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Trip: SEAsia and Southern China

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Hong Kong to Home Again and just one final Note

HONG KONG | Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [419]

It's at 30,000 feet that I look down and feel that we should have spent more time in the small mountain villages, as they will surely change more than anything else before we return to Asia.  We just hope that the developers don't pave away all the richness ... Read more >

Gallery: Macau

MACAU | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Macau - Cobblestone, Casinos and well....Casinos!

MACAU | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [494]

After four months in Asia and on our final leg of the journey before home, we finally run into someone we know in Macau!  And he's from China.  Our friend from Window on Yuanyang.  He's working with the Hill Tribes, preparing them for the inevitable ... Read more >

Thailand Once Again - Squeaky Sand and Hammocks 'a Hangin'

THAILAND | Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | Views [1109]

Ahhhh, what joy to pitch a tent for $1 each on the white sands of southern Thailand, so beautiful and quiet, it draws us into island life once again.  Hours melt into days, as they do in places that you find hard to leave.  Unlike Koh Rok, where giant ... Read more >

Gallery: Thailand Once Again - The Deep South

THAILAND | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Singapore and Malaysia - Just Missed the Rafflesia!

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [753]

Flying into Singapore on Chinese New Year's may sound like madness, and really, it is.  By nightfall we're riding the rapid rails and in with the throngs meandering amongst lanterns and rats.  Not real rats, that's to come in Kuala Lampur.   The whole ... Read more >

Gallery: Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Peninsular Malaysia
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Gallery: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Chinese New Year's
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Gallery: Thailand

THAILAND | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Thailand - the King and Beaches rule here

THAILAND | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [1849] | Comments [4]

At first, Chiang Rai gives us a somewhat sleezy view of Thailand and causes us to wonder if sex is bigger than scenery as a draw for tourists here.  And in Chiang Mai the women are in every nook and cranny plying for business, but, we actually begin ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Gallery: Laos

LAOS | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Laos - Land of Beauty and Elephants

LAOS | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [755]

Flying into Luang Prabang in Laos is watching a dream unfold.  The desire to see this country has been brewing for twenty years, and the sight of the lush green hills rising sharply to our plane brings a smile to our faces.  Fabulously beautiful place.... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Gallery: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Cambodia - Land of Extremes

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [1042]

This is a landscape full of hardship and splendour.  Toyota Camrys and donkey carts.  In Phnom Penh we stayed where the queen stayed for $20/night.  Rats and squalor share the block with the Royal Palace.  Dirt, grime, litter, stinking sewers, begging ... Read more >

Tags: culture

Nha Trang, Saigon & the Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [1056] | Comments [3]

Ahhh...Nha Trang. The airport is 35km south of town but that gives us a lovely drive with beach glimpses along the way. What luck, we're dropped off two blocks from the hotel we wanted! 8th floor view over the beach, ocean, hills and city...just great! ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Gallery: Mekong Delta

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Hue - Royal Tombs

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Nguyen Dynasty at Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [1587] | Comments [4]

13 Emperors called Hue home and the treasured buildings left behind for us to understand them are a Unesco World Heritage Site.  Deservedly so.  We caught a glimpse of these powerful leaders through their elaborate tombs built by and for them.  Why the ... Read more >

Tags: culture

Gallery: Hue & the Citadel

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Viet Scenes

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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