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.

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

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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.

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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?).

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Said King (or Emperor)

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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.

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Spirit house at a hotel (I think the Marriott)

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

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

3 comments:

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!