First impressions of Myanmar hiking tours is how many things they do right. 1. Brick Sidewalks are twice as wide as typical city streets and all streets are treelined creating a gorgeous overhead canopy. The streets are further narrowed by bike paths, and electric light rail trains, so no speeding cars, and lots of transportation choices.. 2. All street level buildings have to have windows. No parking lots, no blank walls are allowed at street level. You h
I’m surrounded by talented artists!!!! Looking for a unique Pu Luong from Mai Chau gift?!? Thanks Vietnam Decouverte for our azaming experience in Vietnam
:INLE LAKE GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDSON: A. Hooper Photography The heat on this day was immense. I had come down with a fever the night before and I was unsure if it was possibly Dengue. Compounded with the incredible humidity, I was struggling. It was however one of my last days in a region that had really become a place of wonder for me. I didn't want to waste even a moment 'resting', so out I went into the heat. I nearly capsized the long tail boat,...
Do you know what my favorite part of my Pu Luong Vietnam with Vietnam Decouverte is?! The FREEDOM. I am my boss. I am in charge of my hours. I work when I want to, I don't have to when I don't want to, I get to unplug when I want to, I get to take my kids to the park whenever I feel like it, I can start my day at whatever time I feel like it, take breaks when I want to, take off anytime without having to ask for anyone's permission or two cents. I can wor
UPDATE: The March for Racial Justice is making things right. See link at bottom. I am deeply disappointed that the March for Racial Justice is scheduled for the high holy day of Yom Kippur on September 30. After Charlottesville, it is especially important that Jews be able to protest the resurgence of American Nazis and the KKK. If you haven't watched the VICE special yet, please do. It makes clear that the new white supremacists will focus their animus o
A few months before, a colleague teaching a Southern fiction class had left a copy of Eudora Welty’s “No Place for You, My Love” near my desk. Though I was supposed to be prepping for my own class, I couldn’t help but pick it up. It’s one of my all-time favorite stories, about a couple, strangers to each other and to the city, who meet at a luncheon in the French Quarter and then inexplicably drive for hours in a rented car in fierce heat down to Venice, w
So I am in North Carolina visiting Courtney and went to Enterprise car rental in Aberdeen to rent a car for the day and the manager there was very arrogant and cocky and would not answer the simple question of how much is a rental. He was more interested in answering the phone and leaving us standing there and then other saleswoman was just standing there and another couple came in and she waited on them instead of us. We decided to leave . This is the sec
After a round of exploration, take you back to the landing and move to the next journey. Fried to take you gliding on the path between the melaleuca forests to the next stop. Here you can go to observatory panoramic view of Tra Su forest, walk on the land between forest Melaleuca hunt beautiful photos, hear Mekong Delta Stories and taking pictures of the bridge across the canal. Then to the restaurant area between the wild nature is arranged small cl
It's time for Bechtle Avenue Uber's Bark to School Party! Thursday September 28th from 7-8PM. Earn a raffle ticket for a basket of goodies for your dog by enrolling in a pet training class or winning a ticket in our games of skill. Please let us know if you are attending by Wednesday the 27th! Only friendly dogs please and rules for safety are no retractable leashes and only one dog per pet parent please. Photo booth photos are free and are sent via E-mai
U.S. politicians have been satirized on television since, well, the invention of television. Before that, radio. Before that... Anyone know those old political cartoons of Geo. Wash.? Even stodgy, crooked Tricky Dick Nixon went on "Laugh-in" during his presidency, and humorously mangled the catchphrase, "Sock it to me." Even our most hated Presidents have had moments when they showed their human selves and a capacity for self-deprecat...