In Vietnam!

2 08 2009

So we just finished Cambodia! What an amazing country that has gone through so much so recently! During our visit we went to 2 places, Siem Riep to see the ruined temples at Angkor Wat and Phnom Pen, the capital of Cambodia and also the poorest capital city in Asia, Where we saw the Genocide museum and the killing fields. Everything was an in your face experience of what happened about 20 years ago with the end of the wars! So much death! We ran into a survivor from S-21, the jail where the Khmer Rouge brought all their war prisoners and tortured them. It was crazy, the stories he told about how they were beat down and tied up.

We just got into Vietnam, by boat through Chau Doc, and its pretty wicked as well. More modern, not as poor of a country and everything is SO CHEAP! Beers are under a dollar. Food for 2 people with drinks costs about $5 CDN.. Love it. and its sooo good!

We’re now in Saigon or Ho Chih Minh City, SO MANY motorbikes… they are everywhere and the honking is nonstop… crazyness… no rules on the road…

Anyways off to explore some more… doing the Cu Chi tunnels tomorrow then we are off to Hue!

we got a total of about 800 pictures in Cambodia so photo updates will prolly happen when I get back or I have ALOT of time!

Later dayz

M





5 days till Half way around the world

16 07 2009

5 more days and I will be halfway around the world. Me and my girlfriend packing up and headin over to SE Asia to spend the rest of the summer. I know, I know, its HOT AS SHIT over there during this time but it will definitely be a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto to the hustle and bustle of overcrowded Asian cities. Our adventures are taking us to 4 different countries: Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and last but not least, Vietnam.

Super excited about all of these places although I have really no idea of what to expect. Japan is only a 19 hour layover in Tokyo but we might get out and explore as much as we can. We then land in Bangkok for bout 3 days until the beginning of our Intrepid tour that takes us through Cambodia, and up Vietnam. Finally we settle in Danang, the middle of Vietnam, for about 2 weeks where my GF is doing some dental volunteer work and I will explore the region more in depth with camera in tow.

Well thats about it.. unless anything exciting or angering happens to me between now and then, I’ll be writing my next post from the other side of the world.

OH! If anyone has any travel ideas for the area please feel free to leave a comment. Also if you have ever been on an Intrepid tour in the area please leave a comment also and let me know how they are!

Thanks,

M