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Cindie's Vietnam #2 Daily Journal
Travel Writing, Blog, Travelogue

Cau Ganh, to Lang Son, Vietnam
February 18. - April 2, 2005


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Feb 18 Cau Ganh - Sa Huynh. Road paved with a nice shoulder, terrain flat except for a few hills. Traffic moderate to heavy, noise level high. Tailwind the first 80 km and a headwind the last 18.  I think this may be unusual.

 We were up early because we knew we would have a long day.  We thought we would have a head wind all day but it turned out that we had a tailwind for the first 80 km.  The riding is pleasant between town but the towns are chaotic and noisy.  The price of food is much higher here and I can not even bargain.  During the heat of the day we stopped for a cold drink.  The people are always touching our sweaty skin, not something I like them to do.  The women seem to be enamored with Tim, it must be his curly hair or size.  They are always poking at him or squeezing his arms.  I often think that he just reminds these ladies of the men who were here in the past.  The owner of the store said that he fought for the south.  Something I did not think about much.  Fighting a war and then loosing.  We pulled our guys out and went home, they had to stay and face whatever consequences there were.

We found a guest house in Su Huynh, not the government hotel, that let us roll our bikes in the room.  It was a nice change to leaving them with the scooters. We went to dinner at the restaurant nearby.  While we were eating a man who spoke fluent English came up and said that he was an interpreter for the third division of the marines.  He said that he and his family were taken to a re-education camp after the war.  He seemed like he wanted to tell us more but he was called away by a group of men.  I could have talked to that man for hours.  Again, I never thought about what happen here after we pulled out.  I did not even realize that the south continued to fight the north after we left.  The boat people left Vietnam with the south collapsed.

98 km
Feb 19 Su Huynh - Quang Ngai Road paved, traffic moderate (it is Saturday) terrain flat, head wind from the start.

It was a blustery morning and we started out with a head wind that stayed with us all day.  We stopped in a small town for lunch started riding and then it started raining hard, we decided to stop for a coffee and jumped into a small cafe, well actually some ones living room.  They were very inviting and made us tea, coffee and gave us cookies. We flew home made airplanes around the living room, I thought, how many people would do this with total strangers. They were a kind and generous family who did not have a lot but shared it all with us.  The weather cleared and we were sailing down the road again.

63 km
Feb 20 Quang Ngai- Well we picked a good day to take a day off.  It rained all day.  We pretty much rested all day and prepared to leave in the morning.  In the early morning we heard our neighbor getting sick.  I did not think anything of it.  By mid-afternoon I felt queasy.  I was violently ill by dinner time.  I had a slight fever and felt awful.  I went to sleep after taking some aspirin.  
Feb 21 Quang Ngai - I was so weak I could not get out of bed.  Tim worked on the web page and ate some bread.  By mid afternoon I was feeling better and decided to eat dinner so I would have the strength to ride on.  
Feb 22 Quang Ngai - Tam Ky.  Road paved traffic moderate to heavy, terrain flat with rice patties on both sides of the road.  We saw and accident near the town of Tam Ky, we are not sure what happen but something landed on a thatched hut and flattened it. I could here someone moaning but could not see where they were.  Scary.  The drivers here are crazy, they seem to take more chances then they need to.  We stopped for lunch and sat down to have lunch, we ate and inadvertently left our Lonely planet bike book and map behind.

We had a nice hotel in Tam Ky for $10 a night, hot water,  and air conditioning.

