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NYC in Photos

Every once in a while, my camera drags me to New York City – and I usually drag some family along so I can pretend we’re there for a show or a doctor’s appointment or something. Often, my strategy on hotels it to choose something with a pretty good location, but I don’t care about

Lunch in Ayutthaya

My husband, who has gone from Mr. Meat and Potatoes when we met and got married, to Mr. Texting Me Pictures of Silkworm Larvae and Octopus Balls (I’m not being crude there, that’s what it’s called on the menu.) when he is eating out for business travel, order this over our hosts frantic objections and warnings.

Snacking Through the Back Soi

It seems many of our memories of Thailand revolve around food.  (Come to think of it, a lot of our memories of a lot of our travel revolve around food.  Note to self, examine our family’s relationship with food…) Anyway! On this particular day, we took a walk down an easy-to-miss back street, near the

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

Wat Pho: The Reclining Buddha

Stepping over the threshold into Wat Pho, I was surprised – and then surprised at my surprise, if you can follow that – at the size of the famous Reclining Buddha.  After all, in today’s day and age, we can easily view not only the professional, perfectly lit photos – but also a neverending supply

Fire Dancing in Koh Chang

Good News!  This post is not at all, not even the slightest bit, about us trying to fire dance, being burned by a fire dancer, or hitching a ride with a fire dancer.  Moms & Grandmas (and probably neurosurgeon and archery instructor who worry our antics)… You’re welcome. No one in our party attempted to

Travelers… Where are you going next??

I still in the midst of posting about our recent adventure to Thailand.  However, a great friend of mine asked, “Where are you going next?”  And guess what? I. have. no. idea. There are lots of places I could go to again, happily.  Older daughter and I both want to return to Paris.  Younger daughter

Koh Kood Relaxation

This day on Koh Kood was to rest, relax, and enjoy the beautiful tropical weather.  And to have what turned out to be maybe the best meal we had out in a restaurant our whole trip.  The meal we compared the other meals to… but we’ll get to that. We had anchored off the coast

Sunset Dinner, Koh Kood Thailand

After the excitement of our Klong Chao waterfall experience, we had some well-earned downtime.  Most of our time on the sailboat was actually motor propelled, travelling from island to island.  But on this evening, we took some time to purely sail, including some time with the 1980 Christopher Cross hit ‘Sailing’ wafting through the boats

Thai Potties… The Traveler’s Divide

When traveling in Thailand, at some point, you are going to have to use a public restroom. I suppose it is technically possible to come and stay at a 4 star resort, at least a Thai 4 star which isn’t quite as spoiled as a US 4 star, and plan your days so that you

Roadside Thailand

We set out from Bangkok on our drive to Koh Chang and our sailboat for the next four days.  It takes about 5 hours to get to the ferry, half-hour or so to cross (not including the wait for the ferry which can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or so), and

Thailand Arrival and Easing In

We finally arrived in Thailand at about 2:30 this morning. We were supposed to get in at 1 a.m., and all was on track across the country, then across the ocean and even boarding our plane from Shanghai to Bangkok. And then, for reasons I cannot fathom, the plane just seem to drive at about

Roman Agora in Plaka, Athens. Map of Plaka Athens Things to Do

Athen’s Roman Agora

I’m not sure exactly what we were expecting the Roman Agora to be, but it wasn’t this.  Mostly, it’s a big empty field, with ruins bordering it.  And the weird thing is that we could step right up on the ruins and touch things, which was so disorienting we kept looking for the signs that

Athens: Plaka in Photos

I love travel books.  Often, when browsing a bookstore, I find myself in front of the travel books and maps of foreign cities.  The debate begins: I don’t need another travel book.  I really don’t need another travel book on my shelf.  Am I even ever going to go to Bucharest? …Well, I mean, look

Eiffel Tower in Photos

It may be one of the most photographed structures in the world… but that doesn’t mean I can’t add a few of my own.  I actually have no clue how many photographs I took of the Eiffel Tower while in Paris, let’s just say there are some who probably think too many.  And they are

Athens: Arch Hadrian, Temple Zeus

After our time at the Acropolis, Ari (see This Post for details) walked with us over the the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympus Zeus, regaling us with stories of Greek history and current political intrigue. In previous travels, Scott and I had found to what extent much of European citizen’s concept of

Caryatids at the Acropolis. Map of Plaka Athens Things to Do

The Acropolis

Our first full day – at least together -in Athens, Scott and I were scheduled for a half day, private walking tour with Ari through <<<PKTravel>>>. Click <<<HERE>>> to visit their site, we were very happy with our tour.  They were very accommodating, and understanding even though we had to reschedule this last minute when Scott

Lamp inside Melissinos, the Poet Sandal Maker's, shop. Map of Plaka Athens Things to Do

Melissinos, The Poet Sandal-Maker

Months before departing on our trip, I knew one of my stops in Athens would be Melissinos Sandal Shop.  I also knew that Scott would be bored out of his mind there, so I would have to either go without him, or make it a short stop – no matter how accommodating Scott was trying

Changing of the Guard, Athens

After our lunch we decided some walking was good, (did you see how much food that was??) and seeing something that didn’t lock us in to any time commitments was even better – given Scott’s screwed up body clock and the aforementioned possibility of face-planting.  So we headed in the direction of Syntagma Square and

Diogenes Lunch in Plaka, Athens

I am no longer husbandless!!  I no longer get a weird look when I am asked reason for travel, say “anniversary trip” and they look around for my other half. The dear husband had been through the trials and tribulations of international travel that seem to always happen to him.  So, he unpacked, we caught

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