Create New TripSE Asia Sojourn to Visit Old Friends

a trip by Gerry Kataoka
From: July 23rd 2018
Until: ongoing

The primary purpose of this trip to Southeast Asia is to reconnect with friends I have made over the years, on previous visits. This trip includes two dear travel companions, and includes the countries of Thailand, Malaysia (L and Penang), Cambodia, and Vietnam. Along the way, we will enjoy some great meals together, but most likely a minimum of tourist type activities.
Trip Length: 3 years
Blog Entries: 258
Photos: 792
Words: 682433

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
August 1st 2018 Back to 1955 in the Dome Car North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
August 5th 2018 Eating Cheaply on the Road North America » United States » California » San Diego
August 18th 2018 Do You Travel Responsibly? South America » Chile » Atacama » El Salvador
August 20th 2018 Away from the Maddening Crowd Asia » Burma » Mandalay Region » Inle Lake
August 25th 2018 Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pockets Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona
October 23rd 2018 Return to Kuala Lumpur Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
October 23rd 2018 How We Met Jason and Chun in Langkawi Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi
October 23rd 2018 What Do You Think About When I Visit Cambodia Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
October 23rd 2018 Some Siem Reap Facts Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
October 24th 2018 World's Top Rated Trip Advisor Hotel (Siem Reap) Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
October 24th 2018 More Angkor Facts Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor
October 24th 2018 Back to Hanoi Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
October 24th 2018 An Unusual Hanoi Train Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
October 24th 2018 Danger in Hanoi Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
October 31st 2018 I Miss the Boys (Trip Summary) Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi
November 22nd 2018 Stranded in Siberia Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk
January 9th 2019 Secret to Happiness: Simplify!!! Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg
January 17th 2019 Let's Go Solo Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam
April 17th 2019 A Monument(al) Valley North America » United States » Utah » Moab
April 22nd 2019 Crazy Things at Airports, and On Planes North America » United States » California » San Francisco » North Beach
October 6th 2019 Welcome to Hotlanta! North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta » Midtown
October 8th 2019 Anybody Here? Seen My Old, Martin? North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta » Midtown
October 11th 2019 No More Wining! Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
October 12th 2019 Seventeen Mile Drive North America » United States » California » Pebble Beach
November 13th 2019 Hoo Doos Cast Their Spell North America » United States » Utah » Bryce Canyon
January 5th 2020 My Five Best Burgers North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon National Park
January 6th 2020 Looking for 2020 Vision Europe » France » Île-de-France
January 19th 2020 When the Great Raisin Chase Began North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
January 20th 2020 University Sports or Nobels? North America » United States » California » Berkeley
February 4th 2020 MLK Day North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta » Midtown
February 7th 2020 Gerry, Gerry, the Champagne Man North America » United States » California » Napa
February 10th 2020 The Legend of Joaquin North America » United States » California » Fresno
February 10th 2020 What It Feels Like to Travel ***** Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku
February 24th 2020 Drinking in 2020 North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
February 26th 2020 Forbidden Topic: Traveler's Constipation Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
March 1st 2020 Chocolate or Carmel? North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
March 2nd 2020 What Is It about Carmel? North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
March 2nd 2020 Give Me a Corona . . .Beer! Asia » China » Shanghai » Luwan
March 3rd 2020 Hate Traveling Solo? Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
March 5th 2020 Weird Vegas History North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas
March 8th 2020 Like Summer Here in Palm Desert North America » United States » California » Palm Desert
March 10th 2020 Wacky Arizona North America » United States » Arizona » Scottsdale
March 12th 2020 Evolution of Spring Training North America » United States » Arizona » Scottsdale
March 14th 2020 Today Is Pi Day North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
March 15th 2020 Give Me a Travel Refund! North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
March 23rd 2020 Fill the Time, Make a Mask North America » United States » California » Clovis
March 26th 2020 Break the Boredom South America » Chile » Araucanía » Pucón
March 27th 2020 Biggest Coffee Drinkers Europe » Finland » Central Finland » Äänekoski
April 4th 2020 Socially Distant Sports North America » United States » California » Clovis
April 6th 2020 Prosecco versus Champagne Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
April 7th 2020 Make Your Own Mask Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Harajuku
April 8th 2020 Scavenger Hunt for Self Quarantine North America » United States » California » Clovis
April 9th 2020 Traveling Top Ten Pet Peeves North America » United States » California » Clovis
April 9th 2020 Five Stages of Travel Grief North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
April 11th 2020 Why Does the Easter Bunny Bring Eggs? North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
April 12th 2020 Stranded in a Hotel Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran
April 13th 2020 No Tomorrow North America » United States » California » Berkeley
April 14th 2020 Most Popular National Parks North America » United States » Utah » Bryce Canyon
