Sunday, March 29, 2009

We're alive!!

Hey everyone,
Don't worry we are alive and in a place called Lovina Bali. Just enjoying the surroundings. I was sick with a fever for about a week, so I wasn't up for much blogging, but Ryan took good care of me, and I'm better now. (Hows dengue fever for a souvineir?)
Anyhoo, we rented a car from one of ryans friends who lives here, and have been tooling around the island. Got into a crazy little fender bender. This guy on a motorbike, rear ended us, he was going so fast head on into our bumper, I thought he'd be dead. But the dude was alright, just a little dirty. He smiled and we went on our way.
Meeting lots of interesting people, and seeing some amazing sights. I'll post more pictures soon!
Love love!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


After a long unrelenting Journey, we're finally in Bali. Only been here two days now and have already seen so much. When we got off the plane in Bali, we were met by two smiling faces holding a sign reading JIll, and in little letters Oka. It was My Friend Oka's cousin and freind coming to pick us up. They had oranges for us, and took us back to Oka's house. It was so nice to meet them and see oka, and be in a nice house, where you could just relax. After hanging out for a bit, we all walked over to Oka's aunts house,where they had this big meal waiting for us. Steamed pork in Banana leaf, noodles, rice, fried pork,steamed fruit...Really good food. We just hung out after that, all of laying on the porch with his whole family drinking beer, smoking, shooting the shit.

The next day was a big Hindu celebration, where families get together, go to their families temple, and hang out. We Ended hanging out with Oka's cousin Dawan, he took us to a rice paddy, to a place in a river with 200 year old carvings...and to a Cock fight. yes, a Cock fight. There we're about 300people people there, all malemight I add. So not only was I the only white person, but the only girls, Guess the girls don't like it much around here. Anyhoo, It was pretty interesting,They tie super sharp blades to one talon on the rooster, get em all riled up, and one usually kills the other withing 3 minutes. The cool thing is that the one that dies is plucked and butchered immediately, and they all eat the rooster during the ceremony later that nothing goes to waste. Everyone is gambling, yelling, it was the craziest thing I had ever seen.

Kinda resting today. we're going to a Hindu ceremony tonite from 11pm to 5am, we're there are lots of local traditional performances. One of which, is actually a trance dance, where the men stab and pierce themselves with swords. Crazy, trippy, cool!?
Love you all!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Leaving on a bus/train..

This is our last night On koh Samui in Thailand. Tomorrow will be a day of travel. Catching a boat at 7:30am (2 hrs) to surat thani, then a bus (4hrs) to Hat yai. Then from there hopefully we can get on a train to Kuala lumpur, malaysia (10 hrs) But we may just stay in hat yai for the night. Who knows! just gottta get t o kuala lumpur by the 17th, where we catch our plane to Bali.
Hope all is well with everyone, gotta get back to my beer before it gets warm, and the mosquitos get there grubby little snouts in it.
Love Love!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Island life

Sooo, I love this island we're on right now. Met an american girl last night (which suprised me because haven't met any yet) it was her wedding night at this bar we we're at, they had an amazing firework show! Anyhoo, she teaches english on this island...soooo wouldn't that be cool! ?Perhaps I will try to do that in the future, if we can bring doobie of course. She would love it here...nothing but swimming.

Its funny one of the focal points on this island is this phallic (and I mean Phallic!) rocks jutting out of the sea. It makes my 12 year old self giggle. We also found this really cool place called the rock bar, its litterally 20 feet from the water, and its in a cave!! I want to live in it.
Lets see what else... We went to a water fall today, and swam in the pool at the bottom of it with all the locals. It was awesome. I am finally sunburned though, mainly my nose and my kisser..note to self , do not eat spicey curry with sunburned lips, ouchymamma! Could really use some of that bar chapstick now roger!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Here are some random pics from our trip. The beach in Sihnoukville, my first pina colada, Ry and I waiting for bus in cambodia. Skull with bullethole, from the Khmer rouge, pic of the tower of skulls, Ryan getting the Hot cup treatment, me with a delicious coconut and rum, our first motorbike, ryan going down the slide at the water park. That Oughta tie everyone over for a while. Love Love!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

southward bound

Right now we're in the bangkok bus station, with about 5 hours to kill before our overnight bus leaves to ko samui. An island off the southern coast of thailand.
Vietnam was fun. The first day we went to the war remants museum, and both ryan and I agree it was an insightful as it was riddled with communist propaganda. I understand its from the vietnamese perspective. However, it was very blame oriented...which is understandable, but there is nothing like being thousands of miles a way from home to give you a undeniable patriotism for your country. No matter what your opinion is, if the war was right or wrong, you cannot take away from the sacrifices that were made by our soldiers. And the shit that they saw...well, Thank you, for risking your lives for us. I have nothing but respect.
The next day, we went to Dam sen waterpark. CRazy fast water slides. This one slide in particular was like a giant toilet bowl, that pooped you out like a big human sized byprodruct. I have to say that one hurt a little bit. Other than that it was like 4 dollars each for food tickets and the bus ride there and back for the day. Awesome!
The third day we went to the Cu chi tunnels, the same feelings came about from the first day. But to crawl in those tunnels were crazy. Just barely big enough for me to crawl through.
The final day we flew out of ho chi minh to bangkok. and now we are here, waiting to head to the beaches again...Overall we really liked saigon. It was much more commercial than I had anticipated. WE met some really cool locals, and the city was just beutiful full of parks and cheap transportation. The Food was the best food I had had in a while. WE even tried this dehydrated squid that they flatted like a pancake for was salty and went really good with beer. Ryan Got shoot an M60, and was pretty excited about that. It just hurt my ears, no wonder so many vets are apretty much deaf, my ears are still ringing.
Oh and no I haven't burned yet, but I'm definatley tanner than I've ever been!
WE'll be staying like 5-8 days on the islands, then its off to Kuala lumpur where we fly to bali, for a good thirty days.
LOve you Guys