August 2016

Travel

Phu Quoc island snorkeling tour guide

Snorkeling is an activity where people go swimming and use their equipment, such as, their diving mask, a snorkel and fins. It is such an amazing and a great way of spending time with friends or a group of people who enjoys snorkeling. It is already common for travelers to have a tour of the land. When you have the passion for water and you know how to swim with your snorkel technique, then it will be fine to shift your traveling activities on the water.

One of the best places to visit for snorkeling is the island in the Kien Giang province, called the Phu Quoc Island, which is the largest tropical island in the coastal part of Cambodia, but it is only accessible from Vietnam. So, whoever would love to visit this island, must come to Vietnam and start their adventure.

The Phu Quoc Island is about 48km long, having an approximate population of 80,000 people. The climate in this island is tropical. Coming to the Phu Quoc Island is simple and easy. Of course, it is best to get a guide and a certified travel agency to help you sort things for your trip. You may arrive to the island by ship or by plane, if you are coming from the Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.

When you come for your snorkeling tour, you may bring your own gears. If it happens that you did not bring your own, then you may buy them from the shops around the island or you may rent for your gears if it is available.

Are you thinking about what to buy on Phu Quoc Island? You will find various fresh seafood, pearls, peppers and fish sauce. Do not worry if you run out of cash because you can find ATM machines near the Long Beach in Duong Dong Town and An Thoi. (more…)

Healthy

HOW TO STORE DRIED FRUITS TO EXTEND THEIR SHELF LIFE?

Fruits can easily get rotten by micro-organisms or through their own inner enzymatic reactions. Fruits with high water content make it a good environment for bacteria, yeast, and molds to grow and cause spoilage as they need a sufficient amount of moisture to be activated. That’s the reason why fruits with moisture removed last a longer period of time than when they are fresh. In addition, the fruits’ flavor is heightened, the storage is simplified and their shelf life is dramatically prolonged when most of the moisture content is eliminated from the fruit. Because of their great taste and health benefits, like free of fat and rich in fiber, dried fruits is one of the most convenient  and popular ways to enjoy fruits.

The shelf life of dried fruits relies on a lot of factors including the best by date, the way they were dried and how they were stored. In reality, most dried fruits will last for a year far beyond the expiry date if they are appropriately preserved. Try these below ways if you want to make your dehydrated fruits last long.

  1. Storing in fridge

You are absolutely able to safely preserve the quality of the dried fruits longer by storing them inside your fridge in an air-tight covered container to keep them out of moisture and other contaminants. Several types of dried fruit, like prunes which are moister than others, enjoy the moisture in the refrigerator and taste better if being kept cold.

  1. Vacuum-sealing

If you have a vacuum sealer in your kitchen, it is an ideal option to use it to preserve dried fruits. This is really convenient and brings long term results. The fact is that the more air is removed from the storage container, the longer the food will last. Therefore, vacuum sealing will maximize its shelf life as it eliminates oxygen, keeps moisture and mold away from the fruit. It is really worth getting for your own the best vacuum sealer if you wish to store dehydrated fruit particularly and various types of food in general for a longer use. (more…)

Sport

Decisive factors to consider while buying a Penny board

The outstanding Penny Brand is manufactured by Penny Australia corporation and is available in 2 sizes, namely the 22 inch Penny Board and the 27 inch Penny Board. Those boards are made of high quality plastic parts, small and nimble axes, and big wheels. This makes it suitable and flexible for cruiser and handy to take.

Portable and flexible

Particularly the smaller board 22 inch matches backpacks and could be freely carried around because it is very light and not as large as long board. Nevertheless, you could move longer distance with both types of Penny board without pressure and with an appropriate pace. So you could ride the Penny Board in stead of your bicycle, it is much more enjoyable and you could bring a Penny Board in bus stations or shops.

The price

The initial 22 inch Penny Board starts at about 80 USD. However, depending on the design difference, the price could even cost more than 100 USD. The bigger 27 inch Penny board starts at about 95 USD. The main variation could be found in the stability. While the bigger Penny Board offers superior stability when moving, the smaller one is better to bring. (more…)