April 15th 2020 Tax Day, 1-2-3 North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
April 16th 2020 Where the City Lights Are Bright North America » United States » California » San Francisco » North Beach
April 17th 2020 You Must GO Now! North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan
April 18th 2020 Cancel Or Book It, Danno! North America » United States » California » Clovis
April 20th 2020 Better Not to Shelter North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » Downtown
April 21st 2020 Your Check Is in the Mail North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
April 23rd 2020 Wine in the Bible North America » United States » California » Napa
April 23rd 2020 Top Ten Weird Fruit Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
April 24th 2020 Lighten the Mood North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
April 25th 2020 Using Your Noodle Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shibuya
April 26th 2020 Vino de Casa Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
April 27th 2020 Stuck In Lodi, Again! North America » United States » California » Lodi
April 29th 2020 Things You Never Knew Europe » Denmark » Region Hovedstaden » Copenhagen
April 30th 2020 Differing Travel Budgets North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
May 2nd 2020 Derby Day, 2008 North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville
May 3rd 2020 More on Bourbon North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville
May 4th 2020 Time Zones, Here and Russia Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
May 5th 2020 Boy's Day, Now Children's Day (May 5) Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ginza
May 6th 2020 A Brew for My Bro North America » United States » California » Clovis
May 7th 2020 More Snobby Wine Facts North America » United States » California » Sonoma County
May 8th 2020 Back to More Bubbly! North America » United States » California » Arroyo Grande
May 9th 2020 If You Could Go Anywhere Right Now, Where Would You Go? Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart » Rosny
May 10th 2020 What Is Mother's Day? North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
May 11th 2020 Most Common Letter North America » United States » California » San Francisco » North Beach
May 12th 2020 Less Is Livermore North America » United States » California » Livermore
May 13th 2020 Curing My Wanderlust North America » United States » California » Yosemite National Park » Yosemite Valley
May 14th 2020 It Was a Long, and Sad Quarantine North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
May 15th 2020 Grandmother's Day North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
May 16th 2020 Best Activities During Quarantine North America » United States » California » San Diego » La Jolla
May 17th 2020 Streaking the Bay to Breakers Race North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission
May 18th 2020 Why the Barber Pole? North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
May 19th 2020 Speak to Me! Asia » China » Shanghai » Pudong
May 20th 2020 Every Darn Letter and QWERTY North America » United States » California » Clovis
May 20th 2020 High Hopes North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
May 21st 2020 Wine Tasting Basics North America » United States » California » Sonoma
May 21st 2020 More Inexpensive Bubbles Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
May 22nd 2020 Clinking Glasses North America » United States » California » Mendocino
May 22nd 2020 Who Depends on Tourists? North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
May 23rd 2020 Michelin Stars Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto » Higashiyama
May 23rd 2020 Very Vino Vacts North America » United States » California » Lodi
May 24th 2020 Wine Trivia for You North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
May 25th 2020 Most Famous Sign in America North America » United States » Washington » Seattle
May 26th 2020 A Musical Diversion Europe » Austria » Vienna
May 26th 2020 Will Covid Kill the Churches? North America » United States » California » Clovis
May 27th 2020 Totally Useless North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
May 28th 2020 National Hamburger Day, May 28 North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon National Park
May 28th 2020 Asian American Month North America » United States » Arizona » Gila Bend
May 29th 2020 Wine Me Up! North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
May 30th 2020 Oldest, Driest, and Most Interesting Place on Earth South America » Chile » Atacama » Caldera
June 1st 2020 Stop Wining About Wine North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
June 1st 2020 Speaking of Raisins North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
June 2nd 2020 Back to the Numbers North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
June 3rd 2020 Solo, But Not Alone Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
June 4th 2020 The Hopis of Alcatraz North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Alcatraz
June 5th 2020 I Love Maps Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
June 5th 2020 Speaking of Cognac Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Reims
June 6th 2020 First Vineyard Designated in Napa Valley North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
June 6th 2020 Sonoma Sparklers, Cycling, and National Bubbly Day North America » United States » California » Sonoma County
June 8th 2020 Have You Felt Discrimination? North America » United States » California » Buena Park
June 8th 2020 Best Metros Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow
June 16th 2020 Seventeen (now 19) Rules for a Cross Country Road Trip North America » United States » Colorado » Boulder
June 23rd 2020 Great Cycling Story, And . . . North America » United States » California » Oakland
June 24th 2020 Other Carneros Region Wineries North America » United States » California » Napa County
June 25th 2020 Simply the Greatest North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission
July 1st 2020 The Lowly Dollar in Coins North America » United States » California » Clovis
July 1st 2020 Half the Yea Is Gone North America » United States » California » Clovis
