The island of Roratonga is a circle…yup…round as a ball…well maybe not a ball…but pretty close. This means that the main road goes around in a circle (clockwise or anticlockwise) and so do the public buses. It is a well known fact that you can go either way most times of the day either 'on-the-hour'… Continue reading Getting a round Roratonga
This is a massive are (about 189,000 sq meters) with a large animal population of over 1600 different animals. You can take the day and stroll around or hop on the tram and do a circle tour. Either way the zoo is always popular with kids (large and small) and never ceases to amaze me… Continue reading The Dusit Zoo in Bangkok
Ah... some one said, "parting is such sweet sorrow" ... and so it was! The last dinner with our group was at one of Dan's favorite restaurants in Bangkok Jim's Burgers and was he very happy! But, we were happy too...there was an abundance of food that was dripping with cheese, fantastic fries and a… Continue reading Last dinner with our group
Ahhh... the time we had with great people, great food and wonderful travels! But, all good things must be remembered and we have the pictures to prove it. The road back to Bangkok was long and some what arduous, miles in the bus, and crossing boarders without washrooms. We really enjoyed our time together with… Continue reading Back to Beautiful Bangkok….
We stayed a few days in Siem Reap and experienced some of the most delicious food. One restaurant, New Hope, was a training restaurant for kids (who were going to school) and learning a trade. This is a G Adventures Planeterra Project that assists kids to get and education and a job! Read about it… Continue reading Siem Reap -New Hope Restaurant (yes food!)
Well, if anyone had told me that I would be making road side stops to visit the local insect market I may have laughed out loud. But, that is exactly what we did on the road to Siem Reap. We made a number of interesting stops but I must admit that the insect market most… Continue reading On the Road to Siem Reap (includes big spiders and wood carvings)
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!
Yes, we did it again...we took another cyclo tour. For those of us who have never experienced a cyclo tour it is a bicycle driven front facing seat (for the best views of the traffic coming at you at break neck speed). Ah, but I digress... the excitement of driving along at a relatively slow… Continue reading We’re psycho for cyclo tours!
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
It is now determined...that my favorite Cambodian food is Amok. It is delicious in it's numerous forms, fish, seafood, chicken.... A salty, yet slightly sweet, coconut and curry dish (with a hint of lemon grass) that takes advantage of fresh herbs and spices to tantalize your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back… Continue reading Ah…Amok!