Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Summer Vacation Extravaganza: Thailand Edition (part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of the post above.

5 days in Thailand: Bangkok and Chiang Mai

First things first: Get to a hostel and find a kitty, stat.

Our hostel in Bangkok was right on the river.

Second thing on the to do list for Bangkok: Find a creepy teddy bear themed bakery in which to eat breakfast. Check.

Chris and bears. Any guess as to what AACP is?

Now that the important stuff is out of the way, we saw some really opulent temples and palaces.

Like this huge reclining Buddha.

Buddha's feet.

A line of Buddha statues.

Shrimp pad thai worth the entire cost of the flight, but only about 50 cents.

Soups 2 die 4.

Chris got a straight razor shave from a giggly Thai man. Luckily he was able to keep it under control enough to hold the razor still.

I met a deaf guy from Bangkok who knew fluent ASL. He showed me a picture of an American woman who's the love of his life but she left Thailand and they lost touch. He told me I have to go back to America and find her. I'll probably run into her at the next meeting of young Americans who have been to Thailand. Shouldn't be too hard to find.

Here starts Chiang Mai: We took an amazing 6 hour cooking class where we learned to make about 10 different dishes and got to eat even more than that.

Couples curries.

Chris is a natural.

We saw a Muy Thai (Thai boxing) fight.

A video of the Muy Thai fight.

These are girl Muy Thai fighters...probably about 14 years old.

At half time there was "blind boxing".

We went on a hike through the rainforest to a waterfall.

And we rode elephants!

Chris drove a motorcycle, with me death-gripping his love handles behind him, up a mountain to this temple.

Chiang Mai's signature dish.

Mom! <3

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