2001 Australia

Travel destination – Cairns – Sydney The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world, and the 5th longest spanning-arch bridge according to Guinness World Records. Comments It has been a dream for a long time to visit Sydney and see the opera house ‘live’. We combined the…

2000 Italy

Travel destination – Sorrento “Come Back to Sorrento” is the title of English versions sung by singers such as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The original name is “Torna a Surriento.” Comments We saw a documentary about Italy and the Amalfi coastline and both agreed that it would be perfect place for a vacation. Location Our…

2000 Denmark

Travel destination – Bornholm Strategically located in the Baltic Sea, Bornholm has been fought over for centuries. It has usually been ruled by Denmark, but also by Lübeck and Sweden. The ruin of Hammershus, at the northwestern tip of the island, is the largest medieval fortress in northern Europe, testament to the importance of its…

2000 Malaysia

Travel destination – George Town – Langkawi The 40-foot tall reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang (also known as Eagle Square) was built as an emblem of the island. According to folklore Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. Comments After our vacation in the southern Thailand…