We are celebrated Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in Hoi An.  Hoi An Ancient Town is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam.    We love this little town. It More »

After settling in Baveno, we started exploring the area: Lago (Lake) Maggiore area – Verbania, Stresa, and the islands -Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori (or Isola Superiore), Isolino di San More »

We finished our mini vacation (Penang-Langkawi) and now are back “home” in KL.   Thanks AirAsia for the cheap tickets! Enjoyed Langkawi – white sand beaches, the sunset and panoramic views from the More »

We made a conscious decision to splurge a little bit, and stay at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (KL) hotel with the magnificent view of the Petronas Twin Towers. So glad that we More »

I had a hard time swimming in Varkala;  Arabian Sea is stormy and strong current pulls  you away from the shore. Indian Ocean… Sri Lanka’s beaches! Here we are, just two of More »

 

Israel

My parents in law did not immigrate with us to the USA; instead they decided to go to Israel.  The main goal of our recent trip to Israel was to visit their

Medical Care in Malaysia

We arrived to Kuala Lumpur (KL) from Bali, where I was having 39°C (~ 102°F) fever for the five days.  We landed in the afternoon but I did not have any strength

Bali

After three and a half delightful months in NJ/NYC we resumed our travels.   It is just a month since we left, but we feel like a lifetime left behind…. Ten days in

Return to New Jersey

After almost three years living abroad we are back to New York/New Jersey area.   It is so strange to return as a guest.  We settled at our son’s apartment in North Jersey

Kumbh Mela, India

The entire May we spent in India. It was not a luxury touristy trip; we attended the largest religious gathering in the world, Kumbh Mela in Ujjain.  It was estimated, that over

Armenia and Georgia

I am posting many short updates about our travels on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EarlyRetirementAbroad) and I feel that I am doing OK job with those postings/updates.  Although I feel bad about not updating the

Vietnam, Hanoi – part 2

Later, we had a trip back to the Soviet Era. The powerful monument of Lenin (VI Le Nin in Vietnamese) told us that he and other heroes are still alive here in

Vietnam, Hanoi

Here we are in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.   Love this city that has a nice mix of old and modern world.     Upscale shops and locals continue their simple lives together….

Vietnam, Hoi An

We are celebrated Tet (Vietnamese New Year) in Hoi An.  Hoi An Ancient Town is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam.    We love this little town. It

Vietnam, Da Nang

After unforgettable stay in Dalat we moved to Da Nang, a coastal city in central Vietnam known for its sandy beaches. We booked a hotel within a 5 min walk from the