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My Inn Kin!

You may wonder what is it about my constant visits to the Inn on Newfound Lake? How did this love affaire start with a girl born and raised in Los Angeles? Here is the back story.  After Butch retired in December of 2007, we decided it was time to travel to New England.  I had…

Give Me A Ticket For An Aeroplane!

I meet so many interesting people when I travel.  It usually starts on the airplane.  Yes, it’s me, Chatty Cathy. My disclaimer…I know when someone wants me to shut up, okay. If it is a one sided “interview” I know to be quite! On the first leg from LA to Chicago, I sat with a…

I’ve Got The Music in Me

Do you sing with the radio? How about the music played in stores?  I know there is a reason for the popularity of Karaoke; I’m not talking about that performing style of singing; rather just singing for the joy of being “Happy”. Look what Happiness has been generated because of Pharrell Williams’ Happy song. It’s…

So Long Hong Kong

This has been adventure that I won’t soon forget. Our last night in Hong Kong was lots of fun because we knew that there was a laser show shooting out from the buildings over the Victoria Harbour.  People were lined up ready for the show that starts at 8:00pm every night. It was a cloudy…

The Peninsula Hotel and The Ozone Bar

What a day. Afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel.  They don’t take reservations, but we were told by many, not to miss this opportunity.  We were hoping it would meet the expectations; the wait time was nearly 2 hours.  We weren’t disappointed. It’s a maginficent hotel, built in 1928. If you Google it, you can…

Next Stop…Hong Kong

After nearly 2 weeks in Vietnam, Shelley and I are off on our own for the final leg, before we head home. Hong Kong is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. We landed after midnight and were gratefully met by our guide and new friend Michelle.  It was great to have the luxury of getting…

Some Final Thoughts on Vietnam

As I bring these travel blogs surrounding Vietnam to a close, I am thinking about the highlights of a tremendous adventure. So you want to be a millionaire?  This is the Dong we used.  I could never get it right, so many zeros and math was not my best subject!!  $100 resulted in over 2,000,000…

Hanoi…The Capital of Vietnam

We are now entering the final phase of an amazing journey through Vietnam.  Our mode of transportation was airplanes in the south from HCMC, (Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon) to DaNang on the central coast and Hanoi in the north.  We’ve also logged a great deal of miles on comfortable busses and a few…

Born To Ride

When Bruce Springsteen was singing about Born To Ride, I wonder what he would have thought about the streets in Vietnam, much different I might add, then the Streets of Philadelphia. I was totally fascinated with the majority of the population riding scooters.  Of course, now that I’m home I have a ton of questions….

Au Manoir De Khai…

Oui…this is where we had an incredible French dinner.  I am going to concentrate on the culture of Vietnam for the most part.  Although, we have been very fortunate to have as our travel consultant since this trip began, a very remarkable man. Chris Runckel, is extremely knowledgeable about Vietnam as a soldier through his…