here, in no particular order, are our travels since moving to Kuala
Lumpur in 2011, as well as some websites that were completed earlier,
but never uploaded. The descriptors with a "VR" in front of them denote
tours that are downloadable to mobile devices and will work in Google
Cardboard or similar headsets, for a fully immersive tour. These sites
will link back to this page for six months, and then will be linked to
the travel page.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico:
VR San Miguel de Allende
We have had a home in this picturesque Mexican City for fifteen years,
and have finally put together three virtual tours which focus on the
history and culture of San Miguel de Allende, the birthplace of Mexican
Independence and an arts center par excellence. Follow the link to
enjoy the beauty of SMA and learn about its historical and cultural
The Beach Village Resort, Sam Roi
Located 4 1/2 hours south of Bangkok, the Beach Village is an
idyllic little resort with a truly international clientele, and we are
lucky enough to have a small townhouse there. Located 500 meters from
Dolphin Bay in the Gulf of Thailand, it is a fully-featured resort.
Here is a virtual tour of the resort grounds and amenities.
Tour Pura Taman Saraswati in Ubud
Pura Taman Saraswati
Although we have been to Bali many times and have several webpages
devoted to past trips, one of its most beautiful sites, this temple in
downtown Ubud (an inland artist colony) was never given its proper due.
Recently I found a virtual tour of Pura Taman Saraswati, and organized
a web page arounds. Come and view the spendor of this Hindu temple.
Naritasan Shinsoji Temple, Narita
VR Naritasan Shinsoji Temple
Heading back to the U.S. in early fall of 2018, we had a long
layover at Narita airport, just outside of Tokyo. This afforded us the
opportunity to visit the Naritasan Shinsoji temple, a 1,000 year old
temple complex, and the surrounding park. Beautiful and tranquil, it is
more than worth the time if you are every in transit through Tokyo.
Come see for yourself!
Wat Phra Kaew, Royal Palace,
VR Wat Phra Kaew
This is a recent addition to our Bangkok pages. In late 2018 we were on
a three-day visit to Bangkok and finally had the chance to visit Wat
Phra Kaew. This temple complex serves as the resting place of the Rama
Dynasty, the royal family of Thailand, and is the home to the Emerald
Buddha, Thailand's most sacred Buddhist relic. Take our virtual tour!
Wetlands, Sam Roi Yot, Thailand:
Thung Sam Roi Yot Wetlands
Just over then nearby mountains from our townhouse in
Thailand is the country's largest wetlands, something we discovered
only recently. Teeming with flora and fauna, it is accessible only via
boat tours through its marshy waterways. In 2018 we got up before the
sunrise to experience the start of the day, and create this virtual
tour to share the experience with you. Take the tour from the comfort
of your own home. . .
Chih Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam:
Saigon and its Environs
A number of years before moving to Kuala Lumpur, we spent a
Christmas holiday in and around Ho Chih Minh City (formerly Saigon). In
addition to the sites and restaurants in District 1 (Old Saigon), we
also ventured a bit farther afield to My Tho in the Mekong river and
also to Anoasis resort. Come see the markets,
the museums, and the culture of this section of Vietnam
Seri Begawan, Brunei:
Tour the Empire Hotel and Meet the
our Thanksgiving break of November 2003, we took advantage of travel
specials offered at the end of Hari Raya, a major Muslim holiday, to
visit the country of Brunei. Located on an island that is also home to
East Malaysia, Brunei is an oil-rich nation whose Sultan is the world's
richest monarch. We stayed at the fabulous Empire Resort and Country
Club, and were lucky enough to see the Istana, the Sultan's palace,
opened to visitors for the three days following Hari Raya.
the Ruins of
This website is the result of two trips, 14 years apart.
The first trip to Siem Reap resulted in a map-based virtual tour, an
architectural survey of most of the temples in the area. In 2018 we
returned with new technology which allowed us to create VR (virtual
reality) based tours of two of the most important complexes, the vast
Angkor Wat temple, and the temples enclosed within the old city
of Angkor Thom. These tours provide a much more interactive look at the
complexes, as they offer 360 degree viewing, as well as embedded maps,
videos, and photos. They may also be viewed in headsets such as Google
Luang Prabang, Laos:
Virtual Tour of Luang Prabang's "Old City"
Luang Prabang is a lovely city, full of things to see and do, all in a
relaxed atmosphere. Even traveling there as we did twice during the
winter holiday season, it was never crowded and the proximity of most
sites and activities make it the ideal town to explore at your leisure.
We have created three virtual tours which we hope capture the Luang
Prabang experience, a Mekong River Cruise, a tour of Luang Prabang's
old City, and a tour of the Wats of Luang Prabang within the old city.
In the period
when the Indian Ocean was the dominant world trade network, Melaka was
of the most important ports in the world. The history of Melaka is a
microcosm of the history of Southeast Asia, as traders from Africa, the
Arab world, India and China all left their mark. It also felt the
impact of colonialism under the Portuguese, Dutch, and English. Our
Melaka page covers these experiences in two virtual tours, one of the
colonial Majestic Hotel and the other a tour of Melaka's historical
Our Trip to the Four Seasons Langkawi
was the first leg in an epic 2007 spring holiday, a trip to the
Malaysian island of Langkawi. We stayed at the Four Seasons Langkawi
and sampled all of the delights that it had to offer: food,
accomodations, and activities. Come visit this island paradise that was our home for five blissful nights and learn all that it has to offer the pampered traveler!
Thulhagiri, Maldive Islands:
Our trip to the Maldives
On the second leg of our epic spring break of 2007 we traveled to Thulhagiri Island Resort
on the northern atoll of the Maldive Islands. It was a return after a
long hiatus for Tracy and Dale's first trip to this storied holiday
destination. We spent our time snorkeling, fishing and dining on great
seafood while enjoying the white sand and crystal clear waters of the