Our return from Ho Chi Minh City included a layover in Vancouver, but after all those 5-star hotels in Malaysia and Vietnam, the prospect of just one snotty check-in clerk at the Airport Comfort Inn was so unappealing that I managed to sweet talk the ticket agent at Incheon (South Korea) into booking us on an earlier flight back to Penticton.
Ed and I therefore arrived at home safe and sound early Saturday evening after travelling for a mere 30 hours — as opposed to the originally scheduled 43 hours.
If not for the ‘slumberettes’ in the Singapore Airlines Raffles Lounge in Seoul and those nice big seats in Air Canada’s executive class, I doubt I would have been able to get all my laundry done, check deposits written and (best of all) photos uploaded and titles coded in the 24 hours since our return.
But I/we did and they are now available for viewing on Flickr.
That’s to assuage our guilt for failing to post to the Roamsters blog every day while we were away despite lugging the Sony Vaio around in a wheeless carry-on for what seemed like 8 million miles.
We were just too busy being tourists — sightseeing, risking our lives to cross the streets in Saigon, walking the absolutely glorious beach in Malaysian Borneo at Kota Kinabalu’s Nexus Karambunai, eating 3, 4 and 5 delicious Asian squares a day and drinking at least twice that much.
To recuperate from all that activity we also had to go for swims up to 6 times daily, do 3.5 hour massage treatments and study the insides of our eyelids while reclining on sumptuous teak loungers from the comfort of our private cabana.
What can I say but that we had a fabulous time and we’ll try to get a few recap blog posts out in the next few weeks. 🙂