5 Great Places to Eat in Plaka
Athens / Greece / Reviews

5 Great Places to Eat in Plaka

Eating.  It’s one of the best parts of travel as far as I’m concerned.  There are always new tastes and surprises, and often a completely new food that becomes a repeated treat during my stay, and a special memory. So, drawing on our experience in Athens, here is where I would choose to return to … Continue reading

Art in Paradise: Kid & Camera Fun
Bangkok / Reviews / Thailand

Art in Paradise: Kid & Camera Fun

For our last day in Thailand, parts of our party are dragging.  This has been wonderful and exciting and perception-changing and educational… and exhausting.  So, today, the vote is for something inside, out of the heat, and a schedule that is not at all demanding. So, we decided to visit Art in Paradise in Esplanade … Continue reading

Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant
Bangkok / Reviews / Thailand

Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant

As we left Wat Pho, our friend had an idea for what he assured us would be a great, inexpensive lunch:  Shoshana Restaurant.  He was also confident this was easily walkable.  Ok, the first part was quite true – yummy lunch.  No arguments there.  The second part… well, let’s say that it can be walked, from … Continue reading

Koh Chang:  Mercure Hideaway
Koh Chang / Reviews / Thailand / The Islands

Koh Chang: Mercure Hideaway

Being more wise in the ways of sailing trips than our family, our hosts had strongly recommended, and searched out, a resort stay for a few days after leaving the boat.  We now had three days of long, hot showers, food at the ready, and lounging at the beach. For this, we stayed at the … Continue reading