Grand City on the Danube, Budapest is One of the Best Capitals of Europe

Budapest Parliament on the Danube

Hidden from the world for decades under the Soviet Block, this gem of a city is the Grande Dame of the Danube; and is easily one of the best capi...


How Fledgling Eastern Europe is Emerging

In the Former Czechoslovakia

To get a good understanding of Eastern Europe, watch A History of Eastern Europe in the Great Courses series that you can find in Amazon Prime. It is ...


First Time in Southeast Asia

Taal Volcano Philippines

If it is your first trip to Southeast Asia, it could be a culture shock for you. I took my husband, a wholesome Midwest American several years af...


Miniloc, An Amazing Island Resort Adventure

Limestone Cliffs

Our vacation to the island resort of Miniloc was my best vacation. The island is in the middle of nowhere, and is one of 7,100 island archipelago...


On a Tuk-Tuk in Chiang Mai

Rocky, the Elephant

If anyone said Chiang Mai is a cooler weather-wise because of its higher elevation, don't believe it. It's hot and humid, just like Bangkok. This oppr...


A First Visit to Exotic Bangkok, Temples and Massage Parlors

Buddha Temple in Ayutthaya

Bangkok is an exotic place.  It is an urban jungle with very little greenspace.  You can feel the heat from the concrete that has no ro...