Driving through the streets of Pattaya Thailand.
If there is one thing I have learned in life……that would be really sad! I am old enough to have learned more than one thing! Hmm let me rephrase my opening line….*clearing throat sound*
Through my life I have learned many things, lessons even! For example, figuring out the opening line for a blog post can be fun and also at times annoying. Another page in my book of things learned, would be that most people really enjoy a well placed joke! I definitely appreciate those who know when a good joke is in order! It’s a talent! I on the other hand like to “think” I have this talent, but unfortunately usually just end up being the joke! Like how about the other day when I was putting my hair up for an evening of laziness with Abby. In addition to my stupid outfit I chose that could only be fit for a clown, I thought it would be funny to style my hair with one goal and one goal only…..to make Abby laugh! It was my joke hair.
It was a certain success and was funny at the time, but not so funny later on. Long after I forgot I was rocking ” joke hair”, I heard a knock at the door. I jumped up in fear as Abby opened the door revealing like 5 people, most of whom we were meeting for the first time. They were only passing by and wanted to say a quick hi, so soon the door closed. I couldn’t help but think, the first impression I gave was top notch! I mean, how could it not be when I had been sporting an idiot outfit and amazing joke hair, all while holding a giant bowl of popcorn. Yup, you read that right! When I jumped up in fear, my gut reaction was to hide myself ….behind a GIANT fluorescent green bowl of popcorn! In attempt to soften my appearance, my gut also told me to do polite little hello waves to our new friends, that I am rather confident appeared far more gremlin-like than tender or cute. So you can now understand why I feel my jokes go misplaced, along with my self confidence! Haha Though I should mention, there was a lesson learned! Next time, don’t hairspray the joke hair!!
As I mentioned in my previous post, Abby and I went to Thailand for the english district convention and stayed for a couple weeks. It was such a great trip! Thailand was basically exactly how my friends here in Cambodia described it would be like. What I wasn’t prepared for, was that being in Thailand would give me an entirely new impression of Cambodia. Let me explain. Almost the whole time I was there, I couldn’t help but think how modern and luxurious it was! I couldn’t believe how clean the streets were or how cold the air conditioning was! I didn’t have to hold back breathing through my nose in order to dodge certain “aromas!” People would ask me if the traffic scared me, and though they drove faster there, all I could think was how much I appreciated all the law abiding drivers there! It was an
Our reactions to being back to the CRAZY of Camp Blodia!
absolute culture shock! Which brings me back to my statement regarding Cambodia! This place is so CRAZY!! And now, I know just how crazy! Lol
For all my Thailand readers I should clarify that no, not all of Thailand is clean, or smells great or that it doesn’t get hot. What I mean is, I just wasn’t prepared for the contrast between two places only an hour flight apart. But now that I have been back in Phnom Penh for a few days, the words of a talented singer come to mind, “…it’s all coming back to me nowwwwwwww!” ( thanks Celine) la la la!
As we pulled out onto the road from the airport in Phnom Penh we were greeted by these dudes!
So now please enjoy the very large gallery I prepared of our adventures in Thailand! You are prob wondering where all the stories are? Well there is a make shift sort of a mini story along with the photos so feel free to endulge yourself by reading all the comments as well as adding your thoughts too!!!! Besides, I know most of you are only here for the photos anyways…..jerks! Jokes I would also like to add a shout out to all my newest readers! I am happy to know of your existence and that my efforts in ridiculous story telling aren’t going unread! And for all my long time readers, hang in there folks…..it can’t get much worse!
Lamb Chops wearing my Khmer convention badge.
I think Abby is beautiful and this is her on the way to the convention in Bangkok one morning.
This one is me on my way to convention. We walked every morning sipping on a Starbucks!
Glen and Janelle took us out to a place called Mr. Jones Orphanage in Bangkok after one of the convention days. YUMMY Gluten free treats for two Silly Yaks!
Mr. Jone’s Orphanage had cute teddies everywhere. Glen and Janelle took this picture of one little guy trying to pick up a flower!
