Chris n Lou's Guestbook



14th June 2010

BRILLIANT!! At least you didn't land face down in the toilet!! xx
From Blog: Tubing madness
7th June 2010

Itchy itch itch
Hey. Miss read the name of your boat, thought it said show boat so had images of lots of singing and dancing in a stage musical kind of way! Now that would have been fab! is Laos where you get to go on inner tubes down the river? If it is can't wait to hear how u get on with that. Not too long till I get to meet u for a mini adventure, I'm getting v excited about it now xxxx
31st May 2010

Helloooo
Hi guys, Pai sounds a good laugh. So you finally got around to trying the Massaman Curry! :o) Has Louise found an skill in finding food stalls selling BBQ Snapper? lol. I got back home today so am already so jellous lol. Enjoy the last few days of northern Thailand and I'm looking forward to reading about Laos!
From Blog: Pai
30th May 2010

wow!
Looks like you had a fabulous day! I am indeed very jealous! Rita (Paul's wife)
From Blog: Tiger Kingdom
29th May 2010

Thai Food is Awesome!!!
Hey guys- sounds like you're having a great time! We didn't make it up to Pai but we both looooved the food in Thailand! The curries are almost as nice in Laos- especially with the sticky rice! Stay smiling and don't feel guilty about chillin so much- when in our usually hectic lives do we get to stop- take a real breath and do absolutely f#$k all! Enjoy Laos- make sure you go to Vang Vieng- not for anything traditionally Laos but for the most crazy, crazy day combining drinking with swinging off 25m high tarzan swings into the mekong river! All completed on a lazy day's tubing on the river. Keep up the great blogs and only about 23 more shades of white to go before tan Chris- keep it up! Paul and Nise x
From Blog: Pai
25th May 2010

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one!
Wow! This is sooooooooo cool! can you bring one back for me please, that tops having a hamster any day! Chris will get this! I always wanted to do that, do they feel soft or is their fir all harsh and prickley? Dave would love this he loves Tigers! I love the pic of Chris with the am i am an over excited 5 years old face, BTW who did you offend to get a buzz cut like that chick? Both of you look fab, esp lou, by now i would be looking like i had been living on a park bench for 3 months and my alarm call was to be dragged through a hedge backwards! Keep anjoying it, love to both of you, take care Kez n Dave xxxxxx
From Blog: Tiger Kingdom
25th May 2010

We went to see the tigers today - amazing! Thanks for the advice, I'll look for the yellow oil. Cheers.
25th May 2010

The tiger zoo is supposed to be awesome up there, bit pricey but you can hang out with baby tigers or big monster tigers, bit sad we missed out on that bit!! sucks about the curfew, the night markets up there are some of the best I've seen (there's another good one in Luang Prabang though, at the end of the main street, hard to miss) and next time your near a pharmacy Lou try to find something called Yellow Oil if they have it. small little vial about the size of a pinky finger, might set you back anywhere between 40 and 130 depending on if they make it there or not but it is AMAZING! like tiger balm but so much better, we've had one bottle for two months and use it everyday, works like a charm on those horrible itches.
22nd May 2010

Hey guys!!
sorry it took so long for me to get back, just noticed the comments now. After Cambodia we're planning on doing Vietnam for a month, then China for (we're hoping) three months, and then back into Bangkok for a few days before heading over to India for a whoping 6 months, and then onto Europe (Norway for starts). :/ guess we might not be crossing paths after all. bummer!! as for the jungle trek, we did the three day and it was pretty intense, the first day wasn't horrid but wasn't easy, the second day was the worst as we trekked uphill (pretty steep) for about 2 and a half hours, broken up by 10 min breaks every half hour or so. the third day was the easiest as it was mostly flat. They do have one day treks though that include the elehpant rides and rafting down the river, might be less intense. There were literally tons of travel agents around, all offering different tours, so if you have an extra day I reccommend just checking some of them out and finding one that suits both of you well!! I wouldn't do the three day again, I was so beat when we got back, dirty and sweaty and huge blisters on my heels, but it was a fun experience and we met some interesting people!! Where are you guys now??
18th May 2010

Sawasdee Krap
Hey guys- still loving your blog. You brought back a lot of memories with this one. We stayed at 3 different places on Soi Rambuttri- 'My House' mainly in 200 Baht rooms and for a treat for a few days in the Rambuttri Village Inn with the rooftop pool. We loved staying on Rambuttri- quiet enough but lively enough, great food and close to the river so easy to see the main sights by river taxi. We loved Thailand- overall it was our favourite country- the people are awesome when you get past the ones just trying to rip you off! We loved the food- chicken coconut curry and mango with sticky rice were 2 of our favourites! I think though what we loved the most was the shopping- Chatuchak Market is an unbelievable place with 15000 stalls- everything from snakes to snazzy table runners! Oh we miss Thailand! Be careful guys and enjoy the rest of Thailand! Byee Paul and Nise xx
18th May 2010

