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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…

Rolling On The River

It’s Monday evening in Saigon.  The time changed to daylight savings, makes our difference, 14 hours ahead. As I write, we’ve just finished dinner around 9:00pm. Construction continues with hammering outside, scooters are still honking at each other and all is well in my world! This feature is specific to our Sunday night dinner cruise on…

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

All the planning for taking an International trip has been put into place. As we completed day one, I have reflected on the travel and sights.  I started writing this at 2:00 am because I have not made the time adjustment yet.  So imagine Shelley and I singing the Air Force song…”Off we go into…

My Bags are Packed… Ready to Go! – Europe

In spring 2011, I had my second international travel adventure with my friend Shelley and the students of Loyola Marymount University’s, Executive MBA program. Shelley and I have become a bit more adventurous. We started in Paris prior to the student’s arrival and concluded in Rome when the program was over, why not! The Eiffel…

A Girl’s Weekend

I have had the good fortune of travelling with my buddies for many years.  Palm Springs in the early years was replaced with Palm Desert.  Hotels were replaced by a lovely Marriott Timeshare. Note:  Shhh…Choose your friends wisely; Timeshares are a great friend benefit!! We have a standard routine. We are a group of 4…

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