One of the pleasures of visiting southern France is enjoying one of its many traditional open-air markets, of which there are many!
There is a lot to love about Switzerland, with its tall mountains; clean, picturesque landscape; plethora of outdoor sports; and lively, cosmopolitan city offerings. Known historically for its political neutrality and famous/infamous banking policies, Switzerland is also one of the safest countries in the world.
Penang Island, Malaysia is a culturally rich destination with plenty to see and do, and it’s remarkably kid-friendly too. It’s focus on education, culture, and arts offers travelers something a little deeper than just gorgeous landscapes, cocktails at the beach, and bargains at the markets.
If you are considering a visit to Vietnam, don’t hesitate. Our family’s three-month stay there turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of our travels in Southeast Asia.
When I hear, “Saigon,” I immediately think “Fall of Saigon,” as in that last day in April, 1975, when the People’s Army of Vietnam and the VietCong (both on the side of North Vietnam) captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, thereby ending the American-Vietnam War and reunifying Vietnam under communist rule.