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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

Mar 16, 2013   //   by David   //   Assignments, February  //  Comments Off

 Bagan

Shabbat at hotel. Sublime.

2,3 Feb:

Rents bikes and ride the back road through the town, villages, pagodas, stupas and temples. Roads are dirt or crumbling tar. Restaurants are home/warungs and slow.

 

Inle Lake Region

4 Feb: Fly to Heho. First rate Italian restaurant.  You’ll then continue to Nyaung Shwe town jetty to catch your motorized canoe which will take you to your hotel on Inle Lake.

5 Feb: Full day trip to Sagar in the less visited southern section of the lake. This is a really nice day out – about 2.5 hrs each way going through tribal Hpa-O lands (still extant Militia).  Sagar is a very small place, and you can see lif on the lake,  the monastery and temple, and wander around the village. You’ll visit an authentic local wood-sales market.

6 Feb: Full day to see the highlights of the Northern section. You’ll visit the floating vegetable garden, floating villages, you may get to see a few Long Necked Pa Daung people, and you’ll visit silversmith, lotus cloth maker, blacksmith.

7 Feb: Morning to Taunggyi, visit local agent, lunch and walk around with waiter then 3pm transfer to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel.

8 Feb:  PG 702 YANGON, MYANMAR 10:45am BANGKOK SUVARNABH, THAILAND 12:40pm then   PG 273 BANGKOK SUVARNABH, THAILAND2:35pm PHUKET, THAILAND4:00pm  Minibus pickup 1,400 baht to Khaolak

 

Khaolak, Thailand

9th Shabbat. Avia ill with food poisoning. (was it the beans?)

10th to 13th February – Andaman Snorkel Discovery http://www.andamansnorkeldiscovery.com/tour.html

livaboard to Similian Islands, Ko Bo, Ko Tochai, Surin Islands

14th Thursday – Elephant Trek

 

 Phuket

15th, 16th – Kata Beach, Phuke. Beautiful sea. Cheap DVDs.

 

Chiang Mai

17th Fly to Chiang Mai, Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai 199/42 Chang Klan Rd.,Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, right around the corner from Chabad and Israeli Tour Lounge.

21st – 24th  Yannay does 5 day massage course at massage college; Girls do homework and Zipline Flight of Gibbon, Eva ill with gastritis. Avia one night food poisoning.

 

Luang Prebang, Laos

Sun 24th 15:10 Lao Air to Luang PrebangLa Palais Julianna.

24th – 27th walk around and interact. Luang Prebang and surrounds.

 

 Bangkok, Thailand

 Feb 27 to Mar 3rd Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel. Visit Palace, Jade Buddah Temple, Markets, swim, cabbages and condoms restaurant, homework, breakfast across the road.