Visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali and Thailand in the planning stage.

Our next journey will take us to Asia, October 2023.

“When one door closes, another door opens”, that’s the way of life and also the way of people who love traveling the world.

Our adventures in South America last October were barely over, and we were already discussing where our next adventures would take us. For me it was a “no brainer”….Thailand. We had completed planning a journey in Thailand some twenty years ago, but regretfully a “tidal wave” that hit Cambodia destroying massive acreage and resorts, also destroyed that trip. Because of this, we managed to put together an awesome month traveling Europe for the first time.

Now enter 2023 and the idea of visiting Asia for a month or so, starting in October of this year. Our plans have developed with some very interesting and wonderful changes. Initially we were flying to Singapore, taking the Luxury “Orient Express Train” to Bangkok, Thailand, spending two weeks, then fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for a Luxury River Cruise to Cambodia.

“The Jahan” Luxury River Cruise “all suite” Mekong River Tour.

However, “the change” occurred πŸ™‚ Our good friends John and Shannon from Belize who are celebrating a special Anniversary this year were planning to celebrate in Bali. They learned we were also planning to visit Asia the same time, and “Four Heads Together” produced a different itinerary for us.

This one includes visiting a country that I have said for fifty years I would never return to, Viet Nam. Many of you that know me will understand, those that don’t, I spend two horrible years in the jungles of Nam with the U.S.M.C.

Fast forward fifty years, and I am now planning to return.

Out journey will take us directly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for a few days, meeting up with John and Shannon and boarding the Luxury River Cruise Ship, the “Johan” cruising for four days from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penn, Cambodia. We will then travel north to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to a resort therefor five days. From there we will fly to Bali, Indonesia for a week to the resort of John and Shannons choice :), and celebrate their Anniversary.

The Coast of Bali

At the end of our Bali adventure, Marsha and I will fly into Bangkok, Thailand, spend a few days there, then head north via “sleeper train” to Chang Mai and Chang Rai, visiting temples, waterfalls, and of course elephants.

For the last adventure in Thailand, we will again take a “sleeper train: South to Phuket, Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands, and of course, the famous “James Bond Island”.

“James Bond Island”

After thirty plus days, we will return to our “Little Piece of Heaven”, Maya Beach, Belize, where we will of course start planning our next adventure to ??? πŸ™‚

I look forward to blogging about this next adventure, keeping you all updated on “The Good, Bad and Ugly” ( Sound Familiar) ?, of this adventure.

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In the immortal words of the famous Italian writer,

Chow… πŸ™‚

Gary……The Pirate

About storiesbygary

I am a Freelance Writer / Photographer, writing travel related articles for international magazines, blogs and websites and my own published books.
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2 Responses to Visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali and Thailand in the planning stage.

  1. Stan says:

    Thank you for your service, anybody that spent two years in that jungle deserves the travels I have been following you on. I am 62 and have worked with many people that served in nam and seeing what it did to them makes me appreciate them, and they all went on to do productive jobs when they returned. We can’t wait to visit placencia again spent 10 days at chabil mar in 2017 best trip ever been on. Safe travels to you Stan

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