Manila – Day 3

The walled city Intramuros is the highlight of our time in Manila. Even though I am not a history buff, I fell in love with Old World Charm of this ancient area. Not as jammed with people and tourists like others parts of Manila. Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant Narrow streets, stone walkways, quaint restaurants…oh oh …That’s […]

Singapore by Foot

This morning is the start of our walking tour. Raffles Place at the mouth of the Singapore River is the center of the Financial District. The famous Singapore Sling was invented in 1913 by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar, Hotel Raffles. Unfortunately it is closed for renovations. Chinatown First stop…Chinatown. Busy area….as time […]


This is a place that is a highlight of our trip to Chiang Rai. It is such a beautiful area. Especially with the view of three countries from the water. Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are connected with the Ruak River and the Mekong River. Its interesting to learn why this is called the Golden Triangle. […]

Goodbye China!

2:30 AM . We find the Yellow Cab driver sleeping in the lobby. We wake him and off we go to the airport. There is no traffic and we arrive in about thirty minutes. Huge airport, but easy to manoeuvre. We checked online and avoided the massive Checkin line. As soon as we go toward […]

The Forbidden City

It’s been years since we have been here and we are awestruck to see this site again.The Forbidden City began in the 1500’s And is now called the Imperial Palace Museum. This is the largest ancient Chinese architecture still standing. Over hundreds of years there were twenty four Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. […]