Matt and Roberta's Guestbook



11th December 2015
Starting the Climb

Great photos
Enjoyed looking through these photos. Hanging out of those old, clunky Sri Lankan trains is a fantastic feeling.
9th February 2015
Ha Long sunset

Beautiful Halong bay
I loved Halong Bay -it was just beautiful – the canoeing was breathtaking. A beautiful part of the world. Halong bay cruise
From Blog: Hạ Long Bay
2nd October 2014

Luang Prabang
Amazing Blog post! thank you for sharing your experience of our beautiful city Luang Prabang! All the best and see you soon From every one at Villa Maly http://www.villa-maly.com
3rd August 2014

You Can't Come Home!
Hi Guys, Though we miss you, we must insist that you continue your extended trip - we will not be able to do without your wonderful blogs! What a lovely read. Every time you go somewhere exciting it is as if you have taken us along on your journey. Enjoy the last few weeks. Cheers Joe
6th August 2014

We have to come home, there's no cheese here
Thanks Joe! Does a trip to Whytecliffe count as travel? It involves crossing a bridge... Looking forward to seeing you very soon!
3rd August 2014
Towards the light

Such contrasts!
What a perfect holiday--except for the little details of dengue fever and typhoons! Once again, I'm so touched by your ethical decision not to support tours that harm the environment/wildlife--here the whale sharks. Too often, people so want photos that they allow guides to grab, herd, catch and endanger wild animals. Perhaps the big turtle sensed your goodness, and that's why s/he came to check you out. I love that you could have your own pools and waterfalls and walk on real trails just by walking further from the hordes--rewards everywhere. Great photos, as usual!
6th August 2014
Towards the light

Thanks Tara!
It seems that authorities in Oslob have been doing a better job of regulating the whale shark feeding industry in order to minimize harassment and educate the public. That's definitely encouraging and should be lauded, but it still wasn't the experience we wanted for our first whale shark encounter, especially when there was so much else to see on and off the reef!
3rd August 2014

Only you can steal my trademarks!!!
Cant wait to hear about your, well I wont say trip because you were gone for like a year so...I cant wait to hear about the last 3% of your life you just spent in amazing places...might be a long pub lunch!!!
6th August 2014

You will receive royalties
Yes, pub lunch soon...
3rd August 2014
Roberta floating in space

Great photo!
6th August 2014
Roberta floating in space

Thanks guys!
I have to admit that this is one of my favourites!
3rd August 2014
Bamboo bridge across the Kawasen River

Philippines
What a great trip.
3rd August 2014
Almost there

Wow
Love these photos!
6th August 2014
Almost there

Thanks guys!
The GoPro can actually do a great job for these kind of wide-angle shots.
6th August 2014
Almost there

Thanks Dave and Merry Jo!
It's been a great trip.
28th July 2014

Underwater Philippines
We are enjoying your trip and especially your underwater photos. We are divers and it reminds us of our diving in this beautiful country.
29th July 2014

Thanks guys!
We came here to do freedive training and were pleasantly surprised at how nice the reefs are. I'd heard stories when I was younger about cyanide and dynamite fishing, but that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not in Moalboal. There is a lot of fishing pressure so not very many large fish around, but the reefs are quite nice.
8th July 2014

Hope to see you soon
What a lovely blog - we almost feel sad for you to leave Vietnam and Sri Lanka - you brought it to life for us. I can't wait to spend some time there in the future. Enjoy your month of free diving and safe travels back home. Joe
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
8th July 2014

Looking forward to green water
Hi Joe! Thanks for the lovely comment. We look forward to seeing you all and hearing about the Bay!! I wish we could be there to cheer you guys on but we'll raise a glass of beer to you on the day instead.
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
7th July 2014

So Long Vietnam
Sounds like a wonderful country to visit! Can't wait to hear about your next adventure in the Philippines. Love you and miss you guys!
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
7th July 2014
Sugar Cane Juice Stand

Tall man in a little chair!
Matt, you look like your sitting at a table and chairs from McKenna's kindergarten class! It makes you look like a giant!
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
8th July 2014
Sugar Cane Juice Stand

Hilarious
Kristin, all the outdoor restaurants and cafes use these little red chairs and tables and everytime Matt sat down it cracked me up. I finally had to take a photo. It's funny after all these months in SE Asia we are used to looking at Asians so whenever we see a tourist we're both "He's so big! Look at the size of him!"
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
7th July 2014

Farewell but never goodbye
Some times you need to slow it down and stay for a while. Acceptance is important.
From Blog: So Long Vietnam
4th July 2014
Sunset

Reveling in the present
Loved that you two stayed in Hoi An long enough to meet neighbors, make friends, and see a rice cycle. So wise too, to try to understand and adopt a rather Buddhist, accepting attitude toward things that are so different--those crazy (or at least different from our) roads, creepy crawlies and weird (for us) foods and dog eating. And oh, to have that mellow, Vietnamese driving approach to life--what a gift!
From Blog: So Long Vietnam

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