Well, we've finally escaped the cold and the severe transport problems in China. We realise how lucky we are, being able to fly to where we wanted to be. There are still millions of Chinese stranded and unable to get home for New Year tomorrow. We're really looking forward to the celebrations here. (A float display tomorrow evening and fireworks the following night.) Everyone's in good spirits, so it should be fun.
I hope we turned the gas off!
- blog entries
It's freezing in China!!! We had fantastic weather in Vietnam and had a really good time. Only when we got as far north as Hanoi did the temperature drop and we bought hats and gloves. Sapa was really cold (or so we thought until we reached China!) We had snow in Shanghai. I've heard that it's made the news in Europe too. Apparently it's the worst snowfall they've had in the south of China for 20 years and it's causing havoc with the transport system. We almost...
A belated Happy New Year to all! We spent New Year's Eve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia celebrating French style with our new friends Elida and Thibault, whose parents we met whilst trekking in Laos. We left Cambodia Jan 2nd and have spent the last two weeks working our way up the coast from the Mekong delta to Hanoi. Saigon (HCMC) was crazy, so we needed a few days at the beach! We blew the budget in Hoi An - tailors and art galleries everywhere... It's a good job the ...
Happy Christmas Everyone!! We were sad to leave Laos on December 22nd, but wanted to be in Cambodia for Christmas, and for once we checked ourselves in to a nice hotel (where we managed to get Christmas pudding!) Spent 22-26 in Siem Reap, visiting the temples of Angkor, then moved on to the capital, Phnom Penh. Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas time. Lots of love and best wishes for 2008 A&J
Hello again, We had a good time in Langkawi, although we had a couple of days of bad weather. We hired a car and drove all around the island, dodging monkeys, chickens, dogs and cattle, not to mention the crazy scooter drivers. Makes a change from the cyclists in Cambridge. Once the drizzle cleared we went up on a cable car for an amazing view of the island, then relaxed on the beach. We're now in Laos. We had a couple of days in Vientiane, the capital. Julien ...