Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thailand Visit.

Thailand and the East, is unique, and very different to the western world.
It's great for a holiday and a change.


From the old world to the new....lots of smiles and laugher.

 Out of town toilet...and difficult for a woman to use.
A modern toilet with no wall. It looks out on a goldfish pond...lovely.


Under the street arches.

Travel transport of the East...the Tuk Tuk.

This was mostly our travel for comfort.. and the air-con.


 Travel by water.


In the middle of a roundabout.

Our hotel accommodation.

Hotel hall/breezeway with entrance to rooms.


  Hotel outdoor restaurant.

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    1. It is different. There is the extreme poverty and the wealth. I find this sad, so Ray and I give carefully.
      I didn't want to post or to boast, we are blessed now as we get older to be able to do this. As a group booking it is cheap. A meal cost about $3-6 Au or US.. very cheap.

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  2. The hotel accomodation looks great. If I were there I would really need the comfort and air con of the bus too! I know what you mean about the toilets but at least in that one you can hop up there and hopefully avoid the stuff on the floor getting on to your clothes. One can hope :-))

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    1. I was terrified of the toilets..especially with my bad knee..But I have to laugh at the culture shock.

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    2. Aw yes, I should have thought of that too with my bad knee. I really don't like squatting though like they have those kind in India and Africa and probably elsewhere. Squatting is okay if you grew up that way but not if your first time is in your fifties or older! LOL

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    3. I tell you, I was terrified I wouldn't make it up and might have to yell for help LOL

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  3. Wow, this takes me back 40 years to the days when I got to see a lot of Thailand from Chiang Mai to Pattaya Beach courtesy of the USAF.

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    1. Lovely to meet you Chip.. you need to return and enjoy in different times.

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  4. Those toilets look clean! When we travelled to Beijing China the public toilets were filthy and totally disgusting.

    Beautiful pics and it looks like you are having a fantastic time.

    Have fun!!
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  5. I like your hotel right on the water. The traffic in Thailand can be very dangerous and I'm glad you had a safe journey.

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    1. Yes the traffic is a wonder to behold..Just close your eyes and trust your driver..No way would I try it on my own.

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  6. These are neat pics to see...Oh the toilet would be difficult for me. The travel looks good

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  7. Wonderful, Crystal, that you had this fantastic opportunity to see how the rest of the world lives. I've seen very similar (almost as good) toilets in Africa and must say they are not only difficult for women - but from the ssmell you can tell that men have a hard time with their aim too! ☻

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    1. Good onya Fred... Hope you are feeling better.

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  8. Peeps who are able to travel and mingle with cultures other than their own, send photo tours with commentary, back to the "old folks at home".

    This is a service to others, so interesting to us who fantasize and dream about far-away places. That looks like a floating hotel. Certainly you are enjoying your time "On the World Road Again".

    Do you find that humans are the same, wherever you go? (I thought you had moved to Thailand!)
    PEACE, Mary!

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    1. Hiya Steve..Its a different world and very interesting. NO, no moving to Thailand...I love Oz too much to move again. Bless ya mate.

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  9. Dear Crystal, it looks as if you're having a great time, thanks for the beautiful pics, definitely different! God bless x

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    1. Hi Nicky, Yes a great time..and met many wonderful new friends..The ladies with me were a joy.

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  10. Hi, Ms. Crystal....just wanted to stop by and say hello and find you're away. HOPE you're feeling lots better by now. And, I totally agree...the only way to heaven is thru JESUS and HIS shed blood!!!

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  11. Beautiful pics... makes me nostalgic for the year that Ernie and I spent in Thailand. Yes, beautiful place.

    I am sure you are enjoying the change of scene.

    Love
    Lidia

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    1. Hey, I wish you were there with me Lidia..we would have shared and laughed.

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  12. Gorgeous! Such a different view of Life . . . Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. love & love, -g-

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    1. It is Georgy..very different and some an eye opener.xx

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  13. I loved the pictures. It is different and beautiful. thanks for sharing
    Keep on keeping on
    Janet

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    1. Bless you also Janet, and Gods love and peace be with you my friend.

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  14. Wow, nice post,there are many person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post.Thank you for sharing to us.Please one more post about that..

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    1. Thanks...keep on visiting my Blog..Have you seen our Great Barrier Reef? Now thats a great place for people to visit. I have written about it on here.

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  15. Glad to hear you are back to your old self.
    Culture shock, You're telling me. The toilets look gross, the Tuk tuks though are something we could do with here in Cape Town.
    I'll do a post about Tanzania with pictures, your culture shock won't seem so bad. :)
    Bless you Crystal Mary, I do enjoy your writing very much, Geoff.

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    1. I reckon the TUK TUK would be a blessing in Cape Town.. good thought!

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  16. Hi there, So you are in Thailand???? Wow--that is one place I am sure I will never see. So --it's nice that you are taking us with you on our journey... Great pictures... I would struggle with the toilet though... ha

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Well Betsy its great to visit and good to get back home again.Glad to share with all of my friends on here.

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  17. Stunning, What beautiful pictues. Thank you for letting me experience another part of our planet. Hope you are well. God wrap you and those youlove in is loving embrace always...Patricia xx

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