Saigon – Celebrating the Year of the Dog

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Saigon is Celebrating the Year of the Dog

Tết , or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a […]

Vietnam – Drowning under its own Trash

Vietnam , Drowning Under Its Own Trash The Travelling Daddy Mountains of Waste

Vietnam is a country of scenic beauty, the friendliness of the people reflects the calmness and serenety of the nature.

There is a sense of […]

HaLong Bay – the Descending Dragon

HaLong Bay – The Descending Dragon

The Travelling Daddy HaLong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The bay derives its name from the legend of the dragon that landed here and helped the vietnamese defend their country. […]

The Mighty Mekong and its People

Mekong River - Evil Eyed Boat

The Travelling Daddy on The Mighty Mekong

The Mekong river is one of the worlds largest waterways.

From its sources in the Lasagongma Spring in the plateaus of Tibet and flows about 4,350 km through  Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before it splits into a vast […]

Hanoi – a not very shining place

Reading up on your holiday-destinations can sometimes be a good idea. Or at least, so I thought.

Any presentation of Vietnams capital included images of a nice, tranquil city with bright colours and a lush vegetation.

I know […]

Vietnam – a journey through time

For those of us who were young in the 60’s and 70’s the names; Vietnam, NLF, Saigon, Hanoi all symbolized what we believed in. It was the big, bad USA oppressing a small but proud people. It was David’s fight […]

The Masca Trek – Tenerife

 

The Masca Barrancho – viewed from the top

After several trips to The Canary Islands, it is my view that Masca, Tenerife is one of the most remarkable places to visit.

It is located in the north- western corner […]

New York, New York

……if I can make it there!

New York Skyline

 

New York is just like any other city, except…:

There is so much more of everything.

The buildings are much taller, the streets are much busier, the people are […]

Prague – a City Walk

Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge

Prague, or Praha as the czechs themselves call it is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is visited by more than 8 mill tourists every year and that is a lot for a city of 1,3 mill people. As one […]

Gran Canaria – A Road Trip

A spectacular view from El Roque Nublo

The island of Gran Canaria is commonly associated with crowded beaches, towering hotels and frantic holiday makers, but there is a different side to it as well For those of us seeking an alternative experience, the interior of the island […]

Amalfi – where the real Italy begins

The Amalfi Coast

Driving along the “SS 163 Amalfitana” or “Amalfi Coast route” from Positano to Salerna is a spectacular experience.

Though the whole area is like a crowded amusement park you still get an impression of its stunning beauty. From the […]

Amalfi – a severely crowded beauty

An Amalfi drivers nightmare

The popular Amalfi Coast route (SS 163 Amalfitana) run along the coast from Sorrento south to Salerno. It is highly recommended to avoid going there during the tourist season as the roads are crowded with tour buses, mobile homes and […]

Cyprus – a brief history lesson

The Cyprus Flag

The Cyprus Flag

Cyprus officially the Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.

Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and […]

Estonia – in transition from the East to the West

Tallinn Main Square

Our trip to Estonia revealed a small but proud nation – making a peaceful transition from Soviet rule to western democracy.

In 1989, during the “Singing Revolution“, in a landmark demonstration for more independence, more than two million people formed […]

John Steele and the Bell Tower of Ste Mere Eglise

On the night before D-Day (June 5–6, 1944), American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne parachuted into the area west of Sainte-Mère-Église in successive waves. The town had been the target of an aerial attack and a stray incendiary bomb had […]

The Pointe de Hoc

The most dramatic campaign of the whole landing was the assault on the Pointe de Hoc, the most heavily fortified German position on the coast. A large part of the invasion beaches were within range of these guns.

Bunker […]

Arromanches and the Mulberry Harbour

Remnants of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

A good place to start a tour is the town of Arromanches. Here the Allies build a artificial floating harbour a so-called Mulberry in just 12 days and 6 days later more than 300 000 troops and their equipment had […]

On the Normandy Beaches

Utah Beach, Normandy

Utah Beach, Normandy

The Normandy beaches stretches from Utah Beach in the west to Sword Beach in the east.

Everywhere you’ll find a WWII monument, a museum, a cemetary or some other kind of remains of the D-Day invasion. […]

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

 

The American Cemetary at Colleville-sur-Mer

On June 8, 1944, the U.S. First Army established the temporary cemetery, the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. After the war, the present-day cemetery was established a short […]

The Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

The DC 3 and the Paratroopers

Another “must-see” is the new Airborne Museum in Ste Mere Eglise. It’s set up to commemorate the paratroopers who liberated the town as the first on in France. Its new and modern and […]