Category Travel

The Final Journey

People travel for many reasons.  I have traveled for business, pleasure, and to meet long lost family members; but, this trip has been quite different.  There is a strange sensation of immense purpose that struck me a few days before I departed.  I suddenly realised that I was taking my mom on her last trip.  […]

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My apologies!

So, life here in Scotland has been a real adventure. I apologise in that I have not had a single moment to write. I am working on it, but everyone has kept me so busy everyday, that I simply have not had time. I do have many stories to relate, ones that others won’t tell […]

Ko Samui, Thailand: the Southeast Asian Oahu

  I was, and still am, tremendously disappointed that we were unable to get to Bangkok.  I was really looking forward to seeing it, as it is one place I have always wanted to visit.  Primarily, because my father had been there during an R&R in the 60s.  I had made a list of all […]

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Super Tuk Tuk Activate

  Cambodia is another world from everything we had seen.  It is poorer, noticeably less developed, and trying to play catch up with the rapid economic expansion of their neighbours.  Due to the timing of the ships arrival and departure, we would have only a limited time to explore.  The ship provided shuttle buses from […]

Ho Chi Minh City: Through the Tunnels of Cu Chi

For our excursion on this, our last full day in Ho Chi Minh City, Francis and I wanted to see one of the more fascinating relics of the Viet Nam War.  We had made new friends with a new performer who had come on board the ship.  He is a mindreader from the UK named […]

We just docked in Cambodia

We just docked in Cambodia. I plan to get out and look around, then sort out what to do for the day. Francis plans to spend part of the day at the beach. I’m not really a beach person. Ah, what will the day bring?

Ho Chi Minh City: Temples to Buddha and Uncle Ho

Our heads were still swimming from the experiences of the previous day.  Sitting on the shuttle bus from the ship to HCMC, we wondered what adventures My and Khoa had planned for us.  Arriving in town near the Tax Trade Centre, My was waiting.  We began with a nice stroll through the old heart of […]

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon to Cho Lon

I wish that I knew where to begin with Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).  The fact is, we had three full days here and everything is swimming in my brain.  I never would have thought that I would say that I want to come back to HCMC, but I would and I do.  This is […]

No I Have Not Forgotten to Write

Francis and. I have just spent Three amazing days in Ho Chi Minh City. Today, we went to the tunnels of Cu Chi, which were fascinating and scary as hell. I cannot wait to write all about this great city. Tomorrow, we depart our dock at 3:00pm local time. We will then have a day […]

Ho Chi Minh City

We had an AMAZING time in Ho Chi Minh City. I will be posting a story soon. But, this city is really rather impressive. Just crossing the street is an experience of a lifetime, and I am not exaggerating.