Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mile High Club?

Check this out. What a weird world we live in, even airlines are publicity whores!

What Patrick did next...

The 1st of November is tomorrow and I have decided to start working towards a goal. I haven't fully decided what that goal is yet.

The 2 options are, a triathlon around August next year or a marathon in may or june, or maybe as far as the Dublin Marathon in October.

I have struggled with a knee injury for the past year and a half but i think the time is right to move past it with some good physio and good training. I will keep you posted on my progress...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Angkor Wat

On our trip to Vietnam we spent a couple of days in Cambodia. We went to Siem Reap and stayed in a fabulous little place called Journey's Within (about 7 minutes outside the town by tuk tuk). It was cheap by Irish Standards and I cannot fault their service in any way. The staff were super friendly and very very helpful. The bungalows are lovely, with free soft drinks and DVDs. You cannot go wrong!

From here we made our way to Angkor Wat to see lots and lots of temples. Angkor Wat itself is pictured and it is impressive from the outside and less so on the inside.

Jet Lag

It was my first day back in work today and it was very strange to be back. I wasn't expected as my computer had been dismantled. So first things first, I had to put that back together and go through my emails. It was painless. I was expecting a lot more than I had but 2 hours into the day and I was ready to work.

It's the first time I've had any sort of jet lag and it isn't too bad, it is actually working out quite well. Tired at 10 asleep by 11 and awake at 6.30. Sounds perfect eh?

I will soon be back to my awake all night and tired when i have to get up....

Monday, October 29, 2007


Just back from Honeymooning in Vietnam and here is the first picture I have decided to put up. It is a small example of the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, where we began our trip.

Crossing the road is a matter of looking left and right while walking through every lane. I don't think I saw a traffic light being obeyed for the first few days.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I'm back

I got back home yesterday and have been getting back to normal, although I have a lot more washing than usual.

I've uploaded my photos to my laptop but i've not sorted them yet, so over the next week be prepared for pictures.

Now I begin my search for a new bike!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

More of Vietnam

Well since I last posted we have been to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, which is a huge complex of temples. We moved from the swanky area of Ho Chi Minh on our return and even a very threatening taxi driver has not put a dampner on things.

We Went to the Mekong Delta and then we got the bus to Mue Nei (I'm not going to bother spoell checking that). We stayed in a bungalow about 20 yards from the beach.

Then yesterday we took the bus to Nha Trang and have been out scuba diving today!!!

I've filled 2 memory cards with pictures and bought a 2Gb one for the rest of the trip. There is no way i could possibly fill that!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's been a while!

It's been ages. I have gotten married to the lovely Sarah and have been to Paris, and am now sitting in the truly majestic Majestic Hotel in Saigon. We are heading to Cambodia tomorrow.

Be prepared for lots of pictures!