Adventures in Asia
Traveling to Asia brings about a whole new concept of travel, new foods, new religions and even new toilets!
The terraced rice fields, so unique and beautiful but so hard to farm. After seeing the rice fields of Bali i have a whole new appreciation for rice.
The protected and cherished elephants of Thailand.
Elephants, cherished and protected in Thailand. Rare white elephants can only be owned by royalty. We stopped for a demonstration about the usefulness and intelligence of elephants.
We encountered and used this squat toilet in Malaysia, as the name suggests you....squat.
FYI...Bring your own tissue!
FYI...Bring your own tissue!
Ancient city of Ephesus Turkey
The ancient city of Ephesus Turkey in the southeast part of the country so located in Asia. Turkey is actually considered to be located on two continents. The smaller northwest portion is in Europe!
The Peak in Hong Kong
After a tram ride to the top of the peak we found it to be very hazy (?? smoggy) at the top. It was also extremely windy and when the sun went down it was downright COLD !!! Who would have thought??
A very busy and modern port city
The dive resort on Layang Layang, the small 15 acre island located in the South China Sea. No cars, no roads, only an air strip for the once weekly plane.
Descending active volcano Mt. Batur in Bali
We did a sunrise trek up Mt. Batur starting at 3 A.M. so we climbed over 3 Km up 1717 meters in the dark!! It was grueling, never thought it would be that difficult. When we reached the top there was no sunrise, we were in the clouds and it was raining, raining hard. Later as we descended the wet loose lava gravel we finally came out of the clouds. This may possibly be my LAST volcano trek.
Outside of the Doi Suthep-Pui Monastery an early morning offering to the young Buddhist monks.
Kopi Luwak, from Bali the world's most expensive coffee, mentioned by Jack Nicholson in "The Bucket List." It is also known as Ca-Ca Coffee or Cat Poop coffee, made by coffee beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet.
Attending a Buddhist Temple Chiang Mai Thailand
Inside of the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple I try my hand at the fortune sticks.
I climbed the Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China, a national treasure, one of the places listed in '1000 Places to see before you die.'
The Great Wall of China in Badaling, the most visited portion of the Great Wall and the most restored area. The Wall was recently voted as one of the "Seven New Wonders of the World."
Standing high above the jungle floor on a rope bridge in Sabah Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. I'm not at all sure how safe the bridge was but I am sure it probably did not meet US safety standards.
We visited an Orangutang Orphanage in Borneo
Standing in the square outside of the Forbidden City The Gate of Heavenly Peace with the portrait of Chairman Mao.
Traveling to Thailand and China have given me a greater understanding of the Eastern Civilizations and a lot more patience for people who always eat with chopsticks!
Monkey Forest Ubud Bali Indonesia
I sat down to watch the monkeys and they took over. The mischievous little rascals tried to steal my earrings, my necklace, my glasses and even wanted my cellphone!! Then one of them had the nerve to eat his lunch on my head!
Eating deep fried bamboo worms on the way to Chiang Mai Thailand
Working in Bali
Ross thought that since I had taken off a lot of time from work that maybe I should do some work in Bali. The locals tried to teach me to sift the rice for harvesting, however they told me I need to shake harder and faster.
The Hong Kong Nightscape
The lighted buildings along the Avenue of the Stars on the shore of the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.