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Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Electric Blue – A Novel of Almuñecar, Spain

Note: 10-year-old Anita wrote this 15000-word novel for her Grade 5 Creative Writing project, inspired by her encounters and fantasies in charming white-washed Spanish seaside town Almuñecar, Spain. Leave a comment, share and cheer for her! :~) Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       “Bye,…

Happy Birthday Anita – Playing Canon in D on the Greek Island of Paros

Happy Birthday Anita – Playing Canon in D on the Greek Island of Paros

Probably all parents have this moment – you wake up one morning and all of a sudden your little girl has grown. Today this moment dawned on us. Ten years old is a great age, for both the parents and…

Night Train to Krakow, Poland

Night Train to Krakow, Poland

August 20th, 2016 We are not train aficionados. We take trains from time to time simply to move towards, or away from a place. We are more interested in the cleanness of the toilets in a passenger car than the…

Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng, Laos

It was bitterly cold in Muang Ngoy, the northern Laotian town. After dark, we had to do push-ups and squats to stay warm. We missed the tropical sun in the south again. The only way going south was to backtrack…

Eating Vietnamese Hot Pot on a Hanoi Sidewalk

It was damp and cold tonight. We found this hot pot place on a sidewalk of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. We had no idea how to eat it because they not only gave us the normal hot pot stuff, but also…

Some photos taken in Muang Ngoy, Laos

Some photos taken in Muang Ngoy, Laos

Muang Ngoy was an even smaller town in northern Laos. The only way to get there was by boat up the Nam Ou; road wasn’t built yet. The whole town had one dirt road. Well, if you count side streets…

Bumpy bus to Nong Khiaw

Bumpy bus to Nong Khiaw

One day in Luang Prabang, we went up the small 200 meters hill of Mount Phousi to see the famous sunset. The hill was sided by two rivers and the sun would set by the mountains behind the Mekong River.…

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

For hundreds of years, Luang Prabang used to be the city where the king of Laos resided. This is easy to see why. The city bordered by the rivers of Mekong and the Nam Khan on two sides, with the other…

Anita Playing Greensleeves at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Anita Playing Greensleeves at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

It was a very hot and humid day. We were on a really bad tuk-tuk for the whole morning. So we took refuge in a temple and played some music for ourselves, but they asked us out, albeit in a…

Slow boat down the Mekong River

Slow boat down the Mekong River

Laos, 75% of the population lives under US $2 a day. With roughly the same size of UK in Europe, or the state of Utah in the USA, there are only 6.8 million of Laotians. Right beside Laos, there is…

Sa-Wa-Dee-Ka, Kob-Kun-Ka

Sa-Wa-Dee-Ka, Kob-Kun-Ka

After a most wonderful tropical Christmas on Ko Lanta in southern Thailand, we were getting near the 30-day stay limit in Thailand while we still had to take the last shot of Rabies vaccine at Bangkok’s Red Cross. We can…

Ko Lanta in the Andaman Sea

Ko Lanta in the Andaman Sea

I fumbled the book because there was no choices. The resort we were staying literally was kicking us out. The Christmas was nearing. The hotel room price was going up every night. At where we were staying, the room had…

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi town itself is not such a charming town but we found it quite OK with the night market and cheap quality restaurants. (May & Mark’s Kitchen beside the night market is a must try) We walked by the river…

Train ride to Krabi

Train ride to Krabi

There are three options in terms of transportation to get ourselves out of Bangkok: bus, airplane and train. I have long fancied the old fashioned train travel on the tracks that the old British empire built, but had not had…

The Thai Gentleman who Traveled to 77 Countries

The Thai Gentleman who Traveled to 77 Countries

By the time we finished our 2nd round of vaccination shots with Red Cross in Bangkok, we were in this mega South East Asia city over 10 days. The first couple days we stayed with Mile Map Hostel in the…