Smoked Salmon Pacific Northwest Style

These days there is somewhat of a “doom and gloom” atmosphere here in Seattle, or should I say in all of the US? It seems like nature as well as human kind has gone on a rampage. As if its not enough that every day there are news about¬† hurricanes, flooding’s and earthquakes, taking thousand…

Indochina The Travel Journal Day 18 & 19

Wow – it took me 9 months to actually bring our Indochina trip to live on my blog – and today is the day of my final entry – yeah! This was a trip of epic proportions where everything just came together at the right time in the right place. Here in Seattle I run…

Indochina The Travel Journal Day 16-17

  Day 16: September 29th: Sapa After a somewhat rough night on the Victoria night express to Sapa we meet Mao, our Hmong tour guide at the Sapa railway station. We arrive at 6:00 am in the morning after maybe a couple hours of sleep on a very bumpy train ride. I “usually” don’t think…OMG…