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Whoa, it’s Thailand…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

In Chiang Mai, they have some strange guardians of their wats….

But most of our time was spent down south, lazing about on Koh Pha Ngan. First, it was Bottle Beach….

Fireworks on Bottle Beach

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Fireworks on Bottle Beach

Then, it was round to Haad Sadet, for another week of lazing about in hammocks, reading books, and eating seafood…

.../ .../ Watching the sun rise from our bungalow .../ Beers on the beach watching a lightning storm .../

Our view for every meal….


The End.

The End

Look, there’s Vietnam!

Monday, October 29th, 2007

It can be tough riding through the streets of Hanoi

Hoi An – where we had our wedding outfits tailored, and managed to squeeze in a day chilling on the beach. I was well looked after by Long, the friendly tailor, who made sure my brown wedding suit was top notch. Yes brown. As if I’d get married in black!
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In Hoi An we also met some of the friendliest locals….
Is she trying to steal my nose?

Onto Hanoi, where it was fifteen cent beers, hooning through the streets on motorbikes, and surviving vicious rain storms (whilst still drinking fifteen cent beers!). You can also see where those fifteen cent beers come from, although sometimes it’s best no to look…
.../ Love those pith helmets! .../ This is where Bia Hoi comes from. Sometimes best not to look...

And then it was onto Halong Bay, with its beautiful scenery…. (except for the redhead)….
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Inside the Amazing Cave….

The Jump….
Thumbs up boysI thought I was readyShit, am I really gonna do this?!Go legs! Go!Faaaarrrrrkkkkkk......kkkiiiiiinnnnnnggggg hell!!!!!!!!!Uh oh...

And then a gentle swim….

Surrounded by other boats in the bay, as night fell….

On Monkey Island with my beautiful fiancee….

And eating a seafood dinner on a floating restaurant….

More stuff to look at from Laos….

Monday, October 15th, 2007
Vieng Xai Getting from Muang Ngoi to Vieng Xai, near the Vietnamese border, was a battle. We got on the bus in the middle of the night clambering over sleeping bodies in the aisle, it broke down ... [Continue reading this entry]

Stuff to look at from Laos….

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Morning Alms, in Luang Prabang Well, technically this first one below isn't in Laos, but it's damn near close enough. This is Bec with Sayan, the greatest, friendliest guesthouse/restaurant owner you could ever hope to meet, who ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Gibbon Photos

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
So, I'm home. I'm unemployed. And I've got thousands upon thousands of photos to go through. Rather than bore you with more words, I'm gonna hit you with just a couple of those photos, because that's what the kids love ... [Continue reading this entry]

Koh Pha Ngan: Lazy is as Lazy does

Sunday, October 7th, 2007
During the course of our travels in Southeast Asia, soon to total almost four months in two stints, my fiancee and I (Ha! I love saying that) have spent more than enough time in Bangkok. As a transit hub it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Breaking a rib……

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
Well, the leap sure was worth it. Great shot by Bec..... Trying to break a rib in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay: Rib Tickler

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
I looked across to Bec from my position on the roof. "Ok, you ready with the camera?" "Yep." "Right then. One........two........three!!!!!" I leapt out into the fresh air and found myslef sideways, arms and legs flailing about crazily. Bec snapped away with the camera ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hanoi: Bia Hoi Ahoy!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007
With our bags bursting at the seams, including our extra bag - a small wheely bag stuffed full of wedding clothes, we said goodbye to Hoi An and caught an overnight bus north to Hanoi. Two minutes into the trip, whilst ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hoi An: The Saviour

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
After our lengthy, frustrating journey to get there, Hoi An proved itself to be worth the effort. Not for the first time, it was our saviour on a visit to Vietnam. My friend Conor, writer of the greatest travel blog ever ... [Continue reading this entry]