Archive for December, 2006

Five days in Hoi An

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

I spent five fun and relaxing days in Hoi An from Dec 24-29. The days were spent wandering around taking pictures while snacking on various mysterious but good and super cheap street food, eating excellent meals with friends, and playing pool until the wee hours of the morning.

Photo: Cute kid Photo: Market Photo: Hoi An Photo: Gold teeth


Merry Christmas from Hoi An, Vietnam

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Yesterday I met up with Roger and Marjorie in Hoi An. We did some sightseeing during the day, had some very tasty pho, a round of 21 cent beers and some really good spring rolls for a snack, then we splurged and had an excellent 5-course meal for our Christmas eve dinner. ($6.50 CAD)

Photo: Little Santas Photo: Cafe des Amis Photo: Gerald at dinner


Night in Hanoi, Vietnam

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I arrived in Hanoi around 8:30 last night, the start of 3-4 weeks or so in Vietnam. I’m really excited to be here. (mmm, Vietnamese food!)


I suck at blogging

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

To paraphrase Napolean Dynamite, this is pretty much the worst blog ever made.

I am now about three weeks and dozens of adventures behind on blogging. I think I’m going to abandon the practice of trying to include photos with each blog post, or maybe just start adding them later; my photo-publishing habits are too sporadic to be able to keep up.

I have been on Ko Samet for the last few weeks, and this island/beach life has made me verrry laaazy.

I’ll try to catch up soon.

Adding insult to injury

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Leaving Whistler to travel for the winter was a difficult decision; I had to keep reminding myself that I’ll never get a better chance to do an extended trip like this, and Whistler will still be there next winter, etc. I have been happy with my decision but every once in a while have second thoughts, e.g. when hearing about the record snowfall Whistler had last month.

I managed to forget about it for a few days, and upon arriving in Bangkok I checked my voicemail for the first time in weeks because my phone didn’t work in Japan. I had 16 messages waiting including a few nice birthday wishes, but among them were a series of automated messages from PowderFone (that I had signed up for last winter) saying things like “good morning, this is PowderFone, today Whistler has 20cm of fresh snow”.