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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