Thailand….Soak it in
It honestly feels like I JUST updated this blog, but when I checked…its been a while. Sorry. But good news, I have lots of photos to share. We recently took a trip to Thailand and stayed with friends in a town called Krabi. Everywhere you turn there is something beautiful to look at. What a contrast to living in Phnom Penh, where every turn you take you see someone picking their nose! Sorry guys, I know that is gross and I have held back from bringing it up for a while, but as real as it was a couple years ago when I first moved here, the reality has remained stable! Nose pickers power through let me tell ya! Anyways, back to my original train of thought….Krabi was awesome and such a great break. It was raining lots but it actually enhanced the trip. We rented motos
Abby’s hand crafted poncho! LOL
there and on one occasion we were caught in a massive downpour. We pulled over to put on our little plastic ponchos but realized we were one short for the group. The guys working in the store we stopped in front of tried to solve the issue for us, by constructing Abby a tailored poncho made of old sign canvas. It was so hilarious. She couldn’t bend in it, and said it was super sharp, and so unfortunately couldn’t use it. But we all got a good laugh out of it all.
Speaking of having a good laugh, I find myself laughing AT Marcie a lot these days. (No I am not a bully, sometimes I laugh WITH her too!) I have always known she is a conversation misinterpreter but perhaps I didn’t realize she was such a hardcore misinterpreter! In fact, “I am not even mad, I am impressed!” For example, some friends were staying with us and after they left I just said to the girls “Kyle and Glori are my favs”….. which was immediately followed by Marcie’s questioning voice, ” Kyle and Glori are BABES?” Lol I mean, yeah…yes, they are but no, that’s not exactly what I said! *DISCLAIMER* I have many FAVS by the way, and yes, all you FAVS are all babes as well. Though saying I have many favs discredits the meaning so maybe what I mean is I equally enjoy the company of many friends to different
Oa Nang Beach, Thailand
degrees????? YIKES….Moving on. The other time that cracked me up, was during a conversation I said something plain like “elevator”. Anyways, I said “elevator” and again from the outskirts of the conversation comes Marcie’s questioning voice, “Sarah what? Beef Belt Buckets??” Are you kidding me Marcie, beef belt buckets?? It didn’t even slightly resemble “elevator” or whichever word I said. And no it wasn’t a “B” word. I give it to her for creativity though. Seriously, has the universe known that word combo ever before?? I highly doubt it. And I also give her credit for giving me an awesome title for this post!
Anyways guys, things have been just moving along here in Cambodia. If I wasn’t able to develop some sense of normality I would feel pretty unsettled. Though I doubt not too many of you are often woke up by the garbage truck workers in the middle of the night singing at the top of their lungs as they collect the trash. Cambodia…..Thank you! haha
Well please enjoy the photos of this, that and the other thing. I will also leave you with this tip:
Smile…while you still have teeth 🙂
Sunrise in Takeo.
Gotta post the good pics big…or at least the pics I attempted to be artsy in! haha
And now….your beloved mosaic of photos 🙂
Abby and I heading out on our last day in Krabi at Oa Nang Beach
This is moments before we started fighting because we were so terrible as a team trying to paddle in the kayak.
Collage O Rama of some cool parts of ourThailand trip
Abby and Erika took the big hike…1237 steps to the top. It started raining when they neared the top but they still finished. My stupid knees were hurting so I only made it part way up. *shakes fist to the universe*
Three wet ding dings
Marcie the showcase rockstar and her funny non jaw protecting helmet and poncho!
Yikes, so we were driving along on our way to Oa Nang beach when we passed this sucker on the side of the road! EXTREMELY extremely poisonous. So when i picked it up i wore rubber gloves….don’t worry they were the thick kitchen kind. JOOOOOKES, I would puke and die before I went any closer! AHHHH
Just Cruisin!!! Letting the old hair blow in the wind shot! lol
There were soooo many monkeys walking along the fence line to get to another side of Railey Beach. A bit scary actually
Lets just say it was VERY sunny that day!
So this was a secret shot…i know i am mean, of some pretty crazytown beach hair if i do say so myself!
This old man in a captains hat was so odd. He was doing yoga in his undies when all of the sudden he jumped up and pulled a hand stand. I tried to do one next to him…..JOKES. I just took a photo and laughed!
These boats were so interesting to me. So many photo opportunities.
This was at Railey beach.
See what I mean, these boats were just so interesting
The Lays chips in Thailand had a face on the top of the bags. Loved it!!!!
Night markets in Krabi
One of our favorite things in Thailand is their coconut ice cream! Seriously it is soooooo delicious
Paddle Boarding at Oa Nang beach. Thought this was such a cool photo of Abby. They must be so happy to have a sister who loves taking photos. haha
Another super cool shot of Abby while we were out on the paddle boards. I had a waterproof bag so I sat on the board some and took photos.
The Marcie walking along the beach on the way back from Railey
Driving out to see the birds in Takeo, the sunset was epic for photos!
Takeo…..sooo beautiful. That’s all i have to say
So outside of Takeo we went birdwatching. Took FOREVER to get there but was super cool to see the nesting grounds. Dont’ ask me what they were but apparently we have them in Canada and later saw one outside our friends house. LOL
Working hard or hardly workin?
This was CRAZY wasp or bees nest! Look like a lizard got attacked though….gross but soooooo interesting
This was so hilarious….it was a mix of geese and ducks i think. You can sorta see their “shepherd”? of sorts on the far right.
So Abby and I got a parasite in Thailand. After days of being stuck at home and sheer boredom I started drawing on my fingers. Figured this portrayed the two of us well as to how we will feel next time we are offered street food!!!
Finally finished our bamboo painting for our living room.
I call this one…”Immediate Regret.”
Thought this was an interesting mural on the side of a building here in PP
One of the dangers of having clothes tailored in Cambo is finding the EXACT same material being used as napkins at one of the places we like to eat!
Khmer Regional 2015 with our buddy Frieda!
Attendance: People….1465, Rat…..1 Yes, near the end of the program we heard a big scream because a massive rat had been wandering around the seats! Wanna come visit me now???? ( That had never happened before, so you don’t hinder your plans)