Vietnam & Luxury Hotel Choices

There are so many places to visit in the world, and certainly it’s not easy to narrow down the list. What makes one place more special than another or more worth your money? While we can’t answer this question for each individual, we can help you to make an educated decision by exploring some of the most amazing places in the world – and one of these is definitely Vietnam.

Vietnam has become a travel hot spot, and with good reason. It has breathtaking landscape, amazing things to explore, friendly people and affordable prices. Vietnam has a number of World Heritage Sites like the Halong Bay, Phong Nha Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Street and Cham Islands. They are all breathtakingly beautiful and worth seeing. There are many other amazing locations as well including Da Lat, Keo pagoda in Thai Binh province and more.

If you make the trek, do not miss out on enjoying the Luxury Hotel Vietnam experience at a place like Amanoi. This is a resort that is not to be missed. As the Aman debut in Vietnam, the Luxury Hotel Vietnam is a place to behold. It’s close to the Cam Ranh Airport and it includes private accommodations, treatment facilities, sweeping views and serenity. Whether you’ve been out trekking and want a lakeside and tranquil accommodation for a few days, or you’re coming to Amanoi specifically for the experience, you won’t regret this part of the trip.

Keep in mind, as well, that so many people love Vietnam because the people are so friendly. Everywhere that you go, you’ll see people smiling at you and welcoming you. And this is certainly an advantage over locations where the locals can end up being quite cold and unwelcoming.

Let’s not forget, as well, about the delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables at every meal, pho and spring rolls galore and many delicious and unique things to eat. Near the beach locations you’ll be able to enjoy fresh seafood as well.

An Apple a Day…is Less Beneficial Than Ten!

Many researchers have recommended for years that you need five a day in order to stay healthy. That’s five fruits and vegetables every day. Now, however, they appear to be upping the ante, claiming that you actually need ten in order to get the full benefit of your fruits and vegetables.

Researchers at Imperial College London have found that ten 80gram portions of fruits and vegetables might actually help you to cut the risk of cancer by 13% and heart disease by 24%.

The lead author Dr. Dagfinn Aune explained, “Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and to boost the health of our blood vessels and immune system. This may be due to the complex network of nutrients they hold. For instance they contain many antioxidants, which may reduce DNA damage, and lead to a reduction in cancer risk.’

While analyzing the data from 95 studies on fruits and vegetables, they found that people who had 10 a day were able to cut the risk of dying prematurely by almost a third. The study was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology and also isolated which fruits and vegetables were the most desirable.

Of course this information may fall on deaf ears, since most people don’t follow the five a day rule, let alone have plans to up it to the ten a day one.

3 Ways to Have a Successful Day

More than we could probably ever read in a lifetime has been written about how to be successful and what makes for success. This short list from Prevention.com, however, is unique and interesting for a few reasons. It’s quite short and offers concrete activities at a focused time. They found that successful and wealthy people do three main things when they get up in the morning, before even having breakfast.

Maybe they will make a difference for you, too.

The things are:

* Make that to-do list: Yes, before they even have their coffee, they make their to-do list and set their goals for the day. They detail tasks that need to get done and deadlines that need to be met – and they tick them off throughout the day.

* Turn on the music: This is interesting. They listen to uplifting playlists and enjoy this energy for their morning commute or at home before they head to the office.

* Get the mantra right: They read inspirational quotes and mantras from others to light that fire that they need for the day.
None of these ideas take very long and they don’t require too much brainpower. Try it. You just might like it.

Ode to the Inventor of Pac-Man

For those of you who love Pac-Man, today is a sad day. And that’s because Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco, has died. Namco is the Japanese company started in 1955 that that was responsible for Pac-Man.

Pac-Man was designed by the video game engineer Toru Iwatani and first came to the market in 1980. It was named, by Guinness World Records, as the world’s most successful coin-operated video game.  The company has actually estimated that Pac-Man has been played more than 10 billion times.

The spin-offs of Pac-Man have been never-ending. Pac-Man has been adapted for cell phones and Nintendo, for Xbox and PlayStation, for animated films, for TV series and for loads of merchandise.

And where did Pac-Mac’s classic design start? According to Bandai Namco, it was inspired by none other than pizza. The name comes from the Japanese phrase that describes the Pac-Man eating the dots. It’s called “paku paku” and from that we got Pac-Man.