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S: Asia Adventure - May 2011

BC: Farewell Asia | Court and Michelle Sanders May 2011 Adventure

FC: Bangkok, Thailand

1: May 26 - 29 2011 | Jumbo Floating Restaurant, Aberdeen, Hong Kong | Hong Kong, China

2: Regal Kowloon Hotel

3: Hong Kong Skyline from "A Symphony of Lights" Harbor Dinner Cruise

4: View of Hong Kong Island | Seeing the Sights

5: Olympic Torch along Avenue of Stars | Clock Tower and Avenue of Stars

7: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

8: Walking the Streets | Hong Kong | "Very Fresh" Seafood

9: DFS 1881 Heritage | Mid-Level Escalators

10: Shopping in Hong Kong

11: Court picked up some knock-off Polo shirts and an Armani belt | Ladies Market & Temple Street Market

12: Hong Kong City View | Peak Tram | Always a constant haze overlooking the city

13: Views from Hong Kong Peak | Climb to the Peak

14: Star Ferry across to Hong Kong Island

15: Chinese signs mixed with American fast food on our way to Kowloon Park.

16: Decor at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant | Chinese Sea Slugs

17: Jumbo Floating Restaurant - Our most expensive meal in Hong Kong

18: Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok | Bangkok. Thailand | May 30 - June 1, 2011

19: Chao Phraya River | On the hotel river taxi, they offered cool towels and water after a long day in the city.

20: Dinner on the River | Fine dining at The Waves Restaurant in the Ramada

21: The Ramada was the cheapest and most luxurious hotel we stayed at. | Mixed Fruit | Spring Rolls

22: Bangkok Day 1 | Day 1 in Bangkok: Adventures in the TukTuk

23: The "must see" Happy Buddha and Turtle Monastery - 1st stop on our tourist scam

24: Dusit Park | Vimanmek Mansion | The Golden Mount

25: Vimanmek Mansion Tour - Built by King Rama V, this palace is the largest teak structure in the world featuring a unique blend of Victorian and delicate Thai architecture. Then we found a new TukTuk driver to take us to the Golden Mount. | Entrance to the long climb | View from the Mount | Monks with expensive cameras

26: Orchid Greenhouse | Long-tailed Boats | How Thai people make coconut sugar candy | First stop on the way to the Floating Markets

27: Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets | On the traditional long-tailed boat making our way to the markets | Orchards, traditional teak houses, floating water hyacinths

28: The stall where Court bought his Thai shirt | Traffic in the canals | Totally chaotic, small "klongs" or canals are filled with small flat boats jockeying for position, expertly paddled by mature ladies ready to stop and bargain at a moment's notice. It's colorful, noisy totally touristy but great fun.

29: Sights of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets

30: Last stop after our floating market tour. We saw how Thai men and women carve wooden masterpieces. It looked like an outdoor "sweat shop".

31: Calypso Cabaret - A typical ladyboy show Grandpop Turner also gave us a surprise call and took us out to Patpong, Bangkok's popular night market and red light district

32: Wat Pho Temple of the Reclining Buddha Also, the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage, which we enjoyed.

33: The Grand Palace

34: The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.

35: Majestic Views of the Grand Palace

36: Singapore

37: Singapore Bay Views

39: Dali Art Exhibit at Singapore Art & Science Museum | Touring the City: Raffles Hotel Singapore Flyer Clarke Quay

42: Singapore Zoo & Night Safari Visit

43: A little rainy this day but still enjoyed some beach time | Relaxing at Sentosa Park | Court & Merlion

45: Around our hotel Park Hotel Clarke Quay & Clarke Quay Nightlife

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