How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

Back in late January before the world completely imploded, there were already stirrings of a brewing outbreak. At that time, COVID-19 was primarily contained in China but many people travelling to surrounding areas in Asia were becoming concerned about the safety of proceeding with their trips. You may recall me mentioning that my mother was [...]

Travelling the McWorld

Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled 'Travelling the McWorld' in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald's in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I've decided to write this post in his stead. In doing [...]

Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

We are finding ourselves progressively grounded these days with all these evolving restrictions being put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Toronto, school is out, all major league sports are on hold, public facilities are closed, large gatherings are cancelled, and we are basically being told to stay at home as much [...]

Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities [...]

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

We are now safely back in Toronto, getting reacclimated to the brisk temperatures and snowstorms. I'm still trying to rework my circadian rhythm to get over this terrible jet lag, so am forcing myself to stay awake by writing this blog post, with a few more random thoughts on my recent journey through Cambodia and [...]