Monthly Archives: June 2019

Quick Hits to Manilla, Hong Kong and Macau

Manilla (Philippines) This portion of my trip was the most disappointing of my travels though I am not prepared to blame the cities.  In Manilla, I simply chose the wrong location in the country to visit.  Besides a few interesting … Continue reading

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Good Morning Vietnam

I ended my visit to Vietnam with mixed emotions.  Probably the same as many Americans viewed Vietnam 50 years ago.  The country possesses an abundance of naturally beautiful sites, the country’s industrious people and entrepreneurs have built a modern economy … Continue reading

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Bangkok – City of Many Contrasts…

By day the city is a busy commercial hub sporting modern skyscrapers, modern Mega Malls like the Platinum Fashion Mall, the Siam Paragon, Central World, MBK Siam, Siam Discovery, Siam Center, and ICONSIAM and Observation Towers in the tops of … Continue reading

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On to Cambodia – On the trail of Lara Croft Tomb Raider! (kinda anyway)

Cambodia exceeded my expectations!  My time here was split between a brief and unsuccessful visit to Phnom Penh and a fantastic visit to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.  The visit to Phnom Penh turned into pretty much of a bust … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang – Day 2: The Temple Death March

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Next morning I was up bright and early for a quick breakfast and an early start on my 10 temples, the Royal Palace and museum day. So, I spent my day walking, sweating, taking my shoes off and putting them … Continue reading

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Luang Prabang – A Short Flight but a World Away Culturally

Traveling from the anything goes sexual attitudes of Thailand to the culturally conservative and devoutly Buddhist Laos is quite a shock to the system. Laos is a small landlocked mountainous country wedged between China, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. The … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Day 2 – Temple Crawl

Chaing Mai was once a great city and center of a powerful kingdom. Within the old city walls there are dozens of Buddhist Temples of all sizes and shapes. And I made it my mission to visit as many as … Continue reading

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