Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

The next stop on our whirlwind tour of this area of Laos was a small town where we stayed in a Guest House called the Vilayvong. Check it out here: https://www.galahotels.com/en/Hotel/lao_people_s_democratic_republic_124/vang_vieng_652661/vilayvong_hotel_1888942 Located close to the river there were numerous water sports to participate in around the corner. Waterfalls, swimming, kayaking, and tubing can be purchased… Continue reading Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

The last day on the Mighty Mekong…to Luang Prabang

The slow boat to Luang Prabang was delightful! We passed beautifully carved mountains and even stopped at a Buddhist Temple carved out of the rock where natural caves are located. Interesting and beautiful the many Buddha icons are everywhere!               But, we were in for a wonderful surprise at… Continue reading The last day on the Mighty Mekong…to Luang Prabang

Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel

'The Park Hotel' was very nice! The absolutely beautiful lobby was reminiscent of bygone ages where carving was a life work more than a livelihood! Beautiful painted ceilings, carved wooden doors and furniture, and filigree planters brought me back to the turn of the century...yes the previous one! The Hotel staff were efficient and kind,… Continue reading Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel

Bangkok… a city of temples and food!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is always exciting in Bangkok. The street food is legendary but so are the restaurants. Breakfast was usually a buffet served at the hotel (Prime Hotel Centra Station), both hot and cold, western and Asian included. There was something for everyone and it was a delicious way to start the day.… Continue reading Bangkok… a city of temples and food!

Online…offline..online…off line and so it goes

The internet connections are sporadic at best and getting a strong enough signal for long enough to upload photos is a real special treat! Good internet connection today so I am working like crazy to get the photos sized and uploaded. We are 'taking it easy' at the Hotel this morning after a couple of… Continue reading Online…offline..online…off line and so it goes

Wat, another wat, and another… Bangkok Temples

Today was an incredible day...we visited the many temples (wats) in Bangkok!  Check it out here: http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/10-temples.htm We took a motorcycle taxi  (http://www.bangkok.com/information-travel-around/motorbikes.htm) to the dock to catch the river ferry to the #9 dock to check out the National Museum. It was an interesting ride and had a wonderful surprise... we got to a dock… Continue reading Wat, another wat, and another… Bangkok Temples

Contented in Crete!

Akti Corali - Heraklion As we arrived in Heraklion we were met by Alex [George's business partner] and we asked for a room for an extra night [tonight] and of course, we were accommodated into a beautiful room looking out toward the sea of Crete. The Akti Corali is our home-away-from-home in Heraklion [Ammoudara] and… Continue reading Contented in Crete!

Heraklion and George’s place…

Yes, the timing was good to visit George! We meandered our way through the countryside of Crete enjoying the antics of the goats on the hills and reveling in the fact that just a few hours away was one of our favorite places in Greece and Crete. The Akti Corali is located right on the… Continue reading Heraklion and George’s place…

Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Back on the mainland of Greece We arrived in Athens at rush hour…the ferry was unloading and we could not see space on the streets at all… We wondered what to do and decided that we would make a run for it! We wove through construction at the exit to the ferry terminal and then… Continue reading Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

As you are by now well aware, we come back to Greece every few years, so, we have 'favorite' places and we also have places that we say "feels-like-home"... well Tsoutsouros is one of those places and Zorba's restaurant is our feels-like-home place to eat when we stay at the Triton Hotel. Tsoutsouros is a… Continue reading Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel