Saturday’s scene: Sitting on a Golden Throne

In Bangkok’s Grand Palace, Buddha sits on a golden throne surrounded by semi-precious jewels that glitter in the afternoon sun. Alan and I discovered this grand scene on an overnight cruise excursion to Bangkok, Thailand while on a 52-day cruise from Seward to Singapore on Regent Seven Seas Mariner. Boomer tip: be prepared for humidity! […]

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Staying at the Regent Beijing

Alan and I don’t usually stay at luxurious high-rise hotels. Small inns or bed and breakfasts are more our style. But on a recent cruise from Vancouver to Singapore, Regent Seven Seas Mariner treated all cruise guests to a free night at the Regent Beijing Hotel (we paid for a second night on our own […]

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river travel in Kota Kinabalu

Learning to paint in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu. Come on, say it out loud. Don’t you just love the way the exotic sounding name trips off your tongue? Kota Kinabalu is a city in Sabah on the island of Borneo in Malaysia. Alan and I visited the area on a Regent cruise when we sailed from Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong. […]

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