Sunday, September 11, 2005

Wattage

Bangkok, Thailand

Today, Jarah, Ben, and I are flying into Cambodia to check out Angkor Wat. After so many independent sources agreeing that it is indeed "the shit", it would be foolish not to have a look at the ruins while I'm here. Mike and Janelle have opted to skip the history lesson in favor of enjoying the perfect white beaches of southern Thailand.
So, the OC will be splitting up for a bit.
After a few days in Cambodia, we'll be flying back to Bangkok, where Ben and I will catch a train into northern Thailand, while Jarah will be flying home to do the "work" thing (I'll never understand these people). Ben and I will enjoy the more authentic side of Thailand for three-to-four in Chiang Mai before he has to run back to Bangkok and then home. I, on the other hand, will probably be taking the train nearly the full north-south length of Thailand to get down to Ko Tao island, where Mike and I are planning on meeting. Once there, we are going to be doing a four-day Open Water SCUBA training course, and gettin' ourselves a-certified. Both Australia and Egypt have some wonderful dives to enjoy, and we want to be prepared.

Outie.

5 Comments:

Anonymous cousinjohn said...

Glad to hear you're going to the Wat. I was looking for the biz card of my giude, but I must have tossed it. There will no doubt be a dozen of them waiting for you at the airport...

See the main complex at sunrise if you can (there'll be a crowd, but I thought the sunrise was worth it). Also, if it's as God-awful hot as I remember it was, you can stop for a civilized beer in the Elephant Bar at the Grand Hotel d'Angkor.

Good to hear that you're also going to Ko Tao - I loved that place! I could've lived out the rest of my days there, diving for $10 a tank, and living on $20 a day. We had a great little bungalow with a/c for $8 a day... I bought one of those colorful Thai chair/mats that are used to lounge in the open air restaurants - me and my chair dragged-ass by boat/train/plane all the way back through BKK, to HK, to Chicago. Now its in my living room, and my fiance's trying to get me to pitch it (sad... so, so sad...).

9/11/2005 5:13 AM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

The Anghkor area of Cambodia was one bomb-ass place. We just got back, and we're in Chiang Mai. I'll be posting about it soon.

9/15/2005 4:39 AM gmt

 
Anonymous 路瑶 said...

呵呵,不知道你们现在到了哪里了呢? 有泰姬陵的照片吗?????

9/16/2005 12:17 AM gmt

 
Blogger Mik3 said...

Via Babelfish:

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Lu Yao said...

Ha-ha, did not know where you now did arrive? Has 泰姬陵 the picture ? ? ? ? ?

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Provided that this is Chinese (simplified).

9/18/2005 7:30 AM gmt

 
Blogger juancnuno said...

Lu Yao wins. Flawless victory.

9/18/2005 5:03 PM gmt

 

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