cheers for the advice mate, how is the jungle trek? Is it hard work as Lou has some issues going up anything steeper than a staircase in the high humidity, wanted to check if she could manage.
18th May 2010

bummer, we're heading to Cambodia in early July. We have a month to do Northern Thailand then about 3 weeks in Laos. Where you going after Cambodia? and thanks for the tip about the shorts x
18th May 2010

good to hear you guys were safe in Bangkok. we were contemplating doing a long route around via KL in Malaysia and flying into Cambodia (so much extra money and time though). we're on Ko Lanta now, going to be here about a week before moving on. How long are you guys going to be in Chiang Mai for?? I'm assuming your going from Chiang Mai to Laos to Cambodia?? we're hoping to be in Cambodia by the beginning of June, will you be there around the same time? and Lou, I feel your pain with the shorts here. I've given up and switched to those pirate/ aladin pants. their fantasticly comfortable, a bit on the warm side in the humidity but am loving them. Kristy
18th May 2010

Chiang Mai
Hello Mate, Sounds like you're having an amazing time. Bangkok sounds like a brave choice given everything on the news, glad to hear you're away from it all. Make sure you get on one of the jungle treks when you get to Chaing Mai, we did a great 2 day one camping out for one night. And the Thai cookery course is good there too if you fancy that, and the massages are super cheap so get plenty of those. All the best Mark
16th May 2010

Better than telly!!
Have just spat tea all over lappy screen reading your last two entries!!!!
From Blog: Honkers
14th May 2010
HK

Awwwww!
Hi Guys! good to see you having a fantastic time! keep up the good work Lou on keeping Chris on his toes, however i think you should do this by causing much less self harm! lovely pic! keep enjoying it and keep safe Luv Kez and Dave xxxxx
From Blog: Honkers
13th May 2010

Please don't die!!
Hi guys. Well u r certainly having an adventure. Keep practicing those hills lou cos they'll easier and the more exercise u do the bigger your lung capacity will get. U met up with Oliver and family yet? Hope hong kong is nice, the airport was certainly great when I had my brief stop there last year. Like Jo I too was missing the daily updates so was relief to hear from u to know u r ok (albeit nearly not!). My news is only boring stuff, been on scary management course but it did get better in fact almost enjoyable as the days went on. Looking forward to weekend as Rach, john and ewan are coming to stay (john doing manc run on Sunday). Anyhoo as ever take care and keep in touch. Gill xxx
13th May 2010

It could only happen to a Brasenell!!
Aw Lou Lou I wish I had you in tow when I went travelling- you provide endless entertainment! Glad you are both surviving- I was getting worried with the lack of blogging updates but all is good now. My client for today cancelled so got up to watch the first Monaco practise session, got to read your new blog (highlight so far-nearly choked on my rice crispies), was interupted by my phone which turned out to be a new client-whoop whoop and this afternoon heading into town to get my new Blackberry- woohoo. Oh and I've got a fringe- hee hee. Hope you have fun on the night train and I look forward to your Hong Kong antics- look out for huge gorilla type animals hanging off buildings hmmm oh no maybe thats King Kong.!?
13th May 2010

You guys have really cheered me up this morning :o) Never laughed so much reading this - sorry Lou! Being looked after by 70 year olds just really topped it off :o) Glad you're ok though and that you're enjoying yourselves. Look forward to the next entry! Love Gem xx
13th May 2010

Moon Hill
You've got some amazing pictures there mate, hope you have a great time in Hong Kong
7th May 2010

YAY!
Hi Chris and Lou, so pleased you're finally there! Bring us back a stick of rock won't you? Paula x
From Blog: Beijing baby!
7th May 2010

i want to see all this
todays pics are beautiful. You are so lucky. Food sounds interesting but tasty. Just dont think about it too much. Long as its well cooked!! Always take river trips. Everything looks different from the water. Noticed that in thailand. You'll get used to the humidity Lou. Just drink loads. Water that is! Really impressed with all your practical tips Chris. Anyway, all well here and evryone sends their love, Take care love Mum xxxxx
From Blog: Yangshuo
7th May 2010

Enjoy Your Dog!!!
Hey guys, the pictures are awesome- the place looks soo so beautiful! Again, really making me miss travelling but looking forward to you guys getting here so we can show off this beautiful country! Enjoy your sleeper bus- the one Nise and I got in Laos had the smallest single bed to share- but I suppose that one cost about 6 pounds so can't complain! Anyway, like I said, enjoy your puppy chow mein! Byee, Paul and Nise x
From Blog: Yangshuo
7th May 2010

Soo jealous
Loving your updates, it sounds like you are having an amazing time :-)
From Blog: Yangshuo
6th May 2010

I am so glad to hear you guys are having a good time. I agree with Gill, I am also starting to get very envious. I am going to Kendal in June, dad wants me to go camping!
From Blog: Beijing & Xi'an

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