Friday, June 25, 2010

Where in the world have we been?

It’s been a whirlwind 3 weeks since we last blogged. Since then we’ve shopped in Kualu Lumpur, lazed by the beach in Langkawi, Jazzed it up in Hua Hin, been caught in flash flooding in Bangkok and are now comfortably settled in Phnom Penh.

We’ll do the highlights in point form to make it easier for those with poor attention spans:

• Getting back to “modern civilization” (KL) after hot, sweaty and chaotic Kolkata
• Miriam’s first breakfast – muesli, fruit & yoghurt
• Watching the World Cup with fellow travelers in Langkawi
• Romantic dinner on the beach on a tropical island

• Spent 3 days being entertained by the annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival
• Meeting loads of interesting people at the festival -
 a UK couple who retired here after years spent in Dubai;
 a multi-millionaire businessman, his two Thai ‘maids’, his purple jack russell cross & snappy alsatian cross, (we popped back for drinks at his beachside villa);
 a guy from Florida, now teaching English at a school in a nearby town.
 the millionaire’s ex-wife at her Thai speaking home church, along with some other members (enjoyed some local cuisine, sticky rice, spicy dip etc.);
 a French & Thai couple at a seafood restaurant, who spend 6 months here, 6 months in France, and a lot of time in Bali by the sounds of it.
• Having dinner at a road-side café in Bangkok when the heavens opened and the water rose & rose and rose…watching the antics of a crazy guy, shopkeepers and foreigners was very entertaining, it wasn’t until the water reached our feet and the cockroaches started climbing onboard that we decided to leave, wading through knee deep water home.

• We only just got here but we did have a lovely wine & cheese night in our room whilst watching the New Zealand World Cup match last night


  1. Will you two ever be able to face an office again?

  2. It's not going to be easy that's for sure!