This weekend, we visited the Ice Castle in Utah. Click www.icecastles.com for more information. There are 3 different Ice Castles in the USA right now, visit the ice castle website for more details and information....more
We spent two weeks in Burma (Myanmar) with a few days in Bangkok, Thailand. I have wanted to go to Burma since college. It was wonderful to be there. The pagodas, temples and Buddhas were amazing sights to see. It was interesting to be in a practicing Buddhist country. People there were very devout. Learned a little more about Buddhism and the practice. Saw monks and nuns. We went into the countryside and saw many people in their daily life (a very sustainable one- but we didn't see the poorest areas). We were in Burma at the perfect time....more
There was a towering gold horse, of course, with smoke streaming out his huge bedazzled nostrils (what the Hell, might as well add to the hazy polluted skies) as well as Snow White & the Dwarfs, Mary & Joseph, the Easter Bunny and many other sequined and totally unconnected characters all featured at Yu Yuan Gardens in an over-the-top Chinese New Year Celebration for the Year of the Horse. It didn’t make any sense whatsoever but it was quite the show that you just have to experience to believe...more
Shanghai Daily and many news agencies have picked up on the story that fox meat was substituted for donkey meat at Wal-Mart and the customer was so upset that they demanded compensation. That is SO messed up on so many levels that I don’t even know where to begin but let’s start with the fact that Wal-Mart sells donkey meat. WTF! The article stated that fox meat costs less than donkey meat though, which was a real problem for the customer because he was being cheated and, oh, it didn’t taste as good-you think?...more
The most heartbreaking part of the relocation so far was getting our beloved Coco cat to the USA. There is a lot to keep in mind when you are relocating your cat. In our case that meant from Germany to the USA. Here is a list of what we did:
Call the airline to make sure you can take the cat!
During our visit to Valencia two years ago one place that we were lucky enough to visit the small town of Xativa. We had an appointment with one of the schools in the area and decided to take a little tour ,while we were there we stayed at Hostal Casa La Vuelta just 15 minutes outside of Xativa in a town of Novetlè....more
You know we have traveled all over the world and one of the biggest challenges for everyone with kids is getting them to be excited and even interested in seeing the amazing things the world has to offer....more