All posts by Bill & Priscilla Parke

The Cradle of Humankind

Two great South African experiences before we headed to Asia in mid-February 2018! All Aboard for a Ride on the Rails! As you’ll know from our previous trips, we love trains and South Africa

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Valley of a Thousand Hills

Our Apologies! Oh dear!  This time last year (February 2018) we left you hanging in South Africa while we continued our travels to Vietnam and Bali.  The days slipped by and we were having

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South Africa’s Fertile Valleys, Mountains & Seascapes

January 24, 2018 – February 5, 2018 The Cape Winelands & Garden Route A visit to South Africa would not be complete without spending time in historic Cape Town and exploring the internationally

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The Call of Africa!

November 21, 2017 – February 15, 2018 There’s something special about Africa that’s difficult to put into words. It speaks to your soul, it changes your perceptions and before you know it you’re

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North Vietnam – The End of Our Journey

March 16 – 23, 2017 Did we save the best for last?  It’s tough to say for sure since every place on our 6 month, 4 country journey welcomed us with experiences we never anticipated and left us with

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Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So much has happened since we returned to the U.S. in April.  Catching up on doctor and dentist appointments, reconnecting with family and a month long road trip to Michigan to spend

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Dynasties and Leprechauns in the City of Hue, Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So much History … so little time to take it all in!  Fortunately, we had Phan Thanh Vinh, the owner and founder of VM Travel, to make sure we saw the highlights of the city without

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Road Trip to Hue, South Vietnam

March 16 – 23, 2017 So far, so good! Up to this point in our six month journey through Southeast Asia we had been our own travel agents and, frankly, had done pretty well!  No missed flights or trains,

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Riding the Rails to Hoi An, Vietnam

March 1 – 15, 2017 The Reunification Express The Reunification Express was not exactly the “Orient Express”!  Despite mixed reviews from our online research and a Vietnamese travel agency’s strong

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Living the Life in Ho Chi Minh City

Feb 11 – March 1, 2017 Neighbors and Friends We hit the jackpot! Our time in Ho Chi Minh City turned out to be even more than what we were hoping for when we booked an Airbnb property.  To be honest,

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