S: Sydney, Australia to South East Asia 2008
FC: Sydney, Australia to South East Asia 2008
1: Sydney, Australia | Before heading to South East Asia from New Zealand, there was one necessary stop. Sydney,
2: Apparently it rains in Sydney too! | Train carriage turned into a backpackers
4: Kuala Lumpur Culture shock. Busy. Old and New. Religious. Multi-cultural. Big. Traditions. Modern. Smiles. Stares. Skyscrapers. Warmth. Diverse. Durians. Burkas. Motorcycles. Markets. Street food. | Malaysia
7: Batu Caves One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. It had become a pilgrimage site for Hindus all over the world. | For a few dollars you can hold this man's snake... I passed!!.
8: Melaka, Malaysia
13: Singapore was a beautiful and clean city, great for enjoying a couple Singapore Slings after a long day in the heat!
14: The journey started in Phuket and traveled through Krabi to Au Nang. From there it was the island of Koh Samui for a few days and then off again to the big city - Bangkok. After Bangkok it was north to the city of Chaing Mai by overnight train and then back to Bangkok.. Over a month in Thailand in total. What an experience! | Thailand
26: Riding an elephant through a rubber tree forest. So amazing!
30: BANGKOK: Buddhas, temples, and the King's Palace set in the middle of a bustling big city!
31: Endless amounts of fruit, curries and other dishes to choose from along the streets of Thailand.
35: On the train journey from Bangkok to Chang Mai the train broke down in the middle of nowhere at night. Apparently the engine was not strong enough to pull us up the hill (you'd think they would have thought of this before we left!) so we had to wait an extra 3 hours before another engine arrived to take us the rest of the way..... it was a long wait!!
36: Chaing Mai Zoo (the pandas were a hit)
38: The Floating Markets | Located just outside Bangkok, the floating markets are filled with all kinds of souvenirs, fruit, vegetables and more. Go early to avoid the craziness of the afternoon bustle.
39: Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. --Richard Burton, Journal