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Thailand 12 – Departing Phi Phi Islands

 On February 13th we departed the Phi Phi islands and began the long journey home. I snapped a few pics on our first of two ferry trips and during our changeover at Tonsai bay, the main town on Koh Phi … Continue reading

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Thailand 11 – Koh Phi Phi Don

 From Phuket we took the ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don, larger of the Phi Phi islands, and the only one that is inhabited. We stayed at a hotel (The Holiday Inn) on Laem Tong Beach, a few miles from … Continue reading

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Thailand 11 – Phuket

 After Chiang Mai, we flew to Phuket, spending one night before our early-morning ferry to the Phi Phi islands. We stayed at one of the smaller beach towns, Kamala, which was nice, but still sort of crowded. Overall Thailand is … Continue reading

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Thailand 10 – Elephant Camp

 Formerly logging camps, these have been converted over to nature preserves / tourist attractions. The elephants do seem to be treated well & are happy. One reason may be because they are paired for life with a single trainer, resulting … Continue reading

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Thailand 9 – Cooking Class

 After the flower parade we joined Tom & Janet to go to a Thai cooking class. We first went to the market and learned about various Thai foods and ingredients. After making our purchases, we walked to the cooking school … Continue reading

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Thailand 8 – Flower Parade

 While we were there, Chiang Mai had their annual flower parade. We started out in the stands, but moved down to street level about halfway through, at which point the photos get much better, also helped by the fact that … Continue reading

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Thailand 7 – Prince Royal’s College

 The main reason for the trip to Thailand was to join Bud & Anita in dedicating new tennis courts for Prince Royal’s College, the K-12 school that his grandfather founded in 1887.

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Thailand 6 – Doi Suthep and Jade Factory

On our first full day in Chiang Mai we visited Doi Suthep, a temple up in the hills overlooking Chiang Mai. After that we visited the nearby jade factory and then had lunch at a beautiful restaurant on a pond. … Continue reading

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Thailand 5 – Chedi Hotel

 While in Chiang Mai we stayed at the Chedi Hotel, one of the nicest hotels either of us has ever seen, let alone stayed at. The grounds are beautiful, the staff very friendly, and our room was huge! It’s right … Continue reading

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Thailand 4 – Chiang Mai

After two days in Bangkok we flew to Chiang Mai, in the north of the country. It was cooler than sweltering Bangkok, but with a few mosquitoes, although they didn’t really bite, for some reason. The major attractions (Chedi Hotel, … Continue reading

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