July 2nd 2020 Hit the Road, Jee-ack!! North America » United States » California » Pismo Beach
July 2nd 2020 The Worst Travel Stench Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg
July 2nd 2020 Best Grilling Techniques North America » United States » California » Clovis
July 3rd 2020 Many, Many Time Zones Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
July 3rd 2020 A "Dog" Day 4th North America » United States » New York » New York » Bronx
July 4th 2020 Declaration of Independence North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Philadelphia » Center City
July 5th 2020 What Is Non-Vintage Champagne? Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
July 6th 2020 Happy Birthday, Frida! North America » Mexico » Mexico City » San Ignacio
July 7th 2020 More Jet Lag North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
July 7th 2020 Wine Blogs and Other Stuff Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Reims
July 8th 2020 Are You a Stargazer? South America » Chile>Atacama>Reserva los Flamencos
July 9th 2020 Some Soap: Guiding Light North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » Hollywood
July 10th 2020 The Best Photo North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
July 11th 2020 July 11th Is World Rum Day Central America Caribbean » Jamaica » Montego Bay
July 12th 2020 Amtrak Gets No Respect North America » United States » California » Sacramento
July 13th 2020 Why Do I Love Sports? North America » United States » California » Los Angeles » Downtown
July 14th 2020 The Dog and the Bicycle North America » United States » California » Clovis
July 15th 2020 Not All Strawberries and Cream Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
July 16th 2020 How to Spot an American Europe » France » Île-de-France
July 18th 2020 Little Ado About Nothing Middle East » Jordan » North » Amman
July 18th 2020 IPA, the Orange, and Iced Tea North America » United States » California » Sausalito
July 18th 2020 How About Some Port, Sport? Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto » Paredes
July 19th 2020 Looking Through Rose' Colored Glasses Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
July 20th 2020 The Longest Shared Borders North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary
July 23rd 2020 A New Baseball Season North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission
August 1st 2020 Have You Been Remote? South America » Chile » Atacama » Caldera
August 3rd 2020 Crafty, Drafty Beer North America » United States » California » Paso Robles
August 5th 2020 2020 Travel Quotes and Others (May-July) North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
August 6th 2020 Itsy Bitsy Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Puerto Banús
August 8th 2020 What Is Travel Shaming? Europe » Bosnia & Herzegovina » East » Sarajevo
August 9th 2020 The ABC's of Travel South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia
August 15th 2020 Road Trip This Summer? North America » United States » California » Santa Cruz
August 18th 2020 Close the Borders! North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver
August 23rd 2020 The Greatest Spectacle in Racing North America » United States » Indiana » Indianapolis
August 29th 2020 2020 Tour de France Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
September 4th 2020 First Aid Kit for Travel North America » United States » California » Clovis
September 24th 2020 My Water Pail List, Completed!!! North America » United States » California » Clovis
September 26th 2020 Most Overrated Attractions in the US North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake
January 1st 2021 Hawkers Rejoice! Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
January 1st 2021 The World Famous Tournament of Roses Parade North America » United States » California
January 2nd 2021 Wine Wisdom for 2021 Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
January 5th 2021 My College Towns North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis
January 6th 2021 Cheese It Or Not North America » United States » California » Clovis
January 11th 2021 The Art of the Protest North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
January 11th 2021 Pandemic Drinking North America » United States » California » Sonoma County
January 12th 2021 Bluest of Blues Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
January 13th 2021 Ice in Your Wine Europe » Germany » Hamburg » Hamburg
January 16th 2021 The Lowly Chenin Blanc Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Stellenbosch
January 17th 2021 Amtrak Joe North America » United States » Delaware » Wilmington
January 18th 2021 Best Sandwich Ever Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi » Thuy An
January 21st 2021 Sleeping on Planes Asia » Singapore » Singapore Harbour
January 22nd 2021 Some Unusual Wine Info North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
January 23rd 2021 To the Mountain Top Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town » Camps Bay
January 25th 2021 Not a Good Record North America » United States » California » Monterey
January 27th 2021 Sweeter Than Wine Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Buda
January 28th 2021 My Sparkling Secrets Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
January 30th 2021 Itching to Travel North America » United States » California » Monterey
February 1st 2021 Travel As My Identity North America » United States » California » San Diego
February 1st 2021 Travel Inspiration 2021 North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
February 5th 2021 A River Runs Through It Africa » Zambia
February 6th 2021 My Super Bowl Table North America » United States » Florida » Tampa
February 8th 2021 I Love a Good Port Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto
February 11th 2021 Champagne Primer Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Reims
February 12th 2021 Top Selling Souvenirs in Asia Asia » Burma » Yangon Region » Yangon
February 13th 2021 Top Selling Souvenirs in Europe Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Reims
February 14th 2021 A Mistake Visiting Myanmar? Asia » Burma » Yangon Region » Yangon
February 16th 2021 Great Japanese Vegetarian Soup Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku
