Toady was my first full day in Cambodia. Im currently staying on the heavenly Otres Beach near Sihanoukville. Its a really beautiful place and extremely cheap. My drom room is costing me $3 a night and its $0.50 for a pint of beer! With prices like this I had no feeling of guilt with a $4 massage and pedicure from one of the ladies on the beach. She told me her name was Anne but I think she might be lying. Anyway cheers Otres!
Its quite strange traveling in Asia for such a long time. I’m quite used to feeling like a giant now. Most people here are so slender and slim. In a way I’m quite excited about the thought of being in New Zealand in October. I read recently that it has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Its not that I’m really tall or overweight…I just don’t want to feel like an oddity so much. A lady recently described my curly hair as like noodle soup. Its not even dark brown/black like everyone else’s. I know its good to be different but it does make buying clothes a tad harder. Oh well. Heres to Noodle Soup hair!
Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city is the biggest city in Vietnam. Like everywhere it is bustling with motorbikes, street vendors and food everywhere. We are here for a few days before Bells travels back to Thailand to see her BF and I travel through Cambodia to finally meet her in Siam Reap.
Wombat is my small fluffy travel companion. He comes on some on my biggest adventures with me. He’s a bit fussy about food so can’t say he’s found traveling easy but thought he deserved a post showing some of his best pics. I also happened to come across another blog featuring a wombat who travels. Check him out to, he looks like he’s having a great time…Traveling Wombat
We are staying in Can Tho for a few days whilst we get our visas extended. Its been a bit stressful as there have been some complications but I think its sorted now so we just have to wait until we can pick them up in Saigon in a few days.
Today it is the Moon Festival and we celebrate by eating a Moon Cake. Im not really sure what they are but we have brought one and its disgusting. Some Asian countries use Moon Cakes as part of the celebrations for the Mid Autumn festival. They are often given as gifts to business partners and influential people. Some of packaging is very extravagant. They sell them for weeks before on big stalls and hundreds are sold each year. I like the idea of them but the reality of it wasn’t very nice. Maybe we just brought a bad one.
A few weeks ago I met some really cool people in Nha Trang. We drank lots and as a result I learnt about the Onion Man! At first I thought he was made up. He certainly sounded like a myth, but it turns out he is real…and worse…he is here with me now!
You see the Onion man is what stops you sleeping when you’ve had too much to drink. He is that something in the corner of your eye that makes you restless and uncomfortable. There is no way of getting rid of him. He’s just there. He can look different to different people. I’v drawn my Onion man, turns out he is quite a poser!
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – RLS
Today it is six months since me and my little backpack boarded the plane to Delhi and I can’t believe it. It’s gone so quickly. I think back to some of the places I’v seen and think about some of the people I’v met and I smile. I wonder if I’v changed much since leaving?