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The art and culture of traditional New Caledonia

Sunday, May 24, 2015      4 comments

After finally getting some cash from an ATM, I went to the museum - amazing exhibits, had a great time! (Got in plenty of walking as well!) rollingluggagers.blogspo
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New Caledonia!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015      6 comments

We've been without cash for a few days, and it took that long (with talking to people inside each bank) to finally find the Société Generale, which did indeed have ATMs that accepted our cards. So we have cash. Important in a foreign country... Read more

We saw a monster burger winner!

Friday, May 15, 2015      10 comments

We actually saw the guy finish his burger - he was about 1/2 finished when we arrived, and finished the whole multi-kilo burger while we were enjoying brunch. It's kind of like a car wreck - you can't stop watching, no matter how much you... Read more

Food Competitions are Madness!

Saturday, May 09, 2015      13 comments

Up the road from our hotel in Bangkok, there's a hotel and restaurant up the road - the hotel has a bakery in the lobby, perfect for quick breakfasts of coffee/tea and a muffin or croissant or something. The restaurant specializes in burgers, b... Read more

Giant Diamond Eye Cats

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      8 comments

I enjoy things that are silly, zany, unexpected, absurd. Those placards with holes to stick your face in, so your face is on a penguin's body. Giant building-sized fruit. Those crazy tourist-oriented kitschy things we see all around the world... Read more

Money Falling From The Sky!

Saturday, May 02, 2015      9 comments

Today is the first full moon of the Myanmar New Year. There have been monks speaking all weekend in front of the hotel, and today the monks collected their donated food items and toiletries. Then people tossed money from the upstairs apart... Read more

Scuba diving video

Friday, May 01, 2015      4 comments

I've talked about our diving in several locations - here's a short video of scuba diving in Thailand. Very similar to our dives in Myanmar, the Solomon Islands, etc. Except each dive site is different, each dive is different. And I've never s... Read more

Scuba diving - in the Bay of Bengal!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      8 comments

We did a two tank dive on Sunday. Well, really two dives, each with a single tank, and a 45 minute break in between. Lionfish! Clown fish! Nudibranchs! All kinds of coral, tons of fish, plus the SP fitness tracker claims I burned 1200+ ... Read more

At the beach - at the Bay of Bengal!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015      6 comments

We had quite the adventurous time getting to the beach - our flight was cancelled and we were put on a different airline. But didn't get this information until we were on the way to the airport. And of course the new flight was about 2 hours B... Read more

We visited the Myanmar synagogue - wow!

Thursday, April 23, 2015      8 comments

Really, who knew there was a synagogue still functioning in Myanmar? We sure didn't! Beautiful building, amazing history, and we're planning to attend services on Friday evening. rollingluggagers.blogspo
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Lunch With The Monks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      8 comments

We didn't really eat with them, we arrived just as the monks were leaving - but we had a traditional Myanmar New Year lunch. And made a donation to the monks, who then wished us prosperity and good health and all that stuff. It was quite inter... Read more

Inle Lake, a wonder of artsy industries

Saturday, April 18, 2015      7 comments

Had a great day on the lake, motoring around in a little longboat and visiting cottage industry workshops - silversmiths, weaving, boatswains, and even the women who wear the rings around their necks. It was fascinating, and I like supporting t... Read more

Water Festival - Wonderful Insanity!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

Oh my - I was right out there dancing in the street under a spray of water, shooting up in the air from a fire hose! This is one of the funniest and craziest festive occasions I've ever seen - and in 100 F (35 or so C), it really is refreshing ... Read more

Sightseeing is my favorite exercise!

Monday, April 13, 2015      8 comments

We're in Bagan, Myanmar - this is the place with some 3000 temples, pagodas, and stupas. Plus monasteries of Buddhist monks and nuns. We're in a gorgeous (and inexpensive) hotel, temperatures have hit 108 F (42 C?), and the water festival star... Read more

Adventures in Travelling

Saturday, April 11, 2015      5 comments

I had a most interesting tour around the outer parts of Mandalay - watched 1300 monks line up for lunch. And saw monks who were graduating from being novices. Saw countless Buddhas. Even took a ferry, and toured an island on the back of a mot... Read more


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