Europe, North America, Asia ·
16 Days ·
63 Moments ·
3 February 2019
A quick lunch in Japan before my next flight
Ahi Tuna over rice.
It also includes a broth to make Ochazuke
Up at 4:00 to get to the airport.
2 February 2019
Final meal in Thailand
Finally got around to a Thai Massage. Thai Torture is more like it. I’m not particularly flexible - but now just about everything hurts/is sore.
Khao San Road
Actually, not particularly interesting. I guess it comes alive at night with all the backpackers & hippies.
1 February 2019
Wat Lokaya Sutha
Phra Mongkhon BoPrit
Wat Phra Sanphet
Wat Maha That
Buddha Head in Bodhi Tree
Wat Maha That
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
On the Train to Ayutthaya
31 January 2019
Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium
Sai Sin Bracelets
(From left to right)
- Big Buddha - Phuket
- Big Buddha - Koh Samui
- Lucky Buddha - Golden Mount, Bangkok
- Golden Buddha - Wat Traimit - Bangkok
Looks like I picked a perfect week to NOT be in Chicago. Both F &C)
Riding the Thai-Burma Railway
Bridge over the river Kwai (technically, Kwae Yai)
Long Boat (James Bond Boat) ride from Jeath to the Bridge
Jeath War Museum
Kanchanaburi War Cemetary
30 January 2019
Jim Thompson House
Wat Arun (continued)
The ferry to Wat Arun
The top of the Golden Mount
The Golden Mount
29 January 2019
Glass Wall Mall - just about a block from my hotel
The Grand Palace
Took a motorbike ride weaving through traffic and the my first Tuk-Tuk.
28 January 2019
I guess I signed up for an inflight meal. Actually pretty good.
E-Saan (Isan - Northeastern Region) restaurant for a late lunch. Quite spicy!
Bengal Tiger Show
Sea Lion show
Mostly took video
27 January 2019
Namung Waterfall 2
The Mummified Monk
Hin Ta & Hin Yai (Grandpa & Grandma) named for their resemblance to their anatomy.
Wat Plai Laem
Big Buddha Ko Samui
Breakfast on the Beach
26 January 2019
Starz Cabaret. Lip syncing to the standards.
Thai Suki for dinner at MK Restaurant (one of the bigger Suki restaurants in Thailand). You order a variety of vegetables & meats and cook them in a heated water bowl.
At the Chalong Elephant Retirement. Her name is Sumbaht and she likes bananas.
Big Buddha overseeing Phuket. As we came in from the Scuba boats you could see it illuminated, watching over the island.
25 January 2019
The calm before the storm. I walked it last night, crowded with people and all kinds of craziness on display.
Patong Beach, strolled the length in water up to my knees. So warm (not like the lake at all).
Lots of steps and dripping in sweat I got to the top. It just can’t compare to the scale of an Icelandic waterfall, but there was some Zen about the moment & I took time out to meditate at the top fall.
24 January 2019
Shark Point, Koh Bida Nok, and other islands along the Scuba trail
The Famous Beach from the Leonardo Decaprio movie. It’s been closed to tourists for over a year because of the damage that so many visitors were causing.
23 January 2019
On the way to scuba
Underwater photos to post soon
22 January 2019
Dining at the open food market.
No I did not eat a scorpion.
There was also a stall which specialized in bugs. I thought of my brother, but then said no thanks.
20 January 2019
View from my seat on United
View from my seat on Thai Airways
Eggs Benedict Breakfast in Munich
18 January 2019
Snow coming down lightly as I drive to the airport, several inches predicted for later this evening, just hoping we take off (on time would be nice, but as long as I’m off the ground tonight I’ll be happy)