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Robert Tompkins is a Canadian writer, editor, and e-educator. He and his wife, Doris, live in Cedar Valley, Ontario, a rural community thirty-five miles north of Toronto. Bob publishes articles internationally through his freelance agency, Travel, Ink. He is also the editor of Futurescapes (Methuen:1977). Currently, Bob is involved in an online editing and tutorial service called "The Wordsdoctor"

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Views of the grande dame of old Rangoon.

The Grand Old Dame of Rangoon

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Time will determine whether The Strand, the grande dame of old Rangoon, experiences a renaissance or becomes an anachronism in new Yangon.

Destinations: Burma | Yangon
Topics: Travel | Architecture
Wall plaque, Room 3211, Indigo Pearl Resort.

Rivets and Silk, Tin and Teak

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With its tin mine motif woven through a luxurious environment, the five-star Indigo Pearl Resort offers a secluded sanctuary, a tranquil paradise of factory-flavoured elegance.

Destinations: Phuket | Thailand
Topics: Beaches & Resorts
La Residence, Hue, Vietnam. Photo courtesy of La Residence and Spa, used with permission.

Louise Serfontein, Chef Extraordinaire

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“What I like about Asian cuisine is that it is fresh and has good flavour without the kilojoules.”

Destinations: Hue | Vietnam
Topics: Food
La Residence. Front view of the hotel (courtesy of La Residence and Spa)

By the Perfume River

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After languishing for more than a quarter of a century as a tumble-down government-run hotel, the former colonial mansion by the Perfume River has been restored to its past elegance and grandeur

Destinations: Hue | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Architecture
Front entrance to the Dalat Palace with 1953 Citroen.

Palace Redux

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At the Dalat Palace guests become part of a comfortable illusion; they are characters in a drama that portrays colonial Indochina as a romantic sojourn, an era of sumptuous and indulgent living in elegant surroundings.

Destinations: Da Lat | Vietnam
Topics: Travel
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