Greetings from Cambodia. I figured since Machu Picchu received its own post, Angkor Wat should as well. Built around 1100, these temples were the center of the Khmer Empire. Much like Machu Picchu, pictures can barely do this place justice. Most of the temples were deforested of the overgrown ficus and cotton silk trees and reconstructed to resemble the original structure. Some were left alone. You might recognize a photo or two from the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie. All are still considered holy places, so appropriate clothing was required. We had a guide for the first day we visited the temples, and only a tuk-tuk driver the second day. Enjoy the pictures!
What’s the capital of Thailand? That’s right…this post is coming to you from Bangkok, Thailand. Since arriving back in Singapore from Malaysia, we have been to Bali, Indonesia with Jenny’s mom, sister and sister’s boyfriend, back to Singapore, and now to Bangkok. We were extremely fortunate to meet Daniel and his family in Singapore. They were all so nice and welcoming. Bali was beautiful. The lush greenery, rice fields, and temples were amazing. Then back in Singapore we were treated by Jenny’s mom to a night at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel…AWESOME POOL! 57 floors up in the air with an infinity edge. We also spent an afternoon and evening walking through the Gardens by the Bay, a brand new billion dollar botanical gardens in Singapore. Once the family was on their way back to the US, we were on our way to Bangkok. After an hour long taxi ride from the airport, we were greeted by an old friend and classmate of Jenny’s from high school. Sharin and Josh Tebo. They were gracious enough to invite us to stay with them for the week. During our stay we were able to get our Vietnam visa and research our way through Cambodia and Vietnam and on to Hong Kong. Thanks so much Josh and Sharin. We are now preparing for a train ride to the Cambodia border in the morning. Siem Reap, Cambodia, site of Ankgor Wat, will be our next stop. Enjoy the pictures!
We are enjoying ourselves and the company we meet along our journey. We had a great time with Jenny’s mom, sister and sister’s boyfriend, Ryan. We have a few connections coming up in China, so we are excited to meet and hang out with them. Southeast Asia is relatively inexpensive, so we have been pampering ourselves and staying in nice places. It’s a nice change. We can’t wait for the next destination, wherever it may be. Bottom line, we are having a blast! Hope you are enjoying the photos and updates.
Until next time…
Greetings everyone. This post comes to you from Singapore! After making our way through Australia, we caught a flight to Singapore, spent a few days here, and then decided to get out of town for a bit. So we hopped on a bus to Melaka, Malaysia and spent four days relaxing by the pools of some nice hotels and seeing the local sights. We are now back in Singapore where we await the arrival of Jenny’s mom, sister and sister’s boyfriend. We can’t wait! Enjoy the pictures!
We have a couple days before the guests arrive in Singapore and we head to Bali. It’s the weekend, so we are going to have dinner at Daniel’s aunt’s house again Saturday night. They are a pretty awesome family to invite us back. We enjoy their company…and food. The Asian cuisine is catching on. We had no idea what to even order, but since Daniel has been explaining what we are eating, we are enjoying it. Until next time.
Well, New Zealand was amazing. Five weeks of traveling around the entire country. We loved it. We are now in Australia. Melbourne for a week, Sydney for a week, and now Cairns for a little more than a week. Enjoy the pictures!
On to Australia…
We are staying in Cairns for about a week just enjoying the warm weather. We might do another snorkel trip to the reef before we leave. We aren’t sure where we are going next. We just know we have to be in Singapore July 8 to meet Jenny’s mom, sister and sister’s boyfriend. We can’t wait to see them. From Singapore, the five of us are heading to Bali for a week or so. Should be exciting. Bali looks awesome. Anyway. Hope you are enjoying the pictures of our progress around the world.
Well, New Zealand has been treating us well. We made it around the entire South Island and are now heading back to the North Island for a bit before heading to Australia. New Zealand’s South Island is amazing. The scenery is breathtaking. Since the last post, we have hiked to two glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox, cruised the Milford Sound, visited the seal and penguin colonies, and hiked to several waterfalls. If you have never thought about visiting New Zealand, you should! Enjoy the pictures. This is only a sampling and do not do the actual sights justice.
We will have plenty more pictures of the North Island in a couple weeks. Until then
Hey there followers. It has been a couple weeks since the last post. We spent some time in the Valparaiso and Santiago regions of Chile before catching a 13 hour flight to Auckland, New Zealand. We spent a few days driving from Auckland toward Wellington and catching the ferry to the south island. This post is coming to you from Greymouth, New Zealand as we make our way down the west coast toward Queenstown. Enjoy the pictures below.
We may spend a little more time in New Zealand than originally planned. So far, we love it here. The scenery is gorgeous and the vibe is very laid back. We are going to take our time seeing the sites. A campervan is the only way to go.
Until next time
It was just before Easter weekend when we left Asuncion, Paraguay and headed for Cordoba, Argentina. 17 hours on an overnight bus wasn’t as bad as you might think. The seats went almost all the way back and had leg rests. When we arrived in Cordoba, we rented an apartment for a few days.