Category Archives: Food and Drink

Ireland and Irelands

  It would seem that we are having too much fun for me to keep up with my blogging! Guess that isn’t a terrible state of affairs. Megan and Colin arrived on Saturday, May 18, afternoon.  Their plane was delayed … Continue reading

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More on the Burren

Yesterday, Friday, May 17th, was our second and last full day in County Clare.  We kept with the theme of following local suggestions and recommendations for our outings, which turned out to be a brilliant strategy.  But, first, I have … Continue reading

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Arrival in the Emerald Isle

After many jaw aching hours, we have arrived.  In fact, we haven’t just arrived in Ireland, we have arrived at our lovely cottage accommodation near the village of Kinvarra in County Clare.  It is delightful. We spent last night at … Continue reading

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Bangkok: City of Food

It’s April 11th and I’m sitting at SFO waiting for our flight that will take us back to Oregon and normalcy. I decided that I needed to write this post before the glow of our last day in Bangkok begins … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wednesday, March 3, we cruised into Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) shortly after sunrise.  Turns out the port is pretty far away from the city itself; and, although we met the guide for our private tour a bit past 09:00, we … Continue reading

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Singapore, Lion City

It’s not “Lion City” because large felines are roaming the streets, rather it is because the name derives from the Malay Singapura, which derives from some Hindi words, which mean lion city. Michael and I attended a Midvalley Travel Club … Continue reading

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Semarang, Java, Indonesia

Today, we woke up approaching Semarang, the capital of Central Java.  It has been clear both yesterday and today that we have left Bali, where Hinduism is the predominant religion, and moved into the Muslim dominated rest of Indonesia.  We … Continue reading

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Surabaya

  Today is Thursday, March 28th.  We’ve been voyagers upon the good ship Viking Orion for two full days and we are two happy campers . . . if by “camping” one means having extraordinarily comfortable quarters and an obscene … Continue reading

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English

I have been asked why so many signs in Bali are in English. Once again we are the beneficiaries of English being the default language of the world economy. Tourism and farming are the two main industries on Bali.  If … Continue reading

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Barong, Birds, Babi Guling & Beaches

On a day of all things beginning with “B”, the amazingness just kept coming.  Yesterday was our first day without our wonderful guide, Nyoman, but in spite of that considerable handicap, we managed to plunge into more that Bali has … Continue reading

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