Ha Long Bay – Vietnam

$49.00 day tour through Viator. We didn’t take a chance on going with the $25.00 tour sold in the Old Quarter, nor being ripped off with the $280.00 tour we saw online. Also we said no to the overnight option as the boats are all old wooden, and rats hiding out onboard Ha Long Bay […]

My Son Sanctuary – Vietnam

2017 -UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Site _ Located in Central Vietnam, a little over and hour drive from Hoi An. Upon arrival we board a shuttle to My Son which lies far inside from the gates. Our guide does a great job maneuvering us through the site with lots of explanation. It was constructed as Hindu […]

Ranthambore Fort – India

2012-We were too ambitious booking 6 safaris. So, we decide to forgo this morning safari and take a trip with our driver Happy to see this ancient historical site. An impressive fort that towers above the area. Steep climb to various levels where it is situated atop a 700-foot-high hill, bounded by an enormous stone […]

Leaving Delhi to Madhapur

Jan 10 2012 –We got up at 5 AM. The hotel staff brought us coffee and tea. We arranged two box breakfasts and the taxi arrived at 6 AM. We headed out on time to The Nizamuddin Train station in Delhi. Pretty hectic at the station. Lots of homeless people all over the place, but […]

Uniacke Estate Museum and Park

The estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke (1753-1830) was built around 1813. It was a four hour horse back ride to and from Halifax. He was a lawyer, office holder, and politician, and in Republic of Ireland. He arrived in Nova Scotia, via the West Indies and Philadelphia. He was a wealthy man and invested […]

Arusha Safari – Tanzania

2009 -This was a devastating time for the wildlife in this part of Africa. The drought destroyed so many animals, with no water or vegetation. We saw animals fading away and saw many animals dead. A difficult trip to remember. Wildebeests are getting so thin and some are dying. These elephants are hoping to eat […]

Welcome to the Serengeti

2009 – We enter the Serengeti and see some Coke’s Hartebeest. The one upfront is winking at me. Other than that, not much else. We are starting to worry that we won’t see many animals during this extremely dry season. Now…excitement soon returned. We spot two photogenic cheetah near the road way. Our guide tells […]

Birds on the Rocks – Puffins

NEWFOUNLAND – we saw these clown-like creatures and he is kissing his wife. We walked to see this Puffin site, there is a 5-minute walk from the road to the cliff that faces Elliston Bird Island . The Atlantic Puffin is a pigeon-sized sea bird, the smallest species of puffin. Their black head, back and […]

ON SAFARI – SO MUCH TO SEE

TANZANIA -This gorge is  a steep-sided ravine about 30 miles long, in the Rift Valley. The  Olduvai Gorge is commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” This is site was made famous largely by the work started in the 1930’s by Louis and Mary Leakey. It is one of the most important prehistoric sites […]

Sweeney Museum Yarmouth-Nova Scotia

The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum was created by W. Laurence Sweeney’s son and daughters. We learned to convey the story of all the people of Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Limited A small but beautiful museum to learn about the history of the Sweeney Fisheries.We were here for research, but this is a museum for everyone […]

Sabi Sands – South Africa

THE BEST MOMENT CAN BE THE WORST – On the edge of my seat in an open jeep. THERE ! A LEOPARD !  OMG he’s going to jump into the Jeep and grab me!! Driver says, “Stay calm, no screaming!” This is the excitement we signed up for. Somehow I managed to keep my mouth […]

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

2014 -Compared to Zambia, a very different view of the Falls on this side. Around two thirds of the Falls are located here….Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow Falls. Locals nicknamed the Falls “smoke that thunders”…I get it…roaring waters and cloudy mist. Even though we are here in dry season the mists rise […]

Zambia – East Africa

2014 -Our taxi driver was able to get us through Border Control to enter Zambia. With feet on the ground we reached our 100th Country. Goal accomplished!! We considered our driver to be our Tour Guide. From the bridge we had our first view of Victoria Falls during the dry season. Amazing view of the […]

Johannesburg – South Africa

On our way back from Cape Town we have an overnight stay in Johannesburg. Exhausted after our early morning flight, we can’t resist taking the rest of the day to see our surroundings. From the moment we enter our Hotel and we saw facts surrounding this dark period of South Africa are outlined in a […]

Ho Chi Minh City – (Saigon)

One hour flight from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh on board a prop plane “VASCO”. Limited security at check-in and bottled water permitted on board. Our carry on baggage didn’t fit in the overhead. The flight attendant said we can put in on the floor in the middle of the isle. Passengers could trip […]

Thailand – Bus Tour, From Duong Dong

2017 Phu Quoc -This was a long but great seven hour tour. Unbelievable low price, $16.00 each. Our guide was informative giving us an overview of what we are seeing. First stop was at the Pearl Farm. I wasn’t prepared to buy a $3000.00 strand of pearls. Later we noticed this lady in a different […]

Is this a Rock Bridge?

Walking along the trail in Bermuda looked like bridge. Humm. I looked up this info during the times of the glacial cycles. Sea levels rose and fell, variously exposing and covering Bermuda’s sedimentary rocks. Now the above-water island rocks are almost exclusively limestone, sculpted by wind and waves.

Bermuda – Day 3

This morning there was 26 KM running event this morning. We saw so many runners. It is named Half Day Derby Race. They noticed so many friends running by. In the afternoon we went to see Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. It was built in 1844 and made of cast iron. It has 185 steps to the […]

Vietnam Phu Quoc- Duong Dong

2017 -Dragon Air from Hanoi to Phu Quoc. Impressed how you board from the back and front of the plane regarding your seat number. Duong Dong is a beach town with lots of little shops, bars and restaurants. In the evening the whole town is a night market. We have to watch our step, as […]

Hanoi – Day 2

2017 – Hoan Kiem -this is Hanoi’s major commercial district. The ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years. Entering a three story market, which we realize, is actually a wholesale bulk buy place. We thought it was a Mall. Regardless, we were able to buy a couple […]

Hanoi- Street Food and Water Puppet Show

2017-We decide to take a go trying eat Street Food. Very typical way of eating in this area. Along every narrow lane there multiple places to eat. Phò is Vietnam’s most famous dish. A rice noodle soup made with herbs and either beef or chicken. Chicken Skewers with peanut sauce are my favorite. Loved it. […]

Exploring Our World

Serengeti, Africa – She looks happy looking for her hubby! Galapagos Islands – Furry Seal in the Water Costa Rica – The capuchin monkey family are so happy together. They are also called the White Faced Monkeys. Giza, Egypt – This camel loves to carry passengers and ride through the desert to the base of […]

Hanoi – Vietnam

Jet lagged after our long flight from Toronto. Only two attendants at the desk in Hanoi looking for our “Visa upon Arrival”. It was a toss up as to who is next. We were all in a quandary. Took over an hour to be cleared to go. The “Elegant Ruby Hotel” was perfect, friendly staff […]

Botswana- 2014

Chobe National Park – Safari on the River We started our safari by boat. The Chobe River flows into Zambezi where Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana intersect. Seeing animals swimming in groups along the river was a first for us and an amazing experience. Lines of elephants and groups of hippos were a show stopper. […]

Orangutan Extinction – Sandakan

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia – This was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. We are told that Orangutans have a 96% match genetically to humans. Seeing them in action, it is easy to believe they are a match to humans. Borneo’s forests have been degraded by logging and cleared […]

Cape Town – Photo Memories

These photos bring back memories of the time we visited Cape Town, (2014). So much to see a do…we will return…when our world gets back to normal . We enjoyed our time and the food was so delicious. . Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Robben Island – We took ferry across from Simons Town . A […]