I never thought that a non-whitewater trip would make it onto my Top Three Favorite Trips list, but Gokyo Ri did just that! Gokyo Ri is a peak in the Nepal Himalayas that offers spectacular views of four 8000 meter peaks: Mount Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516), Makalu (8463), and Cho Oyu (8201). Continue reading Gokyo Ri Trek, Nepal
Dating back more than 1,000 years, Hanoi is a city rich with history. While Hanoi is a fascinating place to experience, touch, interact, and expand your knowledge of history, it is not the best place to learn history. To get the most out of your short visit, you must do your homework before you arrive. Many exhibits and landmarks have limited or no English translation. Read as much as you can and plan well so that you can hit the ground running! Continue reading Hanoi, Viet Nam
A great Sunday afternoon activity is to bet on the ponies at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The track is beautiful with the cityscape in the background. The crowd energy is better than any other track we’ve been to, including Breeder’s Cups at both Santa Anita and Churchill Downs! Continue reading Royal Bangkok Sports Club Horse Racing
Hong Kong is a city that strongly embraces the outdoor lifestyle. Combined with a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate public transportation system, Hong Kong is a travel destination that will please outdoor enthusiasts and city-lovers alike. Having one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per capita, you never have to spend much time in Hong Kong hunting for your next meal. Continue reading Hong Kong and Macau, China
The small island country of Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819 and, since independence in 1965, has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries. Continue reading Singapore, Singapore
This exciting 1233 mile train trip started in Bangkok, Thailand and took us all the way to Singapore! During this unforgettable adventure, we traveled through three diverse countries: Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. We stayed in four amazing cities: Bangkok, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. To make it even more interesting, we had to manage three different currencies: the Thai baht, the Malaysian ringgit, and the Singapore dollar. Continue reading Bangkok to Singapore by Train
Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city in Cambodia, is a city rich in culture and history. The main purpose for our visit to Phnom Penh, however, was to dig deep into the Khmer Rouge, the terrifying period of Democratic Kampuchea, and the Cambodian genocide. This trip was to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21) and the Killing Fields. Continue reading Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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