61 km
Feb 23 Tam Ky - Hoi An all parameters are similar to yesterday, the 7 kilometers into Hoi An were very pleasant.  The government has been building by passes around the larger cities and when we came to an intersection we did not know which way to go for Hoi An, there were no signs.  We asked and were pointed to the left, it did not make sense to me but we rode that way anyway.  It turned out to be the right was and we found the turn to Hoi An a couple of kilometers down the road.  We arrived in Hoi An before noon.  We looked a couple hotels by the bus station and decided to ride into town.  The town was quite different than other Vietnamese towns we have seen before.  The buildings were ornate, small narrow streets, and tourists and vendors everywhere.  We looked around and found a cheap hotel and went out to lunch.  When  we returned we had a note on our door.  Mary Ann the women that we met at the Jun village, almost three weeks ago was staying in the same hotel.  She had just returned from China beach. She showed us a nice restaurant and we ended up eating there the entire time we were in Hoi An. 55 km
Feb 24 Hoi An. It was a hot day and we spent the afternoon in the internet cafe.  I am beginning to feel like I am floating from one cafe to another.  The internet is extremely slow and difficult to retrieve and send email.  The local sites are fine but once we try to access web sites in the USA it slows to a snails pace.  Very frustrating.  While we were at the internet cafe, we met Linda and Jerry from Colorado.  They are bike touring here in Vietnam for about a month. We decided to meet for dinner. We took them to our favorite restaurant and we had a great dinner.  They were very generous and treated us to dinner.  We talked about bikes and touring in Vietnam.  They plan to leave tomorrow for a tour through the central Highlands, we are interested to hear about their trip because they will be traveling near Komton, an area that is closed except for tours with permits.  We were not allowed in the area without a permit.  
Feb 25 Hoi An.  Spent the day working on email and web work.  It was very hot again.  
Feb 26 Hoi An - China Beach.  It was a short day but we took the time to take photos and visit some areas of town before we left.  We rode to China beach (only 20 km away) and asked for Hoa's Place. He is not in Lonely Planet  yet, so everyone who arrives there gets there by word of mouth. Hoa's was full so we stayed in a hotel right next door for 7 dollars a night. We planned to stay one night.  We saw China Beach, it goes on for 30 km and no one was there. We visited Marble Mountain, a nice Buddhist sanctuary built in the marble peaks.  We also decided to stay one more day.  Hoa is a great host, we met interesting travelers and the beach was too nice to pass up.  40 km
Feb 27 China Beach.  We took the day off to check out the beach. What a beautiful beach it is, it goes on forever without interruption.  I am surprised that luxury resorts all along the shore.  
Feb 28 China Beach - Lang Co. It was a cloudy day but a good day to ride. We had a head wind all the way to Hang Via pass.  The pass was not too bad the traffic was heavy and made the ride up and down the pass unpleasant. 60 km
Mar 1 Lang Co - Hue.  We knew today was the last day we would ride for a while. Soon we would be on our way to Hanoi and taking care of business.  As we rode through this small town kids came out to say hello.  One group of boys walked past Tim and one of them raised his hand in anger, I could see it on his face, and hit Tim in the thigh.  Then all the boys ran down a nearby alley.  It was a shock to both of us that this kid would hit him.  Tim slammed on his brakes and turned around after the boys.  I chased one down the street while Tim chased the culprit down the alley.  I think the boys were surprised to see Tim ride his loaded bike down the alley.  Tim later told me that he did not know what he was going to do if he caught the boy, he really just wanted to scare him.  In the mean time I had corned the one boy in the field.  Without any ability to speak each others language we managed to communicate to the parents of one boy that the other boy hit Tim while we were riding past.  We pointed at him and I could tell that he was spilling the beans about the other boy who ran down the alley.  The whole scene was bazaar to me, such anger in such a young boy.  We pedaled down the road bewildered by the sudden burst of anger.  We had lunch at a small restaurant and the family was very accommodating and pleasant. 62 km
Mar 2 Hue.  
Mar 3 Hue. The Citadel.  
Mar 4 Hue - Hanoi.  Train ride in hard sleeper.  
Mar 5 - 29 Hanoi.  We stayed in Hanoi to move our web page to a new server and prepare our taxes.  We also met up with Mary Ann again.  It was a pleasure to hang out in Hanoi with her.  We went to the Water Puppet show and browsed the restaurants.  One weekend, Mary Ann and I went to visit the markets near Bac Ha. While in Hanoi I had time to reflect on Vietnam.  It has been a difficult country to travel through.  The people are very different in the north and south, it is almost as if it is still two different countries.  The south is hot and the north is cold, the people are warmer in the south as well. 

