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Typing Thai

This picture was taken in the Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), in Bangkok Thailand. Bangkok is a super cool place, and this airport, while not really centrally located, is a great place to fly out of for other locations in Thailand. I love Thailand, and I think that Bangkok has a lot of amazing stuff to offer to tourists and travelers, but if you’re planning on staying in Thailand for a long time it’d be a good idea ( I think) to check out some of the other areas. Phuket and Chiang Mai are the other areas that i’ve visited in Thailand, and I would highly recommend both. BKK is a great airport to fly out of too, it’s big and comfortable, and there is a fair number of restaurants to choose from, as well as shopping, ranging from duty free fancy perfumes to more traditional thai souvenirs (though I’d suggest buying your Thai souvenirs outside the airport; you’ll pay less and in most cases be able to haggle over the price, something you can’t do in airports). The other cool thing about BKK is that there’s free wifi, and if you don’t have a computer, tablet, or other wifi enabled device, you can access a computer in the terminal, i’m not sure if this is true for every terminal, but you can probably find out at the information desk. (I know the picture isn’t really travel related, but I thought it was super cool that the available computers had bilingual typing capabilities)

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Fish for Sale

This picture was taken on a busy street in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is a hectic, and at times, seemingly chaotic city. It has a weird balance with lots of peaceful spots hidden on crowded streets. I love Bangkok because it has a lively energy, unlike anywhere else i’ve ever been. One of the really cool things about Bangkok, and Thailand in general, is the food. Thailand has fantastic food, and a high availability of street food, which is cheap, and usually pretty good (as long as you’re careful street food shouldn’t be a problem, just don’t eat anything you wouldn’t eat when you’re at home). I’m not a fish person, but I loved the way this picture came out. This is just one in a series of pictures I took of food vendors on the streets in Bangkok, more to come soon!

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This picture was taken on Khao san Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Khao San is a pretty well known tourist hot-spot, and is especially popular with younger travelers. There’s lots of great shopping to be done in this area, everything from cheap little sun dresses and printed tee shirts, to necklaces made from snake vertebrae, to more traditional Thai souvenirs. Khao San is also a great place to eat. The street is lined with restaurants and food carts, offering a pretty good array of prices. Then there were these, Scorpions on a stick, not your average snack-time food. Unfortunately I didn’t try them ( I had just gotten over being pretty sick, and didn’t really want to risk it), but I intend to try them when I go back to Thailand! We talked briefly to the man that was selling them, and he said that they were good, but other than that I don’t have much information about them. It was, however, an interesting experience to see them selling these scorpions to some of the more daring tourists. If you’re up for it, why not try it, right?

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Weaving

Another picture from our visit to the tribal village we went to in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Really cool village, lots to see, it’s sort of tourist oriented, but not at all in a bad way. Its government funded and the people here live a fairly traditional lifestyle, and they sell the stuff they make. The village is composed of multiple tribal groups, and if you can’t make it out to the mountains to visit a different village I would highly recommend this. The people are very nice and the town is very pretty, it’s pretty small though so it’s a fairly low-maintainence day trip.
Here are two of the other pictures I took of girls from the same tribe, which is the Karen Hill Tribe.
https://happywanderer15.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/hill-tribe-girl-ii/
https://happywanderer15.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/hill-tribe-girl/

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This is a close up photo of a flower in Thailand. The flower is from a Cannonball tree, named so for the cannonball like fruits that it grows (seriously, the fruit is giant). The flowers are uniquely beautiful, as is the rest of the tree.

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Another picture of a young Karen Hill tribe girl outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Beautiful beautiful Chiang Mai Thailand. Chiang Mai isn't as big and doesn't get as much tourism as Bangkok, but it's absolutely worth a visit.

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