February 16th 2021 My Sparkling Secrets, 2021 Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
February 20th 2021 Make Sense of the World North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
February 21st 2021 Salt in Your Wine Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto
February 22nd 2021 How to Pair Cheese Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Cambremer
February 22nd 2021 Many a Frightening Flight North America » United States » Colorado » Denver
February 24th 2021 More on Vintage Ports Europe » Portugal » Northern » Porto
February 26th 2021 Break Up the Routine, Let's Go! Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
February 28th 2021 Bordeaux Revisited Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
March 1st 2021 How Much Is that Doggie in the Window? North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
March 2nd 2021 Go Jump in a Lake Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
March 2nd 2021 Cost of Beer Around the World Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Munich
March 2nd 2021 Best Bubble Time North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
March 3rd 2021 Silly Sandwich Saga North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans
March 4th 2021 Ride the Blossom Trail North America » United States » California » Kingsburg
March 5th 2021 The Local Coffee Shop North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans
March 7th 2021 Revisit Sooper Dooper 47 North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans
March 7th 2021 Add 8 Years to Your Life North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
March 11th 2021 Historic Hotels Asia » Malaysia » Penang » Batu Ferringhi
March 21st 2021 Most Unusual Lake Baikal Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
March 22nd 2021 On the Road Again North America » United States » Arizona » Scottsdale
March 23rd 2021 Try the Carmenere South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Providencia
March 28th 2021 Jet Lag Jollies North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
March 31st 2021 Prepare to Fly North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta » Midtown
April 1st 2021 Where Are the Old Vines? North America » United States » California » Lodi
April 1st 2021 Strangest Behavior in the Air North America » United States » Colorado » Denver
April 3rd 2021 The Final Four North America » United States » Indiana » Indianapolis
April 7th 2021 My DC Trip North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
April 14th 2021 Grab Goes Public Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
April 16th 2021 Train Or Plane? Europe » Russia » Far East » Vladivostok
April 21st 2021 Long Layovers Asia » Singapore » Changi
May 10th 2021 Going Solo, Part 46 Europe » Poland » West Pomeranian » Szczecin
May 11th 2021 Greece Scraps Quarantine Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 11th 2021 I Found Athens Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 11th 2021 Greece, Finally! Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Vassilikos
May 12th 2021 The Acropolis Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 14th 2021 Athens Athena Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 15th 2021 A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Varvakios Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 15th 2021 The Acropolis Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 16th 2021 Funny Greek Facts Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 17th 2021 Greek Food Introduction Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
May 18th 2021 Where to Stay in Santorini Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira
May 19th 2021 Some Santorini Not So Secrets Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini
May 20th 2021 Vino de Santorini Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini
May 20th 2021 Santorini Sunsets Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini
May 21st 2021 Locavore, Santo Style Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini
June 7th 2021 Too Old for a Hostel Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam
June 13th 2021 Do You Know the Way to Monterey? North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
June 19th 2021 Carry It or Ship It! Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
June 26th 2021 Tour de (Under) Pants Europe » France » Île-de-France
June 27th 2021 See the Tour (de France) Live Europe » France » Aquitaine » Saint-Emilion
July 1st 2021 My Two Weeks at Wimbledon Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
July 2nd 2021 Cup of Noodles Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal
July 3rd 2021 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (2018) North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay
July 4th 2021 No July Fourth (Hot) Dogs North America » United States » New York » Long Island » Coney Island
July 6th 2021 Underrated U.S. Cities North America » United States » Arizona » Page
July 7th 2021 Join a Cycling Trip?? Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik
July 9th 2021 Ever Been to John's Grill (San Francisco) North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
July 10th 2021 Unique and Weird in San Francisco North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Union Square
July 16th 2021 Famous Concert Halls Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Harbourside
July 20th 2021 Can Travel Make You Happier? North America » United States » California » Carmel-By-The-Sea
July 22nd 2021 The Cost Less Traveled Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens » Pláka
July 30th 2021 Napa Vine Trail Update North America » United States » California » Napa Valley
July 30th 2021 Olympics for Japan Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ginza
July 30th 2021 Little Italy South (San Diego) North America » United States » California » San Diego » Ocean Beach
July 30th 2021 Champagne Alternatives Europe » France » Champagne-Ardenne » Epernay
July 31st 2021 Tea Totalers North America » United States » District of Columbia » Washington D.C.
August 1st 2021 An Unusual Greek Wine Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira
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