Posts Tagged 'tigers'

March 25
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Nicole is the Alberto Granado to my Che Guevara.

Or is she Che, and I, Alberto?

 

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The bike I wanted but too small for the both of us…nor could it go more than 40mph

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Our helmets from back home. We didn’t trust the Vietnam standard of safety…

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She’s pretty thrilled about getting to Hải Vân Pass. Note: This is one of the BEST driving roads in the world.

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When we got to the top of the mountain, we found a little known strong hold from the war.

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Ha Long Bay. Translation: Descending Dragon Bay

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Our little private beach in the middle of Ha Long Bay fully equipped with hot water, only from 8-10PM, clogged toilets that are sucked out in the morning by a septic boat and painfully chilled nights. BUT we had a rock climbing instructor!

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AND! Water-tubing!

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Christmas tree in Ha Long Bay. Juxtaposition anyone?

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This is pretty much what the middle of Vietnam looks like.

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The entire country is pretty much covered in rice fields. Hence why they’re the 2nd biggest exporters of rice.

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After a hard day’s work.

 

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Quintessential rural Vietnam.

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There were cold nights. So cold that Nicole refused to take her gloves off and instead, snapped pictures with her nose.

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Lost in the middle of no where.

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I can’t do a travel blog without an old wrinkly man. I JUST LOVE THEM!

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When we finally made our way into Cambodia for Christmas!

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Photobombed.

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Angkor Wat just made for a nice backdrop for my real attraction. MONKEYS!

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We’re lunch buddies.

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Nicole was also taken in by the monkeys.

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A group of monks checking out a bombed temple (One of many casualties from the Khmer Rouge regime) in Siem Reap.

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Getting her praying on.

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Big temple. Little people.

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Angkor Wat is ABSOLUTELY amazing! Which is why I really wish they closed it off from the public. We’re only going to ruin it.

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These guys should be the only ones touching this temple.

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I found an odd-looking monkey by Ta Prohm.

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Learning the ways of the monkey.

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Cambodia is an AMAZING honeymoon locale. I’d personally prefer it over a Bora Bora or Maui…

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THE bridge over the river Kwai.

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When Nicole met a rather large kitty cat.

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This is how the Thai’s play tug of war…Notice the team work on the cat’s end.

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She soon saw something…much larger.

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My favorite 4 legged creature in the world! Sorry Chubs…

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We took a bath with one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 08
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The last time I was in Thailand, in 2010, the country was going through a quasi civil war.

Thailand was in turmoil with the city of Bangkok practically in hiatus, a country wide curfew & little to no tourism for a solid 2 months.

Turn the page 2 years, and it’s like April, 2010 never even happened. The immigration line more crowded than the 4 Train during rush hour.

A much more peaceful & harmonious country than my previous experience. With the exception of Khaosan Road in Bangkok & Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, which still acts as a war zone between alcohol and the human liver.

 

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A replica of Angkor Wat in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. 2nd attempt to make it to Cambodia. Fail.

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I feel like the older monks are much more expressive than the younger lads.

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That's a man with swag - Floating Market.

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There's street food and then there's river food. Literally.

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Karra & I were loving the "River" food.

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Thai Tacos. The Thai's knows how to present their food well.

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Things I do on my free time...

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Don't try this at home...or anywhere else for that matter.

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Love Tiger Temple.

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That's the patented guilty Chubby face

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Haha. The fella isn't fighting fair.

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Playtime mixed with aerial assaults.

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Note to self, if ever in a jungle with Tigers...they are great climbers. Tiger temple is here to assure that there still will be Tigers in Jungles for our children.

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The beautiful Karra with me on this trip. Reunited from Vietnam 2009(10).

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This is what happens when one mistaken the brake for the throttle and conveniently there is a solid concrete pole around to ride up on.

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And I was just being an idiot.

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Barracuda hunting. Quite a sight to witness.

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A species of angel fish...I think. =/

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Can you spot the cute fella?

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Reminds of me Nemo's home.

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Koh Tao had far too many people in the water at the same time. Otherwise, an amazing dive site.

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The best place to stay in Koh Phangan.

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Nom, the nicest guy on the island of Koh Phangan, sleeping on the deck of Munchies. He kinda runs the joint. No pun intended...

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Nom's pup. Dogs in Thailand are extremely territorial. Some fights can get pretty ugly...

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He waits for low tide when the smaller fish gets trapped in pools via the sand bars...

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You could practically walk half the way to Koh Samui from here because the shore is so shallow for so long.

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A morning's hard work.

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The morning of a Moonset (Wish I had my camera with me!) & a Rainbow.

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From my Trapeze lessons. =)