Monday, October 10, 2011

Thialand

We just returned from a week in Thialand... It seems so strange to still be teachers and yet now we are able to travel comfortably. We flew from Dhaka to Bangkok and stayed one night in a nice hotel there. The next morning we flew to Krabi and that was when it really started to feel like a vacation. We where greeted at the airport with a killer van and driver who drove us to the coast.

Good thing they don't sell these in the US, because I would go into debt for that!

On the way to the coast I snapped this epicness. This is a scooter with a sidecar, oil drum BBQ and many expandable storage options. The best part? The fish still on the BBQ while doing 35 MPH!

Here is a shot of the boats in the bay

 A shot for the gearheads out there... whomever you are. The boats have these ridiculously long drive shafts with the prop just hanging out there about 10-12 feet off the engine.

The ladies enjoying the 15 minute Boat ride to Railay Bay

 A shot of the Railay Bay in the distance. Unbelievable rock formations.

Here is a shot of the Railay Bay area. Our hotel is the green roof just to the right of the middle of the screen... Bummer!You may notice the ocean on the far side and the ocean on the bottom of the pic. That strip of land is it!

Our little cabin.

Night shot of the next beach down

Night Shot of the rock at our beach.

The ladies in the water.

Lola learned how to snorkle

Our little flower child singing to herself on the beach.

It rained a lot so this was one of our only sunsets

We had one really nice and sunny day on the beach (notice the umbrella just in case it rained again).

 You just can't help photographing these guys, they must get tired of all the attention.

There were some other great sights but I didn't do them justice or I didn't have a camera. I took a total of four pictures in Bangkok, none of which were any good. I failed to document our hotels which were amazing. I need to get better at this photojournalism thing! Overall feelings of Thailand? It felt a lot like Hawaii. The people are friendly, laid back and reserved (unless they see your child and then look out. Lola was grabbed and tickled and cheeks pinched multiple times). I was not impressed with the food in Railay Beach. I was expecting great Thai food but we mostly ate over priced decent Thai food. Most of the menus were over loaded with western and European cuisine which is a bummer. I would still recommend Railay as we had a blast despite the food and the weather and would be interested in seeing more of Thailand.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. Thailand looked amazing. I can't help but think how lucky you all are to have this time together. Love the photos, keep 'em coming!
    ~Elly

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  2. Yes, keep 'em coming! I love reading and seeing your adventures on the other side of the world :)

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  3. Lauren Chase GavinDecember 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Great photos! I love the scooter w/ the sidecar :)

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