Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thai Travels

Every year for as long as I can remember, my family has gone on a family vacation. This really gave me the travel bug early on. Now, my family tries to take an annual dive vacation. As I get older it seems harder and harder to do but something I really hope to do more of in the future. Even though I have no exotic vacations on the books (I used to have a goal to always have a trip in the works), it is fun to reminisce about my trip to Thailand a few years ago.


My first day in Bankok by the airport. Welcome to Asia!


You thought hitting a deer was bad news. Be grateful! I was amazed this was a real sign.

Tsunami sign

Another new warning sign. I was glad this was just outside of my apartment. I felt pretty safe from any Tsunamis.


On any given day, I think at least 50% or more of the Thai people were wearing these yellow shirts. It had something to do with the anniversary of the King (or emperor?).


Said King (or Emperor)


Many homes, businesses, hotels have these spirit houses outside. I wish I knew more about them, but I think they leave little offerings to the spirits of their ancestors.


Spirit house at a hotel (I think the Marriott)


The Buddhist monks where my neighbors. This was part of their monastery.


This was just outside the entrance to our apartment. It always felt like a royal welcome!


Marci & Adam Butterfield said...

I Love Thailand. Such a cool place. I went about 7 years ago.... looking at your pics makes me want to go back!

Abby said...

I love the elephant crossing sign--that's awesome!

michele said...

Hi Erin! Your status update appeared on my facebook feed today and it caused me to wonder if you are a dentist yet, so I clicked on your blog link! Your Thailand pics are fun. I went there this summer and I remember seeing yellow flags everywhere to honor the king. So funny and weird! I'm definitely looking forward to going back someday!