Monday, October 12, 2009

Selling some furniture on Craigslist

Hi there, I'm using this blog as a venue for displaying some furniture we are selling before we move to North Carolina.
If you are here from Craigslist then please look at the images below.
I currently have no editing software on my computer, so I couldn't shrink these high quality images to Craigslist's regulation size.




Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Irritated

Man, I knew that blogging from abroad would be challenging, but this is ridiculous!
Sorry all. I plan on filling in all the gaps when we get home and providing posts that summarize and exhibit all of the places we have visited.
In the meantime I'll just have to be happy with providing you with bits and pieces.

As you know we started in Iceland, traveled to France, and then were in China for about 3 weeks.

After China we traveled down to Vietnam where we met some wonderful people.


Dominic and Marie from Quebec




In Vientam we visited Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, and Hoi An. We limited our travels to towns that begin with the letter "h", it seemed like a logical way to plan our trip.
Just kidding, yeah, for some reason the best places in Vietnam seem to start with "h".

After Vietnam we took a 22 hour bus ride to Pakse in Laos. I'm going to write a post about that another time because it deserves an entire blog post of its own.


In Laos we stayed with a family. My dear friends "The Vo's" in Mass. have family in Laos, so we stayed with them for a few days.
They were the sweetest, most charming, generous, beautiful people.

I'm loading some photos on to Facebook with the hopes of transfering them here.
It's difficult to post photos on the blog because our camera takes high quality photos, but they are just too big to post on this blog.

So stay tuned for photos.

Right now we are in Bangkok/Babylon.
We are hopefully leaving tomorrow for Ko Tao, a quiet island with white sand beaches and blue water!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Two things


1. Sorry about the lack of posts lately. We have been in China for the past 3 weeks where we worked daily from about 7am to 12am. China blocks blogger and Facebook (among other sites) so we were not able to access our blog.
We hope to be able to get back on track now that we are in Vietnam.
Please keep checking back to see some of our adventures.
We had a fantastic time in China.
2. The formatting of the blog varies depending on your computer, your web browser and the one that I use when posting the blog. I apologize for the messed up formatting.

We are in Hanoi, Vietnam. We arrived here via bus today after spending 3 days in Nanning, a city that features all the bad aspects of China and not the good ones.

We are very happy about the prospect of good coffee her in Vietnam tomorrow. We haven't had good coffee since France.

I'm hoping that we can get some good pictures up tomorrow.

Thanks for hanging in there.

By the way, we were not quarantined, although we know some people that were.

Tomorrow we will shop at the big marked in Hanoi and then plan our trip to Halong Bay.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Possibility of Quarantine

Our flight to Beijing leaves in 5 hours.
The H1N1 virus has been throwing a wrench into the travel plans of many Americans.
Apparently routine health checks of incoming flights goes something like this,
1. The plane lands
2. The door opens
3. In walks men dressed in white biohazard suits
4. They scan everyone with a wand that checks people's temperature
5. If no one is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms then people are free to go

BUT if someone does display such symptoms, and even if they do not show up for a few days the Chinese government will find and quarantine anyone sitting within an arbitrary radius of said person.
Quarantine can last up to seven days and involves being locked in a hotel room.
A person in a biohazar suit comes to the room three times a day and delivers a meal.

Jeremiah is not too worried about all of this and is openly hoping that it happens. He maintains that it would the ultimate vacation, free hotel, Chinese people waiting on you hand and foot, lots of guitar and cribbage time.
He thinks the chance of our being quarantined is slim to none, but even the possibility of it is making me nervous.
I wouldn't mind having to stay in a hotel for a few days or a week as long as we get put in the same room, but I am nervous about the prospect of being separated and unable to communicate for a period of up to 7 days! Come on.

Crazy.

Anyways, to make light of it we have decided to make a list of the top 3 people we would like in quarantine with and another list with the 3 people we WOULD NOT want to be in quarantine with. Present company excluded of course.

Jeremiahs list
Yes
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Tom Waits
3. Tom Brown
No
1. Barbara Walters
2. Jerry Seinfeld
3. Adolf Hitler

Sarah's list
Yes
1. George Washington
2. Edward Jenner
3. Mitch Hedberg

No
1. Rosie O'Donnell
2. Hannibal Lector
3. Fran Drescher

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day trip to Paris


Our first stop in Paris was of course at the Exterminator Store. Jeremiah went in and compared some notes. Apparently in France the regulations for the use of pesticides are pretty lax....sort of like their policies on babies and secondhand smoke.


Once we were done with the business portion of our trip we made our way to La Tour Eiffel



And then to Monpartre to visit le Sacre Couer




And then to Les Champs Elysees pour regarder l'Arc de Triumphe


After a long day of sightseeing we went out and played pool and bowling.
Jeremiah won every game of pool.


Jeremiah won one game of bowling and I won the other.






Either way you look at it, we spanked the French.