Songkran

Songkran

In April we went to Pattaya, Thailand for Songkran. It is a Thai Buddhist New Year holiday where tradition holds that people would take their Buddhas down to the river and wash them. They wash away the previous year and greet the new year. It has turned into one big water fight so we joined in the fun. There was […]

Beijing

Beijing

We had a great time in Beijing. There just wasn’t enough time in three days to see everything we wanted. I was glad to get home but we would have like to experience more of China. Maybe another trip? Here’s a trip recap.  Day 0–Friday night March 26 Went to dinner (and drinks) to Boat Quay with friends visiting from […]

Sydney

Sydney

We left Singapore on Christmas night to go to Sydney. After a flight full of screaming kids, we arrived in Sydney at 6 in the morning. Which meant that we were pretty tired and cranky when we got to our hotel. After catching a little sleep, we decided to wander around a little. Our hotel was in a great location […]

Bali

Bali

We arrived in Bali on Thanksgiving night and spent one night in the Aston hotel before transferring over to the Ritz-Carlton to meet our friends from Japan, Cas and Michelle. THe Ritz was really nice and with the Indonesian currency hurting so badly, it was pretty reasonable as well. The Ritz-Carlton Bali Us at the Ritz We spent quite a […]

Sipidan

Sipidan

Not all of our Sipidan trip was underwater. Here are some photos from above water. Jill with a baby turtle Releasing the turtles The race for water Finally in the water Sunset in Sipidan The lodge winding down at night Dive boat in front of the drop-off Notice how the color changes in the water just beyond the dive boat. […]

Bangkok

Bangkok

Left for Changi airport straight from the Heerron. Arrived @ the airport an hour early for our 17:45 flight to Bangkok only to find it had been cancelled and replaced with a flight @ 19:10. Having plenty of time after check-in, we wandered to terminal 2 for dinner. We found an American Chili’s and after spending 10 minutes figuring out […]

Phuket

Phuket

April 30 – May 3, 1998 We took a little trip up to Phuket for the 3 day holiday weekend (Labour Day in Singapore) just for a little relaxation. We spent the whole weekend just laying around the beach and doing a little wandering through the restaraunts and shops around the beach. And we rented wave runners and did some […]

Venice

Venice

Wednesday, April 8,1998 We arrive in Venice around 4:30 in the afternoon and spend a while figuring out the vaporetti, or water buses. We take one to the hotel and thankfully we were only a 300 yard walk to the hotel from the stop. We got a decent view of Venice although our water bus didn’t go down the Grand […]

Bologna

Bologna

Tuesday, April 7, 1998 We arrive at our hotel in Bologna about 11:30 and spend a little time reading the map and waiting for our room to be ready, then we set out for lunch. Frommer’s didn’t list many dining options or a map with locations, so we decided to pick for ourselves. After walking though Piazza Maggiore (the main […]