My husband and I have been happily teaching English, Literature, Drama and Media, for over thirty years . We have raised ten children and are now enjoying our grandchildren. We share a love of film, theatre, history, politics, good food and wine, and family. My particular penchant is for travel, mainly in Asia and Europe at least twice a year for the past 10 years. We are looking forward to taking long service leave together and exploring North America and more of Europe from July to October, 2012. When traveling, I love to explore the cultural and historical aspects of each country as well as the occasional cooking class, elephant trekking, bamboo rafting and tiger tussling. The landscape, history. art and local cuisine are amongst our main pleasures. My recent trip to Laos satisfied all of the above.