We love Greek food which always has a good measure of olive oil, we also love seafood, and we love wine! Well this trip we are going to focus on those three Greeks Gods!The myth that Athena and Poseidon fought for the right to be the patron god of the Greek land is well known.… Continue reading Athena vs Poseidon – The Battle Continues (with a good measure of Dionysus thrown into the fray!)
The Greek villages are as old as time itself, and the countryside is so awesome but the people are the real gems! Driving through a small Greek village is like being inside a sandwich where the buildings are at the road on each side of you and the road is just barely wide enough to… Continue reading Small Greek Villages
Now that the skies are again open and we are allowed to travel, our first trip is to Greece! No surprise there! We are again driving the roads and backroads of this beautiful land to scope out all the wonderful places, people and food. Stay on board for another trip of fun, sun, and food… Continue reading GREECE…yes Again!
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
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
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!
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 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
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
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!