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Dec.26 – Village and school visit – Ranthambore National Park Sanctuary-2018

Day 10 – Wed Dec, 26 – A day in the life – 2018 The hotels in the area are all full. There isn’t an empty room to be had. It is vacation time...

Tiger Safari – Merry Christmas – The Ranthambore National Park, India – 2018

Day 9 – Dec.25 – We arrived at our hotel near the tiger sanctuary after four hours of driving over rough, dusty and unfinished roads. We saw many small villages and throngs of people,...

Day 8 – Dec.24 Drianda Mandir Temple – Jaipur, India – 2018

Dec.24 – Day 8 – We went out this evening to the temple called Drianda Mandir. It is composed of the three major religious temple styles combined into one building. It represents the willingness...

Dec.23 – A home visit – Jaipur, India – 2018

Dec.23 – Day 7 -We went to a very nice home tonight to eat and visit a local family. There was a young mother and father and a boy, age 13 and two daughters,...

Day 7 – Dec.23 2018 – The Amber Fort

Dec 23. – Day 7 – We started with a quick stop at the Place of the Winds. We then were off to see the Amber Fort. It is a very well preserved, four...

Day 6 – Fly to Jaipur India – 2018

Day 6 – Dec.22 – After breakfast we flew to Jaipur. We reached the city after a forty five minute flight. I met a nice young man on the flight whose family is in...

Dec. 21 – Old Delhi – 2018

Day 3- Dec.21 – We went to Old Delhi today and walked through the pen air Mosque. We then went to the old quarter. We took pedal rickshaws through the old quarter and dodged...

India – The Group – Dec.20, 2018

Day 1 – Dec.20 – We had breakfast and met our group for the short walk to the Sikh Temple this morning. We did the tour again, but this time we ate with our...

India – Day 1- Dec.19, 2018

Dec.19 – Just arrived – The tour starts tomorrow. We slept until 1pm and then ventured out into the busy streets. A local man in a suit helped us across the street, not knowing...

Our second restaurant – 1965

When I was fourteen I had the good fortune of leaving the hustle and bustle of the big city and moved out into the country. I had no choice in the matter, but it...

Starting work early–

My father was a jack of all trades and was afraid of nothing, or so it seemed to me when I was young. He was a housing tract lather and plaster as were many...

Monk – Nov.10, 2018

My mother wanted Finches. My father and I poured the slab in the corner of the back yard. It was four feet by eight feet. We built a cage on the slab with two...

Dec.18 – Off to India – 2018-2019

Dec.18 – We are spending Christmas and New Years away from home this year. It doesn’t happen often, but it worked out that way this year. We have been to northern India before and...

Day 21 – Nov.10 – Siem Reap – The last day – 2018

Nov.10 – Saturday – This is the last day of our adventures in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. We had a great time and wish that all of you could come here for a great...

Nov. 9 – Day 20 – Tonie Lake – Cambodia

Nov.9 – Today we have driven out to a giant flood plain and Tonie Lake where the village of Kompong Phluk is located.. The road is raised high above the water so that we...

Smile Train, 633 Third Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Do you want to help someone for almost nothing? Are you busy and don’t have a lot of time to spare? Smile Train arranges cleft palate surgeries on children around the world. Did you...

Nov.8 – Day19 – The Circus – Cambodia -2018

Nov.8 – Day 19 – Tonight we are at the circus. It is in a tent just past a modern building with handy crafts for sale. These people who perform in the circus are...

Nov.8 – Day 19 – Angkor Wat

We returned to the Angkor Wat site to explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom. It is surrounded by an 8meter high wall made of giant stones with carved elephants on its face. This...

Day19 – Nov.8 Preak Dak, Cambodia – 2018

Nov.8 РDay 19 РPreak Dak РThe company we travel with spends some of our money  on important needs in villages we visit. In this village of Preak Dak we are planting...

Day19 – Nov.8 – Angkor Wat

Nov.8 – Day 19 – This morning we were up early to drive to the temple complex. It is almost dark as we arrive. Slowly the sun rolls up into the sky behind a...

Nov.7 – Day 18 – Angkor Wat

Nov.7 – Day 18 – We checked out of the hotel and took the ride to the airport. No comment. The flight to Siem Reap was uneventful. I like flights to be uneventful. We...

Nov.7 – Day18 – Cambodia – 2018

Nov. 7 – Day 18 – Heading to Siem Reap. The power has gone off twice this morning as we are trying to get ready to leave the hotel. We are on the ninth...

Nov. 6 -Toul Sleng Royal Palace – Cambodia -2018

Nov.6 – Day 17 – Today we have a full day ahead of us sightseeing. We went to the National Museum of Fine Arts today and walked through many of the buildings. There are...

Nov.5 – Cambodia – Phnom Penh – 2018

Nov.5 – Day 16 – This morning we are off to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. The tunnels held everything an army...

Nov.4 – Cambodia – Driving – 2018

Nov.4 – Driving – Driving in these countries is an interesting and sometimes dangerous activity. in America, at least, the line down the center of the road has a clear meaning. The story of...

Vietnam – Infrastructure – 2018

Nov.4 – Monday – This is a country coming rapidly into the modern world. The infrastructure has suffered through long periods of war and poverty. There is little in the way of regular trash...

Nov.3 Arriving in Vietnam -2018

Nov.3 – The flight was fine. We have four new members joining our group. Two other original members are leaving today and two tomorrow. The number remains at fourteen. The four new victims are...

Crossing the border – On to Cambodia – 2018

Nov.4 – Day16 – We are leaving Vietnam behind us in the jungle and dust. It has been a wonderful adventure meeting several new friends and learning about this country. The country has been...

Nov.4- Had a nice cocktail? – Saigon

Nov.4 – Saigon – No, just took my meds, a NyQuill, and my Malaria pill. Wow. I think that combo is still legal in most states. Try it before they change the law. I...

Nov.4 – A tour of Saigon – 2018

Nov.4 – We drove back to Saigon today from the southern part of the country. It was a long journey in hours but not in miles. The roads are paved, but they are full...