WINDING DOWN April 18th 2017 After enduring/enjoying the coldest weather yet, we have finally found cherry blossoms: on Sado Island, almost the last stop on our journey.
We first visited Nyuto Onsen, staying at Tsurunoya Onsen, a tiny, old collection of rustic buildings that reminded me of Camp Nakanawa, the place used for the Tennessee Scenic River Association’s Whitewater Rendezvous. One big difference was that the p ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong... ... read more
Tom and I are a retired couple who live in Tennessee USA and love to travel, especially in Asia. Since 2008, we've spent chunks of time in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam (this is our third trip), Laos, China (twice) , India, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Japan (this is our second trip). We're in our late 60s and travel on our own, carrying 25-30 pound backpacks rather than suitcases, plus small daypacks. We like to stay most of the time in small 2-star hotels, guesthouses, monasteries, etc., punctuated by short (2-3 night) stays in 4-5 star hotels to clean up and decompress. Our goals on these t... full info