Vietnam has a two tiered pricing system.  One for locals and one for foreigners.  Bargaining is a way of life here.  As a foreigner we have to bargain for everything from bread in the street to food in a restaurant.  A local may pay 5000 dong while a foreigner would pay as much as 20,000 dong or 4 times more.  In Hanoi, price gauging is taken to a new level.  We ate at the same restaurant four times and each time we paid something different, very annoying to say the least.  We would walk down the street and every 10 minutes someone would say, Motobike, Motobike and vendors of all kinds selling fruit, silk, books, and lighters would vie for our attention.  We once tried to buy a small bag of popcorn and the vendor originally asked 5000 dong, we tried to bargain him down and he would not go any lower than 4000 dong each, even if we bought ten. The vendor refused to go lower he would not come even close to the local price of 1000 dong each.  We eventually walked away, the vendor did not seem to care, he would wait until the next foreigner came along.  Usually we bargain, have some fun with it and the vendor still gets a good price, however most vendors in Hanoi refuse to bargain with the foreigners.  One of the rules of bargaining is to verify the price agreed upon, I took a motor bike to pick up a package, we agreed on the price of 20,000  Dong (US$ 1.33).  When we returned to the hotel the motor driver said it was 40,000 (US$ 2.66) Dong, he said it was 20,000 one way.  When I refused to pay him 40,000 he started yelling at me.  He thought that he was intimidating me, a tactic commonly used to end the transaction quickly.  I still refused and went into the hotel and talked to the hotel clerk who spoke fluent English.  We finally agreed on 30,000 Dong, I was not happy but I had not choice because the service was already rendered. There were days in Hanoi when I did not even want to talk to a local because I was tired of bargaining, I started to feel like a meal ticket.

On the other hand, we met the sweetest lady at the internet cafe.  She was old and her sons ran the internet cafe. At first glance they seemed to know what they were doing but over time we observed that the little old lady was doing all the work.  She made us great salads and took care of us the entire time we were in Hanoi, we practically lived at the internet cafe, it took more than 10 days to move all the data from our hard drive to the new server.  With change comes problems, and we still continue to work them out. 

 
Mar 30 Hanoi - Bac Giang.  Riding out of Hanoi was not as bad as I thought it would be.  We crossed the river on the railroad bridge.  There is enough room on each side of the bridge for bike traffic to go back and forth across the river.  We followed a bike path for another 3 kilometers before we joined the road again.  Traffic was moderate all the way out of town.  It feels good to be back on the bike again although Tim is still feeling weak from the flu he wanted to ride today.  The day is overcast and the humidity high but the streets are dry.  We rode out of town and into the rice patties.  People were friendly and we soon heard the familiar hello hello.  We stopped for lunch and had a bowl of rice noodles and a coke for 20,000 Dong (US 1.30) far cheaper than what we would have been charged in Hanoi.  We had a nice hotel room for 150,000 dong ($10).

We arrived in Bac Giang and decided to stay the night because Tim was still feeling a little ill.  We found a nice hotel and I went in search of food for the morning.  I went to the market and bought a kilo of oranges for 7000 dong ($0.50) (in Hanoi they wanted 20,000 Dong).  As I was searching for something sweet like cookies I noticed the meat vendors.  I usually steer clear of them because the smell is to much for me.  As I was looking down the tables of meat cooked and uncooked I saw the head of an animal.  At first glace I thought it was a pig.  I have seen cooked pigs heads in many Latin American markets, nothing new.  But this head was different, all of a sudden I realized it was the head of a dog. Ah man my stomach did a flip.  I can still see that dog in my mind. I ran back to the hotel as fast as I could. My appetite was gone.  I did not even want to go out to eat anywhere for fear that they would serve me a bowl dog meat.

