Fun with bad translations

July 3rd, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off


Fun with bad translations, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

This was on a menu at the "German" restaurant in Chiang Mai. We sat
there because they had a big screen set up for the world cup matches.
We had Singha beer in German style mugs and also had a German beer-
Erdinger. Holland really did it good to Brazil, didn’t they?


Our favorite way to start the day!

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

Our favorite way to start the day!, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.

Both hotels we’ve stayed in have had amazingly delicious breakfast
spreads with tons of fresh fruit, baked goods, cereal and yogurt,
fresh juices, sticky rice, and more. This is always followed by
something from the kitchen such as pad kee mao or poached eggs and
steamed Asian veggies. The YUM.


Wat Chedi Luang

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

Wat Chedi Luang, originally uploaded by Hillary Hewins.


Inside a temple at Wat Phra Singh

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

Inside a temple at Wat Phra Singh, 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.


Monsoon weather

June 28th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

Monsoon weather, originally uploaded by Dan Hewins.

But we are having a great time relaxing in our room watching soccer
and getting treatments at the spa.  Yesterday we both got 90 minute massages and today Dan is getting an “Indian Head Massage.”  We don’t even mind that it is monsoon season because our resort is so wonderful and rainy weather is giving us an excuse to relax.  A great start to the honeymoon!


Cake Hero

June 24th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Comments Off

Remember those lovely and delicious cakes? They were made by bridesmaid extraordinaire, Melissa, otherwise known as Cake Hero. She makes the most amazing cakes on the face of the planet, which is why she was a natural top choice for us! Besides, she’s cute and nice too. Check out the Cake Hero website here for more awesome, amazing cakes!

Wedding Cakes by Cake Hero

Wedding Cakes by Cake Hero