Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 5: Photo of Somewhere I've Been

Ciao Cafe (Ngô Đức Kế)
40 Ngô Dức Kế,
District 1,
Theary & I inside of Ciao Cafe, Jan 2004 after a dinner cruise

I would love more than anything to travel back to Southeast Asia. It will happen when I gather the funds. I miss dragonfruit, mangosteens, rambutans, fresh young coconut right off the tree.. *sigh* it is not the same eating them canned, believe me. 
Before I went to Vietnam, I was in Cambodia. There was a day when we trekked through this crazy jungle. When I say crazy, I mean our tour guide had to give us a warning about sticking close to him to avoid snakes and what not.  I stuck close enough.. I mean, the man was leading us through a jungle wielding a machete. That's a huge sign you seriously need to follow directions!
 photo credit: Erick_1968
Destination: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider location: the temple complex: Ta Prohm, Cambodia
There's a photo of me standing in the roots at home somewhere, but it is not scanned.
After visiting that temple complex, we hiked over to Angkor Wat.
 To get to the center and highest peak of Angkor Wat, you go up these crazy steep stairs.
The railing originally wasn't there. It had to be installed after a French girl had slipped on the way down and fallen to her death :[
It felt like an extremely long climb, believe me. Once I was at the top, I was running around inside the various tunnels/hallways just gawking at everything.

So here is my day 5 entry. I cheated since I posted more than one photo. 
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself. 
Day 02- A picture of something you cannot live without. 
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have. 
Day 04- List 15 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 06- A hobby you have. 
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you. 
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why. 
Day 09- Something/someone you’re proud of. 
Day 10- A story about a past relationship. 
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike. 
Day 12- A picture of your room & don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret. 
Day 13- Write a letter telling someone something you could never tell them. 
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions. 
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle & share the first 10 songs that play. 
Day 16- Something you could live without. 
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why. 
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have. 
Day 19- Nicknames you have & how or why you have them. 
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be. 
Day 21- Share a picture from your day. 
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else. 
Day 23- What is something you crave. 
Day 24- Share a story about your past that you are ashamed of. 
Day 25- What I would find in your bag. 
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die. 
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge? 
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? 
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned. 
Day 30- A picture of you today & 20 goals you want to accomplish. 


  1. Beautiful photos Susy. I know what you mean ~ when you travel, nothing is the same when you have it elsewhere. But that just makes the memories so precious and bittersweet (well for me anyway). I want to get away too.

  2. Daymn woman!! Where have you NOT been?! And who have you not met?!
    I need to stick with you. Good food, great entertainment, amazing company... What more would anyone need?! I'm enjoying your 30 day challenge. I feel a bit stalker-ish but I like how I'm getting to know you better. Learning about what you were up to all the years we couldve met. LoL... Well might have. I feel lame sauce for saying that now. -_-;; yeaahhh - end comment-

    <3s Serena.

  3. Susy I wanna go to angkor wat!!! how long is the freaking flight?!?

  4. Oooooh this is a 30 days challenge i was about to say ooh you went to vietman when? lol..hahaha before i reply ur comment from my blog i just wanna say you look smoking hot on ur display hahaha u're rocking the red lipstick anyways

    yes distance is tough...i only have 2 more weeks till im going back to nyc...i don't know how is this gonna scare if there's gonna be another break actually very scare to get bak into this relationship...

  5. I love reading your 30 day challenge! :D You are so spontaneous!! :D Hmm, I've never been to SE Asia but it looks amazing. DAMN it, I need to travel.

  6. WOW!! these photos are crazy!! I can't believe you actually went to Lara Croft Tomb Raider Temple Complex thing! and a jungle with snakes?! ahhhh!! scary!! I hope you covered yourself with bug spray from head to toe! Lol xD Chicken shit me probably would've worn something to cover all limbs haha. oh man, Angkor Wat looks crazy, too! I wish I could see more pictures from your trip! I guess that'll have to wait when you move down here & when I can visit you at your place and just chat with you about your travels & life...and girl talk. :) I would loveeeee to hear all about your travel stories. w00tw00t!! ;] And I wanna hear about which places you hit up in Vietnam! Lol I haven't been since 2000...soo long ago! So, I have no idea what Ciao Cafe is! haha but I can't help thinking they must've tried hollering at you like mad! ahahha Susy so sexy!!<33

    ♥ caroline