A few months ago, I promised here that I’d do special write-ups for the larger segments of our big trip in Southeast Asia. The Cambodia component was one that made a big impact on me, but I’ve been waiting for my experiences and thoughts on them to distill into something actionable. I am not sure I’ve got a fine whiskey, gin or blog post just yet, but what … Continue reading Read for 30 minutes each day
Steve and I recently got introduced to the goodness that is garlic fried rice as part of breakfast in the Philippines. That said, on the same trip, we also got our fill of noodle soup. While in Siem Reap (Cambodia) we learned that this dish is a traditional breakfast food there! We partook of this wonderful thing at the hotel, several mornings: at a bar … Continue reading Noodle Soup Love
Laura wants to know where the shopping photos are, from our recent trip in SE Asia. I didn’t take a whole lot, because there were a few times when I had to choose to put down the camera. Our snorkeling excursions, navigating the sometimes precipitous rice terraces, and enjoying our wild night of Ifugao dancing were notable other times. Another reason for not many engaging-in-commerce … Continue reading Shopping in Baguio
I’ve been home nearly a week and am struggling with a story about our trip. Three weeks away is a long time! So much happened. So, we’ll do this in parts; let’s start with a summary. Future posts may go into more detail. The itinerary Fly to Manila. Spend 8 days on a G Adventures tour of Northern Luzon, the Philippine island where Manila and … Continue reading Take the tuk-tuk!
I have this amazing friend who is traveling in Europe–or rather Asia, as she recently moved into the eastern part of Turkey. She’s been making short, sweet and colorful posts to her tumbr blog as she progresses along, gathering sunshine warmth, sampling new flavors and seeing amazing sights. These posts make me very happy for her, and envious, as they romanticize (rightfully so) a long trip … Continue reading The beauty of the bamboo train