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The Awesome Adventures of Hannah and Emma

S'long Not Goodbye ... OR If BSB can go on hiatus, so can I

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [539] | Comments [2]

Hey friends! After a whirlwind couple of weeks that consisted of: - a trip to London where Hannah, Sehr and I shopped, dreamed of becoming wealthy enough to live in Chelsea (prophetic?), climbed the lions in Trafalger Square, didn't write ... Read more >

Tags: awesomeness, beer lao, edinburgh, glasgow, going home, indiana jones, london, seperation anxiety, toronto


Island Life... OR Unqualified Cultural Observations From Your Favourite Half-Breed

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | Views [523] | Comments [1]

The more time I've spent here the more similarities I've found between the eccentricities we laughed at on the Tokyo subway and the ones that have chuckling here in Edinburgh. At first I couldn't quite see it, maybe because I expected the UK to ... Read more >

Tags: awesomeness, japan, my fat gypsy family, uk


Reflections on the UK OR How to compare your life to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [383] | Comments [2]

When you return to the daily grind, otherwise known as reality, sometimes it takes a while to get back into the swing of things. It’s been difficult, and there have been some changes to our expected life plans. None of which I think need to be discussed ... Read more >


A Wee Curse... OR My Nemesis - Eddie the Eagle

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | Views [496] | Comments [2]

T'was the week before my birthday (mark your calendars... I'm expecting gifties :P) and all through the house everything was breaking, even a... mouse? OK, fear not, we are not living amongst any dead mice and I'm not going to become the next Shell ... Read more >

Tags: awesomesauce, curses, edinburgh, figure skating, ghosts, olympics


Living in Bonnie Scotland OR How Saying 'Aye' Makes You Sound Like A Seagull From "Finding Nemo"

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [1232] | Comments [4]

Hello Friends! We seriously neglected this blog given the craziness of the last few months, but have no fear, as I am still currently unemployed, running out of things to do, and desperately requiring some intellectual stimulation (that does not ... Read more >

Tags: awesomeness, canada, edinburgh, scotland, u.k


The Great White North... OR Living in Limbo

CANADA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [613] | Comments [2]

After 4 plane rides, 8 in-flight films and countless cups of coffee I made it back to Toronto. Despite the bitter shock of negative degree weather (the temperature when I left Bali was 37C) and the fact that I was wearing sandals with 3 inches of snow ... Read more >

Tags: going home, toronto, uk


Sayonara/Sabaidee/Sawadikah/Selamat Jalan Asia! ... OR Close Encounters of the Malaysian Kind

INDONESIA | Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | Views [592]

Alas, this is it. I am currently in Kuta Bali waiting ever so patiently (read - NOT patiently) for my flight to Seoul, then NYC, then (28 hours later) Toronto. It seems like mere days ago that I was sitting back in the Tdot shaking with anticipation to ... Read more >


Kap Kum Kah Thailand!... OR Wins and Fails of the Andaman Coast

THAILAND | Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | Views [998] | Comments [4]

It's official, after 7 awesome weeks we have finally left Thailand and this entry comes to you from an internet cafe in Singapore while we wait for a night bus to Cherating, Malaysia. We spent our last days in Thailand island hopping on the Andaman Coast.... Read more >


GAP Adventures Group Trip Week 2... OR Boats and Monsoons Do NOT Mix

THAILAND | Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | Views [745] | Comments [3]

Our second week of the groupie life started off with two eye-opening days in Bangkok. The first night we went with Ben, Dan and Lewis to a Ping Pong show. All I will say is that judging by the number of middle aged Thai and European couples in the ... Read more >


GAP Adventures Group Tour Week 1 ... OR Tesus Christ Superstar

THAILAND | Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | Views [788] | Comments [1]

In the days leading up to our much anticipated group trip, in all honestly, we were feeling a little nervous. Would we die on the trek due to our lack of physical fitness? Would the people be super lame? Would we be able to adapt from doing our ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, chang mai, cooking class, elephants, gap adventures, hill tribes, kao san road, trekking


Memories of Koh Samet ... OR We're Together - But Not Like That!

