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Whew! the end of the Asia posts

Filed under: Thailand — she_travels at 3:33 pm on Monday, February 23, 2009

From a post dated the last day I was in Thailand.

Quick thoughts before going to find some food… I don’t think anyone should come to this part of the world and not see Angkor Wat in Cambodia. History lessons from friends you meet along the way are grand. Vietnam is not all jungle and I may go back one day. The beaches I saw in Thailand do not compare to Roatan. The Mekong river is HUGE! It truly is hot and humid!

I landed in Denver July 1st 2008. Here it is Feb something and I just now have all the pics up. I am sorry..  the excuse is a good one but another story. As I sit here listening to the pouring rain, posting pics, the memories come back. I truly did enjoy the trip, am pleased as punch I did. Yes,  there were times during the eight  weeks I wanted to toss the whole thing and hop a plane to Australia but in the end I am very glad I stuck it out. I saw  many things, learned stacks of stuff about the culture, made some  new friends.

Travel, every one should do it. Just get out of your box from time to time to see what is happening in the rest of the world. Get out of your comfy zone just to see if ya can.

Man!! It really is raining, I had to shut all the window for the drops leaping into the house. Rain down here is a whole different animal than it is at home. Tis the land of the Caribbean and tropical weather.

Orchids

Filed under: Flowers,Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 11:25 am on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mom wanted to ride an elephant. I was all about the flowers. The orchid farm outside of Chang Mai.

Closed…..—>

Open..

Wacky upside down tree.

Princess Mother’s Garden

Filed under: Flowers,Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 11:11 am on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This place is a bit of a bus ride north of Chang Rai but I am telling you it is totally worth the hassle to get there.

North Thailand

Filed under: Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 11:04 am on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bamboo Bike Ride

Mom wanted to see Elephants.

We were riding one in front of these people.

Yet another way to get from point A to point B in Asia.

We stayed here, with the lily pond just to the left.

From the outside, the pond is below Mom’s feet. It was a beautiful, quiet spot outside of Chang Mai.

Various Cambodia/Thailand

Filed under: Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 9:01 pm on Monday, November 17, 2008

Transport for good across the Thailand/Cambodia boarder, these are going through customs.

The goods…not so much going through customs. These children are smuggling jeans across the boarder.

Dried shrimps for sale.

Yet another market.

Traffic, Traffic

One travels in many different ways in Asia.

You can just make out the people with food on their shoulders. They would run out to any kind of car with many a thing to sell, from sodas to rice to grasshoppers, tissues, and chapstick.

Open air market butcher.

Pig Face.

I love  this Dragon!

Kho PhiPhi, Thailand

Filed under: Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 8:38 pm on Monday, November 17, 2008

I don’t so much get the appeal of this place but I understand many believe it to be the end all and be all of islands.

The man in the hill..he watched the Tsunami roll in. He was showing Mom various money notes form different countries he had been given.

The hut mom and I stayed in.

Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand

Filed under: Photos,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 6:23 pm on Monday, November 17, 2008

Beach where we had lunch.

Next our guide parked the boat on a small this bit of beach. He rummaged about in a case for a moment, handed us headlamps then  waved his hand toward the rock face (behind me).  Mom and I understood “Get out of the boat,  go that way.”  Picking our way through rocks and brush the direction he pointed we found a cave in the rock wall with a bamboo ladder.

The ladder was rickety and a  bit unsafe but one can not have adventures without a bit of risk. Through the cave mouth we put our head lamps on and walked a more traveled path through the rock. It may have taken us fifteen minutes to notice a bright spot in the darkness ahead. As we got closer it turned out to be a hand sized a hole in the rock with daylight shinning through.

This is the picture I took through the hole. It seems to be the inside of the island, a bit of water completely surrounded by limestone.  The water is an interesting color.

We spend the night in this fishing village. It is all on stilts against the wall of rock island.

Phang-Nga village area:

Rubber Trees..who knew?

Nothing like doing it by hand.

Cool Arse tree growing out of a rock.

Ko Chang, Thailand

Filed under: Photos,Thailand — she_travels at 12:32 pm on Friday, September 19, 2008

I was not much impressed with this island, it’s tough to beat Roatan. The change in tide here is extreme!

Bangkok, finally!

Filed under: Photos,Thailand — she_travels at 11:59 am on Friday, September 19, 2008

My apologies, I was busy sizing, sorting and upload South East Asia pictures right up until I broke my leg July 20th, 2008. The story can be found in the short stories section of my web site.

Mom and I walked all over the city in addition to  taking Sky Train, Subway, Riverboat, Canal Boat and TukTuk. It was get fun and became game to see how many forms of conveyance we could use in anyone day.

Bangkok :

Endings

Filed under: Endings,SEA,Thailand — she_travels at 9:45 pm on Sunday, June 29, 2008

Whew! Last day in Bangkok, last day in South East Asia.

Quick thoughts before going to find some food…

*I don’t think anyone should come to this part of the world and not see Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

*History lessons from friends you meet along the way are grand.

*Vietnam is not all jungle and I may go back one day.

*The beaches I saw in Thailand do not compare to Roatan.

*The Mekong river is HUGE! It truly is hot and humid!

I begin the crazy that is the route to Colorado at 330 am July 1st, tonight, or tomorrow depending on how you look at. I travel a hour by bus to the airport, check in at 530, wait til 830 to board, fly 4.5 hours to Taiwan, wait 2 hours to board another plane, (this is the rough one) 13 hours to LAX, wait 7 hours to board the last leg of the journey, 2.5 hours to land in Denver just past midnight.

Thirty-seven hours and 13 time zones.  WHEW! Pray for me!

Hmm wonder if my math is correct?

My phone should be working when I land LA, it will be 2pm LA time.

I promise to get started on the photos sooner than later.

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