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Halls Gap, Victoria, Australia is located in the Grampians, a mountain range about three and a half hours north and west of Melbourne. Again, David had been here multiple times beginning as a youngster on trips with his parents. We … Continue reading
Welcome to Australia! I arrived early on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and was met at Melbourne airport by my friend, David McKern. David and I had been roommates on my Iceland trip a year ago. Melbourne is a city of more … Continue reading
We had a little excitement, Southeast Kansas style, last Monday in Christchurch. A tornado hit about 3-5 miles from where we were staying. We heard a loud noise and the wind starting blowing quite strongly. We found out later that … Continue reading
After leaving Otematata Sheep Station last Monday, David and I headed south through the Dansey Pass on our way to Cromwell. As we came over a small rise, we were met by a flock of sheep being driven north. (Just … Continue reading
I arrived in New Zealand on Monday, Nov. 4th and was met by my friend, David, who lives on the east side of the North Island. This is David and Toni’s backyard. After a day relaxing at their place, David … Continue reading
Yesterday I visited the Ben Thanh local market. It’s a large market a couple of blocks from my hotel with everything from soup to nuts…..literally! The first row is fresh fish and veggies. And a young guy crushing ice to … Continue reading
Today wraps up my visit to Vietnam. I visited a couple of historic museums in the city but skipped the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels among others. The War Remnants Museum is a collection of US warplanes, … Continue reading
I arrived in Hoi An, a city about a half hour from Da Nang, on Saturday. I’ve spent the last three days seeing a variety of sites around the city. One of the places I wanted to go was the … Continue reading
I took a day trip to Ninh Binh today. It’s about 3 1/2 hours southeast of Hanoi. First, here’s a look at motorbike traffic during rush hour this morning as we were leaving town. The downtown streets were nearly impassable. … Continue reading
It was a three hour bus ride from Hanoi to Halong Bay for my 3-day/2-night cruise. We stopped at a craft village were handicapped individuals produce artwork and jewelry to sell to tourists. There’s enamel painting, thread art, sculpture, and … Continue reading