The HK airport is unbelievably big!
Looking at 12 boeing 747 just on my right side!
Every airline in the world seems to be on the tarmac....very cosmopolitan place!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Just like a new government we feel obligated to report the state of the union after 100 days of sleeping outside of our own beds!
If you want to know in details what we have done please click on link and discover our adventure!
Otherwise brace yourself for a few numbers:
100 days on the road
15 intercontinental flights
11000 miles driven (17000km)
50 hours in a plane
25000 miles flown
100 times got close to strangling kids (maybe more)
3 traffic tickets ( Malaysia , Australia and Indonesia)
3 rainy days (beside of Typhoon)
2 teeth lost for Luca
15 pounds lost between Carol and I
1 yoga class
0 Mc Donald in Vietnam (the only place so far)
1500 digital pictures
6 days on 2 wheels dodging traffic in Indonesia. Thailand and Vietnam
7 dollars a gallon of gas in Northern territory Australia ( too bad we had an RV)
1,5 dollars a gallon in Indonesia (who cares we had a scooter)
The world so far has been a fantastic place! People have been great all over and happiness has nothing to do with income nor material things, quite the opposite actually!
How lucky were we!
We got out of Danang on first Vietnam airline flight to leave after opening airport!
By the way the first flight was the flight we were supposed to be in originaly!( Iam sure that helped)
Our little lucky marble budha had to help too!
Back on schedule!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Yesterday and today we cruised around Hoi An!
Will not try to describe it since Carol did a great job yesterday!
Bravo to Carol for deciding she would ride a scooter in Vietnam, I carried the boys and here we went for 50 miles to Marble mountain (Budhist temple) and China beach (Big US R/R during the war)
It was fun eventhough VN roads seems to be more dangerous than Bali or Thailand!
Pagoda at Marble mountain
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
We left our friends Russ and Fon with regrets, we had such a good time together.When you are in a great place with great friends, it doesn't get any better than that!
Arrival in Vietnam reminded we were in a communist country with a lot of men in uniform everywhere! What a shock it was, busiest place we have seen so far...day and night!
We are not kidding here but crossing a freeway at rush hour would be less intimidating than crossing a Blvd in HCNC (saigon)SCARY!
Otherwise, VN is so vibrant, 65% of people are below 30, a big part are becoming very fashionable, at the speed they are going they will bein the 3rd milenium in 10 years!
First day was dedicated to History since we visited the famous CU CHI battle field and tunnel network!
We did not feel very proud to be French or American.......1
inside one the cu CHI tunnel, 100 degrees , 100 humidity....and 4 feet tall
Birthday boy playing with a transformer toy!
Toys are not difficult to find around here since they are built here.
We had couple very interesting days in Saigon!
Busiest place ever...so far....the city never sleeps, scooters traffic jam everywhere at.........midnight!
More pix and stories to come
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
side note, THAI airways is so awesome, economy is like busines class in the the US and the staff so friendly.
Russ ,Sayfon and us decided to get a boat and discover the surrounding islands! What a treat is was! We have toped our most beautifull place ever.....better than anything we had seen so far..
No wonder they chose this place to shoot the movie the Beach few years ago.
Days like that can not be described properly, pictures do a better job! Enjoy
Luca snorkeling in the middle of exotic fishes
happy boy! soon to be 7
poscard setting (our lunch spot)