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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Four days visiting the world’s largest religious complex is hardly enough time to take it all in, but we made a dent.  A one hour plane ride took us from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  This big little city near Angkor Wat, one of the United Nations World Heritage Sites, vibrates with traffic and street commerce.   Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century, is known for its staggering size...
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Gems Galore

 Thailand remains true to its reputation as world hub of the gem trade in Sapphire.  What a range of colors and qualities we’ve seen!  Shades of blues, violets, purples, pinks, orangy pinks, yellows and greens.  One of the challenges for the modern jeweler and consumer is knowing with certainty what is real versus what is laboratory-created.  Years of training and experience...
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Packing it In

It’s about time to get the bags closed.  Steve’s been on and off the scales, hefting each bag as we add or shuffle this or that. In and out, we’ve juggled gifts of coffee (hard to get decaf in Thailand), dark chocolate chips (expensive over there), and Steve’s incomparable granola (for an occasional New England breakfast). Several items have landed, for weight limit purposes, in the...
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Hello Everybody!

Hope you are all just as excited as we are about our upcoming Thailand Trip!!
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