Remembering Sensational Syria

Syria Video by Irene and Rick Butler- Syria “wowed” us with its rich culture, its fascinating history, its ancient sites,…

Egypt’s Sinai Region

Mt Sinai The Sinai Peninsula is a stunning desertscape of rugged limestone and granite mountains with substantial areas of shifting…

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Singapore Debriefing

The last 9-yards as they say….the last week of our 9 months of continual travel through 25 countries…which brings our total of countries visited over the years to 110! And with Singapore being our usual last stop before flying home after visiting countries in Southeast Asia…we always leave time to seek out our long-time Singapore favourites! It has to be Toast Box for our first lunch – a mouth-watering slab of thick toasted bread smothered in a generous layer of melted peanut butter – cut into squares and eaten with a wooden skewer, between sips of “kopi c” (sweet creamy rich coffee). And it has to be Zam Zam’s for supper. Chicken Biryani, a succulent thigh and leg baked with rice, tomato puree, yogurt, garlic, chili and spices. This time, at the server’s suggestion, we add Murtabak Beef. This huge roti packed with seasoned ground beef with fiery curry dip…

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chinatown

No time to unpack! After placing our luggage in our hotel room, we are out the door in a flash, almost tripping over our own feet to get to the pedestrian streets of Chinatown. Settling in at the “pink tablecloth” restaurant, our attention is soon solely on scooping out the chicken and veggie rice from…

India – Third Time Around

A Mumbai Street Market

The Milieu of Mumbai One doesn’t just walk the streets of Mumbai….we find ourselves weaving through the masses, bumping shoulders with locals, besieged with vendors calling, “just take a look”, are dazzled with street-shop colour, enticed by whirling wheels to sample juice from ubiquitous sugar cane grinders; the scorching air wafts with tantalizing food scents…

Cyprus

Cyprus

Nicosia (Lefkosia) Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love smiled fondly at Cyprus, the island of her birth, giving it an extraordinary beauty, a tender climate, and plenty of sunshine. Is it any wonder so many earthlings over the centuries have desired to own this Mediterranean Island? And being at the crossroads of Europe,…

Athens Greece

Herodes Atticus Odeon...

A forest of people move through the Acropolis entrance with it being “free admittance” Sunday. We pass through the Dionysos Theatre and up an embankment to the unmistakable arches of Herodes Atticus Odeon…and after 16 years since we have last tread on Athenian soil – it is once more before us… The Parthenon – personifying…

Tirana Albania

Scanderbeg Square

If size matters, the Skanderbeg Square in Tirana is definitely in the winner’s circle, or more accurately – oval. The large central section is the length of two footballs fields. It is lorded over by an equestrian statue of Skanderbeg, who fought for freedom from Ottoman rule. This Albanian national hero replaced the huge statue…