A Day in the Mountains

Posted on

A small hairy face is pressed against the glass wall of our bungalow and its brown eyes are thoughtfully examining the room. Soon it is joined by a few more faces and a short but noisy monkey skirmish pronounces the…

Lyn in Vietnam 1

Posted on

December 31, 2016 So here we are in Vietnam, a place that used to strike terror in my heart many, many years ago as a student when I waited with baited breath to know what the draft number of my…

Get ready for Indochina!

Posted on

Here are a few tips for the LenkaTraveler group’s trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (December 2016 – January 2017): Entry Visas Vietnam: $25 p/p, payable in USD cash at the point of entry + 1 passport photo p/p. Our tour operator in…

2016 China

One in a billion…

Posted on

Part 6 of 6: Beijing Notes: June 3 – 9, 2011 Photo Album Usually it is fairly easy to catch a cab in central Beijing. The cabs are always clean, efficient and affordable as long as you can explain to…

Budhanath Stupa

Pondering the news…

Posted on

Part 4 of 6. I open my eyes every morning and reach for my iPad, just to check if the world has survived the night without my motherly care. Sure enough, there is trouble brewing in Tibet – a friend…