Asia

Thailand: Dec 28- Jan 8; Jan 19-23

Highlights of Thailand (Chris says that I think the country is called Shrimp Pad Thailand)

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Krabi: visiting the hot springs waterfall and the Emerald pools- lovely and refreshing!

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Phuket: spending New Year’s Eve on Patong Beach, with maybe 6,000 other people, setting off fireworks and paper lanterns.

 

 

New Year’s Eve at Phuket Beach

 

Semilan Islands: an over night tent camping trip to some uninhabited islands in the Andaman Sea.

 

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Semilan Island

 

Night train to Bangkok: my number one favorite way to travel long distances.

Thai Trains
Thai Trains
Night Train
Night Train

 

Bangkok: seeing Chantal.  Seeing the Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha. Eating street food. Hello, mango sticky rice and pad Thai and avocado shakes and hot tea with sweetened condensed milk.  Mmmmm.

Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha
Mango Sticky Race
Mango Sticky Rice

Ayutthaya: The ancient capital of Siam, sacked by the Burmese in 1767.

Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya

Chiang Mai: The “Rose of the North”, home to Thai boxing and stupas and yoga studios galore

Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing

Chiang Rai: The futuristic and weird White Palace

The White Palace
The White Palace
The White Palace
The White Palace
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