Friday, July 6, 2018

Thailand Photos

The dictionary says a vacation is: "an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling."  I spent almost two weeks in Thailand this past month.  Definitely away from home - 8,789 miles from home!  It was a missions trip and there was work accomplished but, for sure, we definitely enjoyed time exploring, trying new things (think...riding an elephant) and eating lots and lots of good food!  Although not a typical Five Minute Friday post, with a prompt like "vacation," I thought this was the perfect time to share a few "just for fun" photos!



Everywhere we looked, the landscapes and scenery were beautiful!  We flew into Bangkok but spent most of our time further north....in the mountain area!  The view was breathtaking - and the winding, curve-filled roads were cause for much Dramamine!


The elephant was definitely everywhere!  I know there is a significance in the Buddhist religion but I think it was just a cultural favorite, as well!





Of course, we went to see the elephants.  Every good tourist does!  Bathtime for the elephants was a highlight....for us and for the elephants!!





And, yes, we rode the elephants:)  All about stretching myself - and trying new things!!:)




During the elephant show....an elephant actually painted this picture.  I kid you not!  It was impressive - and I would not have believed it if I had not watched it with my own eyes!



There was also plenty of restaurants to try...good food to tempt us - and even some "old favorites!"





It was lychee fruit season - and lychee was everywhere!!



 This guy was super excited about the World Cup - and wanted us to try his restaurant!!



We were more interested in the shopping!  This was a night market.  You have to have a couple of souvenirs!




 Just a few photos to whet your appetite for Thailand.  If the door ever opens for you to visit, I would say "go!!"  Thank thankful for God allowing me this experience!  Be sure to visit the other FMF writers and see where their vacations have taken them!!


2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of your missions trip to Thailand. I love learning about different countries and cultures around the world.

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  2. What fun! I would love to hang out with elephants--they are so talented and intelligent :).

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