After a very busy and difficult month in India, we needed some relax time.. we needed something easy. There weren’t many options in this neck of the woods. We had Pakistan to the west.. no. We had Bangledesh to the east. We had a stop over in that airport a few months back and we … Continue reading Easy Mode in Sri Lanka
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India is a shocker; in this there is no doubt! We went there expecting to be shocked, but nothing could have prepared us. We spoke to travelers who had been there. We read the forums. We watched videos. We read the Lonely Planet guide. We thought we knew what we were getting into. With an … Continue reading Shock Therapy in India
So, we wanted “water” time.. we wanted crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel. December would be our month for this and the Philippines love their Christmas even more than we do. A 2 for 1 deal. Using the fantastic internet connection of Malaysia we did some “quick” research and booked our ticket to Manila. … Continue reading Chasing the Dragon in the Philippines
We definitely spoke a lot of backwoods slangy French during our stay in Malaysia.. and even then, it wasn’t enough .. even then, I would still get those wide eyes from Sylvie that scream “shut your mouth!”. So most of the time we were confined to expressionless silence in public or whispers in the dark … Continue reading Muted in Malaysia
The Annapurnas are a mountain range in the Himalayas, central Nepal. The Annapurna circuit is a world famous trek that circles the Annapurna massif following trails and roads. This trek begins in the Marshyangdi valley at Besisahar, peaks at the high pass crossing of Thorung La, and ends near Pokhara at Nayapul. There are many … Continue reading The Anna what?
I have a friend on Facebook who recently posted pictures of him and his wife in first class seats on British Airways, clinking champaign glasses and lounging in comfortable looking recliners.. I have to chuckle (at us, not him) when I compare this to our connecting flight from Rome to Kuwait. In our plane, we … Continue reading Mini Delhi
September 2016 It’s been weeks of heat .. almost Central American heat but in September and in a place that more resembles Southern Ontario climate wise. The kilometers we have covered are starting to take their toll on our footwear .. sandals that were brand new 3 weeks ago from the Timmins mall, are now … Continue reading Europe in September
August 10, 2015 at 4:04pm Back on the mainland we rented a scooter for the 3 final days of the trip. We loaded our now 4 backpacks on this thing and drove it 2 hours north to the town of Ubud. Ubud was like the Chiang Mai of Bali .. the place everyone talked about.. … Continue reading Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 2015
August 10, 2015 at 3:57pm Back in Bali, where we planned to spend the final week of our trip .. We had 2 goals.. to visit the islands of Lembongan and Ceningan and to visit the town of Ubud. We did both 🙂 To get to Lembongan, we needed to take a ferry or a … Continue reading Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia, 2015
August 10, 2015 at 3:52pm Oh Lasse .. as he sat there on the curb doing his math, I knew full well that this would be a challenging and very long journey across to Labuanbajo. I can just hear him muttering “2 hours plus 1 hour .. then 50 kms for 3 hours … plus … Continue reading Labuanbajo, Flores, Indonesia, 2015