25th – 30th September 2018

Written by Sharon / Raconté par Sharon

25th

Today marks my 32nd year on Earth! We are off to a good start with a tasty breakfast buffet in our swanky and oh so homely hotel, where Adrien gives me this beautiful card, showing some of our favourite creatures.

Aujourd’hui marque le jour de ma 32ème année sur Terre! On commence bien la journée avec un très bon petit-déjeuner dans notre hôtel mignon où on se sent comme à la maison, où Adrien me donne cette très jolie carte, qui présente nos créatures favorites.


Hoi An & Hué

Written by Adrien / Raconté par Adrien

15th

The coach driver wakes us up at 4am and we realise that we’ve arrived 3 hours earlier than originally planned. We’re unsure whether to take a taxi or wait for the vehicle sent by our hotel, planned to pick us up 3 hours later. We decide to jump in a taxi now, then realise it will be a lot more expensive.. oh well

Le conducteur du bus nous réveille à 4h du matin et on réalise que nous sommes arrivés 3 heures plus tôt que prévu. On est pas sûr si on devrait…


Phu Quoc Island 🌴

Written by Adrien / Raconté par Adrien

5th

Yesterday at 9:30pm we began our 7 hour adventure on the sleeper bus. We only made one stop a bit before midnight, our driver deciding the bus needed cleaning, so we passed through this bus wash machine that sprayed and brushed until we were sparkling clean.

Hier à 21h30 on commençait notre voyage de 7 heures dans le bus de nuit. …


Ho Chi Minh

Written by Sharon / Raconté par Sharon

1st

We start the day by dodging scooters as we make our way across town. There’s no escaping them as they are often on the pavements too!

On commence la journée en esquivant les scooters en nous déplaçant dans les rues. On ne peut pas leur échapper, ils utilisent souvent le trottoir!

We get productive in Vietcetera Café. I post the blog for George Town, Adrien organises our trip to Cu Chi Tunnels for tomorrow and I begin to think about what to get my Dad for Father’s Day/his birthday/his retirement 🤔

On…


Medan, Bukit Lawang & Berastagi

Written by Adrien / Raconté par Adrien

18th

Today we’re simply enjoying the luxury of our hotel in Medan, main city on the huge island of Sumatra in Indonesia.

Aujourd’hui nous profitons simplement du comfort de notre hôtel à Medan, la plus grande ville de l’île de Sumatra en Indonésie.

We feel like we haven’t slept very well since our arrival in Singapore 3 weeks ago, as the higher cost of living meant we had to book noisy and less comfortable accommodations.

On a l’impression de ne pas avoir bien dormi depuis notre arrivée à Singapour il y a 3 semaines…


George Town, Penang

Written by Sharon / Raconté par Sharon

6th

No pesky scooters revving past our hotel in the middle of the night. No chamber maids wheeling their squeaky trollies past our door early AM. No kids using the corridor outside our room as a playground. No alarms. All this makes for a long and solid night sleep with both of us waking naturally at the very un-respectable hour of 1pm!

Pas de scooters pétaradant devant notre hôtel au milieu de la nuit. Aucune femme de chambre passant devant notre porte avec un chariot grinçant à 7h du mat. Aucuns enfants utilisant le…


Kuala Lumpur

Written by Adrien / Raconté par Adrien

26th

After watching television til so late last night, we only wake up at around 12pm… our bedroom doesn’t have any windows and our hotel is very quiet, it was hard to guess what time it is!

Après avoir regardé la télé jusqu’aussi tard, on ne se réveille qu’à midi… notre chambre n’a pas de fenêtre et l’hôtel est assez calme, c’était dur de savoir l’heure!

We head to a nearby café called ‘LOKL’ to get some late-morning food, some coffee and make the most of their wifi, as the network in our hotel…


Singapore

Written by Sharon / Raconté par Sharon

15th

A late night deserves a late and lazy start, which is exactly what we do. We begin our day in a trendy café with a stack of pancakes for Adrien and smoked salmon, fried egg and hash browns for me. The food is good, but expensive.

Vu qu’on s’est couché tard, on démarre la journée plus tard et tranquillement. On se réveille dans un café branché avec une pile de pancakes pour Adrien et du saumon fumé, œuf à la poêle et croquettes de patates pour moi. C’est bon, mais cher.

Everything is…


Phuket

Written by Adrien / Raconté par Adrien

7th

Sharon has kindly let me sleep whilst getting stuff done on her phone. Today we’re having a quiet day, and we’re both feeling motivated to do a bit of drawing.

Sharon m’a laissé dormir ce matin pendant qu’elle s’occupe avec son téléphone. Aujourd’hui nous passons une journée tranquille, on se sent tous les deux motivés par un peu de dessin.

We start with a brunch in a trendy cafe called ‘Bookhemia’ located in Phuket old town. Bricks are visible, concrete has been carefully polished, and Thai hipsters are taking selfies whilst sipping iced…

Shadrien Lassalmonie

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