The gangplank leading up to our Cruise ship

Cruising down the Magnificent Yangtze River of China

Cruising down the beautiful Yangtze River of China for 3 nights was definitely the most relaxing part of our China Odyssey. Arriving at the Ferry terminal early in the morning it was packed with people waiting to board the cruise boat. The sun was already beating down on us and sweat was pouring down my…

Lake Ashi

Pirate ships and hot springs at Lake Ashi in Japan

My friend Yvonne and I left on the Romance train from Tokyo to Hakone. Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji across Lake Ashi. It was a lovely hot sunny day and we could make out the tip…