2015 UPDATE - WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?
It has been a few years since we have returned to land life, a lot of adjustments had to be made, to say the least, however now I can honestly say that we have settled in. We have relocated to the beautiful west coast city of Victoria, BC and have started a new real estate business, Chris worked hard to earn his REALTORS® license and I am helping out behind the scenes. Come and visit us our new home at The Ellsay Home Team!!
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With many friends asking to keep them up to date on our whereabouts and so we have a travelogue (otherwise it would all be a blur!) we have put this site together. We hope you enjoy. Please keep in touch. If anyone would like to email us contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2 MONTH BACK-PACKING TRIP AROUND SOUTH-EAST ASIA (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia) ...........
Hopefully I will have time to write up a blog on our South East Asia backpacking trip, it might take a while, but right now I am off to pack my bag for the flight to Vancouver! Signing off from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!!!!
Mekong Delta, Vietnam - Taking a tour of the floating markets
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam - Evening squid fishing, Ryan was the only one who caught a squid, it was pretty exciting.
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam - Andrea's Birthday - I can't believe Andrea is already 12!!
One more week to go before we fly back to Canada! We are all so excited, can't wait to get our first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains!!
Siam Reap, Cambodia- Angkor Wat and the Temples of Angkor - truly awe-inspiring!
Hoi An, Vietnam - Making a Hoi An specialty, crispy spring rolls - yum!!
Outside Hoi An, Vietnam - Really cool temples inside caves.
Halong Bay, Vietnam - Back on the water again in a Vietnamese junk (way too cold for my liking though)
Sa Pa, Vietnam - Northern Vietnam - It is very cold for us, but trekking with the Black H'mong people and terraces of rice paddies are worth it.
Hanoi, Vietnam - Where it is so busy, and so noisy you can't even think straight.
Luang Probang, Laos - Waking up at 5:30 a.m. to participate in the alms giving ceremony to the monks.
Mekong River - On the slow boat going down the Mekong River in Laos.
Chiang Rai - Visiting the unique white temple.
Chiang Mai, Thailand-Learning all about the Asian Elephant.
Chiang Mai, Thailand -- Learning to cook Thai food at Basils Cooking School
Karen Tribe, near Chang Mai, Thailand --a long neck woman making a scarf