Monday, October 17, 2005

Thailand....more, but no pictures

hey there all...well, now i am falling behind on my blog....or maybe i am just doing too much stuff in two weeks...who knows :) hope you all liked the pictures...i got some on there finally...yahoo....but it is proving to be a hard thing as my camera can't take e-mail size pictures...ugh....oh well...hopefully i'll get more on there soon...enjoy the four :)

as for thailand....what a nice and cheap place....it has been quite a trip so far...i spent about seven days in and around bangkok....then was on an island...ko samet...for three days...a bungalow on the beach....and then up to chaing mai...which is where i am at now...but i head south to the islands for my last ten days here in thailand...then its on to egypt....

as for bangkok...what crazy city...i have never seen so many crazy drivers...and the traffic is ALWAYS present and insane...doesn't matter what time of day or where..plus...so many tuk-tuk drivers try to rip you off...its quite funny in the end when you think about it...i made it to khao san road...how gross...its a backpacker infested place...just disgusting in my opinion....but cheap e-mail and lots of different kinds of food...i went to about 10 temples...my favorite being wat pho...one of the oldest...it has a beautiful reclining buddha...that takes up an enire building....and has a great massage school on the grounds...can you say...thai massage rocks!!!! if you are coming here, you must have one....i also loved the boats on the canals...an easy way to travel...plus at all the docks you can buy eels and frogs and turtles...and yes, they are still alive and swimming....the canals don't smell so great...but once the boats get moving, its much better...then there was the jim thompson house....a beautiful house created from six teak thai style houses...incredible...i also went to the calypso cabraret...staring transvestites...talk about stunning...it was great....i have seen the summer palace of the king and his royal palace in bangkok...but no siting of him or his queen...although her picture is everywhere as her birthday was in september....you gotta love it....and when you attend any event...they always play the thai national anthem and everyone stands....bangkok...a fun place....with lots of stuff to do...but i don't know if i could handle for a long time....definitely need to experience it though....worth the short time :)

ko samet was a beautiful island...except for all of the stray dogs and HUGE mosiquitos....but i spent my days chillin on the beach...swimming in the warm, clear water and reading bookws...at night all the restaurants play movies for free and have drink specials...and it wasn't crowded...perfect getaway from bangkok....a quick bus trip followed by a nice boat ride....

okay...my time is running out in the e-mail place...more from the beach...i hope...i'll talk about auytthaya, the old thailand capital and chaing mai....if not, more from somewhere....hope all of you are well...miss your smiling faces :)

1 comment:

Sarah Snow said...

Hey Dani!

It's great to read your blog, your words transport me back to asia! It's nice to hear another perspective on Thailand and Cambodia as well. I'm taking several classes at the local community college - and it amazes me how few people have even travelled outside of the state, let alone other countries. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to see the bottom of the world and on from there! I've done enough travelling lately, and know so many ice people who do the same that it becomes the "normal state" in my mind. It always surprises me when people are amazed at places I've been or seen. It reminds me to be thankful for the opportunities and experiences that I've had.
Thank you for sharing your adventure, I can't wait to hear about Egypt!!
Best Wishes - Sarah