If you are new to VirtualTourist, you may be missing some pages that unfortunately are not that easy to spot. Look for the tabs 'Personal Albums' for lots more pics, 'Travelogues' for even more pics and narrations and 'Tips' for info on hotels, restaurants, transportation, things to do, etc. They are usually near the top of the page and also at the bottom. you miss a lot if you are not aware of this
To read some entries on the 2007 Cambodia/Vietnam trip, click HERE
To check out the Cambodia/Vietnam 2007 trip expenses, click HERE
We are a middle aged couple who have developed a growing desire to live somewhere else and to experience different cultures. Presently living in the Sierra Mts in Markleeville Ca, near South Lake Tahoe, we also spend time in Shelter Cove on the 'Lost Coast' of Northern California at what is no longer our primary home. While both these places are beautiful areas, we are beginning to feel cramped even in these once isolated places. Shelter Cove particularly has become an almost unbearable place to live full time since the passage of the Cal Medical Marijuana Law as virtually every other neighbor is now a major pot grower, quasi sanctioned now by both the state of California and the county of Humboldt's 'compassionate' allowance of 99 plants and 3 pounds (yes, I said pounds) of processed marijuana on each 'patient's' possession at any given time. After building our Dream Home in northern California, it is no longer the dream we had anticipated.
Anyway, as neither of these places any longer offer the peace and solitude we once enjoyed, we wish to try something different. In search of a place to relocate to, we have traveled to Panama 3X, Costa Rica 2X, Belize 1X, Asia 4X, Alaska 1X, Canada 2X, Mexico 2X in the last five years, among other travels. Until recently, we had been thinking that Panama or Costa Rica in Central America would be a great place to spend more time. After our first trip to Asia in late 2006 we are no longer as intent on relocating to Central America as we were and have now returned to Asia on two more occasions to explore possibilities of living there for an indefinite time. Perhaps there is no ideal place for us to relocate to. Perhaps we are just meant to travel now.