30.03.2017 - 05.04.2017 10 °C
Had breakfast, checked out, ready to roll by 9:30 am.....had to get a horse and cart to get me to the port in town. Wandered around and did some window shopping.
The fast ferry stopped at Lombok but there were no passengers. We then headed to Pandang Bai to drop off more passenger.
Final stop was Serangan, where I got off.
Boarded a van to the airport.
Last sunset in Bali
When we landed in Hong Kong, we were once again rushed to catch our connecting flight to Vancouver. Final flight was Vancouver to Nanaimo, landing at 12 am.
Upon landing in Vancouver, I received a text from my sister telling me that my mother was not feeling welll. She advised me that if she got any sicker the senior home would call an ambulance for her.
On Friday morning, I woke up to a call from my sister telling me that an ambulance had been called for mom, I got dressed and headed out to the hospital. That was on Friday, March 31....today is April 5 and she is still in the hospital with many many health issues. My backpack is still unpacked, my fridge was empty until my kids came home to see their grandmother, and I have been spending my nights with her in her hospital room.
Here are some pictures from diving in Koh Lanta
Max, dive master and me
Spotted a dolphin
4 Island snorkelling tour
I was done with temples by the time I left Cambodia. It's a beautiful country with so much history. I was amazed at how far back they were able to trace back.....so many years!
Luang Prabang was a lovely little town. The. Waterfalls were breathtaking....the clear water, the fish biting gently while you sat in the water, and for meeting lovely Bettina Pardi from Budapest, Hungary.
To have a second chance to travel Thailand was great. I found Krabi and Phuket very busy and commercialized, the beaches were dirty and crowded. However, I thoroughly enjoyed Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. The diving on those two islands were phenomenal and the hotel in Lanta was just beautiful.
I felt like a princess in Ubud, Bali..... I kept pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream. Until next time......
Travel is like a giant blank canvas and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.
— Ross Morley