Sunday, June 13, 2010


This will be my last blog
It is June 13th, sorry it took me so long to finish. I am home now :( We came home June 8th
The flight wasn't too bad, it only took 23 hours this time. Our flight left at 5:30 am and got back at 6:23 pm our time. Staying in the airport wasn't as bad this time, I guess since we didn't have to stay there as long as the last time. The food was not as good as it was on our way to doesn't seem like it has been a month since I was just in Singapore...

I really miss Asia, I am really glad to be home, but everything I did in Asia was life changing! What I saw, who I talked to, and just the whole atmosphere can never really be described to the fullest.

The rest of what we did in Bangkok was......
A lot of time spent in the city.
One day we took the water taxi to Wat Pho, where we saw the reclining Buddha, not what I expected to see.

We also went to Y&R which stands for Young and Rubicam, which is a company that works in advertising and public relations, as well as many other services.

On Saturday we went to the Chatuchak Weekend market and OMG it was huge! I got lost it was so big! But I did finish my shopping there!

We then went to the mall that was set on fire by the red shirt protesters, it still smelled like burnt paper. We also saw that there were bullet holes in the glass on the bridge to walk over top of traffic.

On a day where everyone got to do what they wanted all of the girls decided to go to a movie! And I know what your thinking, who goes to Asia to see a movie? Well we did, and it was a good experience because they movie theater was definitely different then ours. You can pay according to the seat that you want! The better the seat the more expensive. We saw Sex and the City 2, which we could all relate to since it took place in a different country and we were in a different country!

After being in Asia for a month now, I really got used to the heat. I really did not sweat as much as I did when we first arrived in Singapore.

I am glad to be home, I really do miss Asia but I think I miss the friends that I made more. I still haven't adjusted back to the time change....considering it is 6:05 am. I got up at 4:30 took a shower and decided to finish my blogging. But I guess it didn't help that I fell asleep at 8 last night.
Well I am sad to be finishing this blog but excited to have stories to tell people for the rest of my life. Thanks for following me on this journey.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So if you read the title of my blog I'm guessing you know that we decided to go to Bangkok again!
Dr. Kennan said his contacts here said it was safe for us to come so here we are 3/4 days later!

The rest of the activities that we did in Siem Reap was Tonle Sap, the floating village in Cambodia. We didn't get to actually go onto the villages like they did the last time but it was still cool to see. We took a 2 hour boat ride to it!!
We also built a compost toilet for a family which was our service project...we laid the bricks down to make the base, the guys dug the hole for the waste to land, and we also built the walls of the bathroom out of grass leaves..I am not really sure how to describe it.
And how we got there was by an Ox cart...the experiences I have here have been amazing, out of the ordinary, and I am so glad I came!
We also went to Siem Reap's night was pretty big and I got a lot...I got a gift for Hillary, my Mom, Sister, Dad, me....and a few other people! And I spent probably $22!!

Then we left Siem Reap on Thursday and took a horrible bus ride to Phnom Phen which was 5 hours with the bus driver honking his horn every 2 minutes!

We stayed at the Billabong which had a pool that we used both days we were there.
While we were there we went to The Kings Palace, S21, and the Killing Fields. It was soooo sad!
In S21 we got to go into the actually buildings that they kept their prisoners and there were A LOT of pictures. There were also a lot of skulls they had in cases that had bullet holes on the top of their heads.....

Then we took a 7 hour bus ride to Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon (Vietnam) and stayed at Madam Cuc's for a night. They split us up into 4 groups and we all stayed in different buildings which was strange.
Then we took a 2 hour plane to Bangkok and a cab ride to our hotel Suk 11, which is amazing! It is like a big tree house!
So far we have not done too much...except go to the MBK center (a giant mall) and go to the Tiger Temple yesterday!!!!!!!!
YEAH I got to hang out with tigers for a day!
We got our pictures taken with these HUGE tigers...and one of them hit me with their tail because I was too light touching them so it thought I was a bug or really hurt!
We also got to take pictures with little baby tigers about 4 months old =]
and then we stood in a cage to watch the tigers of their chains playing in the water! It was crazy! I got a lot of good pictures but then my camera died...and I didn't get any of them playing in the water....but everyone else did so I'll steal theirs lol

We leave next Tuesday so less then a week left.
Today we are going t0 a Public Relations firm and we might go to Muay Thai which is a boxing arena that is really popular here!
This weekend we are going to the Chatuchak Market which is the biggest market in Bangkok...for all of those who know how excited I am right now!
Ok well I am going to go eat before the PR firm so stay tuned!