Monday, February 19, 2007


Hey there. I'm in Siem Reap, Cambodia and we just completed a long day of sightseeing, covering most of the major temples in the area. Angkor Wat was phenomenal but some of the other temples were just as cool and much less crowded. We're flying to Bangkok tonight and will fly to Phuket on the 21st. I hope to find a good Internet connection soon so that I can post pictures and whatnot. Sorry for the lack of updates but the Interet has been excruciatingly slow and the last thing I want to do out here is stare at a page loading. I'll be in Seattle in 2 weeks and I'm very excited for that. Peace, love, Happy New Year.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Sorry for being MIA the past week. The Internet has been shaky everywhere and I've been too discouraged to write anything. The Great Ocean Road was awesome and I had a great time with Miss Cory-Ann. I was considering flying to New Zealand this week but I found out that my friend Kent would be in Melbourne for business on Wednesday and Thursday so I decided to stay put. Staying in Melbourne also gave me more time to hang out with Cory-Ann and we've had a good time. We saw both Happy Feet and The Pursuit of Happyness at the Crown Casino, ate Pho in Chinatown, and ate at a really nice Italian place on Chapel Street. We've also watched a lot of cricket and she's filled in the gaps in my cricket knowledge. I am now a self-proclaimed cricket expert. Last night, Kento and I got reasonably drunk but refrained from going off the deep end. He and I have a history of bad nights so we made a conscious decision to take it easy last night. He has a few business meetings today and flies out tomorrow morning at 6 AM but I think we'll put in some late hours tonight. I leave on Saturday for Vietnam and I'm really excited to meet Davis, Hao-Tam and CJ in Hanoi. I realized today that I only have 25 days left on the road before returning to Seattle. Time flies when you're having fun. Here's my schedule for SE Asia:

Mon 2/12 Halong Bay
Tue 2/13 Halong Bay
Wed 2/14 Hanoi
Thu 2/15 Nha trang
Fri 2/16 Nha trang
Sat 2/17 Saigon
Sun 2/18 Saigon/Siem Reap
Mon 2/19 Siem Reap / BKK
Tue 2/20 Bangkok
Wed 2/21 Phuket
Thu 2/22 Phuket
Fri 2/23 Phuket-BKK
Sat 2/24 Krabi
Sun 2/25 Krabi
Mon 2/26 Chiang Mai
Tue 2/27 Chiang Mai
Wed 2/28 Chiang Mai
Thu 3/1 Chiang Mai
Fri 3/2
Sat 3/3
Sun 3/4
Mon 3/5

Hao-Tam is a veteran of SE Asia so she did all the planning. I'm not used to staying at nice hotels but I can't complain. Hao-Tam and CJ are flying home on the 1st so I'll have a few days by myself. I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I think there's a Full Moon party on the 4th that I'll try to attend. I'll dump some pictures as soon as I find a stable Internet connection. Until then, close your eyes and picture me rollin'.