About me: I live in Singapore now; moved here from Virginia, USA, lived also in Surrey, UK. New Jersey, Montana, Washington State.
A Cruise on Ha Long Bay
After a lovely 5 days in Hoi An, we flew up to Hanoi. Lots of our friends love this city, but we didn't find much charm there. Maybe it was the rain, but probably it was the dirt and the sad demeanor of the people there. The exception was the hotel staff. (The Essence Hotel) Courteous, helpful,... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:19:00
Visiting Hue While staying in Hoi An, we took a day to see the old Imperial Capital at Hue; it was the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1902 till 1945. We shared the experience with our friends David and Donna. I have to admit, after seeing the ruins of ancient dynasties in Cambodia, this was rather a let do... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:13:00
A Trip to Hoi An, Vietnam
Vietnam was never on our travel list until many friends told us of their wonderful experiences there. Being American, we had some misgivings about going there. But when we needed a restful holiday with a little culture mixed in, we decided to try it out. We are so glad we did!
We traveled... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:32:00
Fun Fotos 5 These are not all fun...but all are interesting!
A few mornings ago when I was running in the Botanic Garden, I saw these performers, all senior citizens, filming a video - amazing moves, just like Crouching Tiger! One of the members of the "team" teaches lessons in front of the Orchid Garden every... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:48:00
GK House Building in Philippines
I wanted a short trip during January and my friends suggested that I join them and a group of 8th graders on a service trip to the Philippines. I discovered GK (Gawad Kalinga), an amazing movement to eliminate poverty, starting in the Philippines and spreading throughout the world.
Since it began... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:48:00