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15th June 2014

I MUST see this
Hi there, my name is Adam Zunder and I have been tavelling Asia for the past 3 weeks. I was in Koh Rong, Cambodia about a week ago now and they had these plankton as well but unfortunately I had food poisoning and wasnt able to experience it! I was looking forward to it so much and I missed it! I was so excited to hear that Ha long Bay had these p[lankton too. Ill be there within the next week or two and I noticed that is the time you were there back in 2009. I was wondering if you could tell me where exactly you went to see the plankton or what company or agency took you to see them? This is definitely at the very top of my list so if you could let me know where I need to go to be completely blown away by this phenomenon i would SUPER appreciate it! Thanks so much. Cheers, Adam
From Blog: C'est Magique
15th June 2014

Ha Long Bay
Adam, saw your comment, & I'm sorry to hear about the food poisoning - that troubled me there, too. I booked my trip to Ha Long Bay through my hostel. It was billed as kind of a party tour, we stayed on a boat for one night and camped on an island the second night. I really could not tell you the name of the island or the company. It has been such a long time. I suggest you ask around the backpacker hostels or local tour agents, specifically about the bioluminescent plankton. I'm sure someone could help give you more details. Best of luck! Becky
From Blog: C'est Magique
11th January 2010

The OK should look correct to someone looking at it while it is on your eye. So, it will look backwards on the side that goes against your eye.
From Blog: The Fun Begins
7th December 2009

Running in a scarf OR jeans sounds miserable, but both- ugh!
19th November 2009

Medical Travel Insurance
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7th November 2009

Ah Paris
Hi Becky, I am taking a "senior" class at UT called the evolution of Modern Art. Several weeks ago the lecture was about Fauvism in France with Matisse, Rodin and Derain. While sitting in class I decided to repair our bedroom with the color of Matisse. I hope the Renior exhibit is still in Paris. When we were there in the summer Bill and I went to see it. Wonderful. Enjoy the city of lights. My favorite city. Darlene
From Blog: Ah, That Matisse
7th November 2009

Hello Rebbeca, Lovely pictures you have posted. The Orangerie was a delight that I was almost disappointed in. After paying the 12 euro entry fee and gazing on the water lillies for about 15 minutes I thought well that was nice but really a rip off for a one trick pony. As I was heading toward the exit I saw the small sign that lead to the basement and seeking a restroom went down stairs. A lucky event spured by a full bladder. The collection was throughly enjoyable and I almost missed it.
From Blog: Ah, That Matisse
6th November 2009

I miss you guys! This was so fun to read. Isn't running in Paris is the best - you're distracted from your misery by all the beauty and history around you.
From Blog: Paris Revisited
6th August 2009

On your next trip to South East Asia, i would suggest that you start with Singapore and Thailand. I enjoy reading your blog and hope to see you back.
6th August 2009

Nice beach!
Is this trip to the private beach a part of the 'Ha Long Bay Rock Long Rock Hard' tour?
13th July 2009

Farewell
Have a good journey back home. That must have been a tough decision to make but as long as your happy with it that’s the main thing. I will look forward to hearing when you are off on your travels again.. Stay safe. Hx
13th July 2009

OMG!!! FUN PARTYING!!!
Wooow! The partying looks so cool. Okay, we could do without the huge waves, but still - the boat, the foods, the masquerade party!?!?!?!?! AWESOME!!! Hey, and that's a pretty shirt....did someone go shopping??? Call me when you're back in the States!
13th July 2009

Ooooh....duck
I had that in Foggy Bottom at some Chinese restaurant....I was so excited that I was getting 'peking duck' something I'd always heard about. I agree - too greasy, you treat it like a taco and it's not all that good. I'd rather Lauriol Plaza Fajita tacos. Mmmmm. Enjoyed hearing the review though.
12th July 2009

What a Way To Go!!
Sounds like you had a blast in Hong Kong. What an exciting send-off. It is great to have such good friends spread out around the globe. Hope you can return the favor for Travis one day. Can't wait to see all of your pictures. See you Monday. Love Mom
8th July 2009

wow, what an adventure!
Hi Rebecca, thanks for sharing your journey with us here! The advice you give is definitely helpful for peeps like me who hope to travel through Southeast Asia as well. Sorry to hear you got sick, but I am glad you are getting along better now. I sure hope that you will still continue on without losing site of what you intended on for your 5 month journey. I will sure to be coming back to read. Oh yes, and how is your budget coming? Is $30/day good to get you through the day?
8th July 2009

Haven't been able to identify the red and white flower at the top- the one that looks like velcro or maybe corn on the cob?...But I did find out that the one you labeled "flowers?" is a pitcher plant, a carnivorous plant (eats insects, not you), but only after asking a friend who's something of an expert in that field. Anyhow, it looks nice and healthy, and so do you. You must be feeling better!
7th July 2009

Soooo....was it the
raging case of unknown/exotic travller's stomach virus or facing ending your journey that made you un-afraid of birds???? I'm very impressed.
7th July 2009

Those green things look like..
.....they look like jalapenos or green beans! What are they? Wannabe asparagus?
7th July 2009

Prices
Prices are dirt cheap compared to anything you would find in the States! You can get gorgeous, huge flower arrangements for a few dollars.
7th July 2009

Hi Becky - I think flower market would obviously be a favorite out of those! How are the prices? After conversion, do you feel like the prices are US equivalent for the quality? Not sure how the bunny market is in Austin but how about the flowers?
6th July 2009

Junky Boat
Yeah, it was kind of disappointing, but I found out there's only one real historic junk left in Hong Kong, called the Duk Ling. Weather pending, I might try to take a cruise on it, but it has been pouring cats and dogs. Jill said the kids got their postcard, (but that was from Hong Kong, and about a week or so earlier), hope yours doesn't dawdle too long!
6th July 2009

And after I told everybody...
...you were going out for a party on a genuine Chinese junk! Oh, well, at least it looks like you weren't riding around on some firetrap garbage scow. Still waiting for that first postcard!
5th July 2009

Hi Becky! Kate and Jack got their post card and we very excited! Also, thank you for printing as the kids usually give up on cursive. Glad you are having more good clean fun!
3rd July 2009

Thanks!
I appreciate your words of support. I hope you and your husband have a great time in Ha Long Bay - it is a truly amazing place. Safe travels!
From Blog: Culture Shock
3rd July 2009

Fair play to you
Hi, I was just looking through blogs to try and get some tips for halong bay cruises when i happened across your blog. i am travelling with my husband and we have been away from home for 6 months so far, i hust wanted to say fair play to you doing all this on your own, it can be very intimidating when you are with someone let alone when you are on your own. reading your blog has also made me appreciate having someone to share this with. I hope that your feeling better soon and i have the ultimate admiration for what you are doing, i know it might not feel like it at the moment but there will be many many positive things to come out of your experiences. good luck and don't let them grind you down a fellow traveller
From Blog: Culture Shock

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