Wednesday March 5, 2014

Only one more sleep to go – and (gulp!) I haven’t really started packing! But it’ll get it done, even if I don’t sleep tonight. And, come tomorrow morning, what doesn’t get done really won’t matter … because we’ll be up-up-and-away to Singapore, Hanoi and beyond!

MIDLIFE MADNESS ON THE MEKONG: that’s what we’ve got planned – in fascinating, colourful, utterly different Indochina. It’s one region of the world that truly gets under your skin: Frenchified Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (in what was North and South Vietnam) … the bustling Mekong Delta … the floating villages, temples, architecture, art … quaint Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia … the mind-boggling World Heritage monuments of Angkor Wat.

And we’ll be seeing much of this from the decks of the beautifully appointed river-cruiser: the Mekong Pandaw (one of the ultra-popular replica steamers that make up the Pandaw fleet) … soaking up the atmosphere on the legendary Mekong River … being pampered day and night … watching famous sites, rural scenes and jungle landscapes glide slowly past our big cabin windows … and so much more.

(I bet YOU wish you were coming – right?)

In short, we’re gonna have a BALL! But more of that later – because Robyn and I have gotta RUN!

I’ll add more blog entries once this journey’s actually underway … let you know what our fellow-travellers get up to … and include some award-winning pix. So, whatever you do, stay tuned …

Yours bloggedly – JOHN

P.S. If you want to leave a message for someone in our group, just click on the little speech bubble at the top of this entry, and add your ‘COMMENTS’! Make sure you say who it’s for and who it’s from – and keep it brief.

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About John Cooney

John Cooney and his wife Robyn have enjoyed more than their fair share of travel. They hesitate to call themselves ‘experts’ – but they’ve grabbed every chance that’s come their way to explore new countries, cultures and customs. They’ve had the privilege (both on their own and as the leaders of numerous successful group-tours) to sample many stunning destinations: Europe, the UK, Singapore, Vanuatu, the USA, Israel, Egypt, Africa, Dubai, China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. And their recent (and most pleasant) memories are of the places ancient-and-modern that border the Mediterranean. John and Robyn are at-home in airports, hotels, cruise ships, and the like … and they know how to make the most of a unique travel opportunity. Travel, they reckon, is an all-five-senses experience – a chance to see, feel, smell, hear and taste the world. And they’ve done it often enough to know for sure: sightseeing with a group of laid-back Kiwis is DOUBLE the fun – lots of laughs, great company, and memories that last forever!

3 thoughts on “SORRY, WE’VE GOTTA FLY …

  1. Hi Coon’s … Am still green – not a colour that suits me actually! Can but imagine the fun and laughter and new experiences you have already stored up on this, yet another fantastic trip. Go for it … give it 150% and we’ll just learn to live with the fact that you lead such a brilliant life 🙂
    Love ya to bits .. us xx

  2. Hello to our special relies, hope you are both well and not intending to fly Malaysian Airlines!!!!!!
    All’s well in Hamilton, just wish we were with you, we loved Cambodia. Bring on the building of the house and you won’t be able to shake us off. Love following the Blog.
    Heaps of love, travel safely.
    Glad and Macph.

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