Archive | Asia 2006

Filling Up the Sky

Well, today was our last day in Chiang Mai. We slept in a tad today before setting out to see Wat Doi Suthep, which is something like 16km outside of Chiang Mai and sits atop a mountain. After a winding, and nauseating ride up the mountain, it takes 306 steps to reach the top. I […]

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A day in the hills and a day in the gardens

Well our time here in เซิยงใหม่ (Chiang Mai) is progressing quite nicely. Yesterday, my Grandmother hired this car and driver to take us around to some of the sites outside of town. Our first stop, which we decided on a whim, was at this elephant camp where they had an elephant show. As we walked […]

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A Short Hop to the Mountainous North

Well we made it to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city located in the mountains of the northwest. Unfortunately, getting here involved getting up at 5:30am today for our 9:20am flight. We wanted to get to the airport by 8am and the front desk advised us to leave at 6:30am just to be safe. We […]

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Playing Tour Guide (again)

Well, my parents arrived yesterday (Sunday). I’d been waiting for an hour when my mom appeared, but without my dad and Grandmother. After a hug, I asked where they were. “The lost luggage office” she replied. Lost luggage…two words you never want to hear, especially after just having flown for 24 hours to the other […]

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This is it…

Wow. It’s all happened so quickly! The semester officially ended for me today when I had my final oral exam for my Thai II class (which went well by the way). My last class was yesterday, as was my other final. And with my Thai teacher bidding me “chokdi” (good luck), my semester in Thailand […]

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Father’s Day

Okay so I’m a day late, but yesterday, ๕ ธันวาคม ๒๕๔๙ (5 December, 2549 BE–2006 CE), was one of the most important holidays in Thailand. It was Father’s Day, which is HM the King’s birthday. He turned อายุ ๗๙ ปี (79 years old, literally age 79 years) yesterday. It’s called Father’s Day as he is […]

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