Monday, February 13, 2006

Back to Blogging

Its been a whirlwind couple of months. Between December and February I have been from DC to Australia, back to DC, over to Singapore via a day in LA, then to Thailand and now London.

Singapore was no great shakes. I did a few museums including the wonderful Asian Civilisation Museum and went on the
Night Safari. But apart from a few highlights such as those the place was mostly shopping malls.

After Singapore I flew to Bangkok where I met up with a few friends for a ten day vacation. It was exhausting but absolutely fantastic. I got a bit sick of the sight of Buddha but there really are some spectacular statues of the dude. We headed up North to Chiang Mai where we saw more Buddha statues but also went elephant trekkng which was cool. And we also went to Ayutthaya an ancient capital with many large and impressive ruins and more Buddha statues.

Some holiday pics:

Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Monk in front of Temple, Chiang Mai
Panda at Chiang Mai Zoo
Buddha's head in a tree
Grand Palace, Bangkok

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui