December 1979 to June 1981
The Grand Pacific Rim Tour
Wednesday, December 5, 1979
We departed Vancouver at 9:05AM on Western Airlines “…the Onnnlllyyy way to fly” as the commercial used to go back in the 60’s. At 12:00NOON, the smog cutter special landed at LAX.
We took the airport Greyhound to the scary Los Angeles bus station and transferred onto the bus to Oceanside. From there it was local bus to Leucadia, arriving at 5:00PM.
Dave, Ariel, Nicholas (six months old) and Issla (black Lab) were glad to see us and they loved the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. Rather than sleep on the couch Ariel had arranged for us to stay at Joan’s (a friends) place four houses up. Mmm lovin’ that California sun. It’s so nice to sit out on the deck at 10:00PM in 80 deg. warmth sipping on the Covosier VOSP (CA$24.00) we picked up at the Vancouver duty free.
May-June – 2015
Morocco for a month
As usual, we are self catering this tour… TripAdvisor – Booking.com – AirBnB – Lonely Planet… are our research and booking resources.
October 2014 – Febrary 2015
Thailand… Chiang Mai and Siboya
November 2013 – March 2014
Thailand – Cambodia – Bali – Sulawesi – Borneo
November 2012 – March 2013
Thailand and Borneo
Chiang Mai > Northenr Thailand > Balikpapan > Derawan Island > Sabah > Brunei > Sarawak
November 2011 – March 2012
Thailand – Laos – Myanmar
Bangkok > Chiang Mai > Siboya > Vientiane > Luang Prabang > Yangon > Mandalay > Bagan > Inle Lake > Home
Paris – Morocco – Loire Valley
November 2010 – April 2011
Thailand – Cambodia – Laos
Bangkok > Koh Chang (west) > Siboya > Vientiane > Vang Vieng > Phonsavan > Luang Prabang
November 2009 – April 2010
Thailand – Laos – Bali
Chiang Mai > Sukothai > Vientiane > Siboya Bungalows > Bali
Cambodia – Vietnam – Siboya
Siem Reap > Phnom Penh > Saigon > Nha Trang > Saigon > Siboya Bungalows.
November 2007 – January 2008
Winter at Siboya Bungalows
South Africa Tour
November-2006 – March 2007
So here we go for the winter…
In November we headed off to Asia again. Victoria > Bangkok > Siem Reap > Phnom Penh > Sihanoukvile > Phanom Penh > Bangkok > Trang > Krabi > Phuket > Kuala Lumpur > Bali > Nusa Lembongan > Ubud > Kuching > Singapore > Victoria… doing nothing on Siboya is still the best.
September – 2006
Road Trip… Georgia to Victoria
January-February – 2005
R&R at Siboya Bungalows
April – June 2004
Bali and Kuching, Borneo
December 1999 -April 2000
Siboya Bungalows • Southern India • Back to Siboya
* A 5 week tour of Southern India.
* Back to Siboya Bungalows to decompress.
Bangkok and Koh Siboya
* Relaxing at Siboya Bungalows.
* The the SHIT hits the fan in Phuket.
* Started in Penang.
* Relaxing at Siboya Bungalows.
Siboya and Bali
* Haven’t been back to Bali for years.
Siboya and Bunaken, Sulawesi
* New adventure snorkeling in Sulawesi.
Leasing a Beach Plot in Thailand
It has six, 40 foot coconut palms, a mango tree, a Kaffir lime tree and a Tamarind tree.
Vietnam… Hanoi to Saigon
* Bangkok to Kanchanaburi for a weekend.
* Then Vietnam for a month.
Back to Pine Bungakows, Krabi.
Back to Krabi and Penang
Two Months in Thailand
Pacific Rim Tour
So here goes… we sold our house, quit our jobs and bought one-way tickets to Bangkok…