A Unique Thai Market

A Short Story Visiting Thailand’s Maeklong Train Market Thailand is known for its “water markets” and they are a magnet for tourists as guides load visitors into boats and float them through these interesting markets. The floating water markets are really colorful with shops that sell everything from snakes to furniture with generous offerings ofContinue reading “A Unique Thai Market”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 4 — Travels with Carolyne

When we start researching for a trip, one of the first resources we turn to is the travel blog community. It is usually a place where articles have more depth than reviews on Trip Advisor or even a Frommer’s guide and often we find useful day by day itineraries. Having our 2020 Japan trip cancelledContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 4 — Travels with Carolyne”

Experiencing Buddhism In Thailand

A Short Story Thailand is almost exclusively a Buddhist nation. It has been the religion of the country for centuries because it resonates with the spirit of the Thai people. “Thai” is a word that means freedom, and most people in Thailand treasure freedom, and Buddhism blends well with that spirit of the Thai people.Continue reading “Experiencing Buddhism In Thailand”

A Restaurant Not To Miss In Manila

Singing Cooks & Waiters – Great Food & Fun Entertainment Hopefully our time in quarantine is ending soon and if you’re thinking about heading off to the islands ringing the South China Sea don’t pass up some time in the Philippines with Manila being a must.  Manila is a large and diverse city with lotsContinue reading “A Restaurant Not To Miss In Manila”

Images of Bangkok’s Grand Palace

Photographic impressions from near and far… The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง ) is a complex of buildings at the very heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (later Thailand) since 1782. The Grand Palace grounds take up 2.35 million square feet in the middle of theContinue reading “Images of Bangkok’s Grand Palace”

Nan Lian Gardens In Hong Kong

You shouldn’t visit Hong Kong without taking an hour or two visiting Nan Lian Gardens. These beautiful gardens cover over eight and a half acres in central Hong Kong. The best way to reach Nan Lian Gardens is to take the rapid transit (MTR MAP) to Diamond Hill station, leave through Exit C2 and followContinue reading “Nan Lian Gardens In Hong Kong”

On A Bus in Brunei

Brunei is beautiful, friendly, safe and modern. This is a small country (Sultanate) located on the north coast of Borneo and fueled by energy – oil (black gold) and natural gas. Bandar Seri Begawan, is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is also the location of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. The mosqueContinue reading “On A Bus in Brunei”