GREENLAND

It was a spontaneous trip.  Well, let me rephrase, it was a spontaneous trip for Tony.  I had secretly been eyeing the one-day tour to Greenland for weeks.  I started trying to convince Tony a few days before we got to Iceland.  He gets so frustrated with my crazy ideas and constant need for new…

ICELAND – REYKJAVIK

My 60th country!  I am so proud of my accomplishments.  While I’ve just put a dink in my journey to see the world, Iceland was the furthest north I would have been, and a place I knew would be very different from anywhere else I’ve been. We had an overnight flight from JFK, and I…

THAILAND – PHUKET

Phuket is an island in the south of Thailand.  It is most definitely more touristy (and more expensive) than Chiang Mai, but it was a must see for us.  And it was where we did our scuba diving. Our dive master – Allen – was simply incredible.  He was from the UK and had retired…

THAILAND – CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai might be one of my favorite cities.  It is a complete 180 from the chaos and disorganization of Bangkok.  We were staying in the historic center, so there were restaurants and things to do right out our door – no taxi or tuk tuk needed.  On our first morning in Chiang Mai, we…

THAILAND – AYUTTHAYA

Ayutthaya is an ancient city, the capital of the Siam empire, built in the 1300s.  It is 52 km outside of Bangkok, and yes, there is a train that goes there.  We got to the train station early, hoping to get to the city before the heat set in.  We were not as lucky as…

THAILAND – KANCHANABURI

Kanchanaburi comes highly recommended by all the travel bloggers and tourists’ sites.  I disagree.  I wouldn’t waste the time there.  We did have a bad experience, though.  We should have taken a train out of Thonburi station but our tuk tuk driver refused to take us there, so we missed the only morning train that…