Travel Journal

Textiles of Vibrant Vietnam – Hoi An, Saigon & Mekong Delta

DAY 10 – HOI AN Our day started early with a walk of the old town of Hoi Ann, a pretty little riverside town thriving on its tailoring and pottery ...

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Textiles of Vibrant Vietnam – Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay & Hoi An

DAY 5 – SAPA We had travelled on the overnight Franxipan Express from Hanoi to Lao Cai and arrived in teeming rain! Revived by breakfast at a French Restaurant, we ...

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Textiles of Vibrant Vietnam – Hanoi, Mai Chau & Sapa

DAY 1 – HANOI I have just arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam with a group from the UK. This tour has been organised by Arena Travel and we will be travelling ...

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New England with Mandy – The final days

DAYS 8 & 9 – NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO Our journey through New England and along the freedom trail is fast coming to an end. Our small group has bonded ...

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New England with Mandy – Harriet Tubman

DAY 7 – HARRIET TUBMAN Throughout our journey, our small group of avid quilters have been beavering away at their freedom quilts and hearing stories of Harriet Tubman, a slave ...

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New England with Mandy – Old Sturbridge Village & The Bennington Museum

DAY 5 – OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE I knew a visit to Old Sturbridge Village was going to be good, but nothing prepared us for the private show of the museum’s ...

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New England with Mandy – 2 days in Lowell

DAYS 3 & 4 – LOWELL We say goodbye to Boston, which we all loved, and head to Lowell to visit the New England Quilt Museum. Fancy a coffee stop ...

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New England with Mandy – First few days in Boston

DAYS 1 & 2 – BOSTON O ur journey over the pond to Boston was efficient and pleasant- a good film, a bit of stitching and in no time we ...

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