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/


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.


Wat Visoun

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

Wat Visoun, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

Laos is swimming in awesome wats!


Street Food

July 5th, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

Street Food, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

On Saturday we went to the street market and sampled some delectable
street food, including this yummy takoyaki made with octopus, shrimp,
or crab. 20 Baht (60 cents) gets you 7 or 8.


Wat Chedi Luang

July 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | 1 Comment »

Wat Chedi Luang, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.


Dan at Wat Phra Singh

July 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

Dan at Wat Phra Singh, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

Today we rode bikes around Chiang Mai, which was a difficult endeavor since traffic is on the left here. This was the first of quite a few amazing wats. The one behind Dan had a lion buddha influence from India.


Phuket Salad

July 1st, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

Phuket Salad, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

This was a delicious smoked shrimp salad with pineapple, onion, lime, greens, cashews, and about 100 chilis. We learned a new phrase after this: “prik nung met” meaning “prepared with one chili.” One chili is still pretty hot!


The rest of our trip begins

July 1st, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

The rest of our trip begins, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

We had an amazing time at Layana and now we are starting the “unplanned” part of our journey. We have a rough outline of a plan- Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Siam Reap, and hopefully some places in between.

We spent yesterday traveling from Ko Lanta to Chiang Mai. First there was a four hour drive to Phuket and a 1.5 hour flight from Phuket to Chiang Mai. The scenery along the drive was stunning- dense jungle forest and karst mountain peak formations.

We are excited to see Thailand from outside of our resort and eat some local food. Our hotel in Chiang Mai is right by the Night Market, which we will definitely go to tonight after we explore the city and see some wats (Buddhist temples).

(sorry about the blurry iPhone picture)


Lounging Poolside

June 29th, 2010 | Filed under: General, Pictures | Comments Off

Lounging Poolside, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

The weather has greatly improved and we are making the most of it. If
it stays good we will go on a sunset cruise this evening aboard the
resort owner’s yacht. The sunsets here can be pretty amazing since we
are on a west facing beach (we don’t get to see very many nice sunsets
in New York) so we are hoping that the weather holds for our last
night at Layana. Tomorrow we are off to Chiang Mai.


68 Days to go!

April 12th, 2010 | Filed under: Pictures | 2 Comments »


Hillary and Me at Niagara, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

We’re getting ready for the big day! There are a lot of details to cover but things are all coming together. Here’s a photo of us from last fall at Niagara Falls.