S: Southeast Asia 2011
BC: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." -St. Augustine
FC: SOUTHEAST ASIA | Vietnam Cambodia Thailand March 15, 2011 - April 6, 2011
1: Made by Jennifer 2011
2: "We have a plane ticket in and a plane ticket out and a general idea of the route we want to take, but are up for veering off it if something more adventurous comes up." | http://jen-beth-sea.blogspot.com
3: Hanoi -- Halong Bay -- Ho Chi Minh Mekong Delta -- Phnom Penh -- Siem Reap Bangkok -- Chiang Mai
4: H ANO I
5: Turtle Pagoda | Large bonsai | POW Prison
6: H | A | L | O | N | G | B | A | Y
7: Bay of the Descending Dragon
8: Serene | Misty | Limestone | Cartwheels | Thai Friends
9: Enchanted | Junk Boats | Floating Villages | Caves | British Friends | Cold
10: Our chariot - The Phoenix Cruiser Junk Boat
11: Cave Exploring!
12: Vietnam War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh
13: Cu Chi Tunnels | A system of over 200km of tunnels left over from the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese lived in the tunnels and would crawl through out to ambush opposing forces.
14: "The Delta is responsible for growing something like 60% of the rice crop for the whole country, as well as a lot of tropical fruits and fishing...We both decided that the Delta is more of what you picture Vietnam to be: rickety houses built on flimsy stilts, children running barefoot, green, dense woods full of tropical plants." | MEKONG DELTA TRIP: 3 days from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh | http://jen-beth-sea.blogspot.com
15: "Our first stop was in Ben Tre Province south of Saigon. After puttering around in a boat to see some of the islands we stopped off at a home where they make coconut candy. Our stop for the night was in Can Tho and we could not wait to get out of there. Hot as Hades, nasty hotel, dirty streets." | "Day Two...we hopped back on the boat and went to visit the Can Tho Floating Market." There were boats stuffed to the brim with any and all types of fruits and vegetables. "Random other stuff that day: an alligator farm and a vermicelli factory where they handmake noodles." Our stop for the night was in Chau Doc. | Coconut candy | Dinner in Can Tho | Vermicelli
16: In Chau Doc we visited Sam Mountain, a monastery set into the side of a mountain full of caves.. | We also stopped at a pagoda with enormous Buddha statues and a secluded Muslim colony in the Delta where they weave fine cloth and scarves.
17: Border Crossing!! | Heading to Cambodia....
18: Wat Phnom | Monkeys, monkeys, everywhere | Lunch at the Central Market
19: Phnom Penh | Independence Monument
20: The Royal Palace | Throne Hall | Moonlight
21: The Silver Pagoda, Temple of the Emerald Buddha | Pavilion | Wat Preah Keo Morokat | Stupa
22: Tuol Sleng S-21 Prison Genocide Museum
23: "Keeping the memory of the atrocities committed on Cambodia soil alive is the key to building a new strong and just state." From the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Pamphlet
24: Choeung Ek: The Killing Fields | "...129 mass graves and about 8,000 human skulls...bear testimony to this unspeakable crime."
26: Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
29: Exploring Angkor Wat
30: Angkor Thom & The Baphuon
32: T | A | P | R | O | H | M
34: Children's House of Peace | A evening of traditional Cambodian song and dance to benefit a school for underprivileged children.
35: Fun times in Cambodia! | Fish Massage | Dinner in Siem Reap
36: Welcome to Thailand! | We had to walk across the border!
37: First stop... BANGKOK!
38: The Wild Things? In Thailand?
39: Amazing mosaics | The Grand Palace
40: Wat Pho | Temple of the Reclining Buddha | At 46m long and 15m high, it represents the passing of Buddha into the final nirvana.
41: Buddha's feet are inlaid mother-of-pearl and depict 108 different auspicious laksana (characteristics) of Buddha.
42: The Jim Thompson House
43: More Bangkok!
44: Chiang | Due to unseasonal rains and floods, we were unable to head south to Phuket. Instead, we went north to the amazing hills and mountains of lush Chiang Mai. | Gates of Old Town
45: Mai | Beth got pooped on! | At the Night Market
46: on top of | Elephant Time!
47: Getting on is a breeze...
48: S U N G S I
49: Muddy Up!
50: 2 Day Trek in the hills of Chiang Mai
51: Hiking, fire jumping, caves, plant hats... | ...stick games, friends, waterfalls, landscapes.
52: measured in friends | "A journey is best | rather than miles." | -Tim Cahill | Nellie & Graham from Wales | Peter Tuk Tuk | Our Kiwi Friends
53: The People
55: Planes, Trains, Buses, and Boats, Oh my!
56: Fresh cut pineapple Bananas Delicious soup Skewers! Roti! Mmmm! Noodle feast Durian Fresh cane juices Fruit frenzy!
57: Good Eats! | Khaosan Road, Bangkok
58: "I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you | like people or hate them than to travel with them." | -Mark Twain