Archive for January, 2009

Chiang Mai Trek & More

January 3, 2009
Hi.

Hi.

Here are some pics from the journey through the jungle.

Our guides were great, and I totally lucked out in terms of company. I can’t believe it’s already over!

Lots of love and luck to my group…

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the guides on the back of the truck

our guide, Charlie

our guide, Charlie, getting ready to blow fire in my face

the guys braving the waterfall

the guys braving the waterfall

the Kiwis, Mon and Jeremy

the Kiwis, Mon and Jeremy

breakfast at the camp

breakfast at the camp

elephant riding (sorry to those who this offends!)

me and raj reacting to something (sorry to those who this offends!)

up the Wat

up the Wat

the Colombian and the Aussie, Luisa and George

the Colombian and the Aussie, Luisa and George

i like this pic of Vu, the Australian Vietnamese

i like this pic of Vu, the Australian Vietnamese

There are tons more that I’ll upload on Facebook when I get back. K?

Tonight is my last night in Chiang Mai, and I’m off to Cambodia tomorrow. I’ll be en route for quite some time, though, without email. If any other bombs go off, check the itin that I posted earlier on in the month for my location.

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Yeah, Giraffes

Everything is great. Did Chiang Mai city today after a really fun dinner/trek cap with the group last night. Glad I made time for the zoo and all that other stuff that I kind of felt obligated to do (cutting the mountain hopping short was a good decision). Anyway, trying to fight what seems like a cough or something that I’m sure I caught from sleeping in the same mosquito net as some of my sick trek mates, but other than that, everything is wonderful.

Enjoy your weekend! I’ll do the same.

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Bomb in Bangkok

January 2, 2009

Sorry to not have responded sooner and keep some of you worrying. I’m alive and well and am nowhere near Bangkok right now.

Just got back from the trek, which was amazing. Have dinner plans in 30 min so can’t upload pics now, but will fill in tomorrow.

Hope everyone had a sweet New Year celebration. It was pretty lovely here–lots of lanterns in the sky.  I was thinking of you all at midnight (your time), though,  and secretly wishing for some hugs and kisses. I hope you guys have some good stories for me next week. My midnight celebration was interesting and I haven’t completely wrapped my head around it yet, but will share soon.

I bought myself an extra day in Chiang Mai by cutting my trek down to 2 days, 1 night instead of 3 days, 2 nights, so I’ll just be hanging around the city  tomorrow, poss visiting the fmaous zoo/elephant hospital, and I hope to get around to the many art galleries. (I think Chad had a photography exhibit somewhere around here, so that’s on the agenda, too. Chad, what’s the name of the gallery?)

Anyway, I’m off. Toodles.