We hired a car to go from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, which gave us several hours through rural Cambodia. Lovely stilt houses, frequent temple gates and glimpses of the temples behind the walls, and the occasional wedding banquet along the way!
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I did the three day temple trek, visiting nine temples in the Angkor region of Cambodia. Of course I went to Angkor Wat, the best known. But also eight other temples, each interesting and beautiful in their own way.
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Hanoi has a 4 km long mosaic mural, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the city. Built on a 900 year old dyke along the Red River. I walked about half of it (and back) - how to get your exercise and art all at once!!
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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!
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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
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
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 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
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.
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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.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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!
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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!
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It's chilly, but people are gearing up for the Lunar New Year - Tet in Vietnam, the biggest holiday of the year.
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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