Monthly Archives: April 2016

Morocco ~ Getting there

Thursday, April 29th ~ Rabat, Morocco We took our time getting here which was nice. A long flight from LAX to London where we were surprised to have someone meet us as we exited the airplane and personally escort us … Continue reading

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Morocco – our next destination

Please join us on our next adventure as we head off to Africa to explore the country of Morocco, or more accurately named “The Kingdom of Morocco”. We will explore Volubilis, which was once an outpost of the Roman Empire, … Continue reading

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CAMBODIA – Water Buffalo Cart Ride, Floating Village, National Museum

Wednesday, March 24th – Morning in Siem Reap, and late afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh Driving a short way outside of Siem Reap, we passed by rolling hills and farm land. The soil is parched and everything appears dusty, which … Continue reading

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Day in Phnom Penh and Evening in Siem Reap

March 22nd ~ Traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (again) Note: I’m still filling in the blanks from a few days I missed writing about on our Gate 1 Cambodia/Vietnam trip The last time we made this journey, two … Continue reading

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Cu Chi Tunnels and the American War

March 25th ~ Cu Chi Tunnels, outside of Saigon, Vietnam Cu Chi Tunnels At the entrance to the site, we first have a chance to walk past enormous shells, bombs and weapons that had been collected by the Viet Cong … Continue reading

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Black Teeth Women of Vietnam

April 2nd ~ (continued) ~ Near Hanoi, visiting the Black Teeth Women Finally the stop I had been most intrigued about and what had tipped me over the edge to go on todays optional excursion – visiting the small town … Continue reading

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VIETNAM ~ Thay Pagoda, Dao Thuc Village, Thuy Dinh Stage and Long Tri

Warning: This post may be disturbing to some. The first half is fine, I’ll clue you in when to stop reading if you are kind-hearted, love animals, have a weak stomach, or simply a decent human being… April 2 ~ … Continue reading

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Life on the Streets in Hanoi

April 1st – Evening in Hanoi Life happens on the streets and sidewalks in Hanoi. Many items are for sale – in fact you can buy just about anything. 

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Hanoi ~ Hanoi Hilton, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and a Water Puppet Show

April 1st ~ Hanoi, Vietnam Today was rather blah. We once again had some drizzle, interspersed with simply dark clouds and cool weather. The type of day that most people would prefer sitting in front of a warm fire, have … Continue reading

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Vietnam ~ Farming and Burial Customs

March 31 ~ North Vietnam Conical woven hats dot the fields. Both women and men can be seen squatting over their crops, using wooden hand tools, or planting by hand. This is agricultural land where over 70% of the Vietnamese … Continue reading

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