Honeymoon photos!

December 8th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off


On an elephant together, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

We have finally finished uploading out Honeymoon photos! There are a whole lot of them, so maybe only we will look at each and every one of them. But there are a lot of beautiful sights and some pictures of what we ate as well.

Go see them here.


Honeymoon photos, part 1

September 16th, 2010 | Filed under: Pictures | Comments Off

We have a bunch of the photos from our Honeymoon online at Flickr now. The first part in Thailand and the second in Laos are up there now. We’ll get the rest up soon!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hewins/sets/72157624908424068/with/4831103274/


We’re back

August 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

We’ve been back in New York for about a week now. We have pretty much re-adjusted to the time zone and are having a good time seeing friends again. We have a lot of photos to go through. We’ll let you know when we have them all posted online.


Reclining Buddha

July 26th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off


Reclining Buddha, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

At Wat Pho in Bangkok lives this gigantic reclining Buddha. It’s 46m
long. Really impressive. Get ready for nirvana.


Sunrise at Angkor Wat

July 21st, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off


Sunrise at Angkor Wat, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

Tied with watching the sunset for most popular tourist attraction in
Siem Reap, watching the sun rise is quite the event. Turns out it’s
pretty amazing.

The detail and scale of nearly 1000 year old Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom,
and surrounding temples and ancient cities is astounding. Cambodia is
a fascinating and beautiful place. Tomorrow we are off to Phnom Penh.


Ha Long Bay

July 17th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

We took a cruise in Ha Long bay. Ha Long is about 4 hours’ drive from Han Noi and is home to the beautiful karst peaks you see here. We swam in the bay (Dan got stung by a jellyfish on his leg), visited a floating fishing village, kayaked through bat caves, and enjoyed happy hour on the deck. It was relaxing and beautiful.

Ha Long Bay


Dan loves Bia Hoi!

July 15th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

Dan loves Bia Hoi!, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

Bia Hoi is a fresh beer made each day that sells for around twenty
cents per glass. It is delivered to the sidewalk establishments that
sell it in big barrels each morning. It is served by siphoning off
ice cold glasses out of the barrel to the (all male) patrons who drink
it while sitting on plastic childrens stools smoking, eating peanuts,
and generally seeming to be care free/unemployed/slightly surly.

A few breweries in central and north Vietnam make it each day, but it
doesn’t really travel well. It must be consumed on the day after it
is made, as it has no additives or preservatives and isn’t in sealed,
pressurized containers. It is light, crisp, and delicious with medium
carbonation and about 4.5% alcohol.


Laos Waterfall

July 15th, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

Laos Waterfall, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

The morning before we left for Hanoi we went swimming at this
waterfall where there is an amazing grouping of natural pools. It was
incredibly beautiful.


Ha Noi Traffic

July 14th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

Ha Noi Traffic, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

The traffic in Ha Noi is insane. There seem to be no rules except for the unwritten rules of engagement. The streets are filled with swarms of motorbikes, or scooters, and the drivers basically drive on the right side of the road. Many of the intersections either have no traffic signals or the traffic signals are turned off. This photo was taken on a Friday night, but we don’t think this is especially different than any other night in the city. We were in awe of this scene.

Collecting alms

July 8th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off


Collecting alms, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

This morning we woke up near dawn to watch the monks and novices in
their daily ritual procession to collect alms. Townspeople offer
sticky rice and other food and things to the monks as they make their
way around town.