The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar

Upon arriving in the southerly city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) we checked into our Hotel and were immediately thrown into the bedlam of the city streets by taking a stroll (well more like a fast paced walk while trying to avoid cars speeding at you from every direction) to the Phở 2000 restaurant.… Continue reading The Lotus Boutique Hotel, Pho 2000, and Chill Sky Bar

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…

On the Road to Chiang Khong – The White Temple

On the road from Chiang Mai to Chiang Kong we passed a beautiful small town called Chinag Rai. This was the scheduled stop for the group to visit the White Temple. It is visible from a distance because of its stark white colour but also because of its mirrored sliver detail. The silver and white… Continue reading On the Road to Chiang Khong – The White Temple

Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel

'The Park Hotel' was very nice! The absolutely beautiful lobby was reminiscent of bygone ages where carving was a life work more than a livelihood! Beautiful painted ceilings, carved wooden doors and furniture, and filigree planters brought me back to the turn of the century...yes the previous one! The Hotel staff were efficient and kind,… Continue reading Chiang Mai – The Park Hotel

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

Online…offline..online…off line and so it goes

The internet connections are sporadic at best and getting a strong enough signal for long enough to upload photos is a real special treat! Good internet connection today so I am working like crazy to get the photos sized and uploaded. We are 'taking it easy' at the Hotel this morning after a couple of… Continue reading Online…offline..online…off line and so it goes

100,000+ readers and counting…

Well, a huge thank you to all those of you who are keeping up and staying connected to this blog and to my food and hotel reviews on Trip Advisor and Google Guides...the ride (and travel) is about to get a lot more exciting in the next few weeks. A few of you have mentioned… Continue reading 100,000+ readers and counting…

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

From Plakias to Tsoutsouros

This drive was congested for part of the way from Plakias to the turn off that goes toward Heraklion. There were many cars and vans on the roads and the traffic was slow and backed up for many miles. This, of course, does not make my husband happy...when he drives...he likes to drive! But, having… Continue reading From Plakias to Tsoutsouros

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