Our homeowners Vonny and Steve took the time to introduce us to their friends, Frances and Pete, before leaving for Australia. Now, Frances and Pete are our friends as well. That is how house and pet sitting works. We visited them for lunch the other day. Bev had made a wonderful soup and, of course,… Continue reading Our Lunch With New Friends, in France, and A View of The Alps
Of all of our travels, thus far, perhaps the most enjoyable includes walking the dog we are sitting for through one of the small, old villages in the area. It is like a step back in time. Modern conveniences surrounded by old -- old buildings, old services, old ways of doing things. So we were… Continue reading A Day in Crest, France
Hello everyone. This is John and this is my take on our recent week-long experience at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It would not be an exaggeration to say that every person we know had their doubts about me attending this Elephant Sanctuary. To give it some perspective, this is an adult… Continue reading Elephants Score 20+ on a scale of 1-10
In case you haven't noticed, food is a vital part of our travel itinerary. We spend a great deal of time shopping for it, buying it, preparing it, cooking it, tasting it, photographing and videoing it, commenting on it, sharing it with others, pairing it with beer, wine or any other beverage and generally enjoying… Continue reading Hoi An’s Big Ah HA — Vietnamese Cooking Class About More Than Food
As is our custom, day 1 in a new place usually means we arrange a walking tour. In many places, just Google "Free Walking Tour" and you'll find a marvelous adventure. Our first day in Hoi An, Vietnam we took a walking tour with Harry Vu, a local tourism pro, yoga instructor, and the most… Continue reading Hoi An Vietnam, Walking with Harry
Bev and John picking long beans for our lunch cooking class. For Bev and I, the "last day" in any new place is usually very emotional. On the one hand, we are looking forward to the next stop but on the other hand, we've made connections and often are not quite ready to move on.… Continue reading Farewell Bali, Hello Vietnam!
Our visit to this magical place in Bali has forever changed the way we look at, think about and enjoy rice.
There are so many things to see, do, marvel at and about, and ponder in Ubud that it is difficult to know where to begin to write about the experience. A mentor used to advise me to "just begin, my friend, one word at a time!" Monkeys Here is what we know , or think… Continue reading Monkeys & Luwaks – Two Joys of Ubud, Bali
This is John. It is 7:09 PM in Ubud, Bali, quickly nearing the end of day 2. Thus far, we are having loads of fun. By the way, it is Saturday evening, not Friday as it is where most of you live. We dedicated this three week excursion to Food, Meditation and Yoga. I know,… Continue reading Hello Ubud, Let the Yoga Begin!