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Photos: Sarawak 2018

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery

6 days is hardly enough to get a sense of a place, but we like what we saw! Since childhood viewings of National Geographic magazines, Borneo has been top of list for an adventurists soul. And in the midst of our short visit we managed to view orangutangs ... Read more >
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Photos: Bali - 2018

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery

Ubud is now anything but blissful, but we did enjoy seeing again its beautiful architecture and the mesmerizing temple dancers. We spent most of our time amidst the rice fields south of Ubud, listening to the dizzying sounds of the cicadas increasing ... Read more >
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Photos: Taiwan 2018

TAIWAN | Monday, 8 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

GramPackers Taiwan On!! It's true. Taipei has terrible air pollution. But... that multicultural city also has everything else one could hope for. A mosaic of alleyways harboring eateries specializing in savory beef noodle soups and cook-it-yourself ... Read more >
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Photos: Thailand 2018 - Islands and Beaches

THAILAND | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

Serenity survives in southern Thailand, hidden amidst the myriad of tourists flocking mostly from northern Europe. Longboats ply the popular spots with Yanmar outboards thumping and growling between beachfronts and islands. Tourism is a double-edged sword, ... Read more >
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Photos: Malaysia 2017 - Langkawi

MALAYSIA | Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

After having island hopped in southern Thailand's Andaman Sea during two previous trips, we finally gave a good look to Langkawi island, just over the border in Malaysia. Three weeks. Three different beaches. We arrived in a downpour after midnight ... Read more >
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Photos: Thailand 2017 - Phrae and Nan

CANADA | Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai city has changed since our previous visit six years ago, gaining more noise and pollution from what seemed an endless stream of traffic belching along its old city walls. But once we met up with our Canadian friend's brother ... Read more >
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Photos: Thailand 2017 - Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

THAILAND | Thursday, 9 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Well, you'd think after a few days back in Bangkok and we'd be fleeing from the pungent sewer gases puffing through the sidewalk grates and the traffic churning through the alleys to avoid ubiquitous street congestion, but sizzling pork skewers on every ... Read more >
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Photos: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery

When traveling they say... beware of crowded places such as markets... Well, as we sat in Little India's bustling food nirvana just tucking into butter chicken, a blast goes off under our table! What the!? All eyes directed our way we realize some joker ... Read more >
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Photos: Mauritius - an African jewel

MAURITIUS | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Mauritius - an African jewel

CANADA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 | Views [305]

Photos: SE Asia Escape

THAILAND | Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 | Photo Gallery

Searching for warmth
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SE Asia return

THAILAND | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 | Views [672]

Restless Bangkok beckons and threatens with its shopping warrens and thick soupy smog. Three months of a cold, dry and dusty Albertan winter drove us to make a last minute decision to once again escape to SE Asia. Within five days we left for Thailand, ... Read more >

Photos: Desert Warmth

USA | Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Phoenix, Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree, Sedona, Grand Canyon
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Photos: Atlantic to the Caribbean

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Spanish Splendour - San Sebastion to Salobrena and Off to Sea

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | Views [458] | Comments [1]

Spain immediately enchants us with gorgeous green valleys in the foothills of the Pyranees. We stroll along the esplanades and ramblas amongst the locals of all ages, who stop frequently to visit with each other. The enjoyment of food, wine and family ... Read more >

Photos: Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Morocco in a Day

MOROCCO | Thursday, 10 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery

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France, southern style

FRANCE | Sunday, 23 Oct 2011 | Views [733]

After escaping the torrential rains in Italy, we coast along the French Riviera. Beautiful seascapes and palm lined boulevards but much too densely populated and processed for us, so we head inland to Provence. Ah, Provence is as sublime as they say.... Read more >

Photos: France, southern

FRANCE | Saturday, 22 Oct 2011 | Photo Gallery

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Italy: from Ruins to Rails

ITALY | Saturday, 15 Oct 2011 | Views [531]

Coming into Italy from Switzerland is a gorgeous route. No time to dally in the Dolomites though, so we brave the busy motorway to Venice. Once one is beyond Piazza San Marco and far from the madding crowd, Venice still offers strollers quiet twisting ... Read more >

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