Tag Archives: photography

Cuba: More than just sun and beaches, there’s the lure of Havana

We finally made Cuba our destination of choice for our March Break getaway week in 2009. We were definitely playing catch-up with vast numbers of Canadians and Europeans who had been availing themselves of a burgeoning tourist industry in Cuba … Continue reading

Posted in Sun destinations, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Costa Rica: There’s more to sun destinations than just sun and beaches, there’s nature

The #1 reason three generations of our family spent March Break in Costa Rica this year was because our grandchildren wanted to see monkeys in their natural habitat. They wanted to swim for sure – almost all day every day … Continue reading

Posted in Sun destinations, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Cambodia: Life along the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Rivers

The travel companies that have been so successful in building a thriving river cruising industry in Europe are now expanding their offerings to new destinations, including the Mekong River in Cambodia (and Vietnam). This is 1st world travel in a … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cambodia: the glory of the Angkor Empire

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to learn new things: things about history, geography, geology, nature, and especially about people around the world. We learned something about all of these topics on our recent trip to … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vietnam: Images of country life

Villages along the Mekong River. In our recent trip to Vietnam (and Cambodia), we were lucky to have been able to visit some of the villages whose rhythm is very much tuned to the ebbs and flows of the Mekong … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Vietnam: Images of Hanoi

To put the history of Hanoi in context for North Americans like me, in 2010 Hanoi celebrated the 1000th anniversary of its founding as a city! Currently the capital of Vietnam, it was the seat of the Chinese rulers starting … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Vietnam: moving past a legacy of occupation and repression

Back home from a fascinating trip to Vietnam and Cambodia and trying to wrap my head around all that we saw and learned. So many amazing things to see and experience: Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) are just … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments