It’s hard to believe but we’ve been away from home for little over a month already. One month of our seven and a half is behind us. Mental! We’ve seen & done so much it’s been amazing. There’s also been a couple of not so good moments, but these are very rare.
It’s amazing to think what we did in only 31 days; we walked along the Great Wall & explored Angkor Wat, seen the bright lights of Tokyo, swam with Sharks (although we didn’t see any, they were there around us), eaten great food & some not so great and met some lovely people along the way. Jemma’s woken up with cockroaches, I’ve eaten scorpion and we’ve both been confronted with killer Thai jumping spiders (they might not be called this, but they are to us). In fact, the more we think about those spiders the bigger and nastier they were.
We’ve slept on several buses, some comfortable but in most cases not. We’ve had nights on enjoyable train journeys with kind Chinese ladies and some more forgettable ones sat on hard seats with smelly toilets and bugs but these all come part of the experience which I don’t think either of us would change. Unless of course we won the lottery, then we might push the boat out for a second class train.
If the coming months are going to be as good as the first one, we certainly can’t wait, it’s going to be great. The next month or so will see us see the sobering sites of the Cambodian Killing Fields, the contrasting lives and ways of North & South Vietnam and for Jemma’s tan; the long white sand beaches in the middle of Vietnam.
We’d like to say a big hello to everyone back at home, thanks for reading the blog. We hope you’re enjoying reading it as much as we are writing it. Thanks also for the comments on the blog posts, Facebook and Twitter, it’s good to hear from you all. Take care, we’re off now for another cold 30p beer (Jem’s finished the antibiotics so it’s all good!) and another adventure!