The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

The only real complaint from our group about the restaurants we visited was the a fact that they had 40 page menus! But, the real dilemma comes from only being able to eat one main dish (although some of us tried for more). It was almost an impossible number of choices each time we sat… Continue reading The Plague of the 40 Page Menus

Happy Hoi An – Museums – Yay!

As many of you know already we have a certain propensity for showing up at a museum and finding it closed...too often for my liking. Well, Hoi An may have broken the Museum 'curse' as not only were we able to visit all the museums but we were welcomed into a museum that was 'closed'...… Continue reading Happy Hoi An – Museums – Yay!

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

Get your motor running… motorcycle tour!

Up early and off the overnight train we barely got to our hotel when we were wisked off on an exciting journey into the past while skirting the present as we held on tight to our motorcycle drivers with our hair in complete disarray and the wind on our smiling faces. Our motorcycle drivers were… Continue reading Get your motor running… motorcycle tour!

Hey we’re in Hue (pronounced Hway) – Central Viet Nam – Asia Hotel

What a lovely little city. Our hotel was beautiful and our room was fresh, and lovely overlooking the city views. The hotel breakfast was exceptional with fresh cooked omelettes and an abundance of fresh fruit, breads and well...just about anything else you could eat in the early morning. Walking the streets we found coffee houses,… Continue reading Hey we’re in Hue (pronounced Hway) – Central Viet Nam – Asia Hotel

Ock PopTok Silk Factory in Luang Prabang and more food!

The Ock Pop Tok silk factory was incredible! They make the silk from scratch...well from silk worms...they do all the making work! They use natural vegetable dyes and hand spin and hand loom the threads into incredible masterpieces! Yes I bought one! Ok 2! From the history of the silk worm (a highly guarded secret… Continue reading Ock PopTok Silk Factory in Luang Prabang and more food!

Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

This blog is dedicated to all those who travel, either by themselves, with others, or from the comfort of their armchairs. It is intended to inspire, excite, educate, and promote knowledge. It can be a lifeline to the world around us and an outlet for the adventurer. I hope it will chronicle many a cultural… Continue reading Nostalgia …the ‘old’ blog site…

The post that never went anywhere! The guff on the group and a few more items!

Met our G Adventures group last night and I must admit I am more than pleasantly enchanted!  The meeting was informative and ...well a meeting! Introductions all around led to some interesting people with interesting stories...and I'm sure it will just get better over the next few weeks. Group dinner was awesome! No, I'm not… Continue reading The post that never went anywhere! The guff on the group and a few more items!

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