My Longest Day


Singapore Changi Airport

Originally uploaded by Adrian F1

After some sleep I have a chance to contemplate my record travel day: 30 hours of travel, and 16,390 kms all in one day (Singapore – Seoul – Vancouver – Ottawa)!

Due to crossing the national date line during my flight, all of my flights actually occurred within the 19th of January, also making this my longest day at 37 hours.

Unfortunately for me, I am not one of these people who can sleep on planes. Even with some extra space on one of the three flights, a blindfold and sound isolating earphones I think I managed to nod off for maybe 45 minutes during those 30 hours!

During my 4 hour stopover in Vancouver, I actually had to stay standing, because if I sat down I would have surely fallen asleep and missed my flight.

Anyway, I am home safe and sound after an EXCELLENT trip to Vancouver and Southeast Asia! Check out all the pictures here.

A special thanks to Laura for hosting me in Singapore, Leigh and Chad for showing us around in Vancouver, and finally Todd and Marianne for inviting us to their wedding in Kamloops!

Looking for A Great Guide to Siem Reap / Angkor Wat?


Originally uploaded by Adrian F1

I got really lucky and found a great guide via my hotel (The Borann) which takes about a 20% cut of the action. I am not sure, but you may be able to contact ‘Raum’ directly to get a better rate than the $25/day that the hotel charged for his services.

Mr. Sem Sopheara, is an English speaking guide who I used for two days, to visit Ankor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm (Jungle Temple) and Tonle Sap lake. Sopheara (his first name) goes by the short form ‘raum’ (phonetically) helped me see all sorts of detail of all of these sites that I would have been sure to miss on my own. He was very knowledgeable about the sites and Cambodia in general, and a generally nice guy!

Raum was a big part of why my trip to Cambodia was so enjoyable, as he, and my driver ‘Kohn’ were my companions for almost my entire stay. I definitely made the best of my short 2-day stay in Siem Reap with their help!

If you would like to contact ‘Raum’, his mobile is 012 674 659, and I can provide his e-mail address to you upon request. Please leave a comment below and I will respond to the email address that is provided to me.

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