A short tutorial for those of you who are unfamiliar with this kind of thing...
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Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page. Sometimes the formatting gets a little weird and things get put in odd places on the page.
We hope this helps.
And until we come home (for those of you counting the days... ie: Mother)...
Until the Adventure Ends
April 28th 2007
url='/Videos/3419.html' onclick='dialog("/Videos/3419.html?popped=1","tbvideo",600,600);return false;' Zipping 1url='/Videos/3420.html' onclick='dialog("/Videos/3420.html?popped=1","tbvideo",600,600);return false;' James Crossing the Valleyurl='/Videos/3421.html' onclick='dialog("/Videos/3421.html?popped=1","tbvideo",600,600);return false;' Leaving The Treehouse ITAMAR: ... And then they all made laugh to me. JAMES: They all made love to you?! James photos are still not ready to be uploaded and we couldn't wait any longer. So here are some of my photos. They are not as good but the videos are awesome. So here it is, the long awaited Gibbons blog. To anyone who still cares to read it. LINDSAY I have already told you about the slow boat back to Huay Xai but I have to say once again, for anyone reading this who may be in Laos and who mi... read more
April 21st 2007
LINDSAY Quote For Laos Experience James, tell them to stop the bus! My bladder is going to explode! We are in our final hours here in Luang Prabang, Laos and it has been quite an experience getting here. It has also been something trying to get to computers that will allow us to upload photos as well as finding the time to sit down and write. We started in another internet place earlier (probably our 3rd one today as we have been doing photos and booking places to stay thoughout the day) but had to leave to find a better place again. I am in charge of uploading photos and generally dealing with getting them organized. It is one of the few duties that have been given to me for this trip as James has, ... read more
April 13th 2007
JAMES This entry is rather late, but not due to a lack of effort. Hopefully my poor memory will serve to edit out all the usual banal details I'm prone to including in these blogs. We were looking forward to - for the second time - our first experience on the air-conditioned sleeper car from Lopburi to Chiang Mai. It didn't disappoint. It was comfortable. We slept. For whatever reason my gastro-intestinal eruptions subsided for the journey, which is fortunate due to the state of Thai train toilets. Our first impression of Chiang Mai was how much easier it was going to be. Considering our past couple of days and our current beleaguered state it was a relief. There were restaurants with signs in English that surely weren't fish-on-a-stick charring Thai food stalls or Kentucky ... read more
April 6th 2007
url='/Videos/2629.html' onclick='dialog("/Videos/2629.html?popped=1","tbvideo",600,600);return false;' Lopburi Monkey Madness *** Check out the video on the left beside our picture. Just click on it and it should come up in another window. You may have to wait a little while for it to load. And you might have to load some software if it promts you do so. CAN YOU COUNT THE MONKEYS?*** LINDSAY Once we left the islands, we boarded a boat to Chumphun and then a night train to Ayuthaya. We had booked an air conditioned 2nd class sleeper car because it was only a little more expensive than the fan one that was so hot the last time. This time however, we got an sir con car with a broken air system and as it was meant to have AC the windows were screwed shut and ... read more
April 2nd 2007
Preface: This took a very long time to get posted. It seems to be getting harder to do the furthur we get from Bangkok. We are already in Ayuthaya and will get to that, hopefully, sometime soon. Here is the blog from our time on the beaches. LINDSAY We got to the train station in plenty of time to catch our train to the beach so we decided to head to MBK (the giant 6 story mall full of cheap things) to buy James some shoes. At home I cannot find shoes that fit me and here James cannot, however, he is in lov with all the shoes here so it is painful for him. He is experiencing what I experience at home all the time. I have yet too be all that successful in ... read more
March 26th 2007
LINDSAY So it is now 4 days in Bangkok. We have been shopping, swimming, wandering and visited a couple tourist sights. Yesterday we went to the Wat Phra Kaew, which is a big old shiny temple, and the Grand Palace, which is a royal residence. What to say about it.... The Wat and surrounding buildings are very ornate and beautiful and I am sure my pictures do not do them justice. There were, however, a million people there. It was really hot and the line to the temple was so long we decided not to go inside the actual main temple with the emerald Buddha and instead went over to another portion, which was the Grand Palace. After that we went on a little journey... With our ticket to the Grand Palace and such, we ... read more
March 23rd 2007
Lindsay Just a quick update. We are still catching up on sleep and a long day of shopping has made us very sleepy. Today we went shopping, mostly in the market near our guesthouse, and then went to this huge 5 story mall called MBK. I bought a cheap knock-off zip-up, and a bag for toting around my daily things. James bought a long sleeved button up shirt and we had dinner at a Pizza Place that puts sausage in the crust. The first place we stayed late last night (after we got there at midnight) was not so good. There was a cockroach, who greeted us about five minutes after we arrived, and it was kind of like a small town Manitoba Motel, think Carmen Motor Inn. Tonight, however, we are staying in a ... read more
March 12th 2007
So we are on the home stretch... Only 9 more sleeps until we leave. It has become my job (Lindsay) to learn how to use this thing as James is out working on a frozen lake. I was the lucky one and got to stay in town and work out all the the remaining things for the trip. It seems like there are a million things left to do and yet nothing that I can do right now. the tax e-filing system is down here in Canada and has significantly restricted our funds leading up to our departure date and so some things have been put on hold until all paychecks are in (including getting travellers checks and the like). We are taking our last doses of vaccinations this week. Dukoral may prove to be a ... read more
January 30th 2007
We are from Winnipeg, Canada and are headed out on a two month trip through Thailand, Loas and Vietnam. It's -21 celcius (with a windchill factor of -30) at the writing of this entry, and therefore, each second closer to departure seems like an eternity. ... read more