51 km
Mar 31 Bac Giang.  We woke to the sound of rain outside.  We waited and waited for the rain to stop.  By noon we realized we were staying another day in town.  I refused to go out and eat, noodle soup for me.  We watched movies on Cinemax.  I was itching to ride but in not in the rain.  Although we decided we would ride tomorrow even if it rained.  
April 1 Bac Giang - Lang Son.  We woke to rain again, this time we were determined to move on. So at 10:30 am we set off in the rain.  It is hard to roll the bikes out into the rain and start riding, the rain was a light drizzle.  All the locals were riding in it carry umbrellas.  They were surprised to see us pushing on through the rain.  The roads were wet and muddy on the shoulder.  Our nice clean bikes soon looked like we were riding down a dirt road.  I had on gortex booties, with dry warm feet I can ride anywhere.  We peddled on, to my surprise it was not that bad.  Hey everything looks better in amber glasses.  Today was the first day that we rode through karst topography.  The immense limestone cliffs went up at least 300 meters in the air.  It was so misty we could not see the tops of them.

We rode through a number of towns with hotels, it gave us the illusion that there would be hotels all along the way to Lang Son.  We saw a nice hotel only 40 km from the start and decided to push on to 60 km where we were sure there would be a hotel.  Well we were mistaken, no hotel.  We had 4 hours of daylight left and 40 kilometers to go, the only thing that would slow us down were hills.  Without stopping much and a moderate climb near the end we made it into town just before dark.  We ended the day just like we started it, in the rain.

102 km
April 2 Lang Son.  We decided to take a day off, stomach cramps plagued Tim again.  We hope to ride straight though to Nanning once we cross the border tomorrow.  I always wonder what the next country is going to be like when I am at the border.  My expectations are always wrong yet I still have them.  I hope that some things are different but I suspect that I will have to bargain like I do here.  We are not sure how long we will get on our Visa.  We applied for a double entry 6 month tourist visa in the states.  We have read that they will give us the first 90 days then an extension of only 30 days. We have even heard that we would only get 30 days no matter what type of Visa we had.  In the end I think it all depends on who is stamping our passport, so we have to be all smiles tomorrow and hope for the best.  As for the weather, it is cloudy, it is so wet here that the roads have green moss on them.  I think spring is damp in this part of the world.  

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INDEX #3: SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to 9-15-06

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present


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November 22 - December 15, 2004
Thailand
Bangkok, to Aranyaprathet, Thailand

Cindie's Daily Journals
Thailand #1

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
INTRO Crossing Over to the Other Side: Relocating to Asia

LETTER Thailand: Landing in a Whole New World.

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Thailand Thumbnail Pictures

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- Bangkok, Thailand
- Royal Barge Museum
- Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand
- Wat Phra Kaew and Temple of the Emerald Buddha
- Pictures of Wat Pho
- Bangkok to Chanthaburi, Thailand.
- Island Ko Samet National Park
- Thailand's famous Thai Food
- Chanthaburi to Aranya Prathet and the Cambodian border.


 

 December 16- January 16, 2005
Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Poipet to Tien Bien, Cambodia

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's Cambodia Daily Journal

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Cambodia: Poverty Does Not Equal Crime.

Best Place to see Pictures
Cambodia Thumbnail Pictures

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- Pictures of  Poverty in Cambodia: Poipet to Siem Reap
- Picture from Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- Temples Bayon, Angkor Thom
Ta Prom (Temple where Tomb Raider was filmed)
- Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Banteay Kei, Ta Som, Pre Rup

- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Tuol Sleng S.21 Museum of Genocidal Crime
- Killing Fields of Pol Pot Cambodia
- Phnom Penh to Tinh Bien


 

(January 16 - February 17 , 2005)
Vietnam #1.
Tinh Bien to Cau Ganh, Vietnam

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's Online South Vietnam Journal

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Best Place to see Pictures
South Vietnam Thumbnails

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- Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
- Floating Market and Boat Trip Tour
- Vietnam War Remnants Museum
- Cuchi Tunnels, Saigon, Vietnam
- Cuchi Tunnels Cu Chi near Saigon, Vietnam
- Pictures from Dalat, Vietnam
- Bicycling from Dalat to Buon Ma Thuot
- Jun Village
- Buon Ma Thuot to Cau Ganh


 
(February 18. - April 2, 2005)
Vietnam #2.
Cau Ganh, to Lang Son, Vietnam

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's Daily Journal for North Vietnam.

