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Sandra Scott Travels: Relaxing On The Beautiful Beaches of Thailand

Summer at Regent Cha’am Beach Resort

The much-loved Thai king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX, has reigned since 1946 making him the longest serving current head of state and the longest-reigning Thai monarch. When the king and the royal family want to enjoy a beach getaway, they head three hours south of Bangkok to the Cha’am/Hua Hin area. International tourists, especially North Americans, usually head south, too; but to Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Ko Samui, and other places that are reached by plane.

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Sandra Scott Travels: The Amazing Ngapali Resort Beach

The view from our room

To my way of thinking the best beach in the world is in front of Amazing Ngapali Resort. When people ask us what our favorite place is we usually reply, “Where we are now.” However, there is only one place we have returned to eight years in a row even though it is a half a world away. For every five nights we stay we get extra benefits that include a free massage and a dinner; but, it is more than that. The staff is outstanding; the beach is wide and long with soft sand; the water is calm and warm, and it is very safe.

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Sandra Scott Travels: The Golden Rock Offers An Amazing View

The Golden Rock is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site.

John and I have been to Myanmar many times but the most amazing site in a country of many amazing sites is the Golden Rock. On our recent trip, we stayed at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon. The hotel is wonderful with great service, a bountiful multi-ethnic breakfast, and a wonderful staff. The Golden Rock is amazing and defies the laws of nature as it balances precariously on a table rock and has for more than two thousand years.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Enjoying The Sights In Mui Ne, Vietnam

The view from our Shades room.

John and I have visited many places in Vietnam including the beaches between Danang and Hoi An. This time we decided to try some place different – some place that would be warm. Mui Ne is about 135 miles due east of Saigon. After some searching, we decided to stay at Shades Resort. The rate was reasonable; it was on the water and had a pool so it fit our needs.

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Sandra Scott Travels: There Is So Much To See and Do In Today’s Saigon

cooking pancakes

Ho Chi Minh City has been the official name since the fall of Saigon in 1975 but both are in use. Once again being a loyal customer paid off. We had a free night with InterContinental Hotels due to using their credit card and being a member of their IHG Rewards Club so we booked a room at the InterContinental Asiana Residence. We didn’t realize just how lucky we were until we saw our accommodation. We had two huge rooms.

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Sandra Scott Travels: On A River Cruise It’s one ‘Kodak Moment’ after another

Cambodian dancer

There is something sublime and magical about a river trip. I feel like I am part of a “National Geographic” special as I cruise pass one vignette after another. The Mekong is the 12th longest river in the world and borders many countries. John and I have taken a river cruise on the Mekong between Laos and Thailand. This time, we boarded the RV Mekong Pandaw in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the Tonle Sap, a branch of the Mekong.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Today’s Cambodia Becoming A Tourist Destination

View from Frangpani Royal Hotel

One of the great things about traveling in Asia is the many budget airlines. We often fly Air Asia and buy the tickets early to get a promo fare. From Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, our ticket was about $60 including 15 kilos of luggage. John and I have been to Phnom Penh several times but not for five years and the changes were dramatic.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Enjoy Touring The Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth temple

There are many things to do in the area including elephant rides and shopping but we opted to visit The Sanctuary of Truth, which we could see off in the distance from our balcony. Had we known we would have planned to spend several hours there because there was a lot to do. The elaborately carved wooden structure was built in 1981 but has the look of an ancient temple. The temple carvings showed the relationship between humans and the universe.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Waldorf’s Signature Salad Is A Hit World-Wide

Boldt Castle

John and I have visited the 1000 Islands many times and love to tour the grounds of Boldt Castle where George Boldt, the owner of the Waldorf Astoria was building a European-style castle in the early 1900s. Waldorf Salad was an instant success when it was created by the Waldorf Astoria’s maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tshcirky in 1896. The original version contained apples, celery and mayonnaise served on a bed of lettuce. Chopped walnuts later became an integral part of the dish. Boldt insisted that it always be on the hotel’s menu.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Shanghai Is A Pleasurable Experience Today

Pudong skyline from the Bund

Today, I think people would love to be shanghaied as Shanghai, China, is truly amazing. But, back in the 1800s, most adventurers were heading to the west coast of America, especially the gold fields of California.
The practice of Shanghaiing was prevalent in San Francisco, California; and Portland, Oregon. Shanghai is the largest city in China and ranks as one of the largest in the world depending on how you define “city.”

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Monique – The Pet Of The Week

Monique was found wandering in Fulton. She was very thin, but still wearing a collar. So, if you are the owner and can identify her, please call us. We do understand that cats can become lost. But, our efforts to find the owner have been unsuccessful and now she needs a home.

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Memorial Day Salute Poster Winners Announced

The 34th annual Memorial Day Salute Committee recently announced the winners of the poster contest held to create a patriotic poster in keeping with “Remember Those Who Served.” Taking first place as the winner of this year’s poster contest is Nicole Green with second place going to Stephanie Taplan.

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Fulton Community Theatre To Hold Auditions For ‘Plaza Suite’

Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its June production of the classic Neil Simon comedy, “Plaza Suite.” Auditions will be held on April 27, 28, 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. each day at the CNY Arts Center at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Plaza.

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Nichols Wins Advertising Campaign At 2015 Collegiate DECA State Competition

Twenty William Woods University students entered events in the 2015 Collegiate DECA State Competition in Jefferson City, Missouri. Emily Nichols of Hannibal took home first in Advertising Campaign.

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Students Add Themed Baskets To Oswego Community Christian School Auction

Oswego Community Christian School students are doing their part to support the school’s eighth annual auction. Students in each grade have been busy preparing themed baskets that will be up for bid during the auction. Each basket will be filled with an array of goodies that pertain to a unique theme.

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