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Sue's & Linda's great adventure In 2005, when Linda and I went to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, we realized #1 on both our bucket lists was Antarctica. We finally realized our dream in 2017 and have now visited all 7 continents.

Photos: Chacabuco

CHILE | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

We took the famous Carretera Austral which runs from Puerto Montt to the Simpson River Reserve and then onto Coyhaique (co hike a).
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Photos: Chongqing

CHINA | Monday, 26 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Home to pandas, beautiful gardens and factories. In order to improve the air quality around Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, many of the factories were moved from Beijing to the area around Chongqing.
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Photos: Xian

CHINA | Sunday, 25 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

The reason Xian is most famous is for the discovery of the Terra Cotta Army in 1974.
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Photos: Shibaozhai

CHINA | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

At the top of Shibaozhai is a three-storied hall dedicated to Manjusri built during the reign of the Xianfeng Emperor (1850–1861), called the Purple Rain Pavilion. In the year 1819, the nine-story pavilion was constructed adjacent to the cliff to aid ... Read more >
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Photos: Three Gorges Dam

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

This is the largest in the world. Quite massive.
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Photos: Jingzhou

CHINA | Monday, 19 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

There's a beautiful museum here and a great school.
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Photos: Tiananmen Square

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Near the Forbidden City
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Photos: Great Wall

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

The Great Wall goes for several thousand miles and was unified during the Qin Dynasty about 221 BC. Take note, Donald Trump, it didn't keep the thundering hoards out.
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Photos: The Forbidden City

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

This complex was finished in 1420. It's located in Central Beijing.
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Photos: Beijing

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

We visited the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, Old Town and the Forbidden City. We also saw the Bird's Nest from the 2008 Olympics.
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Photos: Old Town Beijing

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Alleyways, called hutong, weave across central Beijing in the old city. This is the only place where people actually own their homes.
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Photos: A Tea House in Beijing

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

How can you not LOVE this stuff?
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Photos: The Ming Tombs

CHINA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Located about 12 miles NW of Beijing, this is the site of the burial of 13 of the 16 emperors.
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Photos: Shanghai

CHINA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Shanghai sits of the banks of the Huangpu and Yangtze rivers on the SE coast of China. It is the country's most populous and vibrant city.
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Sue & Phyllis go to China

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Views [86]

In October, 2018, my Colorado neighbor, Phyllis, and I went to China. We flew to Shanghai, a beautiful city, then cruised the Yangtze river and the Three Gorges region on Viking, flew to Chongqing where we saw the pandas and went to Xian to admire the ... Read more >


Photos: China

CHINA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

This shows the itinerary we followed and the group with whom I traveled.
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Sue & Phyllis go to China

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Views [82]


The hardy people of the Falkland Islands

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 | Views [184]

The Falklands are very remote and the weather is very windy and cold, so the people are pretty hardy and self-sufficient. He’d told a story about how he had his pregnant girlfriend on the back of his bike. (Before the war in 1982, there weren’... Read more >


Entertainment on ship

USA | Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Views [262]

In general, the entertainment was quite good. We saw: The Singers and Dancers of the Zaandam:      Variations      Rock Legends      Classique      Dance The Indonesian Crew ... Read more >


Mahjong Women

USA | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 | Views [225]

Linda was going to learn Mahjong while on the trip and the other Linda and Evi both wanted to learn as well. One day we were playing in the game room. At the end of the 2nd hand, something came up that I wanted to mention to the 3 of them. After I finished, ... Read more >


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