Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Party

Here are a few pics from last night. The school band played at a bar and we all got dressed up in our Halloween costumes. I was a bit crap and just wore black with some make-up. It was fun but I didn't want to be too tired this morning so it wasn't a late one for me.

I went to yoga today at a place my friend recommended and it was excellent. Although I realised how much strength I have lost by not doing it regularly. In Mexico I would have had no problems but I am going to seriously ache tomorrow!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Gareth took me for a walking tour around Macau yesterday. It's an old Portuguese colony so has some European style buildings. It's a shame it's ruined by the crazy flashing casinos. We flew into here because it's cheaper than flying to Hong Kong. Then we took the ferry across to HK. We are now at the airport having got up at 4am for an early flight - at least we'll be home soon!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Night out in Honkers

We went into town tonight for our last night here. I wore my new boots - I love winter clothes! Although it's about 27C it feels quite cool compared to HCMC. We're going to freeze in the UK this Christmas. We went up in the tram to the top of the city to look down from the mountains. This is where all the richest of the rich live - in The Peaks. It was an amazing view over the harbour and buildings.
After that we went into town for some food and drinks. A lovely night - sad we're off tomorrow. At least we have a day in Maccau. It's an old Portuguese colony so has lots of historical buildings, along with a whole load of casinos!

Hong Kong

I am very excited as I just bought a new laptop. I haven't had my own since university. I think Gareth is relieved I won't be messing about with his precious Mac anymore!

Hong Kong is a cool city. It's lovely to buy clothes in a Medium size rather than in Vietnam where I am at least XXXXL or am told to get out of the shop - too fat! I have bought some winter stuff which is a bit naughty as I live in such a hot place. But I figure that we will be back in the UK for Christmas and will have a long winter once we're back next year.

We're off to a look out point this afternoon. I had a nap today as it's been pretty hectic shopping and sight-seeing. We went on the boat to see the main high-rise city area, and visited the most expensive building in the world - the HSBC building. Last night we walked around the night markets and saw the old Hong Kong and were lucky to catch the night laser show. We're having fun and it's all gone too quickly. Enjoy the pics Mum and Gem!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Long Hai Beach Weekend

I've finally found time to upload some photos of this term. We've been at school for ten weeks now and I am really feeling shattered. I can't wait for next week when we go to Hong Kong to relax Gem I promise will take loads of photos of me then!
I have done nothing this weekend - just relaxing. Had acupuncture for my broken foot which is still really hurting. The guy told me to detox to help it to heal. I really needed a reason to eat healthily so I am glad have been given orders to do so. I am desperate for it to feel better so will do anything - hopefully loosing a few pounds will be the pay off! More pics soon - I promise.

Dragon Dance - Moon Festival

Here are some pictures of the Moon Festival celebrations as school. We all had to wear our Ao dais - traditional Vietnamese clothing. The dragon dancing was amazing but did not pass any health and safety checks. The most scary was a little guy going right up an unsecured pole and then standing on the top. I was so frightened for him. The dragons are really cool - 2 guys go together in the costume on stilts and can do back-flips and balance on a ball - amazing!