Thursday, April 30, 2009

Testing for the first time

and now I'll test if they will pay me back the customs fee :-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The article for Ragnhild

or maybe she only drinks Champagne ;-)

I'm now an Executive member in Golden Circle

This is the hotel program for Shangri-La and Traders hotels. But in
retrospect I think we should have gone for Starwood preferred guest.
But Traders in KL is still one of my favourite hotels ;-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First ride of the season

I started the Harley today after it's winter hibernation. But it
started on the first try even after 6 months of being idle. The
weather is not bad at all - about 12 degrees but the sun is warming :-)

Here is the very first start

From Ølberg beach

And finally a self portrait - with my queer pants as Asle calls them. They are called chaps Asle!! ;-)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

It can rain hard in Bangkok

Yesterday was a nice, warm and sunny day to start with. All of a sudden in the afternoon it started raining. And when it starts raining here you better be inside or under roof if you don't want to get soaked :-)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Last night in Bangkok

and we are having Italian. Nikki is having frogs legs ;-)

Thailand international open

in sudoku. Olav, you should have been here :-)

Nikki getting a make-up lesson

at Chitlom Central in Bangkok

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Not a culinary adventure tonight

We could not find our plan A restaurant so we just had some boring
western food. So Meena, if you have any suggestions we are all ears

Now in Phnom Penh

Monday, April 13, 2009

Angkor Wat at sunset

T-shirt for donating blood

Finally someone that wants my blood :-) After I married Nikki I was banned for life as a blood donor i Norway :-( But I was allowed to donate blood in Siem Reap and I got this t-shirt as a gift after I was done :-)

Scorpion with babies at a temple wall

local wildlife

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rooftop bar at the Rex hotel

Where lots of activity took place during the Vietnam war

Local delicassies

It looks like hearts - seen at a local market

And brains(?) as well?

Nikki presenting Jackfruit

And the local good stuff...rice wine with various ingredients to "spice it" up. I haven't had the nerve to test it yet....

They have great smoothies at a place called Juice

Thursday, April 9, 2009

In the lounge at the hotel

In Ho Chi Minh City. Now we are going out to eat. Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Eating "Italian" tonight

We are at a place called ZanZbar tonight and we are eating sort of
Italian and are drinking Masi wine. I guess we should be eating local
Vietnamese but but. Maybe we are inspired by Jon Vidar and Ragnhild...

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

An example of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City. If you want to cross the street make sure you look both the right and left because motorcycles comes from all directions...even on the pavement :-)

Gard as passenger on a motorcycle taxi in Ho Chi Minh City

Kate took us around in the city and Nikki got to ride with her on motorcycle. I used a motorcycle taxi and it is a bit of a scary experience :-) Here is a short video that I shot of myself.

Visiting Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City

We came there just in time as it started pouring down right after we parked the bike. But we needed some time there to look around anyway...and to eat some lunch. We had a local dish called Pho. Here is Kate - our local guide in HCMC. Thanks for taking us around Kate...and even on your birthday :-)

Rooftop pool at our hotel