South Korea

Celebrating American Independence Day in Korea

Celebrating American Independence Day in Korea

Not always the easiest thing to do or as grand as in America but if you have access to the U.S. military bases or can get someone to sign you on, they are quite fun with traditional activities and food.  This year, I decided to check out Camp Casey’s festivities in Dongducheon since it was […]

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Filed in Asia, Korea, South Korea by on July 10, 2014 1 Comment • views: 753
Come Visit me in South Korea!

Come Visit me in South Korea!

Interested in visiting South Korea? Come stay with me and you will be provided with your own bedroom, bathroom, and breakfast.  Plus, I will personally show you “My Korea”.   Please click “Contact Me” and fill out the form.  I will respond at my next available moment.

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Filed in Asia, Korea, South Korea by on May 6, 2014 2 Comments • views: 676
A Sri Lankan Buddhist Ceremony in a Korean Buddhist Temple

A Sri Lankan Buddhist Ceremony in a Korean Buddhist Temple

On New Years Day, I had the opportunity to attend a very special ceremony.  Since I have started my research on Sri Lankan history and culture and customs for my memoir Beautiful Eye, I have become personal friends with a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in South Korea.  In fact his temple is not far from […]

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Filed in Korea, South Korea, Sri Lanka by on January 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 654

Sri Lanka

Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds

Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds

Visiting Horton Plains If you plan on visiting Sri Lanka, make sure you put Horton Plains in your schedule.  This unusual place is not to be missed.  I have personally been here 5 times and always look forward to going back.  One can never get tired of its exotic breathtaking scenery. Getting There It’s just […]

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Filed in Asia, Sri Lanka by on May 13, 2016 0 Comments • views: 777
Villa Saladura: A retreat in the heart of Colombo

Villa Saladura: A retreat in the heart of Colombo

Is travel or work bringing you to the island of paradise? Or maybe you are traveling with a group of friends or family? Tired of the usual hotels that don’t have that home feeling or would prefer that your group be together and not spread out in different hotel rooms? If so, Villa Saladura may […]

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Filed in Asia, Sri Lanka by on September 28, 2015 0 Comments • views: 869
Little England in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Little England in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

Nuwara Eliya is a town situated on the plains over looking Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain Pidurutalagala which is 2,252 meters high. Nuwara Eliya is where the British would take their vacations.  Here you can ride horses, play golf, paddle on Gregory’s Lake, and sip Ceylon Tea by the fire-place.  All year round the climate here is […]

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Filed in Sri Lanka by on September 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1151

America

Dallas As it Was in 1963

Dallas As it Was in 1963

On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated while in a motorcade.  Here is the neighborhood of what it looked like when he was shot on that day:

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Filed in America, USA by on April 27, 2014 0 Comments • views: 517
The Towering Skyscrapers of Dallas

The Towering Skyscrapers of Dallas

  I never thought that skyscrapers could be so beautiful.  I loved how you could see the clouds in their reflection. 

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Filed in America, USA by on April 26, 2014 0 Comments • views: 494
On Safari in Oklahoma

On Safari in Oklahoma

Think you can’t go on safari in America?  Think again!  My husband and I happened to be traveling through Texas to visit his family when one day his sister recommended a place in Oklahoma where you can get up close and personal to some animals.  Here at Arbuckle Wilderness Park you can drive in your […]

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Filed in America, USA by on April 25, 2014 0 Comments • views: 438

Maldives

How To Do The Maldives On A Budget

How To Do The Maldives On A Budget

If you’re looking for an island getaway for your next vacation, there’s no better place than the Maldives! This collection of more than a thousand coral islands in the Indian Ocean is absolutely stunning, with fantastic diving and snorkeling, excellent surfing, and plenty of picturesque beaches to relax on. When you’re planning your trip, though, […]

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Filed in Maldives by on March 17, 2015 0 Comments • views: 798
Holiday Inn Kandooma: Your Private Island

Holiday Inn Kandooma: Your Private Island

Looking to extend your trip in south Asia or go island hoping in the Indian ocean?  Then look no further than the Maldives.  The Maldives is just a 50 minute flight from Sri Lanka.  While my husband and I were in Sri Lanka last year to finish my memoir Beautiful Eye, we decided to take […]

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Filed in Maldives by on April 5, 2014 0 Comments • views: 912
Tips to Planning Your Next Vacation

Tips to Planning Your Next Vacation

The other day a friend of mine in Korea informed me that she wants to visit Sri Lanka in April for 2 weeks. Of course I was very excited to hear this, but then she told me that a travel agency she was thinking about going through wanted to charge her US$7,000 for 2 weeks! […]

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Thailand

Touring the Temples in Bangkok

Touring the Temples in Bangkok

In November, 2013, my husband and I traveled to Bangkok en-route to Sri Lanka.  I chose to change planes in Bangkok as it’s a major hub for South Asia and I wanted him to see my birthplace.  One can never get tired of the temples in Bangkok.

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Filed in Asia, Thailand by on April 25, 2014 6 Comments • views: 926

Japan

A Weekend in Kyoto: Day 1

A Weekend in Kyoto: Day 1

An Overview We choose Kyoto because we did not need a visa with our US passports and it was only a 1.5 hour flight from Incheon International Airport.  This quick long weekend get-a-way was ideal to release some of the stress we were getting with some of our new projects in South Korea.  Kyoto also […]

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Havanna on a Budget: How to save money in Cuba

Filed in Cuba by on September 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 646
Havanna on a Budget: How to save money in Cuba

  Cuba was always a beach-filled, retro dream for me. Sipping daiquiris by the pool, twirling in full, vintage skirts on the cobblestone streets, and rocking my cat-eye sunglasses from the passenger side of some 1950’s hot rod was a recurring vision in my travel head—and once I’d stepped into Havana it didn’t disappoint. But […]

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Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima

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Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima

On my last night in Lima, I wanted to have a very special evening.   I asked my hostel Nomade Backpackers where the best sunset was.  They said the Marriott.  I was able to make my way up to the second floor to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen.

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A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn

Filed in South Korea by on September 6, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1121
A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn

Having a Buddhist ceremony does not have to be conducted inside a temple.  In fact this ceremony was conducted inside a barn on a farm on the outskirts of Pyeongtaek.  Why in a barn you might ask? Dhammakitti is a very loved and well-known Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in South Korea.  During these ceremonies, everyone […]

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Adventurous Trip to Australia

Filed in Australia by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1356
Adventurous Trip to Australia

The Twelve Apostles The famous 12 Apostles are wonderful rock stacks that rise up majestically from your Southern Sea on Victoria’s shoreline. Developed by the continual erosion of the limestone coves outset 10-20 thousand in the past, blasting years as well as the raining Southern Sea steadily eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the […]

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