S: Discovering New Countries, Southeast Asia
BC: Happy Birthday Pat, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed making it for you. All My Love, Linda
FC: 2010 | Pat, Dolly and Harry | Southeast Asia | 2010 | 2010
1: “First Class!!! It’s the only way to fly!”
2: “Stopped along the road to see village men’s group cooking small pigs. Everyone in the village would get a small portion of the pigs and other sides.” | The women gather in a separate location and make all the decorations and offerings for the temple festivities.
3: “Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and is on the island of Java. Shopped for Balinese lace and purchased several tops for myself one that was made of beautiful white lace.” | “Unique and unusual are always high lights for us.” | Stud going to make more piggy’s.>
4: Jakarta was a dirty but intriguing city where we found some wonderful things, the national museum, a beautiful marina where we were given a private tour of the soon to be opened facility.”
5: “We serendipitously walked down a street that had all the companies making inflatable things.” | Jakarta Capital of Indonesia Located on the northwest coast of Java
6: One of many beautiful Beach sun set from the pool of our resort. “The Marriott in Thailand was beautiful, even coming from our private Villa. | One of many beautiful Beach sun set from the pool of our resort. “The Marriott in Thailand was beautiful, even coming from our private Villa. | School children pose for a picture at the Java Museum. They are standing around a pit where prisoners were held captive.
7: The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers or KLCC) are twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The skybridge is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds. | The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers or KLCC) are twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world. The skybridge is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking during high winds.
8: “While in Phuket (pronounced pu ket) we went for a boat ride and power snorkeling which was beautiful. Visited the largest Buda in Thailand, watched and were highly entertained at a Girly/Boy Show, then saw some impressive Kick Boxing.” “Kick Boxing is a very spiritual form of art taken very seriously by all participants and spectators.”
9: Chiang Mai Long Neck People Women of the various Kayan tribes identify themselves by their different form of dress. The Kayan Lahwi tribe are the most renowned as they wear ornaments known as neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck. These coils are applied to young girls when they are around five years old. Each coil is replaced with longer coil, as the weight of the brass pushes the collar bone down and compresses the rib cage. Contrary to popular belief, the neck is not actually lengthened the illusion of a stretched stretched neck is created by the deformation of the clavicle. | Kayan women, when asked, say that their purpose for wearing the rings is cultural identity (one associated with beauty).
10: Chiang Mai Tribe People They walk from Burma to Thailand to stay for one year visits. Thailand's government allows them because of their tourism marketability. Only healthy young tribes people are able to make the trip, they make money during their year in Thailand selling souvenirs to tourist and accepting donations. More than they can make at home. | Two beautiful Chiang Mai little girls | An't technology great?
11: Family can be fun and silly. And that was after only one beer.
12: SILKWORM LIFE CYCLE. Chiang Mai: The silkworm is the larva of the domesticated silkmoth, Bombyx mori. Preferred food is white mulberry leaves, but it may also eat the leaves of any other mulberry tree. It is entirely dependent on humans for its reproduction. The practice of breeding silkworms for the production of raw silk, has been underway for at least 5,000 years. Eggs take about fourteen days to hatch into larvae, which eat continuously. After they have molted four times, the larvae will then enter the pupa phase of their life cycle and enclose themselves in a cocoon made up of raw silk produced by the salivary glands. If the animal is allowed to survive after spinning its cocoon and through the pupa phase of its life cycle, it will release | proteolytic enzymes to make a hole in the cocoon so that it can emerge as a moth. These enzymes are destructive to the silk. To prevent this, silkworm cocoons are boiled. The heat kills the silkworms and the water makes the cocoons easier to unravel.
14: “Then off to Chaing Mai in the mountains, the day at the elephant camp was fantastic.” Boy I’ll tell you one thing, those elephants can paint beautiful _ _ pictures. The night life in Pattaya on walking street ~ honky-tonk atmosphere was not much of a highlight.” “Crossing the border into Cambodia was crazy, wild and a prelude of things to come. Siem Reap a fantastic part of our jouney. Angkor Wat temple and Angkor Tom. We ate crickets, ants and anything else they put in front of us.” | We watched them play soccer, paint pictures, move some logs to show how they used to work and then they just played to the crowd. We saw them bathing in the river and what clowns they are – they all have such great personalities. Definitely a highlight of the trip.
15: Very, very hot and humid in Vietnam and Cambodia. We have been well steamed while here. The days have been long and interesting. We have seen lots of sights and we are “Templed Out”!!!! Chaing Mai was so interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to that area. We have seen more temples than we probably ever thought existed.
17: Cambodia Home of Angkor, still recovering from decades of war. Indonesia The sleeping giant of Southeast Asia and the world's largest archipelago, with more than 18,000 islands spanning three time zones. Laos The forgotten, but growing, country of Southeast Asia, landlocked by Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a mountainous country that is becoming more and more popular on the backpacker trail. Malaysia Multicultural country covering the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and the jungle headhunters of Borneo. Thailand The Land of Smiles with frenetic cities and chilled-out beaches, the most popular destination in the region. Vietnam Firmly marching down the road to capitalism as one of the world's fastest growing economies. One of the more popular tourist destinations in the area. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) — The Bustling Metropolis that has become Vietnam's largest city and the economic center of the south Phnom Penh — a rough city striving to retain the name of "Paris of the East", as it was known before 1970 Bali unique Hindu culture, beaches and mountains on the Island of the Gods
18: Mekong Delta cruse - villages and towns along the river Travel to foreign lands and exotic places is so much more than the luxury resorts.
19: “Then a cruise down the Mekong Delta. Seeing the way people live along the river and making stops and excursions. Villages and towns along the river Travel to foreign lands and exotic places is so much more the luxury resorts.”
20: This vast delta is formed by the deposition of the multiple tentacles | Boats loaded with produce from nearby orchards of the Mekong Delta converge to the floating market. They carry mostly fruits but also coconuts, vegetables and fishes.Large floating markets are not complete without its floating restaurants, floating gas stations and an occasional tour boat filled with tourists | The Mekong Delta is the bottom half of Vietnam's two rice baskets (the other being the Red River Delta in the North).
21: and tributaries of the mighty Mekong River. From its source, the river makes its way through China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam before flowing out into the South China Sea. The Mekong's Vietnamese name, Cuu Long, means Nine Dragons for the nine mouths that terminate the flow of this great river as it is absorbed by the sea.
22: Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese.
23: Check out this wiring in Ho Chi Minh City. I think the elephants have the right of way in this city.
24: Ho Chi Ming, seeing the museums depicting America's war of aggression and another boat ride down the river to the Coogee Tunnels.