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

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

So Long Saigon – Until we eat again!

Sigh...such sad parting as the accommodation and food of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was excellent. We dined. we danced, we said a sad goodbye to our two friends and we boarded the bus to Campochia (Cambodia). We packed a lot of interesting culture, learning, and fun into the days we were residents of one… Continue reading So Long Saigon – Until we eat again!

Vientiane – The New Capital of Laos – Beauty meets Modern

A modern and upbeat city Vientiane is bustling and busy but has a bit of a laid back quality as well. Some fantastic architecture, bakeries, and yes, silk factories such as Carol Cassidy's Laos Textiles... where I bought another silk wall hanging of exquisite design and work womanship! Our hotel, the treasure Hotel, was brand… Continue reading Vientiane – The New Capital of Laos – Beauty meets Modern

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

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!

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

Ancient Messene

Wow! One of the best sites we have ever visited in Greece! The site is massive with a number of active archaeological digs happening when we were visiting. We walked for quite a while so be sure to bring hats, water and wear good shoes as the ground [as is the case with most ancient… Continue reading Ancient Messene

SSP – My Review Websites!

I post reviews on a number of review websites, some of which are directly related the service offered as booking.com, hotels.com, and tripadvisor.com. So, the great news is that I now have my own page on booking.com and here it is: https://secure.booking.com/reviewtimeline/TravelSpirit9.html Also, on Trip Advisor I have now reached 40,000 readers! Here it is:… Continue reading SSP – My Review Websites!