Shanghai

I had an amazing visit with the LP Shanghai team and got to celebrate my birthday with them!

This brand new hotel was about an hour outside of Shanghai. As you can see, it’s built into a quarry. Simply amazing.

Looking down from the glass walkway at the hotel and from the Pearl Tower in Shanghai. If you’re afraid of heights this is not the place for you…

This is an old estate in Shanghai that incorporates stones and water which is meant to “align” with nature and is very important to the Chinese people.

Me and Eileens’ daughter Jessica walking around the city temple. Tons of fun!

Taking a picture with our awesome Chinese tourist ladies!

Even in China! My old stomping ground in Long Island was White Castle. It was like a buck for 8 burgers on Sunrise Highway. Yum!

Cambodia

Some of the local kids we met in a village in Cambodia. Very warm and friendly people.

This “bike” is called a rickshaw. The driver gave me a chance to drive him around except the bikes are small and my knees kept hitting the handlebars -ouch! The Lamborghini rickshaw was pretty awesome too.

We were able to get up close and personal with some animals. These elephants in Angkor were the “trucks” of our day. Riding them made you realize how big these things were…

This band comprised of people that lost limbs due to all of the mines that were dropped in Cambodia during the 1970’s.

Believe it or not, this is a “gas station” in rural Cambodia. Most people drive scooters and this is where they fuel up.

This temple in Angkor Wat was a thousand years old but the design and complexity of it was simply amazing!

Taking a well deserved break in Angkor Wat. We put in 15,000+ steps a day!

Vietnam

What an amazing sunset on the Mekong River.

The “Viking Mekong” was the boat we took up the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia. We were served Tarantula (it tasted like a mix of crab and shrimp), crickets (not bad), and frogs (I did not enjoy).

Our tai chi class on the boat…Way harder than it looks!

A bamboo bridge across the Mekong River. This is how people got over rivers and gorges for thousands of years (and still do).

They have street fairs in Vietnam on the weekends where kids get to play with toys.

Two Vietnamese HS students stopped to meet and interview us to practice their English!

Look at this beautiful tree in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi.

Outside the Hanoi operations house. Everyone loved having their pictures taken there!