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Photos: HuaHin and Bus ride

Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Beach town south of Bangkok
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No flatulence zone!

Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | Views [457] | Comments [1]

Hau Hin & Bangkok, Thailand :  I took a quick 2 day vacation to a resort that the Thais tend to visit during their holidays: Hua Hin.  This is a small fishing / beach resort 192 km (120 miles) south of Bangkok.  Mr. Sam, my driver ... Read more >

Chris is on a "vacation" from blog...will return on Sunday

Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [244]

HuaHin, Thailand:  I am taking a two day vacation from this vacation.  I am not taking my laptop so the blog will continue on Sunday when I return to Bangkok

Photos: Train Market & Floating Market

Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Two markets in one day
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Oasis in Vietnam

Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [227]

Hoi An, Vietnam :  Today’s adventure was the $4 (no air conditioning) bus ride from Hue to Hoi An.  I swear that all vehicles in Vietnam must have a governor on them to regulate the speed.  We never exceeded 35 mile an hour which ... Read more >

Too strange to believe

Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | Views [189] | Comments [1]

Train from Hanoi to Hue :  Upon leaving the station at Hanoi, the conductors locked all of the doors on the train with PADLOCKS!  I walked up and down 8 cars on the train and found all of our doors locked.  Good thing there wasn't an ... Read more >

Goodbye Luang Prabang!

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | Views [344] | Comments [3]

Luang Prabang, Laos – Hanoi, Vietnam:   Last day in Laos and will miss this beautiful country.  I got up very early (for me) at 6:00 am to see the morning offerings made to the monks.  Well, damn if those monks didn’t get ... Read more >

Feet don't fail me now!

Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | Views [322] | Comments [5]

Chicago-JFK-Tokyo : The adventure has begun.  I stayed up last night until 2am packing and there were some winners and losers.  Winners: my medicine, camera, laptop are going on the trip with me.  Loser: the backpack is staying in Chicago ... Read more >

Coundown - OMG! I am leaving tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [213] | Comments [2]

Chicago : Panic mode is setting in.  It just really dawned me on that I am leaving tomorrow and I still have so much to do!  Of course I have trouble setting priorities since I am writing the blog this morning instead of packing, buying tickets, ... Read more >

Countdown - 2 days to go

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | Views [228] | Comments [1]

Chicago :  With two days to go, I figure I best start getting organized.  After stuffing my blanket and pillow into the backpack, I have come to the realization that I might have a minor problem.  There isn’t any room left for underwear, ... Read more >

Coundown - 3 days to go

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | Views [268] | Comments [6]

Chicago: These cargo pants are something else!  They even come with instructions.  I re-read the instructions and realized that they come with only 11 pockets (having thought there were 13) so I guess I now found all eleven!  There is ... Read more >

Countdown - 4 days to go

Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | Views [226]

Chicago:  What trip would be complete without seeing the elephants in Chiang Mai?   I put down my deposit to see Dumbo!  There are lots of elephant parks but this one appealed to me the most since it is a rescue sanctuary.... Read more >

Tags: elephant reserve

Photos: SE Asia minus 7

Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Pre-trip photos.
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Countdown - 5 days to go

Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 | Views [197] | Comments [2]

Chicago:  Last BBQ before I leave for SE Asia.  I can't believe I ate that whole thing!  Not really...but it sure looks like it from this photo!  I guess I will be going on a diet tomorrow!

Countdown - 6 Days to go

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | Views [180]

Chicago:  Ok...today is a shopping day.  I ordered my "cargo pants" with 11 pockets last night online.  Now I just have to figure out what to put in them!  Headed to Walgreens for my marlaria pills and SportsMart for my Deet insect ... Read more >

Countdown - 7 days to go

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | Views [343]

Chicago.  Still in the planning stages. Travel insurance - check, passport - check, Visas - opps....forgot to get one for Laos and Cambodia.  I guess I will be busy tomorrow! I got my photo taken at Walgreens for the visas and unfortunately ... Read more >



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