Hey all... travelers, wanderers, tourists, and life vagabonds... it has been a busy and interesting 6 months. Sorry to have been off line for so long...and I know you missed me a lot! But, some times...life happens to us and we just have to do our best to deal with it. But, now I'm back… Continue reading An interesting 6 months
The Chakalaka has a breakfast buffet that is worth sinking your teeth into every Saturday and Sunday (yes, read that which ever way you like!) If you like dessert for breakfast (as I do) then you may want to try a tangy lemon square, or maybe black forest cake, or a fluffy cheesecake. If traditional… Continue reading Three desserts for breakfast? Why not?
The main highlight of our Cambodia Tour was our visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is an experience that you must have! It is truly incredible, beautiful and awe inspiring! Our guide filled us in on the history of this beautiful place as we strolled along the promenade toward the temple. It was truly quite… Continue reading So Many Wats
While in Siem Reap we were treated to a fantastic cultural night which included a massive buffet dinner (all the dishes I love and a few more thrown in for good measure), and a cultural show of talented dancers. We were enthralled! The monumental building was beautiful and well...monumental. We first enjoyed our dinner… Continue reading Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)
Oh my goodness, these people are talented, and brave, and awesome, and hilarious! We went to see the Phare Circus. One of the best shows I have ever seen (including the Circ du Soleil). The performers were all members of the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts”. It is a non-profit… Continue reading Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!
This fantastic trip to Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam and Cambodia (Indochina Encompassed) presented many opportunities to experience different (and delicious) food. Food is so tied to culture and to our understanding of others. But, no matter where you go the mmmm and the oohhs of deliciousness sounds the same. Our G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience… Continue reading How do you say ‘delicious’ in four different languages?
We stayed a few days in Siem Reap and experienced some of the most delicious food. One restaurant, New Hope, was a training restaurant for kids (who were going to school) and learning a trade. This is a G Adventures Planeterra Project that assists kids to get and education and a job! Read about it… Continue reading Siem Reap -New Hope Restaurant (yes food!)
Well, if anyone had told me that I would be making road side stops to visit the local insect market I may have laughed out loud. But, that is exactly what we did on the road to Siem Reap. We made a number of interesting stops but I must admit that the insect market most… Continue reading On the Road to Siem Reap (includes big spiders and wood carvings)
If you like small spaces...go here! These are the tunnels used during the 'American' war in Viet Nam. Read up on the history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%E1%BB%A7_Chi_tunnels It is a little harrowing if you get in and you can't get out... as Mike found out! But, he managed to wiggle and waggle and get himself out of the… Continue reading The Cu Chi Tunnels – a close call!
Yes, we did it again...we took another cyclo tour. For those of us who have never experienced a cyclo tour it is a bicycle driven front facing seat (for the best views of the traffic coming at you at break neck speed). Ah, but I digress... the excitement of driving along at a relatively slow… Continue reading We’re psycho for cyclo tours!