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  • Hanoi Hilton (Hoa Lo Prison) [i]1964 to 1973, a part of Hoa Lo Prison was used to detain American pilots, the majority of them engaged in “Dien Bien Phu in the air” battle. Inside the stone walls of “ Hà Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Feb 23, 2018
  • Laos Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Feb 6, 2018
  • The Building of the Burma Railway[i]It gave me a great understanding of men. And a great appreciation of the ordinary things of life.......And the value of human relations. You know, when it comes to the end, the only thing that really matters are the people Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Jan 27, 2018
  • On the Road to Sukhothai Bike Collection Before going anywhere there was the small matter of collecting our motorcycle from the customs at Bangkok Airport. A task described by our leader Richard as[b] Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Jan 23, 2018
  • Bangkok 20 million tourists visit Thailand every year. Most pass through Bangkok Bangkok has a population of 8.281 million Bangkok is one if not the most popular cities in the world to visit. It’s interesting how quickly things become OURS. Arr Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Jan 17, 2018
  • IntroductionWelcome to our South East Asia blog. April and I are off on another little motorcycle adventure, this time taking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting in Bangkok we will be spending two months travelling in a clockwise direction, Posted by Mick G in SE Asia Overland Adventure | Jan 15, 2018
  • Canadian Rockies Bimble - Wells Gray ParkI`m blaming it on Chess Lyons. We are staying in Clearwater to visit Wells Gray Park. [b]Famous for its waterfalls, there is the mighty Helmcken Falls 141 metres high, but also many other lesser falls including one namesake, the Goodwin Posted by Mick G in Motorcycle Bimbles | Jun 12, 2016
  • Canadian Rockies Bimble - The Canadian Pacific RailroadWhat do William Cornelius Van Horne and Cheng Ging Butt have in common? You may be forgiven for not knowing the latter, but if you know some history of the Canadian Pacific Railway -and of course there is no reason Posted by Mick G in Motorcycle Bimbles | Jun 12, 2016
  • Tepoztlan, MexicoAfter arriving at the airport in Mexico City, we took a bus to Cuernavaca where our friend Yolanda met us and brought us to her home in Tepoztlan. A story unto itself, we met Yolanda several years back Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jun 11, 2016
  • Canadian Rockies Bimble - The Okanagan Valley"I moved here In 1996 from Grimsby". Then, as the rain started to fall again. " This is really unusual, it only rains here ten days a year". We had already experienced two of those days and the Okanagan Valleys Posted by Mick G in Motorcycle Bimbles | Jun 1, 2016
  • Canadian Rockies Bimble - The road to HopeBike collected and the first day on the road...to Hope. For film buffs and Rambo fans (not necessarily the same thing) you will have seen Hope, but it may have been pretending to be somewhere else. [b]The first Rambo was filmed Posted by Mick G in Motorcycle Bimbles | May 30, 2016
  • Canadian Rockies BimblePerhaps I should begin with an explanation. If you have never heard of the term, I should explain Bimbling[b][/b] The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as A Leisurely Journey The Collins English Dictionary as [b]To wander aimlessly, Posted by Mick G in Motorcycle Bimbles | May 29, 2016
  • Excursions from OaxacaAfter a few days of wandering the streets of Oaxaca, we were ready to go a little further afield. We went on a day trip into the Sierra Norte with a small tour group to the Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | May 4, 2016
  • Heraklion, CreteWe seem to have a serendipitous knack for arriving in places during times of celebration. Heraklion, the largest city in Crete is very lively today, as this is their Independence Day, when the Greeks defeated the Turks some 200 Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 12, 2015
  • Athens, GreeceIn Athens we stayed outside the downtown area in a small hotel, close the the business school of the University. However it was a short subway ride away from Monasteraki and the old city. The modern city has Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Dec 8, 2015
  • MateraArrived here after roughly a three hour drive from Sorrento. We were met as scheduled by Mario, the son of the apartment owner, who then showed us where to park our car and brought us to our apartment in Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 16, 2015
  • Sorrento and PompeiiSorrento 2/24/15 The drive from Rome was easy, but we got bad advice about the route and went first to Salerno, which is on the southern end of the Amalfi coast. This was 60 or 70K out of the Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 12, 2015
  • MahabalipuramOur last stop turned out to be one of the best in terms of ruins, particularly the almost 3D reliefs carved out of rock. "Founded in the 7th century by the Pallavas sovereigns south of Madras, the harbour Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 24, 2014
  • Temples of Trichy, Thanjavur, and KubakonamWe have been on a temple whirlwind. Flew from Colombo back to Madurai, and then a hot 2&1/2 hour bus ride to Tiruchirappalli, or as it is more commonly known, Trichy. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 13, 2014
  • Anuradhapura/NegomboAnuradhapura proved to be the most interesting of the ancient cities, as well as the oldest, dating to approximately 400 BC. The city was abandoned after an invasion some 1300 years later, and the jungle took over until the British Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 10, 2014
  • Polonnarwu and Passikudah BeachAfter Sigiriya we continued to Polonnarwu, stopping first at Ritigala. This is one of the more remote and less touristed sites on the cultural tour. And, because it is Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 7, 2014
  • SigiriyaAlthough we enjoyed the statues and paintings of Dambulla, it was Sigiyira that impressed us far more. Sticking out of the jungle by some 200 meters, the lions rock, as it is known, has been an ancient city Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 4, 2014
  • Dambulla The next morning we went to the Dambulla Caves with Lalinda, an hour or two drive from Kandy. By the time we got there it was already quite hot, which continued for our entire visit to the cultural triangle. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Nov 1, 2014
  • Things to do!As many of my family and friends already know, I am going to be ending my time of teaching English abroad for something equally scary: starting over in America. It's coming up soon in March 2015. It is Posted by lrbergen in Han Guk Mal Mulayo | Sep 13, 2014
  • MaduraiWe left Munnar by private car a day early, and came here to Madurai, a bustling, hot, typical Indian city, with cars honking, buses belching black smoke, and plenty of garbage. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Aug 25, 2014
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