Wednesday, 8 January 2014


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Sunday, 5 January 2014


The images of SE Asia that wander through my head are filled with colour, history, culture and mysteries that I myself can not conceive, at least not yet. The more I learn of this corner of the globe the more I thrilled I become at the prospect of having my own two feet wander its ground. Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, draws travelers into its midst with its French-Indochine buildings, morning markets selling foods for the day, a royal museum and a stunning temples. Mornings include monks in a procession to accept alms from locals and tourists alike. Found at the junction of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers in northern Laos there is a striking beauty to the area filled with water and mountain. 

Buddhist Temple at The Royal Palace, Luang Prabang, Laos

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A New Year

Happy New Year everyone! This holiday often finds me doing some reflection. As 2013 drew to a close I found myself looking forward more and more. This will be the year that I FINALLY go on my trip. I will aim for a year but will also take whatever time I can get, be longer or shorter. That is what I am looking ahead to. Yet, I expected that today I would have some profound insights and musings. Alas, today has had me avoiding washing the dishes, learning how my new tablet works, texting my good friends and cuddling with the cat. With that, I will just share with you some of the highlights of my NYE celebrations with friends. I have always been blessed with having great friends. Years past I had my "posse" in Thunder Bay. I am grateful for my "old" friends and now for my "new posse". The evening started R's place for drinks and a grand spread of food. Later on we headed over to A's beau's nightclub (Status Nightclub in New Westminster) where we danced, drank, ate and celebrated . It was a fun night and I did not overindulge - no hangover but still a quiet day for me today. I hope you were fortunate as myself and spend your NYE with friends and family. 

PS. I do have a New Year's resolution - to read two books a month (I am a slow reader so this is a good goal for me).


Here's to 2014!