Leaving Indonesia, almost home.

We woke up and went for a walk to figure out what we were doing for the next couple days, booked a snorkel trip. Had fresh calamari for lunch it was alright. We walked around the island after to see the local sites.   Took about 2 hours because we couldn’t stop picking up seashells. There…

Finally, Indonesia!

Made sure to get some street curry and street samosa for the road which was great and cheap then left for my plane to Jakarta. Was able to sneak into my own private rows on both flights and sleep. Good travel day, when I got into jakarta 1.5 hours later than expected, I took a…

Bagan, the ancient city of 10000 temples

Got into Mandalay at about 6:00 am and I had figured out my itinerary at this point and saw that I didn’t have much time to do everything I wanted, so I decided to skip Mandalay and go straight to Bagan. Once in Mandalay, I immediately looked for ways to Bagan, the train was 1800 kyat…

Myanmar!

Woke up early and met up with Sam, was good to see him. We just kind of hung out and went and got food, relaxed for the day as we were both healing from sicknesses. Went for lunch and it was a nice street curry, with very good fried veggies, I was quite happy with…

Songkran! World’s biggest water fight.

Woke up early, got my game face on and decided to head to the alms giving ceremony and opening of Songkran at the Gate of the old town. It was all in Thai and not too much happened, the monks walked by and people gave alms or donations to them. Then there was a bike parade…

Another quick Ankor Wat visit.

We woke up and went for some great seven eleven breakfast. Took a cab to the train station and hoped on the 48 baht(2 dollar) train ride to Aranyaprathet 5:55am to 11:45am. It was a long ride and a little uncomfortable but it wasn’t that bad especially for the price. There was a lot of locals…

Back into Bangkok!

The next couple days were spent recovering, I had trouble sleeping, I think it’s the Thai Red Bull. That stuff is known to mess you up, it’s a different company than the red bull we have back home so they might have some secret Thai Recipe for energy drink and it just totally messed up…

Got Krabi’d on my foot

We ended up getting on a shuttle into Krabi for 90 baht or 3.80$ Cad. We checked into the hotel and it was awesome, they had a really cool hostel bar and the hostel looked cool too. It was one of the top Hostel’s in all of Asia in 2013, we could see why. Very…

He falls and he flies

Time to go see the Petronas Towers. On the way we stopped for food on food street. We stopped at a Thai food place and they had the best Thai food I’ve had in SE Asia so far, a good flavorful pad Thai, Matt ordered the green curry which was amazing. I think it’s my favorite go-to…

Another Botanical Garden, Yay!

Again with the botanical garden, Matt’s thing. We got up late enough and decided to head out into the town. We took a monorail which was very fun because we sang the Simpsons monorail song while on it. It costs 25-60 cents per ride and includes a pretty good view of the city. Once we got…

Singapoured beer!

We left in the morning to go check out the botanical garden, because that was Matt’s thing. It was alright, we saw a lot of ginger plants and made a lot of ginger jokes, so basically this is where gingers come from. It was a good time. Afterwards we headed into Chinatown where I wanted to…