My GOSH…the drive to Mai Chau (by Deb)

My GOSH…the drive to Mai Chau (by Deb)

I’m leaving most of Mai Chau and Hanoi revisited to Rich…. BUT…. I put enough of my “9 lives” on the line….(not to mention the children’s) …..sent prayerful messages to whoever would listen…. …..gritted my teeth …..closed my eyes …..and looked to my family for...
DAN! (by Deb)

DAN! (by Deb)

We exited the transfer boat into a crowd of new travellers coming onto the boats…and taxis/vans picking people up….and I had a voice mail!  OK…I am not so tech savy but usually I know how to check my messages…but overseas even this technological feat has evaded my...
Cruising in HaLong Bay (by Deb)

Cruising in HaLong Bay (by Deb)

Our next adventures in Vietnam took us to HaLong Bay.  Thank you to La Selva for helping arrange our 2 night boat cruise on Azalea.  We picked it because it went from the Got Port which is closer to Hanoi (2hr transfer – not 4+hr to the other more popular port) and it...
…the ice coffee search continues (by Deb)

…the ice coffee search continues (by Deb)

Only the afternoon….Day 2 Our First trip with Paloma scooter tours.  Our guide Tu met us at the hotel and ready and waiting for us were 4 scooter and 4 traditionally dressed Vietnamese young ladies to be our drivers.  The girls are all university students working for...
…the Cong coffee… (by Deb)

…the Cong coffee… (by Deb)

So, we are in Vietnam….and I am in search of good ICE coffee!…it is necessary to put up with these CRAZIES! We are only staying in Northern Vietnam for this quick 10d Asia “culture shock” for the kids!  I have been to Thailand before and Rich...

Wilderness…the BEST (by Deb)

Wilderness South Africa is a place that Evelynn has us set up in a beach front house to relax and enjoy the ocean for 4nights…..heaven!  It really was heaven. I loved the house –eclectic but right on the beach and so big and so many places to sit outside and...