Sunday, December 19, 2010

A quick hello

Just a quick hello from Laos.

Well we did planes, trains and automobiles all on the first day. Singapore was a revelation for us - just loved it. So easy to get around on their train system. getting out of Singapore was an entirely different matter. It took us four hours to travel possibly 20k across the border - i have to say i hate bus depots...

Another two hours on a fairly dodgy bus (keep repeating 'it's all part of the adventure...'), closed eyes when bus driver got out his passport to flip through it to show his friends where he had been, it wasn't raining that much...

Malacca wasn't quite the sleepy undiscovered town we were led to believe. But the hotel was great, right in the middle of the old section. More photos later. Half of the tricycle drivers thought that full on house music was a bonus, very strange. Ours didn't and was fairly informative.

Two nights there and then onto KL. Posh hotel, kids loved it.

This was right down the street.

Finally onto Vientiane, Laos. I will tell you of the farce that is the low cost terminal at KL another time.

Laos has a completely different feel, very laid back. From our balcony we can see the Mekong and Thailand is in the distance.

they set up night markets which we have indulged our love of shopping. So many cheap scarves, so little luggage allowance..

And today we wandered the many Wats to be found here.

And it was here we took one of my favourite photos for the trip, not of any great building or landmark but it shows how well the kids have been getting along this trip. They are at this moment playing cards, which has become a daily favourite in our down time. After Matt's last year in school, they have hardly spent any time together, so this has been very special for them.

It is worth every cent and inconvenience just o see them together like this.

Off to Luang Prabang tomorrow, will be there for Christmas, although we mat miss it as it is so hard to keep track of dates..

have a great week xx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee the photos...the one of the kids is AMAZING!! Can't wait to see you scrap that one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bettina said...

wisching you a merry christmas. have fun and take care! hugs

Viv said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday Karen! Christmas should be interesting?!!!! Have fun! Viv x

Louise said...

Looks like you are all having a lovely time, gorgeous photos of your kids, definitely a scrap layout in that one.

Ros said...

Yep-it does the soul good when you see your children loving each other and enjoying each others company. Soak it up and tuck it in your heart!
Have a gorgeous holiday and a wonderful Christmas.
Thanks for your messages.

Kim said...

What a vacation, how fun! Can only imagine the scrapbooking pages that are going to come out of that! :-)