A first-timers’ experience in Thailand, and dealing with the essentials of getting around the capital, Bangkok.
Santorini, a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, has long been on our list of beautiful places to visit. So when we discovered it was possible to visit as a day trip from Crete on the fast SeaJet catamarans, it was too good an opportunity to miss.
After 50 years apart, my wife gets to return to her birthplace – Hong Kong. But how much will have changed, and will we be able to find any traces of the past?
With most of yesterday taken up by travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing, and settling in to the hotel, we only have two full days to explore the highlights. So today, we’re taking a few stops along the underground to Tiananmen Square to visit the Imperial Palace Museum.
Prague has been on our list of places to visit for quite some time now, and after a difficult start to the year we decided that a short city break was what we both needed.
Photos from our Nile cruise on the MS Grand Star, from Luxor to the Aswan Dam and back (in 2005).
All of the advance planning has now fallen into place for our next big holiday in February – Mexico! Our flight to Cancun will give us a main base on the brilliant white sands of the Caribbean. But we plan on touring the Yucatan region extensively – Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba and others, Spanish colonial cities such as Valladolid, snorkelling in the various cenotes (natural watercourses) and of course the star attraction, the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.
Have you been there? Have you got any travel tips for the region? I would love to hear from you!
Featured image of Chichen Itza attribution: Daniel Schwen [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
A few short diary notes from our first trip out with the caravan this year, to visit the City of Oxford. The city is famous amongst other things for the oldest university in the world, and as an historic backdrop for Inspector Morse, Harry Potter and I’m sure many more!
Our last full day in Bangkok, so we’ve been busy exploring. First, Wat Arun or Temple of the Dawn. Then a short ferry ride across the river, to visit Wat Pho and the giant reclining Buddha. Later on, a rooftop treat looking out over all of Bangkok!