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Dragon Heaven on Earth

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      4 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

Hong Kong Retrospective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      10 comments

We had a great two weeks in Hong Kong - and found a few more interesting things going on during the first few days of the Year of the Goat. Plus we had two Chinese roommates who were a source of amusement and introspection. Not that they m... Read more

Fireworks Extravaganza!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      10 comments

This was, hands down, one of the all time best fireworks displays we've seen! Three barges blasting fireworks into the sky over Victoria Harbor, with some huge percentage of Hong Kong's 7.2 million residents packed along the coastlines watching... Read more

Lunar New Year Parade!

Friday, February 20, 2015      5 comments

So, along with not knowing if this is the Year of the Goat, Ram, Sheep, or whatever, it doesn't have a number. Not like 2015, for example. Or 5775. But it definitely is the year of the Fuzzy Animal With Horns! Also the Year of Cute Children ... Read more

The New Year is almost here!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      6 comments

The shopping frenzy continues - not us, the people around us! Tons of pop up markets on the side streets, flowers everywhere, and people rushing to finish getting ready for the Year of the Goat. Or the Year of the Sheep. Or maybe the Year of ... Read more

Peach blossoms, temples, fans, and where to eat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      6 comments

We're having fun in Hong Kong, exploring our general neighborhood and learning about the history of this place. As well as celebrating Valentine's Day and gearing up for the Lunar New Year. rollingluggagers.blogspo Read more

The BIG Buddha

Saturday, February 14, 2015      9 comments

We went over to another island in the Hong Kong group, and visited the giant Buddha statue, some 34 meters tall. Gorgeous views, amazing Buddha, and just an interesting experience. rollingluggagers.blogspo Read more

Hong Kong!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      8 comments

We've walked 10 miles in 2 days, taken the subway, train, ferry, and tram, and covered only a fraction of this fascinating city! Things are gearing up for the Chinese New Year, and we're excited to be here! rollingluggagers.blogspo... Read more

Good bye Vietnam

Sunday, February 08, 2015      7 comments

We're packed and ready to head to Hong Kong for two weeks - meeting friends who will be there, and then celebrating the Chinese New Year (called Tet in Vietnam). Should be exciting! Here's the wrap up on Hanoi, until we return later this m... Read more

My New Career

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      15 comments

If we retire to Vietnam, I can be a fruit vendor! Yeah, I was just an innocent bystander, and this happened to me: rollingluggagers.blogspo Read more

Oranges on the Road

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      5 comments

It's chilly, but people are gearing up for the Lunar New Year - Tet in Vietnam, the biggest holiday of the year. rollingluggagers.blogspo
ge-tree-down-road.html And this was our view w... Read more

Working on getting over pneumonia

Friday, January 30, 2015      12 comments

Yeah, this is a drawn out process - best antibiotic is an IV drip, which takes forever. But Vietnam continues to delight and intrigue us, so despite my forced regimen of med center/hotel/med center, it isn't as horrible as you might think. ... Read more

Published story - more fashion!

Thursday, January 29, 2015      5 comments

Another fashion blog - just so you know what to wear when you visit Malaysia. (We REALLY liked Malaysia!)
at-to-wear-in-malaysia/ Just a note, these aren't my photos, she just used my narr... Read more

Couples Are Like Chopsticks

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      6 comments

At least, that's a Vietnamese proverb: "Wife and husband are as inseparable as a pair of chopsticks." The need to work together, right? Can't pick up anything with just one chopstick! I had a wonderful visit to the Vietnamese Women's... Read more

A Mango Emergency

Monday, January 26, 2015      17 comments

Yeah, not the kind of emergency where I needed a mango. No, I'm horribly allergic to mangoes. Anaphylactic shock and all that. Not good. It took us two different hospitals and several taxi rides, as well as 4 hours in the ER, but thi... Read more

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