Asia

We spent over a year in Asia.  Our travels have included: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Burma. We traveled by: bike, train, tuk tuk, elephant and river raft. It was awesome.

Burma monk induction service above and Kathmando below.

 

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Indonesia above

There were many great experiences and we have visited Asia over multiple years. Actually our initially trip 20 years ago was to go to Thailand to get a visa Vietnam as Nam had no diplomatic relations with the US. We wanted to purchase a guest home in Nam so when relations were restored, we would be the beneficiaries. I got dengue fever and my visa ran out before I became well enough to travel there.

Cambodia below

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Pol Pot (Cambodia) was actually somewhat protected by the US government in Thailand on the border as he was an enemy of our enemy.  Pol Pot was an enigma of a nightmare. Read that book. “Pol Pot, Enigma of a Nightmare”

Laos below

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We visited many of the temples, saw many shadow puppet dances and performances in each country, visited the gardens and did all the hikes.

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We dove on remote islands, rafted and boated down the Mekong, spent five days on a hill tribe trek, traded currency on the black market, and traveled by train for over 2,000 miles.  We had a great time. Asia is great

For details on each location to the left side navigation.