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Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

Apr 8, 2013   //   by David   //   Blog, February, Thailand  //  Comments Off

If you’ve been to Bangkok, you’ve see Wat Phra Kaew. What follows are a few unusual sites:

The monk on the right asks to be photographed with us. Sure we say. His escort then pulls out an i-pad for the photo.It’s not that an apple is a new requirement for frugal living. Many monks are supported by patrons and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The man on the stairs is repairing intricate mosaics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Thaisland has the best snorkling?

Mar 3, 2013   //   by David   //   Blog, Thailand  //  2 Comments

If you go down to the beach today you’re in for a big surprise. If you go down to snorkel today you’d better go in disguise. For every dive operator to be found will sell you the Similian Island trip. But you’ll go there and all you’ll find are dead corals lying around.

You need to head north to Ko Bon to swim with turtles. Somtimes you see Manta Ray, we didn’t.

 

Stareoff with Yannay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming with Turtle. Photo by Avia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

swimming with turtle photo By: Avia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And further north the whitest and softest sand beach of Ko Tochai – photos by Yannay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then just South of Myanmar, the coup de grace, Surin Island underwater wonderland. Are you ready? Here we go: dozens of juvenile black tip sharks; tons of white sea horses; lion fish; barracuda; stonefish; all sorts of eels (yuck); puffer fish, and for our first time, clown fish. Tropical fish, fish wherever you look. Coral. Fish. Life like crazy. Go to Surin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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