Kerry & Brad

Kez and BB

Kerry & Brad

Work, Kids Mortgage....
Life is going to fast for our liking, so to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary we decided to take some well needed time out together.
No Kids, Birds, Chooks or dog......... No Housework - Cleaning mode deactivated.............

Starting in Bangkok Thailand for a few days on our own before meeting up with friends in Hanoi Vietnam, there we will spend a night on a junk in Halong Bay before flying down the coast to Cua Dai Beach Hoi An for a few more days. Then on to Ho Chi Minh city (Siagon) where we will visit the Mekong before flying in to Cambodia to see beautiful Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

Unfortunately our trip is only short (18 days) and we will be trying to cram as much as possible in to this time, so more than likely we will come home exhausted......

We fly out on the 8th of April for an adventure of a life time



Asia » Vietnam April 30th 2009

As we took over 1400 photos and I can not obviously show you all of them. I thought I should put some interesting ones online....... read more
Garden
Lotus Farm
Haaayyyy

Asia April 26th 2009

Well here we go, the end has come around so quickly, and while writing this my eyes fill with tears... It was the most wonderful experience....... With all the quirks and scams we had a great time and would go back to most of these places again especially Cambodia, as the people are beautiful in nature and appearance and are so accepting wanting to learn English. We also had many people tell us the Aussies are the best, so friendly and fun loving. We loved the craziness of the traffic and people in Hanoi, the beauty of Halong Bay, The relaxing Hoi An at the beach and the people in Siem Reap Cambodia. Bangkok and Saigon are your usual crazy busy cities, bangkok being the best for shopping. Thank you for taking interest in our travels, ... read more
Siem Reap from the plane

Asia » Cambodia » North » Tonlé Sap April 26th 2009

Tonle Sap lake is the biggest fresh water lake in Asia, currently only 1/2 meter deep in some places and 2500sq km long. As the wet season is about 8 days away where the lake will rise to 12 meters deep in some place and 13000sq km or wide. The floating village of Chong Kneas, is now extremely famous with visitors to see the real Cambodia, this is the experience I was looking for. We decided to take a moto (tuk tuk) for the day out to the lake quoted in a guide as $15US pp. We should never complain about a simple pot hole in our roads after you have driven on one in Cambodia....The road to the lake parts of it anyway had rocks the size of soccer ball sticking up out of the ... read more
A spot of fishing
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School time

Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor April 26th 2009

This temple is one of the best place to see the sunset in Ankor, offering a view of the Tonle Sap lake and a distant Wat. You are able to take an Elephant ride up the 1.5km hill, which Brad and I chose to do. A wonderful experience, your elephant driver or rider which ever it may be even has a pocket on the back of his shirt for tips. There is also a lot of stairs to climb that go straight up, going up not a problem, coming down when you are scared of heights can be... So I hung tightly to brad's shirt as he went back down one step at a time. I figured we had better leave before the sun completely set as there is no lighting at all on the way ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap April 26th 2009

Bayon is known as the temple of faces. The giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art. There is 37 standing towers with most of them having four faces carved in to the stone, 216 to be correct.... read more
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Mark
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Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap April 26th 2009

Angkor Thom- Tomb raider- Angelina Jolie. Sorry for all the photos we have about 300 just from here... Angkor Thom is the temple covered in tree roots and jungle. ... read more
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Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap April 26th 2009

We rose at 4.45pm for our driver to take us to the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is the biggest religious structure in the world. It was constructed in early mid 12th Century and architecturally breathtaking. It is a massive 3 tiered pyrimid crowned by five lotus like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Angkor Wat is surrounded by a moat with an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Because I mentioned " it was not as big as I thought" Brad will never let me live that down. I was just saying I thought it was bigger, even though it is very big..... We positioned our selves for the sunrise which was beautifel then headed back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we headed back out to tackle Angkor Wat ... read more
Sunrise
The 6 of us
Angkor Wat

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap April 26th 2009

We arrived in Cambodia Late Monday evening, Jacqui & Steve's wedding anniversary. How good is that Breakfast in Saigon, dinner in Cambodia. That is a memory they will never forget.... In Saigon we were waiting for a courier to deliver Jewelry that we had made that should of been delivered Sunday lunch time from Hoi An. It never arrived. The hotel staff we kind enough to ring the jewelers to see what had happened as every time I rang the hung up on me because they couldn't understand me. They assured us it had reached Saigon and the courier would have it there by the time we left on Monday. 5 mins before we left it hadn't arrived. The hotel staff had arranged for a driver to take it to the airport if it arrived before ... read more
Anniversary Dinner
Bicycle car par
Brad's little friend

Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City April 19th 2009

We arrived in Saigon Saturday afternoon, very much like Bangkok, so not to much to tell. I probably wouldn't make a special visit again unless it was to visit the Mekong Delta. Unfortunately due to lack of time we wont be able to go as it is a full day trip. We decided to go to the Cu Chi tunnels instead today which took most of the day. For those who don't know, this is where the Viet Cong hid from the Americans during the war in the 1960's. In the district of Cu Chi alone there was 250klm of tunnels. The network parts of which is 3 levels deep, included trap doors, constructed living areas, field hospitals, weapons factories , storage facilities and many more. They allowed the Vietnamese to launch surprise attacks wherever the ... read more
Jacqui
Cu Cui Tunnel
Boys will be boys

Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An April 18th 2009

We flew to Hoi An our beachside destination on Wednesday. I loved Hoi an, so relaxing after the craziness of Hanoi. Brad say's he could live here. Still crazy traffic but not as bad and as developed as every where else. Vietnam's Noosa 25 years ago. So much more relaxed and under developed. Give it 2 years and it wont be the same as they are developing everywhere. About 30% of tourists are Aussies compared to 2% Americans, most are European's. You walk down the street and you get "G'day mate" Aussie Aussie, they are so welcoming and it is so funny. This was our rest period if you could call it that with all the shopping we did. We treated our selves to a beautiful resort very luxurious. Hoi An Beach Resort, river on one ... read more
Hoina Beach Resort
Our beach
Our bar on the beach




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