Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

Some shots from my trip.

Strolling in Chinatown, Bangkok.

Cars and bikes whizzing by me in Phnom Penh.

Same outfit, different day. Cruising in Kep, Cambodia.

Squinting in Siem Reap, Cambodia. What am I doing with my foot?

Near Angkor Wat temples, river of 1000 lingas, Cambodia.

Incense in a temple, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Le Loi street, Hoi An, Vietnam.

En route from Nha Trang to Danang.

Getting into the Christmas spirit, Before & Now restaurant/bar in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Inscense, Hue, Vietnam.

Hue, Vietnam. Just bein' a dork.

Me and my ex, overlooking the Huong River in Hue, Vietnam.

Gordon zipping down the stairs, Hue, Vietnam.

Lonely tree shrouded in mist, Sapa, Vietnam.

Sapa, Vietnam.

Banana & chocolate crepe + cappuccino, Sapa, Vietnam.

Lads on their way to school, Tokyo, Japan.

Cheers from Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Angor Wat area, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat area, Siem Reap,Cambodia.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Gordon and I, prior to the Angkor Wat race, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Gordon and I at the HCMC Opera house, HCMC Vietnam.

Me making a strange face with a Chihuahua, Hoi An, Vietnam. The owner of the dog was frantically looking for him!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A new chapter

I find myself a newly single woman again. I wish it weren't so but this is life, it doesn't always go to plan, and my ex and I are on incredibly good terms....we're currently traveling south east Asia together and having a blast! This is how a breakup should unfold, no?

When we return to Canada it will be time for me to carve out a new life for myself, including a new place to live. In some ways I'm excited for what's to come. During my travels I am reminded how much I enjoy and rely on a regular exercise routine so I'll make that a priority when I return. This will focus some of my attention, in a healthy and positive way and keep me fit & healthy too.

I participated in the Angkor Wat 1/2 Marathon event (I only had the 10km in me) while in Cambodia and I must say it was great fun to run a race in a different country and incredible to run around the Angkor Wat temple complex. If I could pull it off again I would return next year.

Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Here's to new beginnings!