17.03.2009 36 °C
I Believe the last entry we did we mentioned that we were on our way to Vietnam. It was amazing. We spent 2 weeks traveling from south to north, we stayed in 7 different cities, one was right in the mountains and a couple along the south China Sea. It went like this, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - 10hrs bus ride to - Dalat, spent a few days there and met some great people that we continued our travels through Vietnam with. From Dalat - 6hrs bus ride to - Nha Trang which is ride along the South China Sea. From Nha Trang - Fly to - DaNang and than taxi to HoiAn. HoiAn was the most amazing little town we had nothing but good times. We even ended up drinkin' with some locals and than singing Karoke all night...in Vietnamese... I scored 92% - I have no idea how??? From HoiAn - Train ride (beautiful) to - Hue. We went to an amazing market in this city - like nothing we have seen out here. From Hue we took a flight to Hanoi and spent the last day in Vietnam there. It is much different in Vietnam than in Thailand - the tours and day trips we did were different there either of us expected and ate some "out of this world" food, some good and some...different.
We have made our way back to Southern Thailand. We met up with Mom & Freddy-Cakes in Bangkok, spent 6hrs there and than we all flew down to an Island called Ko Lipe...which is by far the nicest island we have seen in our travels and hottest at that. It hit 42C!!!! We all tried fishing...but not like we are used to back home...we fished with the locals - Chao Lai (name of the village people who live on this island) fishing! A fishing line, no reel, 5 hooks, chicken feathers and a big weight to go down deep. This was GREAT, we all caught fish BUT Mom and Angie were the heros of the day. Spent a buch of time snorkelling at this island, some of the craziest looking creatures down there.
From Ko Lipe we made our way to Ko Bulone which was an Island with no more than 100 people on it. All the bungolows were ocean front - crazy. stayed just one day/night and than went to Ko Mook, were we went and swam into this emerald cave...nearly 5mins of darkness, it was definetly a trip. Once you made it through WOW what a place. It looked like we were in a volcano. We stayed at a resort named Charlies Beach - I imagine you all know why we stayed there. It was very nice and the true definition of "Roughin' it"
Now we are back in Ko Lanta (were we went to the wedding) This place feels like our home, and it is a nice place for Mom and Freddy to get some rest. Since we have been here we went and rode some elephants in the jungle, did a day trip to Phi Phi Islands and spent a lot of time on the beach. We are here until the 20th and than back to Bangkok for Mom to do some shopping and a few tours (temples, river trips) before they fly back home.
From there Angie and I are going to the North of Thailand - Chang Mai, Chang Rai and a few other spots. 2 weeks of travels up there and than...
So that is the scoop and we have uploaded some more pictures - hope you like them, and we will update again once we make our way up North.
Jeremie & Angie