Hanoi – Beautiful Chaos

We left Hanoi today and I am a bit sad.  Suzanne and I both really enjoyed our time in Vietnam and especially Hanoi.  We had low expectations for Vietnam and wondered how we would spend three weeks there.  Now we are wondering if we left too soon!  It was very authentic and beautiful.  It has … Continue reading Hanoi – Beautiful Chaos

Hue too Rainy

On recommendation from several people, we took an unscheduled side trip to the town of Hue (Pronounced “Whey”).  We had two open nights on our itinerary and heard there were some nice sites, a beautiful train journey to get there and some history related to the Vietnam War.  We agree the train journey was beautiful … Continue reading Hue too Rainy

Learning to Cook Thai

Yesterday we did a really great activity in Chiang Mai.  We took a cooking class to learn how to cook all our favorite Thai food that we have been enjoying here.  We chose the Zabb-E-Lee Thai Cooking School after reading about it and a personal recommendation (Thank you Erica!).  It was an awesome experience.   … Continue reading Learning to Cook Thai

Under the Sea

The Great Barrier Reef is an indescribable place.  It is very hard to do it justice with my description and these pictures.  Needless to say, Luke has already booked us in to come back in four years when he is 12 and can go scuba diving. We spent two days on a live-aboard boat out on the … Continue reading Under the Sea

Yarra Valley Bliss….

Wow.  What a fantastic day yesterday.  I have been looking forward to catching up with old friends when we get to Melbourne and yesterday was a perfect day of doing that.  We spent this beautiful Sunday visiting wineries, a brewery for lunch,  a dairy, and an artisan chocolate factory with our great friends The Gillies and The … Continue reading Yarra Valley Bliss….