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 Cu Chi Tunnels – a close call!

If you like small spaces...go here! These are the tunnels used during the 'American' war in Viet Nam. Read up on the history here:¬†https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%E1%BB%A7_Chi_tunnels It is a little harrowing if you get in and you can't get out... as Mike found out! But, he managed to wiggle and waggle and get himself out of the… Continue reading The Cu Chi Tunnels – a close call!

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!

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!

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

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…

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!

Our last day and night on Lesvos

In our week driving the island of Lesvos we saw an amazing array of country side from lush Pine forests to massive olive groves (over 11,000,000 trees), from scrub brush along the storm ravaged shores to the hills covered in wild herbs, from roads too small for a car to goat paths that we constantly… Continue reading Our last day and night on Lesvos