Disneyland Tokyo

Disneyland Tokyo is the third Disney park we’ve been to on this trip. Nothing can compare to the VVIP experience we had at Disneyland Paris, so that will always be the bar that all future experience will be judged. DL Tokyo is actually not owned by the Disney corporation. It is also larger than Disneyland in California or Disneyworld in Orlando. It is kind if fun to see everything localized to Japan but at the same time annoying that EVERYTHING was in Japanese and we couldn’t understand any of it. Avinash got to ride one of the big rides. The[…]

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Saved from the cold in Harbin

We are on the Chinese Siberian Russian border in Harbin for the annual Ice and Snow Festival. It is a subzero winter wonderland with ice sculptures greeting you as you exit the airport to ice slides outside the hotel. In our family there is nothing in our life experience or DNA to cope with this level of cold. We live in Hawaii- so there’s no real practice there. We have tried our best to buy every warm article of clothing and body warmer we can find. I counted 6 layers on my body yesterday. Lat night we visited Zhaolin Park[…]

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Bye bye comforts of a home base

Leaving Quy Nhon and Vietnam in a couple of days. These past few months have been about playing house, first in India and then Vietnam. About to resume the fun adventures. Heading to Beijing to stand on the Great Wall of China and then to the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival where we all plan to turn into Popsicles (-15) Posted from Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam.

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Can Gio – Sac Mangrove Jungle

We booked an excursion to Can Gio which was advertised as a Mangrove Forest Reserve where you can interact with the monkeys and other animals. We thought it would a great day trip keeping in theme with our animal adventures. We drove for an hour and then took a ferry across the river to the island. Then we took a canoe ride through the mangrove jungle. What it turned out to be was a tour of the command post for the guerrilla Viet Cong during the war and a tour of the area. It included a video of the Sac[…]

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Scooters everywhere!

Your browser does not support the video tag We would not have thought of taking our son on a scooter in Sai Gon before this trip started. Today when we were asked about a scooter ride, we said “Fun!” Posted from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Cruisin in Sai Gon

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam yesterday. I love how we can hit the ground running almost anywhere we go now. Since we’ve been in Hong Kong for a couple of weeks already we’ve acclimated (easily)to Asian culture and food. Can’t wait to spend a month in Nam’s birth country.

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Vietnam

I ran across these men playing Chinese Chess.  It brought back memories of playing when I was young.  All the moves came back and strategies revealed themselves to me again.  I could have won this game in 7 moves, but it took the guy on the right 16 moves to get the job done.   Posted from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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