June 6, 2012

Our elephant plans were postponed a day; so,we changed hotels, visited a temple, had a massage at the side of the street and found a fascinating antique shop where the Asher & Quince fell asleep.

A sudden downpour...

While driving in the rickshaw. Making flower pinwheels after the rain.

Exploring more temples...

I didn't want to stop, every temple is so unique and beautiful.

The details...

The vicinity...

June 5, 2012

Visiting temples. I tried to capture the fleeting second of reverence manifested by my kids as they knelt in awe of the grandeur. The old temples are surrounded by newer additions...

June 4, 2012

Opening shop in the train, arriving in Chiang Mai, exploring the night market.

June 3, 2012

A day in Bangkok, more transport...
Breakfast on the train.
The first tuk-tuk.
Bangkok's sleek sky-train.
A bright pink taxi, and...
The all night train to Chiang Mai.

June 2, 2012

To Bangkok and beyond...
How to get there:
The beach to the water taxi: motorboat.
Perhentian Islands to Kota Bharu: water taxi
Kota Bharu to Rantau Panjang, Thai Border: car taxi
Across the bridge and through immigration to Sungai Kolok,Thailand: the back of motorbikes.
Sungai Kolok to the city of Hat Yai: Mini Van.
Hat Yai to Bangkok: Overnight Express Train

Petani beach,

our second location was more our style; rustic, unique, secluded, (budget-friendly), with little corners of beauty. We watched an amazing storm come in and sorted shells on the veranda.

June 1, 2012

Waking up, to explore our new location and discover their strawberry and chocolate pancakes.