Moments from Thailand

It feels like an eternity since the last chance I had to post an update. But Bangkok has been one of the most exhausting cities I have ever visited. As I have told so many people - I get exhausted standing still in this city. Almost every single moment you are assaulted with noise, pollution, and a frenzy of people trying to get somewhere else. But amid the kind of chaos that makes Arin and I want to run screaming from this city are sights, sounds, smells, ad tastes that also make it difficult to leave.

I suppose Bangkok has also been difficult due to horrible news that a very close family member has passed away. This coupled with just how much work it takes mentally to be a tourist in this city has left Arin and I exhausted more than anything.

To top it all off, just two days into Bangkok, my camera broke, which required a frantic search for a new camera, as one of the things I have enjoyed more than anything else has been taking pictures of the many wonderful things I have seen.

I think the best way to impress upon everyone the kind of wonder that Arin and I have experienced is to share with you some of the best photos that I feel I have taken so far. These photos do not necessarily represent the best moments or experiences of the trip, as many of those moments could never be captured by a camera.

Chinese Statue at Phra Pathom Chedi

Buddhist Cave at Sai Yok National Park

Benevolent Demon Statue - Big Buddha Ko Samui

Prayer Bricks - Big Buddha Ko Samui

Big Buddha Ko Samui

Arin the Speed Demon, Ko Samui

Road Side Shrine and Spirit House, Ko Samui

Pier at Ko Nangyuan, near Ko Tao

Boat at Ko Nangyuan

Ko Nangyuan

Pier at Fisherman's Village - Ko Samui

Lagoon at Nathong National Park

Nathong National Park

Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho - Bangkok

Wat Pho - Bangkok

Chinese Statue, Wat Pho - Bangkok

Buddha StatueWat Pho - Bangkok

Praying Monks, Wat Phra Kaew - Bangkok

Royal Palace - Bangkok

Wat Pho Grounds - Bangkok