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I had a great time living in Thailand! I’ve put together a collage of pictures from my life there and the month my mom came to visit me! Click a picture to see it full size and read the caption.
Part of the show at the elephant village.
To celebrate New Years 2004 I packed up and moved to Thailand! I spent what would be the winter holidays for most, in the tropical beach paradise of Pattaya. After a few days I’d found what would be my new home for more than a year.
Carved Buddah at The Sanctuary Of Truth.
Wooden elephants carved into The Sanctuary of Truth, Prasat Sut Ja-Tum.
My mother came to visit, she & I spent a lazy afternoon on a trek through the woodlands on elephants at an Elephant Village/Sanctuary where they put on a show as well.
A night on the town ended with me trying to ride a mechanical bull!
There is an art to mounting an elephant.
This is what happens when large americans wear small asian shorts. #Sor Vorapin #Muay Thai
Custom paint jobs were on display at a car show near the MBK mall in Bangkok.
Having my hands wrapped before sparring. #Sor Vorapin #Muay Thai
They’re much bigger in person than you may think from the pictures.
The Sanctuary of Truth, Prasat Sut Ja-Tum was presents seven creators through carved wood sculptures. Heaven, Earth, Father, Mother, Moon, Sun & Stars.
Para-Sailing over the city of Pattaya.
This was taken at either I especially enjoy: Wat Phra Chetuphon, more commonly called Wat Po, or The Temple of The Dawn, Wat Arun.
My coach is five feet of pure ass-kicking! #Sor Vorapin #Muay Thai
Second only to the King, the number one symbol of Thailand is the venerable elephant.
Excellent costumes! #Alcazar Cabaret
I enrolled in a Thai cooking class to learn some of the local techniques.