Going With The Flow: Along The Mekong. December 7th 2010 The Mekong is one of Asia's longest and most storied rivers; from it's beginning on the Tibetan Plateau it winds it's way 3,000 miles through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam to it's mouth at the South China Sea. We've encountered the Mekong on previous trips to South East Asia but these have been fleeting glances, mere moments in time. The mystery of the river enthralled us and the idea was born ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
I've always had wanderlust. Don't know where it comes from. When I was 26 I bought a 'round the world' ticket and flew off to New York. I thought after a year travelling I would have 'been there, seen it, done it' and it would be out of my system. Of course it didn't work like that. I travelled for two years and only went home when the money ran out. Then life took over for a few years, and travelling was confined to month long trips around Christmas, and shorter city breaks.
In 2009 Jim retired. Not to be outdone I also gave up work - at least for the forseeable future. We gave our flat in... full info