Saturday, November 1, 2008

Around the World

We have started November with an absolutely beautiful day in Budapest! The sun (was) out, the weather is warm and the leaves are the colors of fall. We went for a walk and enjoyed the crunching of leaves under our feet.
We got an email from Mike (Diane's Dad). He left last week for his long awaited trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. He is traveling with a National Geographic tour group. Sounds like a great time! Here's a piece of his email.

"Cambodia is beautiful but hot and humid. I am staying at a 5 star hotel, GrandHoteldÁngkor, that was built by the French in the 1920s. Yesterday we spent most of the day at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom is were Raiders of the Tomb was filmed. Tomorrow we board our boat the Makong Panda and head south in the direction of Viet Nam. This morning we went to the silk farm, I took a lot of pictures for you and got an address and phone number. The Cambodia people are the nicest people. Everything is great."

To see what Mike is seeing visit our friends Audrey and Dan's website

Audrey and Dan are traveling around the world and spent time where Mike is currently traveling. The picture above is from their photo gallery.

Today is
All Saints Day. In Hungary, the tradition is to light candles and visit the graves of relatives. Tonight we will go to Farkasréti Cemetery. We hear it is very beautiful to walk the cemetery at night. We will post more about it tomorrow.


marlene7038 said...

Hey Diane and Steve,
I love reading your blogs and seeing the awesome pictures from Hungary. Thanks for the updates from your dad as well!

Diane Kappa said...

I am so glad you are following the blog Marlene! Thanks for the comments. Keep commenting-it lets us know someone is reading this:)

Mike K said...

Hi glad to here from you we got the e-mail from Marlene about your dads trip it really sounds neat wish I could have gone with him.
We really enjoy reading and seeing picture from you in Hungary it sound so neat and the food yum yum.Granny is doing pretty good we are through with home therapy and today we start therapy at Mercy Western Hills Hospital she is walking with a cane now and I stay about 5 feet ahead of her so she can't hit me with it. keep the messages coming I usually forward them to the rest of the family.
so take care of yourselves. Love Ya's. Gramps.

Diane Kappa said...

Hi Gramps!
I am so glad to see your comments!
Keep staying ahead of Grandma and watch out for that cane!
Miss you,