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Inle Lake, a wonder of artsy industries

Saturday, April 18, 2015      6 comments

Had a great day on the lake, motoring around in a little longboat and visiting cottage industry workshops - silversmiths, weaving, boatswains, and even the women who wear the rings around their necks. It was fascinating, and I like supporting t... Read more

Water Festival - Wonderful Insanity!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

Oh my - I was right out there dancing in the street under a spray of water, shooting up in the air from a fire hose! This is one of the funniest and craziest festive occasions I've ever seen - and in 100 F (35 or so C), it really is refreshing ... Read more

Sightseeing is my favorite exercise!

Monday, April 13, 2015      8 comments

We're in Bagan, Myanmar - this is the place with some 3000 temples, pagodas, and stupas. Plus monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns. We're in a gorgeous (and inexpensive) hotel, temperatures have hit 108 F (42 C?), and the water festival star... Read more

Adventures in Travelling

Saturday, April 11, 2015      5 comments

I had a most interesting tour around the outer parts of Mandalay - watched 1300 monks line up for lunch. And saw monks who were graduating from being novices. Saw countless Buddhas. Even took a ferry, and toured an island on the back of a mot... Read more

Thai dancers, Prince Charming, and Mandalay

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      9 comments

It's been a busy day - I found lovely young women getting ready for a traditional Thai dance at our hotel. Then I met Prince Charming at the airport. And then, we flew to Mandalay, city of legend and mystery. Where it really is just very dust... Read more

Washing fish in Bangkok

Saturday, April 04, 2015      7 comments

We weren't washing the fish, we watched the hotel staff washing the koi. I think the koi enjoyed it. rollingluggagers.blogspo
t.com/2015/04/koi-washing.
html We also have a great view of the city skyline. And ... Read more

Lotus Blossoms!

Thursday, April 02, 2015      7 comments

Not our most exciting week, but the flowers at our hotel are gorgeous! (I can always find something to enjoy, even when I'm sick. Always positive somehow.) rollingluggagers.blogspo
t.com/2015/04/lotuses-with
-breakfast.html ... Read more

A Gorgeous Beach, and Dengue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      13 comments

We went to Otres Beach, a quiet and mellow and GORGEOUS beach, and had a wonderful day. Hoped to get back, but I came down with dengue. (Mosquitoes love me.) rollingluggagers.blogspo
t.com/2015/03/beach-time.html ... Read more

We made it to the beach town, Sihanoukville

Saturday, March 21, 2015      7 comments

It just started drizzling, but we're by the beach, the air is warm and filled with floral fragrances, and life is relaxed and wonderful! rollingluggagers.blogspo
t.com/2015/03/beachy-atmos
phere.html And we had ... Read more

Banana flower salad

Thursday, March 19, 2015      7 comments

I've been talking about banana flower salad, which seems to be a SE Asian specialty. Wonderful salad for the hot hot days here in the tropical weather. But the restaurant today was all out of banana flower salad. I ordered something els... Read more

Strength Training Comes In Handy!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015      9 comments

We've found wonderful places in our neighborhood, including the open air market, and a chocolate shop. And I fought off a would-be purse snatcher - YAY for strength training! Really, I'm 60 years old but managed to yank my purse back out of th... Read more

Rural Cambodia

Sunday, March 15, 2015      14 comments

We hired a car to go from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, which gave us several hours through rural Cambodia. Lovely stilt houses, frequent temple gates and glimpses of the temples behind the walls, and the occasional wedding banquet along the way! ... Read more

The Angkor Wat Blog

Thursday, March 12, 2015      11 comments

I did the three day temple trek, visiting nine temples in the Angkor region of Cambodia. Of course I went to Angkor Wat, the best known. But also eight other temples, each interesting and beautiful in their own way. I also managed to walk... Read more

The longest mural in the world - really!

Friday, March 06, 2015      10 comments

Hanoi has a 4 km long mosaic mural, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the city. Built on a 900 year old dyke along the Red River. I walked about half of it (and back) - how to get your exercise and art all at once!! rollingl... Read more

Dragon Heaven on Earth

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      8 comments

We spent three days in Ha Long Bay, an incredibly gorgeous place in NE Vietnam. It's a huge bay full of weird rocky islands and pillars, absolutely beautiful! And full of floating villages, where people fish, grow mollusks, all kinds of in... Read more


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