Sailing to Samui

November 27th, 2012

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Video: Sailing to Samui Traveling to the Thai Islands by boat from Donsak to Koh Samui was so exciting! It had been four years since we were last in the Thai islands and we were ready for great beaches and relaxing. We planned to go to Koh Samui to meet Alex, Travel Fashion Girl, and … Continued

Thank you to National Geographic for posting my article on the Royal Cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia! The article begins: By Lisa Niver Rajna To kick off our year-long trek through Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent two months exploring the Indonesian island of Bali with no set itinerary. While in the town of Ubud, home of the Balinese … Continued

Are you wondering where in the world we are? George and I arrived in Kolkata, India on Friday, November 23, 2012. The best way to follow us is to sign up for our newsletter! It comes out the first and third Tuesday of the month and arrives by email. SIGN UP HERE In the last … Continued

Friends and family ask us, “How do you do it? How do you manage to leave for a year?” Others say, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of the dictionary definition of a vagabond as “…a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.” I prefer Ralph … Continued

Video: Suprising Surat Thani, Thailand Katun from Katun’s Guest House in Hua Hin suggested we take the train from Hua Hin to Surat Thani. We had a long journey of nearly twelve hours on the bus from Patong to Hua Hin, the week before so the train seemed like a smart choice. The train was … Continued

Jeremy, George and I went on a day trip from Hua Hin to Prachuapkirikhan. We went on a mini bus that you find near the clock tower. Our goal was to get to Ao Manao (Lemon Bay) before it rained. We met James Knight, your First friend in the Thailand Tourist Police. Students from the … Continued

Terrorized By A Bike — 5 years Before I’m 50 “I did this to myself,” I mumbled. I kept thinking, “This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy.” I wondered, “Why am I torturing myself? Are … Continued

We visited our friend from Los Angeles, the famous Artist, Jeremy Kidd at Ocean Mountain View in Hua Hin, Thailand. He is living in a complex surrounded by pineapple plantations. He has a roof deck with a barbeque and a hot tub and a pool just steps from his living room. Jeremy and George jammed … Continued

During September 2012, George and I were in Hua Hin, Thailand visiting friends. We went to the Hua Hin School and met the children. They loved speaking English with us and showing us their school! The children loved to shake hands and say, “Hello!” Video: Hua Hin School Children This movie is from our month … Continued

As a University of Pennsylvania Quaker, I feel a special kinship for Benjamin Franklin. I am impressed by all he did for our country in so many different realms. He was a true renaissance man. Here is one of my favorite quotes by him: “Hide not your talents, they were made for use. What’s a … Continued