in downtown Seoul, Gwanghwamun
Gate, the main entrance to Gyeongbokgung
Palace, is the perfect starting point.
Changgyeonggung Palace and the National
Palace Museum of Korea are within walking
• Pack a lunch and hike Bukhansan National Park
in Seoul. Afterwards, soak your sore muscles at
a jimjilbang, a communal Korean-style bath.
• With its mix of lush semi-tropical landscapes
and literally one-of-a-kind attractions, Jeju
Island, off the southern coast, is worth the flight.