THAILAND | Saturday, 14 Nov 2009 | Views [683] | Comments [3]

I know you have all been waiting with bated breath for our next post, so fear not, we have not been abducted and sold into white slavery (win!). We are currently in the midst of our GAP Adventures group tour that has already spawned some ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, beach, island, koh samet, thailand


Loving (and Leaving) Laos... OR Tuk-Tuks, Tubing and Thai Visas

LAOS | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [789] | Comments [4]

Laos is the most chilled out, laid-back, relaxed place I have ever been. Seriously. It's like the Jamaica of the East (or so I assume, never having been to Jamaica). While it's taken Hannah a little while to get used to living on "Laos time"... Read more >

Tags: drinking, laos, mini-vans, tubing, vang viang, vientiane


See Ya Vietnam...OR "Photo You Buy!"

VIETNAM | Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | Views [701] | Comments [3]

In one of the easiest decisions we've ever made, we have decided to change our flight plans and head out to Laos a couple of days early. I don't mean to be too hard on poor Hanoi, but it just really isn't our scene. Ha Long Bay was pretty cool however ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, ha long bay, hanoi, vietnam


You Think You Know But You Have No Idea... OR Getting Pinched By Old Ladies

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Views [685] | Comments [2]

After a brief but fun 48 hour stop-over in S. Korea (where we went to a coffee shop and had our feet nibbled by fish - Weeds-style), we are finally in the 'Nam. Despite all of Hannah's extensive research (the woman takes OCD to a whole new "As ... Read more >

Tags: culture shock, hanoi, south korea, vietnam


Last Memories of Japan... OR How to Be Naked With Old Ladies... OR How to Spot a Cross-Dresser 101

JAPAN | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [1863] | Comments [7]

OK. So last time we left off, we had climbed down a mountain and encountered the wrath of Buddha. If you thought that Japan was done with us, you were wrong.    As everyone keeps telling me, onsens are part of the Japanese experience. You can't go ... Read more >

Tags: japan, maid cafe, onsen, tokyo


Buddha's Revenge... OR I Wish I Was Cute (but not really)

JAPAN | Sunday, 27 Sep 2009 | Views [827] | Comments [2]

the people in japan are annoyingly cute.   actually. as card-carrying, bitter north american cynics Hannah and I have been having a jolly old time scoffing at cars that look like gum drops, women wearing pigtails into ther forties, the animation ... Read more >

Tags: buddha, japan, karma, observations


Blog Tease... OR Remember That Time We Didn't Go To China?

JAPAN | Sunday, 27 Sep 2009 | Views [480] | Comments [1]

Hey Friends! We have so so so many stories and I promise they are on their way, but this is just a quickie update: After a lot of deliberation and despite fighting with processors at the embassy... our dream of singing the soundtrack to Mulan atop ... Read more >

Tags: china, trip changes


To grandmother's house we go... OR Dining with mobsters

JAPAN | Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | Views [890] | Comments [10]

It all started innocently enough with a trip to Hiroshima to visit my grandmother (the tiniest and cutest little 89yr old woman ever - hence forth referred to as Obaachan). After some fam jam visiting, my Obaachan's next door neighbour (a stately looking ... Read more >

Tags: crazy night, drinking, hiroshima, japan


The Trials and Tribulations of Fashion

JAPAN | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [570] | Comments [1]

Its the time you have all been lookng forward to- a note from Hannah. We arrived safe and sound in Kobe to spend some time with Emmas family. Heading out for some day trips in Kyoto, Hiroshime and Nara which should be awesome as there are sooo many ... Read more >

Tags: fashion, japan


I smell like lamb OR Drinking in Japan

JAPAN | Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | Views [681] | Comments [3]

Today we went to the Sapporro Beer Factory/Museum/Biergarten and I feel like it's a great segue into the topic of drinking in Japan. For those of you with the misconception that Japan is full of conservative tee-totalers, you are highly mistaken. ... Read more >

Tags: beer, drinking, japan, lamb, saporro


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