So Many Wats

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

Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)

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)

Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!

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!

We’re psycho for cyclo tours!

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!

The National History Museum – Phnom Penh

Wow! Wow! Wow! what a great museum! (and it wasn't closed)...good luck for us! The beautiful setting and the wonderful exhibits make this museum a must see for anyone who is interested in the history and culture of the region. The exhibits were well organized and the explanations were very enlightening...we learned a lot about… Continue reading The National History Museum – Phnom Penh

Saigon and the Psycho Cyclos

The Saigon cyclo tour was fast paced and exhilarating to say the very least and terrifying at worst. The drivers were very professional but the number of cars, mopeds, and motorcycles was quite overwhelming. Some of our group thrived on the excitement and some of us were completely overcome with the sheer chaos of darting… Continue reading Saigon and the Psycho Cyclos

Country Bicycle Ride and farming

Ah the comical faces under the conical hats, just makes my heart swoon! What a great time for our group with bicycles, boats and water buffalo in tow. The group looked like the nursery rhyme 'three men in a tub' as they squeezed into the small tea cup shape boats and floated down the river.… Continue reading Country Bicycle Ride and farming

Long Time to Be Married to a Strange Man

Happy 45th Anniversary Mike and Karen and as an old friend used to say, "That's a long time to be married to a strange man" (but it can go both ways). This lovely couple have been married (to each other) for 45 wonderful (depending on who you are talking to at the moment) years! That… Continue reading Long Time to Be Married to a Strange Man

The Long Culture: The Old Imperial Capital of Hue

The Cultural - Tour to the Royal Citadel, Tien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb at Dong Khanh at sunset was amazing. We packed a lot into this one day with a motor cycle tour in the morning and the cultural tour in the afternoon. Our guide, Thanh, was exceptional with vast amounts of knowledge about… Continue reading The Long Culture: The Old Imperial Capital of Hue

Ethereal Beauty On the Boat at Halong Bay

As a Canadian East Coaster I have always said that even setting foot on a boat makes me hungry, and this has been proven out many times over the years and was also true for the Halong Bay overnight cruise! We traveled by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay and we very pleasantly surprised by… Continue reading Ethereal Beauty On the Boat at Halong Bay