Saturday, December 1, 2007
This evening, with many mixed emotions, we return to the US. Happy to return to the things we value and cherish, but sad to leave to many new friends.
Friday, November 30, 2007
We journied for the day out through the Mekong Delta on various forms of transportation today, including buses, a variety of boats, and even a horse cart. What an intersting worlld.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
We spent two days at the seaside town of Mui Ne, which has beautiful beaches and rolling sand dunes. It was the highest tides in 48 years in Southern Vietnam, and us land-lubbers not knowing the difference tried to walk along the sea shore, despite waves crashing high against the building walls. Luckily we didn't wash wash away. Beautiful scenery, but terrible traffic on the roads.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
After being on the road so much, we finally had a moment of time today to put a few pictures up on the web site, and to actually catch our breath. Travis jumped on a plane at midnight last night, and we hope is safely in the middle of his 36-hour journey home.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Our pilot expedition to Vietnam & Cambodia has been a most amazing experience. Last night we returned to Vietnam after a day of seeing the ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia. The massive carved stone temples were breathtaking in size and complexity. It was Thanksgiving day, and everyone in our group was extremely thankful for all we have. After a wonderful, exhaustive day, we rushed to the airport. Our Thanksgiving diner consisted of a few hotdogs at a Dairy Queen at the new little airport terminal in Siem Reap.
Then we were hit by two incidents of the airport tax person trying to short-change us, and one of the immigration officers holding a few of the passports until final bording call because they wanted a cash "donation"- but we made it. through running across the tarmac all the way to the plane.
Today we took a day off for ourselves, and hit a local market for the first time. The ladies in the group certainly had fun bargain hunting and haggling for deals.