Travel – Some say it’s all about the cuisine…

Where ever you travel in the world, no matter the sights, the sounds, the people, to me it is the food of each country that takes centre stage. Possibly the stand out are the tastes and flavours on offer in Asia – We’ll take a closer look at Vietnam, Japan and Myanmar.  VIETNAM Our Destination…

JAPAN – Ceremony – Tradition – Sumo.

During our first Destination Journey to Japan we kept to a usual meeting time for dinner, 6.pm. However for the last few days of our time in Japan I was asked if we could delay our departure until 6.15… I wasn’t sure why but went with the request from my fellow travellers. For many months…

Mai Chau valley – NORTHERN VIETNAM

Travel to the south-west, just over 3 hours from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s Capital Hanoi and you will discover the peaceful Mai Chau Valley.  An exquisitely remote valley filled with rice paddy fields affording both wonder and relaxation. Small local roads and pathways built for the farmers and villages to access their rice…

Plan B ! – Lakshman Sagar – Rajasthan INDIA 2019.

The late monsoon season in 2019 throughout the Rajasthan region played havoc with one of the resorts we were due to stay at during our Destination Journey to India. During the lead up to our departure we were hopeful of still being able to stay with our original Itinerary. Chhatra Saga resort was undergoing extensive…

Phung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival – Inle Lake MYANMAR

Inle Lake – The jewel of Myanmar, maybe the jewel of Asia.  Take a domestic flight in Myanmar to Heho, the closest airport to Nyaung Shwe on the Northern shores of Inle Lake.  Time to ditch transport as we know it, we were transported for the duration of a stay at Inle Lake in long…

2019 Diwali – Chanoud Rajasthan INDIA

Our Indian small group journey continued from Jodhpur –  We hit the road early to travel to the remote village of Chanoud. Along the way we stopped in a very small village to visit a local Dhurrie rug maker, Rupraj. He has become very successful with high demand for his rugs and he has now…