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….
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
While in Siem Reap we were treated to a fantastic cultural night which included a massive buffet dinner (all the dishes I love and a few more thrown in for good measure), and a cultural show of talented dancers. We were enthralled! The monumental building was beautiful and well...monumental. We first enjoyed our dinner… Continue reading Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)
Oh my goodness, these people are talented, and brave, and awesome, and hilarious! We went to see the Phare Circus. One of the best shows I have ever seen (including the Circ du Soleil). The performers were all members of the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts”. It is a non-profit… Continue reading Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!
This fantastic trip to Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam and Cambodia (Indochina Encompassed) presented many opportunities to experience different (and delicious) food. Food is so tied to culture and to our understanding of others. But, no matter where you go the mmmm and the oohhs of deliciousness sounds the same. Our G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience… Continue reading How do you say ‘delicious’ in four different languages?
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!