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)

Best Place to see Pictures
North Vietnam Thumbnail Pictures.

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- Cau Ganh to Hoi An
- Hoi An, Vietnam
- China Beach to Hue.
- Marble Mountain
- The Citadel in Hue
- Impoverished Highland Market Can Cau.
- Poverty Village of Bac Ha.

Hanoi water puppet


 
(April 3 - May 21, 2005)
Guangxi, China
Pingxiang to CongJiang, China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Finally in China!

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Three Years and Still Going

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Best Thumbnail Pictures of Guangxi, China

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- Pingxiang to Nanning, China
- Nanning, Guangxi to Liuzhou
- China's Karst Topography Landscape.
- Liuzhou to Yangshou, Guangxi, China
- Zhuo Yue English College in Yangshuo, China
- Li River bamboo boat trip in Yangshou..
- Ancient Chinese Stone Village of Fuli.
- Impressions light, dance, and music.
- Mountain biking through Yu Long Valley.
- Guilin to Congjiang Guangxi, China
- Reed Flute Cave Guilin China.
- Ping'an Guangxi, China.
- Dragon's Backbone and Rice Terraces.


 

May 22 - June 27, 2005

  Guizhou and Hunan, China
Congjiang to Zhangjiajie National Park China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Guizhou, China

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Made in China: Free Birds in a Caged World!

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Pictures of Guizhou, China.

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- Congjiang to Kaili, Guizhou, China
- Kaili Guizhou - Wulingyuan National Park, Hunan.
- Wulingyuan (Zhangjiajie) National Park, Hunan.


 

(June 28 - July 15, 2005)

Beijing, China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Beijing, China daily Blog and Journal

Best Place to see Pictures
Best and favorite pictures from Beijing, China

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- Pictures from Beijing, China
- Pictures of Forbidden City, China
- Summer Palace
- Great Wall from Jinshanling Simatai, China.
- Badaling Section of the Great Wall of China


 

(July 16 - Sept. 3, 2005)
Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, China.
Beijing to Xian, Shaanxi, China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, China daily journal (blog)

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
The Many Faces of China: Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, Provinces.!

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- Beijing to Jining, Inner Mongolia.
- Grasslands of Jining, to Wuchuan (near) Hohhot
- Hohhot to Bautou, Inner Mongolia, China
- Wudang Lamasary
- Bautou to Yulin, Shanxi, China with Photos from Genghis Khan's Mausoleum.
- Yulin to Yanan, Shaanxi, China
- Chairman Mao's Headquarters and Residence in Yanan, China.
- Yanan to Xian, Shaanxi, China.
- Terracotta Warriors #1
- Terracotta Warriors #2.


 

 (Sept. 4 - Oct. 29, 2005)

Sichuan, China
Chengdu, to Zongdian, China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Sichuan Blog

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Into Occupied Territory: Tibet!

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- Giant Panda Breeding Center #1
- Red Panda  in Chengdu, Sichuan, China #2
- Chengdu to Kangding.
- Kangding, Sichuan, located in Southwestern China.
- Mugecuo Lake near Kangding, Sichuan, China.
- Kangding to Xinduqiao
- Xinduqiao to Tibetan Home Stay.
- Tibetan Home Stay to 4718 meter (15,475 feet)
- to Litang, Sichuan, China.
- Litang Lamasary Tibetan Buddhist Monk Monastery
- Litang to Sumdo, Tibet
- Sumdo to Xiangcheng
- Xiangcheng to Derong, Tibet.
- Derong, Sichuan Province to Tibetan Shangri-La, (Zongdian)


 

(Oct. 30 - Dec. 24, 2005)

Yunnan, China
Zongdian to Mohan, China

Cindie's Daily Journals
Yunnan daily blog - journal

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Out of China: slipping past the watchful eye of censorship.

