Come fly with me…

The Journey of a Lifetime starts with the turning of a page. – Rachel Anders I recently retired after 37 years as a flight attendant with an International Canadian carrier. My earlier airline career allowed me to travel Canada extensively, from coast to coast, including the North West Territories. As I gained seniority, my destinations broadened to Europe, Asia and … More Come fly with me…

Narcisse Snake Dens

Back home from our Asian trip, but still continuing my quest for adventure,  I drove to Narcisse, Manitoba this week, to view the emergence of Red-Sided Garter Snakes. The Narcisse Snake Dens harbour the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the world.  During winter, the snakes hibernate inside subterranean limestone caverns. The dens are the winter home of … More Narcisse Snake Dens

Taste Of Thailand

After our somewhat hectic, historical and archchaelogical tours of Vietnam and Cambodia, it was time for a more serene relaxing vacation. Our  first stop  was on the resort island of Koh Sumai in Thailand. Lonely Planet describes Ko Samui as a well established Hollywood celebrity, that is outrageously manicured. I would sadly disagree. There are upscale condos … More Taste Of Thailand

Ho Chi Minh City

  This shot that I took landing at the Ho Chi Minh airport is in stark contrast to the actual city . Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by the locals) is the largest city in Vietnam. According to World Population Review , Ho  Chi Minh has a population of   3,467,331 people , with almost … More Ho Chi Minh City

Nha Trang, Vietnam

We chose the coastal region of  Nha Trang as a midway resting stop between our historical and geographical tours of Asia.  Nha Trang is known for its beaches, scuba  diving sites and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, 6 km curving stretch of sand, along Tran Phu Street that rivals Copacabana in Rio … More Nha Trang, Vietnam

Halong Bay

As I am still working on completing my bucket list of seeing the Seven Wonders of the World,  I may have started another list. Halong Bay, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the Natural World . My husband and I boarded a two day, one night Halong Bay cruise with Gray Line Cruises . … More Halong Bay

Hanoi, Vietnam

Although we had gotten passport photos and had applied for our Vietnamese  Visas , prior to our departure, the visa and immigration process  took almost two hours at the International Airport. Thankfully, our hotel shuttle driver waited for us.  The frustration quickly descipated as soon as we arrived at our hotel. Hanoi Pearl is situated in … More Hanoi, Vietnam

Hong Kong

Rest until you feel like playing … then play until you feel like resting . – Marth Beck Resting at the Marriot Hong Kong Sky City Airport Hotel, which is adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport. The  hotel complex allows travellers  from mainland China to access Hong Kong by boat or ferry. The hotel had … More Hong Kong