Asia 2017 Departure… and Arrival

Asia 2017 Departure… and Arrival

It seems so long ago when last Tuesday I boarded the first of four flights bound for Koh Samui, Thailand. Once again aboard First Class on Cathay Pacific and with a first class book to read on the flight. An Introduction to Stories I Tell on Dates by Paul Shirley....
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

We boarded a short fifty minute flight from Dalat to Hoi An. The alternative option was a two day car trip. I must say that my sister Beth is the most enjoyable travel mate you could ask for. She is always cheerful, happy to undertake anything, and has a special gift...
Visiting Dalat, Vietnam

Visiting Dalat, Vietnam

This is my third visit to the cool mountain region of Dalat, an old French colonial town where wealthy residents of Vietnam had gone to escape the heat. Vietnam had been under French rule for 200 years and before that controlled by China. Only after the end of “the...
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...