Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Greetings...

...from our 5th country in 4 weeks...Cambodia.

We've been moving fast over the past few weeks and thought it was about time to check in.  Things are great...we're seeing and doing so much, and enjoying every minute of it!  We spent a total of two weeks in Thailand before heading to Cambodia.  After leaving Raylai Beach, we headed north to Bangkok for a few days - it was interesting and kept us moving.  We spent many hours walking through markets and "window shopping" - what we buy, we have to carry in our packs!  After a few days we were ready to move on, Bangkok can be very exhausting with it's pushy tuk-tuk drivers and potential scam artists! 

Next we headed north to Chiang Mai...we tried to take an overnight train but were turned back to Bangkok due to flooding and ended up spending nearly an entire day traveling by bus (a very uncomfortable bus too!).  We fell in love with Chiang Mai instantly, with it's quiet old city and pleasant weather.  Our first day was spent wondering the many temples and markets.  Day two we headed out into the country for a day of elephant training!  And our final day was spent learning the art of Thai cooking.  It was a fantastic place to end our time in Thailand!

In order to leave Thailand before our visa ran out, and spend the most time in Chiang Mai, we opted to take a bus that would take us directly to our next destination - Siem Reap, Cambodia - rather than stopping in Bangkok again for a few days.  Unfortunatley, this meant that we were on buses in transit for over 24 hours.  We finally arrived here last night and spent our first day exploring the famous Ankor Wat. 

I know I'll have much more to say later about everything we're doing...for now I hope this helps to give a little glimpse into what we're doing. (they're kind of out of order due to slow loading...)


Elephant Training
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ankor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ankor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ankor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Thai Cooking Class
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thai Food we made!

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monk Chat
Chiang Mai, Thailand

We're planning to stick around Siem Reap for a few more days before heading on to Phnom Penh and on to Vietnam before heading home.  See you in a few weeks! 

Until next time...

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