CAMBODIA: Apsara Dancers

I’ve always wanted to see the Apsara Dancers of Malaysia (or Asia) and I finally had a chance in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Sept 2011) These beautiful dancers always seemed mystical and exotic from pictures I had seen. After seeing these Khmer entertainers in person, I was even more enthralled with their exquisite beauty, and their intricate facial, hand … More CAMBODIA: Apsara Dancers

CAMBODIA: Travelling overland by bus from Phnom Penh-Siem Reap

Overland Bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap:Travelling overland on local transportation is not for everyone I’ll admit, but I’ve always felt it gives you a great opportunity to get a glimpse into people’s everyday lives of the country you are visiting. This is truly something you cannot experience flying into & out of a … More CAMBODIA: Travelling overland by bus from Phnom Penh-Siem Reap

VIETNAM: Mekong Delta Floating Markets (Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho)

I love when I visit a place and it is exactly as my imagination expects it ‘should’ be. This is thrilling and gives me some of my absolute happiest travel moments. The Mekong River and its tributaries evolved before my eyes, just as I expected. The river offers up its own style of life and watching … More VIETNAM: Mekong Delta Floating Markets (Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho)

VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Presidential Palace & War Remnants Museum

Arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Sept 1, 2012 after 18 hours of travel (What a LONG flight, but travelling Cathay Pacific First class cabin makes it SO much easier)! More about that in another post…Some housekeeping notes: 1) VISA ON ARRIVAL in Vietnam (Cdn Passport holders): was a painless process. Needed: – $25 USD … More VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Presidential Palace & War Remnants Museum

Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

North American and other travelers are voting with their flip-flops and tennis shoes for Turkey over troubled Greece, one of the world’s top 20 tourist destinations, according to media reports.That development comes despite Greek hotels slashing prices and scaling back staffs in a bid to recover from TV images of street riots.“That is bad news … More Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

by World Travel Warehouse on Nov 3, 2010 Since the very first day I arrived in Istanbul in 2005, and each time I’ve returned, I’ve always felt very comfortable in the city of Istanbul. This level of comfort has always bewildered me, for a number of reasons: 1) I don’t like immense crowds (yet Istanbul is home to about 75 … More I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…