The Chinese people were warm and sweet, smiling beguilingly at Westerners, offering quick assistance, showing deep respect, bowing slightly, and always using “you first” gestures. A Chinese acquaintance told me that the government is very strict that the people make Westerners feel welcome, but I sensed, especially outside… Continue reading →
While we were still enjoying the lovely town and relaxing atmosphere of Granada, Nicaragua, we wanted to see the Volcano Mombacho, still active we had been told, as well as the cloud forest in the mountains and to experience the jungle zip line. We were both a little worried… Continue reading →
The approach to Venice by train is seductive in itself… Just seeing a city floating on water is astonishing. How did they do that? Why did they do that? Apparently it wasn’t intentional. It happened sometime around the fall of the Roman Empire when the mainland was invaded… Continue reading →
It seems that Hungary sits over a steaming inferno of water… Hungary has a reputation for having the best Roman Turkish bath houses in Europe. People from all over Europe, as well as from other parts of the world, visit their famous medicinal hot springs. Thermal baths are… Continue reading →
This time the waiter at the restaurant spoke English. He was actually from Ireland, travelled all over the world, and ended up in Southern France. He was very helpful when we asked what we could see that was close by, and suggested Vieux Village (Old Town), though most of Marignane… Continue reading →
The parks in Beijing are simply stunning! They make parks in Canada look embarrassingly simple. Beijing’s parks are full of themed areas with separate pathways leading to separate areas within the larger park. Each one is set in a magnificent and serene setting and unique theme. … Continue reading →
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