I am still trying to collect my thoughts (could take awhile! 🙂 ) but I thought I would share some photos with you to give a general outline of some of the things we got up to during the two weeks. There will be posts on certain aspects and specific experiences coming up over the next few weeks 🙂
So, we got on a plane,
Landed in Thailand,
Street in Chiang Rai.
Crickets! They were actually not too bad 🙂
Which made Charli do this,
She didn’t agree with me.
We went here,
The White Temple. Amazing architecture.
The White Buddha.
Rode a big grey animal,
She was allowed to ride on the front where the handler normally sits. He then sat with me and, gesturing to Charli, said the Thai word for beautiful. I learnt that one pretty quickly as it was said so often in reference to her 🙂 No-one else in our group was invited to sit up front….
Fell in love with these two,
Crossed this border,
Felt sad at this state of living,
On the Thailand side of the Burma border. It looked like it would collapse if a butterfly landed on it. The beggars on the bridge made it even sadder to me.
Helped create this,
Took this amazing shot 🙂
Bought a kilo of these,
Mangosteins – yummy! Wish we had them here.
Met the man who changed my life who lives here,
Twenty year old Andy lives here with his mother. He will get a whole post, or maybe two, just to himself and you will hear all about him 🙂
Were very happy to find this,
I wanted the bottle as a souvenir but they were the ones that get handed back and refilled at the factory…had to settle for bringing the bottle top home.
And ate this,
Declined to eat this,
Due to my allergies and the language barrier, I erred on the side of caution and didn’t try it. Found out later that it was just some sort of sweet made from a certain palm tree. I was so annoyed as I had vowed to eat everything presented to me!
Met these crazy cats,
And finally, came home to this,
And much more of course but you’ll have to wait for the rest 🙂