Cleaning Up

As we get ready to go back to work, some photos from our trip which never justified a full story but you may, or may not,  find interesting.

Ha Long Bay - Lunch for two on our private yacht

Ha Long Bay – Lunch for two on our private yacht

Ha Long Bay - To paraphrase Bob and Doug Mackenzie - "Poser"

Ha Long Bay – To paraphrase Bob and Doug Mackenzie – “Poser”

Ha Long Bay - How does one row like that standing up?

Ha Long Bay – How does one row like that standing up?

Hanoi - Egg Coffee - very famous in Vietnam and apparently this place had the best.

Hanoi – Egg Coffee – very famous in Vietnam and apparently this place had the best.

Hanoi - Terry, Joe and Sam enjoy a light-hearted moment at the market. Sam was looking for a Buddha but never got it.

Hanoi – Terry, Joe and Sam enjoy a light-hearted moment at the market. Sam was looking for a Buddha but never got it.

Hanoi - The Flower Market...Okay the PLASTIC Flower market

Hanoi – The Flower Market…Okay the PLASTIC Flower market

Hanoi - We thought this was a very cool tree - until we got to Bayon Wat

Hanoi – We thought this was a very cool tree – until we got to Bayon Wat

Hanoi - Bride of Frankenstein

Hanoi – Bride of Frankenstein

Hanoi - Dude - what's up with the sleeveless vest?

Hanoi – Hey dude on the left – what’s up with the sleeveless vest?

Hanoi - Where all sewing machines go to die

Hanoi – Where all sewing machines go to die

Hoi An - Joe - relaxing by the pool

Hoi An – Joe – relaxing by the pool

Hoi An - A hard life

Hoi An – A hard life

Hoi An - Don't which is scarier - this lantern during the day or the night.

Hoi An – I don’t which is scarier – this lantern during the day or the night.

Saigon - Propane delivery. The large tanks are brought in by motorcycle

Saigon – Propane delivery. The large tanks are brought in by motorcycle

Saigon - Terry and Dieu (You) - our host on the Dinner in Saigon Tour

Saigon – Terry and Dieu (You) – our host on the Dinner in Saigon Tour

Saigon - Doesn't everyone need to go around with a miner's lamp on their head?

Saigon – Doesn’t everyone need to go around with a miner’s lamp on their head?

Saigon - I have no idea why this guy was posing this way.

Saigon – I have no idea why this guy was posing this way.

Saigon - Scooters - as far as the eye can see

Saigon – Scooters – as far as the eye can see

Cambodia - Just outside Phnom Penh they have solved the problem of not enough bathrooms for visitors

Cambodia – Just outside Phnom Penh they have solved the problem of not enough bathrooms for visitors

Phnom Penh - Sons of Anarchy, Phnom Penh Chapter

Phnom Penh – Sons of Anarchy, Phnom Penh Chapter

Phnom Penh - This restaurant had two and a half walls of sheets of paper like this - these guys want to perpetrate the myth of Canada being all about hockey, eh.

Phnom Penh – This restaurant had two and a half walls of sheets of paper like this – these guys want to perpetrate the myth of Canada being all about hockey, Celine and poutine, eh. (Ed. note: When did poutine become Canada’s national dish?)

Phnom Penh - same restaurant - get your group together and come for a tour and lunch

Phnom Penh – same restaurant – get your group together and come for a tour and lunch

Phnom Penh - When we arrived we were amazed at all the garbage piling up in the streets. It was quite disgusting and very smelly!

Phnom Penh – When we arrived we were amazed at all the garbage piling up in the streets. It was quite disgusting and very smelly!

Phnom Penh - However, we found out that there was a garbage strike and an agreement had just been reached. This was the start of the cleanup.

Phnom Penh – However, we found out that there was a garbage strike and an agreement had just been reached. The strike was over an additional $20.00 a month.  This was the start of the cleanup.

Phnom Penh - On the road back from The Killing Fields this little girl rode up beside Terry and gave her some flowers

Phnom Penh – On the road back from The Killing Fields this little girl rode up beside Terry and gave her some flowers

Phnom Penh - with the two remaining survivors of Tuol Sleng and their memoirs

Phnom Penh – with the two remaining survivors of Tuol Sleng and their memoirs

Phnom Penh - Not sure you could call your business this in Canada

Phnom Penh – Not sure you could call your daycare this in Canada

Siem Reap - The restaurant had great food - went twice for lunch. And the mosquito trap seemed to work - lots of dead bugs on the tape.

Siem Reap – The restaurant had great food – went twice for lunch. And the mosquito trap seemed to work – lots of dead bugs on the tape.

Siem Reap - Didn't see the room, but it must be Truth in Advertising

Siem Reap – Didn’t see the room, but it must be Truth in Advertising

Siem Reap - A Feeding Frenzy - who has more dead skin, do you think?

Siem Reap – A Feeding Frenzy. Terry on the left, Geoff on the right – who has more dead skin, do you think?

Siem Reap - Terry has a glass of water with dinner and starts off on the drying out process after three weeks of wining and dining.

Siem Reap – Terry has a glass of water with dinner and starts off on the drying out process after three weeks of wining and dining.

Siem Reap - Terry in her angelic zen mode

Siem Reap – Terry in her angelic zen mode

The Shoe Blog

Hanoi - What is so special about these? Well they were sitting all by themselves with no one around in the middle of the area just before an escalator. I wonder where the owner went?

Hanoi – What is so special about these? Well they were sitting all by themselves with no one (and I mean no one except Joe and I) around in the middle of the area just before an escalator. I wonder if the owner was abducted by aliens.

And just for Peter who was disappointed with the lack of shoes in the previous blog, I give you these.

The young woman wearing these was in a really cute, dressy outfit. Her boyfriend was, as usual dressed like a slob as they wandered up and down the main street of Saigon on a Sunday afternoon in 28 - 30 degree heat. I would imagine her feet were ready to pop right out of these puppies by the end of the day.

The young woman wearing these was in a really cute, dressy outfit. Her boyfriend was, as usual dressed like a slob as they wandered up and down the main street of Saigon on a Sunday afternoon in 28 – 30 degree heat. I would imagine her feet were ready to pop right out of these puppies by the end of the day.

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