The Older I Get; The Less I Know

Many of you know my fascination and appreciation for Northeast Asia cultures, in particular Korean. My  first visit to Asia was 20 years ago, visiting Korean Airlines in Seoul, for a business-related trip. I found the South Koreans a marvel to work with and I ended up finalizing a NOTAMs product for them. Twenty yearsContinue reading “The Older I Get; The Less I Know”

Sirens Call

While I’m cooling my heel in Vietnam; a great place to do so, while Dauntless waits for better weather to head north this coming summer and fall, I seem to hear the sirens calling. The problem is, after having moved south and west for the last 12 months and 7,000 miles, passing west thru theContinue reading “Sirens Call”

Who Can Resist Women in Uniform

      I Certainly Can’t. Which is why I being currently in Vietnam, Sai Gon or Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), to be exact. Why here? Why now?  Why not: I have a friend here. I needed a vacation from Dauntless. She needed a rest from me. I needed to be in New YorkContinue reading “Who Can Resist Women in Uniform”

The Plan Comes Together

Since I have talked, written, about my planning process a lot, you know I like having a plan. But there are times when a plan, any plan, has been elusive. Also, the best plans are always subject to change. Generally, I find that the best plan, or better stated, the best initial plan, is oneContinue reading “The Plan Comes Together”

What Keeps Me Awake at Night

                      As I mentioned before, if you are not living in the moment, you are reflecting on the past or planning the future. At night, as I drift off to sleep, I am usually always thinking of the future. I hate surprises.  For me, thereContinue reading “What Keeps Me Awake at Night”

Real Mothers and Real Soju

Today, Sunday, finds me watching parts of a Korean Drama that I first watched a few years ago, Go Bong Shil, 고봉실 여사 구하기, watching this drama makes me realize how strong a connection I have to the culture of Korea. One of the themes that runs through virtually every Korean drama is family and the hardContinue reading “Real Mothers and Real Soju”

East Versus West

So one of my dedicated, alert readers emailed me and asked the obvious question, “Since you want to spend time in the Med, why not go to Korea via the Suez Canal and Indian ocean?” Great question. It’s been more than a year since I last looked at the charts and the route to theContinue reading “East Versus West”