I took this picture because the teddy reminds me of our dog back home Koba….chunky monkey!
Abby was happy at the mall!
The air conditioning was far to cold at the mall, this is me showing my personal disappointment that I am now at the point where I can only handle so much AC!
This was our room in Bangkok. We asked for a hand towel and simply replied we were only allowed two bath towels daily. By the way, the stainless steel hand towel holder was very shiny.
The pillows provided at the hotel were SO hard and soooo thick. We bought these and used them for 2 weeks!
Abby bought milk and they gave her two straws with it……..
Soi 21 Bangkok….This was above the traffic on the way to Terminal 21. Our hotel is just to the right in the photo.
Panang curry stuffed omelette! wow….it was so delicious! I was shocked and immediately challenged to find more thai curry/egg combos to eat!!
More Panang curry and EGG!!!! I am telling you TRY IT!!!! And seriously I am pretty sure this meal was $1.50 or less!
This photo represents how great it was to be able to do your hair in the morning and NOT wreck it immediately by throwing a helmet on! Thank you Bangkok!!!
At the convention we met tons of new friends!!! This night we went out for Lebanese food!
Before we went to Pattaya we went to Thailand Bethel and took a tour! I was making sure the script on the ancient tablet was correct! It was!
Here was a wall of Listen to God brochures in many many different languages. I was pointing out KHMER!!
This was a part of the bethel tour. I couldn’t resist to get a shot.
….or two! lol
After the tour, Abby and I rode with Glen and Janelle on the bus down to Pattaya. What can I say it was a long day and SOMEONE had to provide some entertainment!
Glen and Janelle were our official Pattaya tour guides! Love you guys and thank you sooooo much!
Cool Boat we saw while witnessing to Cambodians living in Pattaya.
Love this picture. We didn’t discover till after it was taken just how boring my Khmer presentation must have been! Notice the teddy bear that fell asleep after maybe 1min! lol PS What is with all the teddy bears in Thailand right!!??
In Thailand before you go into their spas they wash your feet! We were getting hour long foot massages. I think they costed only $6!
This was my view while getting a relaxing foot massage!
There were people in bear costumes so it was only natural for me to join in the excitement!!!!!
Photo credit to Glen Edwards!!! Thailand wasn’t completely deprived of bizzare vehicles!
I suppose not all driving in Thailand was normal. Asai is still Asai!!!
More flooding pictures!
Check out how colorful the car parks in Asai are during rainy season!
Here Glen and Janelle showed off their coats and handmade pant water proofing system!!
Abby and I had ZERO intentions of driving a moto in Thailand. In fact we were excited to not wear helmets. That didn’t happen…….
Umbrellas are a must in Thailand! These are some friends witnessing despite the elements!
I will be buying a moto soon here in Cambodia so I test drove our rental in Thailand.
I was out witnessing and guess what I saw!!!!
Dairy free coconut ice cream! I got TWO!!!!
This is my new house, jokes, this is a store…. jokes! Its a temple!
This is Abby’s picture of me taking the picture of my new house, jokes it was a store…..lol it was a temple! haha
In Pattaya we went to a weekend Night Market! Awesome!
There is so much food in Thailand. I ate tons! Lots of GF and so so good!
I go crazy for coconut treats. These are all different types of rice, coconut, sugar type treats wrapped in banana leaves! Each one is about 25 cents.
This was so cool how they were BBQing the ribs! Delicious too!!
Gotta get me some of this stuff!!!!!
I dont think this picture could take in any more craziness!!!!
My front yard, jokes a front yard….jokes I think it is just a swamp that ate someones front yard!
In Thailand people have driving with anger issues! haha
As we were about to leave our place in Thailand we discovered a wandering puppy. He was SOOOO cute and wimpered ever so quietly. By the way, don’t you love my stupid rental helmet. Might save me….. might not!
Glen and Janelle before we hopped on the bus to head back up to Bangkok!