Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thailand Photos

From Cambodia, we took a somewhat exhausting series of buses across the border into Bangkok on what ended up being our longest day of traveling (close to twelve hours from Siem Reap to Bangkok, largely due to delays at the border.) We spent our first and last nights in Thailand in Bangkok, where we took in the frantic energy, great street food, and organized chaos that defines the city. We walked around Throne Hall, the Grand Palace, and the riverfront. And, we drank Singha beer - on draft - at a makeshift bar set up in front of a 7-Eleven. We even took advantage of the chance to get a Thai massage in Thailand.

The other two nights we spent in Hua Hin, a sleepier beach town on the gulf coast south of Bangkok. (Five hours by train, we learned, on our way down, and two hours by determined minivan on our way up. The first picture above was taken from the train window.) There, we enjoyed the beach and night market. But the highlight was definitely the day-long cooking class we took. The day started at the market (second picture above), where we bought ingredients for the day. We were then taken to a traditional Thai home and spent several hours cooking and eating several Thai dishes. Life will never be quite the same for me again.

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  1. Great pics ... thanks for all your work in helping us share your adventure!

  2. Very nice ... um, except for the chicken feet.