Monthly Archives: April 2011

Travel Photo of the Week 28April11 Singapore

This week we venture into the street markets of Singapore’s Chinatown. This photo of Chinese calligraphy brushes taken in a shop on Pagoda Street. The colors and textures of the brushes pop against the red background. Red is a very … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 22April11 Hong Kong

This week”s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Lantau Island, Hong Kong to visit Tian Tan Buddha. The statue is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in … Continue reading

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What is a “Mer-ee”?

Not every one is familiar with Mer-ee so I have asked our mascot and favorite travel companion to tell in his own words a little about himself. Mer-ee has been great fun to travel with and has been a great … Continue reading

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April’s Travel Book of the Month

“Like every other guide or wildlife lover who is eventually eaten or trampled, I felt I had a bond with this herd that would make me safe with them.” Peter Allison from Don’t Look Behind You.   April’s Travel Book … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 12April11 Vietnam

        This week’s Travel Photo takes us to the “Pearl of the Orient”, Vietnam. Claudia and I encountered this scene while exploring the Mekong River outside of Ho Chi Min City (Saigon). Throughout time, rivers are the … Continue reading

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