Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gift Idea...

For Christmas last year I turned my adventures of 2011 into a book, a photo book to be more precise. To decide on the size and shape of book, I looked no further than the square photographs of my Diana camera. We'd been on many an adventure together last year and the products of said adventures were included in the book:

  • cambodia
  • india
  • philippines
  • hong kong - ofcourse
  • la and san fran - where the obsession with Diana started.
I used the blurb website to create mine, it was easy to use and I was able to adapt the layout to what I wanted. Pretty simple really. Once I finished I uploaded it to the website and within a week I had my published book. Exciting! The family loved receiving them too, a great gift for any occasion.
Infact I may even have an idea for my next one...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Chairs: Vietnam Edition


Not sure what's more amazing:
•The fact that the roots of Hong Kong's Banyan Trees grow so long
•The fact that someone has braided them.
Beautiful thing to find.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Good Morning Vietnam!

Rather than spending Christmas at home this year the boy and I traveled to Vietnam for the festive season.
We scheduled a trip that had all the makings of an amazing time, and it didn't disappoint. Vietnam delivered an incredible end to 2011 far beyond the expectations either of us had, highlights included a dinner in a cave in Ha Long Bay, trekking amongst rice paddies in the hills around Sa Pa and eating (my new favourite dish) Bun Cha in a little cafe.
Simple things really.

Cave investigating on

Tom Foolery, not sure why I kept the life jacket on, on dry land

Dinner in cave, truely magical.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Resolutions

After an amazing break in Vietnam, it is time to get back to Hong Kong and get ready to resume normal life.
Hopefully 2012 will be as adventure filled as last year.
Happy New Year.

Ps. More on my trip soon...