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- Shangri-La, - Lijiang - Dali, China.
- Dali to Jingdong, Yunnan
- Jingdong to Puer
- Puer to Jinghong, Yunnan, China
- Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden.
- Mengla to Mohan, Yunnan, China (border with Laos))


 

December.25, 2005 - January 23, 2006
Laos
Boten to Vientiane

Cindie's Daily Journals
Laos daily blog journal

Click here for our first downloadable video called
 "LAOS: VIDEO POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD.

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- Boten to Oudomxia, Laos.
- Laos Wood Carving Factory
- Oudomaxi - Luang Pabong
- Luang Phrabang, Laos: Monks, Wats, and a boat tour on the Mekong River.
- Luang Phrabang to Vang Vieng, #1
- Luang Phrabang to Vang Vieng, #2
- Vientiane, Laos


 

January 23 - March 12, 2006

Northeast Thailand
Nong Khai, Thailand to Bangkok

Cindie's Daily Journals
Northeast Thailand Blog and Daily Journal

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Four Years DownTheRoad!

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- Nong Khai to Dan Si
- Dan Si to Lop Buri
- The Ancient Ruins and Historic Temples of Ayuthaya
- Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.


 

(March 13 - April 18, 2006)

Southern Thailand
Hua Hin to Satun, Thailand

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's latest daily journal for South Thailand.  Now with over 4 years of entries!

5 minute Thailand Video
http://downtheroad.org/video/Files_Video/2Thailand_DownTheRoad.wmv

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Pictures from South Thailand.

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- Hua Hin to Ranong
- Ranong to Krabi
- Boat Tour of Ao Phang Nga Bay
- Ko Lanta Beach to Satun Tropical Thailand


 

(April 18 - Sept. 15, 2006)

  Malaysia #1
Langkawi, Malaysia to Parit Buntar

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Two 1-Way Tickets to Australia Please

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- Langkawi to Nebong Tebal
- Underwater World Aquarium Langkawi
- Bird Paradise, Langkawi, Malaysia.
- Malaysian Home Stay and Cyclist Guest House.
- Traditional Tamil Indian Wedding
- Malaysian Home Cooking and Traditional Food
- Hand Made Pottery Factory
- Chinese Fishing Village and Party.
- Toddy Plantation Farm and Palm Oil Production.
- Malaysian Chinese Temple of Heaven and Hell.
- Malaysian Indian Hindu Temple and Religious Ceremony

 

(May to August, 2006)
Malaysia #2

Tanah Rata to Taiping, Malaysia

Cindie's Daily Journals

Video: Malaysian David's Cyclist Home Stay (5:35 min)
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- Cameron Highlands Trails and National Park
- Butterfly Garden
- Boh Tea and Sungai Palas Tea Plantation and farm
- Mardi Research Center, Tanah Rata
- Tanah Rata, Cameroon Highlands, Malaysia
- Indian Fire Walking Ceremony at the Hindu Temple
- Our 8th Wedding Anniversary the Cultural Indian Way
- Chinese Cultural Opera and Traditional Arts Celebration
- Malaysian Indian Religion
- Malaysian Guesthouse and Homestay #2

 

(July - Sept. 15, 2006)
 
Malaysia #3 and Singapore.
Taiping, Malaysia to Singapore

Cindie's Daily Journals for Malaysia

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Malaysia #3 and Singapore

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- Penang hill Chinese Temple
- Taiping to Melaka, Malaysia.
- Taman Alam Kuala Selangor Natural Park
- Melaka, Malaysia, Southeast Asia.
- Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Chinese Hill (Bukit China) Cemetery
- Melaka, Malaysia to Singapore


1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
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