Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

The next stop on our whirlwind tour of this area of Laos was a small town where we stayed in a Guest House called the Vilayvong. Check it out here: https://www.galahotels.com/en/Hotel/lao_people_s_democratic_republic_124/vang_vieng_652661/vilayvong_hotel_1888942 Located close to the river there were numerous water sports to participate in around the corner. Waterfalls, swimming, kayaking, and tubing can be purchased… Continue reading Vang Vieng Town and Vilayvong Guest House

Vang Vieng Home Stay…Yay!

This lovely village of Vang Vieng is located just outside the main town. It took a few minutes to navigate the dirt roads and get to our center village.         Our home stay hosts were awaiting us. After some quick introductions we were whisked off to get settled in our rooms and… Continue reading Vang Vieng Home Stay…Yay!

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

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…

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Ahhh the wonders of the overnight train to, well, ...any where... but here in Thailand you don't know if it will be the 'new' train (which is beautiful) or the 'older' train (which is not so much!)...you pays your money and you takes your chances! We did get the new train and were very happy… Continue reading Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Bangkok… a city of temples and food!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is always exciting in Bangkok. The street food is legendary but so are the restaurants. Breakfast was usually a buffet served at the hotel (Prime Hotel Centra Station), both hot and cold, western and Asian included. There was something for everyone and it was a delicious way to start the day.… Continue reading Bangkok… a city of temples and food!

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

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

One of our favorite places, and one we return to every time we come to Greece, is the small town of Plakias. It has become a bit more crowded over the past few years and prices are also continuing to rise. Unfortunately, we decided not to stay right in the town this visit. So, we… Continue reading Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

A beautiful day for a ferry cruise! Our crew from the day before returned to fetch us from our little village at the end of the Samaria gorge. We were sad to leave but ...on to the next adventure. We stopped in a lovely little place called Loutro where the tourists were far more prevalent… Continue reading Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli

At the very bottom of the Samaria Gorge is a quaint little town that straddles the sea shore for about 1000 meters. It is not only small and intimate but very friendly. The ferry docks at the only dock and you drive right up the center of the cobble stone street to the only main… Continue reading Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli