Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015

Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015 July 22, 2015 at 3:08am We are currently on a 5 hour ferry boat packed to the top deck headed to Lombok, which is a big island in Indonesia that we will use to travel to 3 very small islands called the Gili Islands. We could have taken a fast boat option... Continue Reading →

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Cat Ba Island, Vietnam, 2015

So we took t he wrong bus to arrive in Hanoi .. they had no clue we were on the wrong bus because their tourism network is still organized by phone .. with tickets being simple receipts indicating that we paid for “a” trip to “a” destination. We were on the wrong bus and we... Continue Reading →

Phong Nha, Vietnam, 2015

I want to mention as well that my observations … my conclusions .. are to be taken very lightly as I am in no way an expert in anything we visit. I am quick to pass judgement and to form opinions but I realize that these opinions and conclusions can be flawed as it would... Continue Reading →

Hoi An, Vietnam, 2015

So we flew over half the country to arrive here in Hoi An. We really wanted to take the train and experience the country side and take in the views but it was completely booked. Our travel guy in Ho Chi Minh booked us that flight on VietJet .. never again. Our travel guy has also... Continue Reading →

Saigon, Vietnam, 2015

We are sitting in our room in Hoi An.. 1:30 am .. we stumbled in this place about an hour ago. It's a large mansion transformed into a party hostel. We are in our large quarters on the fourth floor and the blaring music from the courtyard below is seeping through our French balcony doors.... Continue Reading →

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014

Our final destination for Thailand... and the final entry in this trip's journal... Chiang Mai.  This is a city 800kms north of Bangkok..  Throughout this trip we have been hearing Chiang Mai this and Chiang Mai that.. oh have you been to Chiang Mai? And this whole time, it has been the one place we... Continue Reading →

Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2014

Lots of bus time lately.. lots of thinking time.  It's like I am staying this trip to the end to avoid the truth of what awaits me back home.. rather who is not waiting back home.  I think of my dad all the time. This leg of the trip has been the strangest time of... Continue Reading →

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014

So we basically came here for one reason .. to continue our education into the genocide that occurred here in the 70's.  I just find it so hard to believe that events like this went on while I was alive... but I suppose that things like this are going on right now at different levels... Continue Reading →

Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2014

I will never forget Siem Reap.. it is now burned in my brain as a serious part of my life story.  From the second we crossed the border from Thailand into Cambodia our trip took a drastic turn into a vacuum.. where part of me will remain forever.  By the end of day 2, Sylvie... Continue Reading →

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