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 »

 

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

Dalat’s Flowers

Dalat is the flower capital of Vietnam. Here just photos of SOME Dalat’s flowers.  I think I saw just two or three of them before.  No more words are needed.  Enjoy!

Vietnam, Dalat

We are in Dalat, Vietnam. “Dalat, also Da Lat (Đà Lạt), located in the South Central Highlands of  Vietnam, was originally the playground of the French who built villas in the clear mountain air

Vietnam, Saigon

We tried to postpone our trip to Vietnam for a couple years by now.  We did not want to visit Vietnam because of its communist government.   Many our friends were excited about