Hello… and Hip-Hop, Hanoi Style

Hello… and Hip-Hop, Hanoi Style

Greetings Friends and Followers, Indeed it has been a long time since my last vacation blog entry from “Where in the World is Gary.”  Today I would like to introduce you to Hanoi on my fourth visit to Vietnam.  The adventure started on a 787 Dreamliner from DFW to...
Assisi to Passo:  Alive, Happy and Sore

Assisi to Passo: Alive, Happy and Sore

Just wanted you to know all is good on our hiking/yoga retreat. It’s a great group of 14 people from Italy, Austria and the U.S. Today after yoga class we left our hotel in Assisi to hike to the town of Passo. 15 miles of grueling up and down. Our minds and bodies are...
Saigon and Dalat, Vietnam

Saigon and Dalat, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and its cultural center.  My hotel was right across the street from the Opera House and one of my favorite restaurants.  I got my usual seat overlooking the kitchen and watched the staff create some amazing...
Pakse, Laos

Pakse, Laos

After a short flight I was met by my third and final guide for my Laos tour, a young man working hard to improve his English skills.  Our first day was supposed to be a visit to Vat Phou up in the mountains.  I explained that I was not feeling well and would prefer...
Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

My hotel was like staying in a French Villa.  The pool was beautifully surrounded by a teak wood deck.  My days were spent with my guide, a very nice twenty-six year old woman who really did her best to teach me about local culture. Bless her heart she tried, but I...
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane, Laos

I was met at the airport by my new guide who thankfully spoke much better English than my last guide from Luang Prabang.  We arrived at a Buddha Park and enjoyed a stroll around the park. Also known as Xieng Khuang, this unusual park is filled with over two hundred...
Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

I arrived at the small fishing village of Thandie and Ngapali Beach in a rainstorm that was predicted to last most of my three day visit.  My friend Kimberly who recommended the place repeatedly told me “it’s laid back time, read a good book, there is NOTHING...
Myanmar 2014

Myanmar 2014

I have decided after a long sabbatical from my Travel Blog to give it another try.  Many people have asked, “Hey Gary, why no more tales of your many travels?”  Apparently some people actually enjoyed seeing the many places I go in the world.  You can see the...
A Birthday Tradition

A Birthday Tradition

A Mexican tradition… smashing your face in the cake when you blow out the candles. Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes, Everyone!...