Blog 9

Monday January 25, 2016 Today we woke up thunder and heavy rain around 3 am. As of 10 am it was still raining. This was a good reason to sleep in and catch up on rest and relaxation. We phoned Linda’s Mom on skype and had a good chat. Linda’s Dad is in the hospital after taking a fall on… Read more →

Blog 8

Sunday January 24, 2016 Today we were up at 3 am in order to make our flight to Nakhon Si Thammarat. The flight took an hour and 15 minutes. Included in our ticket is a 2 hour bus trip and 2 hour ferry trip to the island of Koh Tao which is today’s destination. I am typing this on the… Read more →

Blog 7

Made to order fish, chicken, pork or beef at his grill. A buffet restaurant with made to order service! January 22 & 23 On Friday January 22 we had went to the Grand Palace. We booked the transfer with the Ramada D’MA Limousine (Toyota Camry) driver. His nick name is Max Driver.     We should have just taken a… Read more →

Day 4 Blog 3

Today January 18, 2016 We got up at around 6am and had breakfast which was yummy. Gary had Today January 18, 2016 We got up at around 6am and had breakfast which was yummy. Gary had traditional Cambodian egg on fried rice and vegetables and black tea, Linda had an omelette with Vietnamese coffee and orange juice. The coffee was… Read more →

Blog 6

Thursday, January 21 2016 Today we got up at 4am so we could shower and pack our bags and then leave to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. It is the cool thing to do because there were a few thousand people there with us. Not ideal. Everyone is jockeying for position, and the short people lose if they get… Read more →

Bog 5

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Today we were up bright and early to leave by 7:30 am in the hired car with a driver and the hotel owner Marco. We set off for the Koh Ker ancient ruins. The trip was about 3 hours each way on mostly paved road. The last 10 km was red gravel. Our destination was North… Read more →

Blog 4

Tuesday January 19, 2016 We slept in today until 7am which was great. Did I mention we were in bed before 9pm Monday night? We would have gone to bed sooner but we needed to eat supper and rehydrate ourselves with some Cambodia beer. Just before we left the room for breakfast the power went off. Luckily the hotel had… Read more →

Blog 3 – Day 4

Today January 18, 2016 We got up at around 6am and had breakfast which was yummy. Gary had traditional Cambodian egg on fried rice and vegetables and black tea,     Linda had an omelette with Vietnamese coffee and orange juice. The coffee was very good as it had a very chocolate flavour which also seemed slightly sweet. There was… Read more →

Day 2 January 16 & 17

Sunday January 17 Day 2 for us because we missed Saturday January 16 by crossing the date line. We got up to a cloudy rainy day shortly after 4am. We each had an apple courtesy of the HK Regal Airport Hotel. Gary checked out and Linda checked our warm clothing bag containing our fleeces and long pants at the concierge… Read more →

Day 1 January 15, 2016

We spent Thursday night in Saskatoon at Gary’s Mom’s place so we could have a taxi at 4:45am to get us to the airport by 5am. We just beat the big crowd at Air Canada’s check-in but there was a long line at the security screening where we waited  a whopping 15 minutes or so. The YXE airport expansion is… Read more →