Steve was snooping through my photos and came across this gem.
This was our vehicle….our trip started with a dead battery and the breaks going out….and ended with us making our ferry to Phu Quoc with only a minute to spare… literally. This was a seven-seater van,which in Asia equals a 15+ seater van. I was lucky enough to get a seat up front between the driver and a cranky old German… mind you there were no seatbelts and the breaks didn’t exactly work….
Notice the guy wearing the hat, mask, and wielding a meat cleaver…lol…. only in Asia!!!
Boats waiting for passengers on the river from Thailand to Luang Prabang.
The beginning of a two day river trip from the Thai-Laos border to Luang Prabang. The disorganization at Immigration should have been a sign…LPDR = Laos Please Don’t Rush
We were really able to enjoy our trip down the Mekong River….it’s kinda like forced relaxation!
Sunset over Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
I’m going to try to start posting Pics of the Week again….we’ll see how it goes.
The sunsets were absolutely wild in Nepal….especially in Sauraha. I’ve never seen colors like these.
Crocodile Sian Ka’an Biosphere
Many years ago, on my second trip out of the country, a friend and I ventured in to the remote Sian Ka’an Biosphere in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We hired a boatman to take us bird watching in the mangroves and came across this croc sunning himself. Our “guide” took us awfully close to this guy…and he didn’t seem to mind at all. If you’re planning a trip to the reserve plan ahead….food and facilities are limited. And you might find yourself hitchhiking out.
After watching Out of the Wild I can’t help, but want to go to Mount Roraima
After watching Out of the Wild I realized that if I want to explore this part of the world, I must do it before babies!!! I guess South America will be one of our next big trips.
Mount Roraima borders Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. The area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park and Angel Falls, at 3287 feet, is the tallest waterfall in the world!
Here is a NY Times article about Mr. Im Thurn’s climb to the top of Roraima from the 1800s.
wouldn’t you rather be here???
Fall is here. The endless months of rain are here, so here is a pic from my first trip out of the country. A small bird sanctuary near Isla Mujeres, Mexico with a stunning little beach.
Mama monkey with her baby; Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
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My friend Angie and I kayaked to a secluded beach on Koh Phi Phi where this mama monkey let us get very close to her little one.
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