Thursday, March 27, 2008

What Tiger Balm brought us

Imagine Canada's Wonderland, but without the rides. And instead of statues of cartoon characters, imagine mythical beasts battling each other, sometimes gruesomly, sporting 1940s fashion. This is what awaits at Haw Par Villa, created by the founders of Tiger Balm. There's no better way to spend $1 (admission).
The above only touches on the vast amount of gore available at Haw Par. The ten courts of hell, for example, I have deemed too much for my readership.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The People of Cambodia

The 14 million people in the Kingdom of Cambodia earn an average of $2600 per year, live on both land and water, and survive in the third most mined country in the world. Here are the ones captured by our cameras.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Laura in Cambodia

I have finally gone through the thousand pictures of Cambodia and chosen some for you. The temples in Cambodia are indeed a world wonder, so there is much to look at.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Asian Challenges

The following shows some of the challenges Barry has had in settling here.
Sometimes, exotic fruits are disappointing.
The Japanese sports drink Pocari sweat also did not meet expectations.
Since it is rude to point in Singapore, these are Barry's new dance moves.
This challenge faced in Cambodia.
This large Cambodian rock woman was particularly scary to Barry.
Sadly, in Cambodia our tour guide started shrinking into a teeny tiny man.
And then we saw a ghost! So as you can see, we lead challenging lives!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Monsters in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last week, Barry, Chantal and I went to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand (see pictures). My favourite Thai destination to date, Chiang Mai is an excellent combination of temples, chilling, and shopping for fakes at the night bazaar. There are also many monsters, which are shown below: