Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown

We started our day with a pre-breakfast walk around the neighbourhood We were staying at the New Siam 3 on Soi Rambutri  which is about 500m from Khaosan road. It’s our go- to hotel in Bangkok. Christmas is not celebrated here. You do see decorations, Santas and holiday displays but the kids all go toContinue reading “Christmas Day in Bangkok -Chinatown”

Ottawa to Bangkok Again

This was our second trip to Thailand and we can confirm that it is still a long way from Ottawa to Bangkok. We started the trip in Ottawa with a 5:00 pm flight to Toronto. We had a very fancy dinner at A&W before boarding a 12 ½ hour flight to Dubai on Air Canada.Continue reading “Ottawa to Bangkok Again”

Phu Quoc Vietnam- North on Land and Sea

We rented a scouter for the day for 200,000 VND. We rode through Duong Dong and followed the highway towards Bai Thom beach we made it as far as the war memorial where we turned around because it looked like a longer trip that we wanted across the island. We took secondary roads that wereContinue reading “Phu Quoc Vietnam- North on Land and Sea”

Phu Quoc Vietnam – South Island Snorkeling Plus Tour

We paid $20 US each for a Red River Tours snorkeling trip to the south islands. Pick-up was scheduled for 9:00 am but they were 30 minutes late. This is not unusual as the tours pick-up at many different hotels and they tell everyone they will be there at the same time! We have learnedContinue reading “Phu Quoc Vietnam – South Island Snorkeling Plus Tour”