Some years ago, Wales was one of my first international adventures. It was part of a solo backpack tour in the British Isles. After beginning in England with London being the home-base for several out-and-about days, I moved on to Wales.
And, the “D” on which he is reposing? It is for “Dandy”, which he surely is, as he becomes the first in a series of Papa’s “Dandy Photos”. Would love to share an afternoon tea with the young gentleman. I’m sure he sips ever so polite.
He informed about taking us to the Mahamuni Pagoda, a very important pilgrimage site for local people, for the daily Face Washing Ceremony of the Buddha image.
Never in all of my life of travels had I ever been pickpocketed, until –
When considering how to transport myself from the airport to the hotel and return, I almost always ask the hotel to book that transportation for me.
We will then put foot to the road and return to the freedom to move about in our world. And we’ll do it in style – our savoir-faire. (Would that I had this gentleman’s togs!)
The Thai’s are big in riparian entertainment. Khun Gong had laid plans and then afterwards told me about them, as is happily often the case in our planning. “We’re going bamboo Rafting.”
Topics of safe and confident travel for the mature gay male – us! If we plan well and smart there’s no reason why we cannot enjoy travel in our retirement years, even off-the-beaten path.
I have read that if you want to see a place that still sets out a true view of the rapidly diminishing small Asian towns of old, that you should rush to Luang Prabang, Laos.
I was beginning to wonder if I had made a big mistake. As I looked around while standing at the luggage belt at Milan’s Malpensa International Airport, I didn’t see him. The young man who would be my guide, driver, and companion for a week was nowhere in sight.