Monday, July 20, 2009

Friend-Makin' Mondays

So it's been awhile, but I like this friend-makin' monday!! This one is being hosted by No Ordinary Moments because Kasey is still on vacation. Here are the questions!

1. Tell us about the best {or worst} vacation that you've ever taken.

2. Tell us FIVE places/vacations that you would like to take at some point your life. It doesn't have to be next year...maybe it's the vacation of a lifetime or somewhere you just dream of going years from now.


1) The best vacation that I've ever taken...that's hard! I've been to so many fun places: England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia...but if I had to pick, I think I might have to say that it was Thailand! Thailand was the first vacation that my family took together after my parents and younger brother had moved to Hong Kong. We rode on elephants, saw so many places, ate one of the BEST Thai meals I've ever had. And it was all so new! I loved it. I'll have to add some photos when I get home.

Our worst vacation (is this bad to say?) was Hawai'i. We went to Honolulu and it just...I mean, it rained every day and the luau we went to was...weird. Full of grandmas and nothing what we hoped it would be. We drank our two coupon drinks and laughed the whole time. I mean, it was great to see my parents for Christmas, but I think we decided that our vacations needed to be more well-planned after that one. :)

2) Five places and or vacations that I would like to take...

Okay. I'll admit. I'm spoiled. Or lucky :) Twice a year, I get to visit my family in Hong Kong. And each time, we go somewhere else for a few days and then come back to Hong Kong. I've been so luck to see so many places!! There are a few places that I'd love to go to (and some that I get to!)

1) South Africa. I've always wanted to go and now I get to!!!
2) Brazil. I'd love to see the giant statue of Christ, but there are a few things that turn my husband and I off about Brazil. We don't really go to the beach and we know that it's dangerous. So we'll see on this one.
3) Russia. I REALLY would love to go to Russia. We were SO close to going last November, but we were told Russia is beautiful in ALL months...except November.
4) Australia. :) Just because. Maybe I'll go bungee jumping again there.
5) India. Not only would I love to meet some of our sponsor children, but India has always captured my interest. At the same time, people almost always get sick there from the food. Hell, I'd still be up for the adventure.



  1. Oooooh, Brazil!!! I didn't even think about Brazil when making my list! I had a friend from Brazil in high school - she told such great stories and had such amazing pictures!!! Great list!!

  2. Ooo, South Africa! Have fun! My cousin went there years ago for a mission trip and had a blast!

    And I would love to visit India too....the company I work for has another office in India (not just outsourcing, but our owner is from India) and I would love to visit.

  3. You have great choices and your #1 is coming soon! I can't believe that was you bungee jumping..YIKES!

  4. Happy FMM! Wow you have been to some amazing places! You are blessed!

    Have a great Monday!

  5. Aww, Hawaii sounds so disappointing!!!

    And I would love to visit Russia some day too!!

    Happy FMM!!

  6. Thailand is one of my best vacations, too- for many of the same reasons, specifically elephants and food. And shopping!

    Great list, Russia has always been a "someday" of mine, as well.

  7. Happy FMM! I loved reading your list. South Africa would be so beautiful! I love that movie Out of Africa - I just watched it last week. Have a super week!


  8. hiya...totally missed FMM today..dont know what happened!
    Go to India. We went and didnt get sick once, and we were eating from the guys on the street!
    Thailand is my 3rd fav place on the planet. We loved it and if we didnt live in SA we would be in Thailand!
    So happy that number one is going to happen....Im happy cause it involves coming to see me!!!!!!!! YAY!
    I have no desire to go to Russia, would love to go to Brazil and I have been to Oz and its pretty cool but NZ is way better!!!
    Now you have to look through this comment and count how many of these '!' i have used.
    Love you
    have and awesome day in New York....wish I was there.