• Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Nina posted an update in the trip Malaysia Trip Tea Plantations! It was gorgeous… This pic does no justice. Very peaceful. We were sitting at a nice cafe sipping our tea as we gazed upon the plantations that […] View

    Beautiful!

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Nina posted an update in the trip Malaysia Trip Butterfly Park! They were super colorful and beautiful. View

    I’ve always wanted to go to one of the many butterfly farms in Central America, but never made it. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Nina posted an update in the trip Malaysia Trip Our guide decided he want to play with a scorpion…Crazy guy View

    OMG…this scares me! I had a scorpion in my apartment in Costa Rica and my apartment in Panama. I killed them. (Sorry about that.) Our guide in Tikal, Guatemala played with a tarantula in a similar way. I just can’t do it. :-/

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Daisy posted an update in the trip cultural trip 2, Yunnan The people here are very hospitable. Whenever there are important guests arrive, there will be many kinds of performances. We are very lucky to see some […] View

    Isn’t it interesting that we come across people in so many different parts of the world who are welcoming and hospitable? Wouldn’t it be nice if this is what we expected, instead of what we were surprised by? I think in their essence, people are the same all over the world, don’t you?

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Daisy posted an update in the trip Stone Forest The most famous featured stone in Shilin is Ashima, according to legend, the forest is the birthplace of Ashima, a beautiful girl of the Yi people (a minority […] View

    That’s such a beautiful story. It’s nice to get the legend behind the pictures. Nice pic too!

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Hasta luego!

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    After sunset at Playa Tamarindo.

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Tamarindo is the land of beautiful sunsets.

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Tamarindo is a great place to hang out on the water…sailing, motorboat, snorkeling, diving, or just chilling.

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Hotel Diria is right on the beach in Tamarindo, the center of everything and a great place to stay. If you choose not to stay there, at least try their beachside restaurant.

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Playa Tamarindo is a beautiful beach, great for swimming and surfing. Probably not the greatest option for snorkeling, but there are islands offshore that could serve that purpose.

  • Karen posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    It’s our last weekend in Tamarindo before heading back to Panama City, Panama, then flying out next week to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Since this is the best beach town I’ve been to in Central America (except maybe Placencia, Belize), I leave you with beach pics. Enjoy.

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Nina posted an update in the trip Malaysia Trip It’s chilly here in the CH! Wow, this Florida chic really doesn’t know how to handle the cold. I am the ONLY freak wearing jeans, a shirt, a jacket, and a scarf […] View

    Hahaha…sounds like me! Flip flops in Placencia, Belize or Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stay warm!

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Daisy posted an update in the trip trip in Xishuangbanna, China This is really a well-preserved place, with large areas of primeval forest, wild animals and plants. I even saw wild elephants in the forest as […] View

    Wild elephants? Oh, so jealous! The flowers look so strange, like a children’s painting where they forget the details. lol

  • Karen posted an update in the trip Group logoPura Vida in Costa Rica 9 months, 1 week ago

    What do you think? First day on the beach? No one is burned yet. Hope someone brought the sunscreen.

  • Karen posted an update in the trip Group logoPura Vida in Costa Rica 9 months, 1 week ago

    Evidence that in the same way that there is no such thing as a full bus, there is no such thing as a full boat.

  • Karen posted an update in the trip Group logoPura Vida in Costa Rica 9 months, 1 week ago

    Remember these days when you were a child and you played outside with not much more than your imagination? When you didn’t have a care in the world? When everything was ahead of you — no stresses and no responsibilities? If you hang around long enough, those days will come again. :-)

  • Karen posted an update in the trip Group logoPura Vida in Costa Rica 9 months, 1 week ago

    We were sitting at a beachside bar having a beer and watching the surf when a guy sat down next to us and ordered a coffee. After the coffee arrived, he went on a twenty minute rant about how it tasted just as good at the coffee at a specialty shop and was a fraction of the price, demanding an explanation from us, as if we had…[Read more]

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Daisy posted an update in the trip a cultural trip in China The singing is beautiful though I cannot understand a single word!! haha~~~ so difficult even for a native Mandarin speaker. But the melody is so […] View

    Oh, these are so interesting. It would be really cool to see it in a video. Of course, LIVE is best of all! Have fun and keep sharing! :-)

  • Karen posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Nina posted an update in the trip Malaysia Trip The train station aka ”Ipoh’s Taj Mahal” View

    Hahaha…it really is beautiful though. I’m used to seeing ramshackle hidden spaces posing as bus stations.

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