From Sri Lanka to the Maldvies

August 10th, 2010

Maldives IslandsSri LankaWe Said

An overview of the area where we are… From Sri Lanka to the Maldives is a short flight. We spent 2 nights in the capital city of Male at Candies Hotel and while wandering the streets we walked across the whole island. I think the artificial beach looked great. They are creating beach to deal with erosion problems. All … Continued

There is so much to see in Sri Lanka….If only I could attach the photos…that will have to happen when we are back in LA after Aug 16……….At least we have internet and electricity and tonight hot water, but the photos we will add later. A few highlights: COLUMBO: At the Famous Galle Face Hotel we … Continued

Sri Lanka has really been full of adventures! When we were in Sigiria at the Flower Inn, the owner said, ” Don’t wander far because of the wild elephants!” In all the countries and continents I have been to, this is the first time I have been told that…the elephants walk on the road and … Continued

The Arrival After a harrowing 16+ hour flight,  we were told that we could remain in the Marhaba Lounge of the Dubai Airport for our 7 hour layover only if we had onward connections to Tehran.  We informed them that we did not have that connection, in fact maybe never, but the nice ladies decided … Continued

Summer Adventure to Sri Lanka and the MaldivesWe leave June 21, 2010 for Sri Lanka. To receive updates from our blog, please add your email address in the box at the top right corner of the blog. Feedburner will send you an email immediately, once you activate the link sent to you, new posts will … Continued

Morocco

Morocco and Spain March 2010 Click to see our photo book!  SOME IDEAS FOR Marrakesh: STAY:Jnane Mogador www.jnanemodador.com This is the view from the roof! They have a restaurant, nice owners, a friendly staff and it is in the old city Medina VISIT: Saadien Tombs near Kasbah Mosque (That is where we met Miggy and Carlos … Continued

Cook Islands

Our Honeymoon in the Cook IslandsDecember 20-January 4 After our direct flight from Los Angeles to Roratonga, Cook Islands, we met Diana and Kit from The Backpackers Handbook who are Aitutaki veterans. Following their recommendations, we spent an amazing day on the gorgeous lagoon with Teking Tours. The tour is the BEST thing on the … Continued

George asked me to marry him on January 18, 2009,our 2 year anniversary, while snorkeling in the beautiful waters of Koh Lipe. Over Valentine’s Day, my parents were traveling with us and we decided to get married on December 19, 2009 at Casa Del Mar where we had our very first date. Our photos were … Continued

Mongolia

Mongolia June 2-24, 2009Vast Expanse of NothingnessDriving through the Gobi Desert for 11 days on a Jeep Trek was amazing. We loved all of it–well the 2 showers in 11 days while living in tents called Ger was unique. We were able to participate in daily life: shaving camels, making cheese from goat milk, herding … Continued

China PART THREEXi’an I loved Xi’an. The Terracotta Warriors are truly amazing. They are called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Each soldier is unique in face, ears, hair, clothing. They do look like they could take a deep breath and walk away. There are so many more thousands of soldiers, horses, chariots and other … Continued