From Snow to Sakura

I love that the first day of spring is an official holiday in Japan, I did not love that this year it snowed. Plans cancelled for the day, we watched enough snow to render leaving the house dangerous but not enough to play in. By Friday, temperatures had warmed and Saturday’s forecast looked great. I … Continue reading From Snow to Sakura

Surprises and Smiles in Siem Reap

Vietnam and Cambodia Trip Part Three: Siem Reap We arrived in Siem Reap a little after six pm. I was glad we'd opted for e-visas in advance as Cambodian immigration took awhile. They let Will and I cut the line, but made Mike wait which was pretty pointless other than getting Will out of the … Continue reading Surprises and Smiles in Siem Reap

Bravo Mother Earth

Vietnam and Cambodia Trip Part Two: Cat Ba Island in Ha Long Bay For millions of years the rising and falling of the sea formed over 1600 islands and limestone towers in Northern Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay. The scope of the karst topography is somewhat possible to see by looking at Google satellite images. The resulting scenery … Continue reading Bravo Mother Earth

Happiness and Luck

Vietnam and Cambodia Trip Part One: Hoi An Vietnam has been high on my travel list ever since I lived with several Australians in Tanzania who all raved about it. I’d initially planned this trip for last year but it got swapped for Beijing and Seoul when we thought Mike had to spend last March … Continue reading Happiness and Luck