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Monday, November 8, 2010

Live update from Bangkok

Okay, so I know I haven't written on here in quite awhile. And eventually I am going to finish my three part story of some point. But right now I have a very special opportunity to share with you. For the first time I am updating my travel blog while travelling. Crazy, right? I know. So yeah, obviously full updates to follow when I return with detailed descriptions of my adventures and misadventures complete with some very cool pictures. But for now lets just go over a brief breakdown of what's been happening: I arrived in Bangkok October 25th and with less than a week left in my journey I have, among other things, done the following:
  • Swam with elephants
  • Pet a tiger
  • Met way more Germans than I ever expected
  • Swam in a waterfall
  • Seen more stupas than I can count
  • Rode a bicycle around the ruined city of Sri Satchanalai
  • Got violentally ill
  • Drank beer at a makeshift bar outside of a 7/11
  • Stayed at a floating hotel on the River Kwai
  • Went bamboo rafting
  • Saw the ruins of Angkor Wat
  • Spent three days in Cambodia riding on the back of a motorcycle
  • Much, much more
And now its my last day in Bangkok as tomorrow I leave for Vietnam and by Monday next I shall be back in Ohio. I have to say its been quite the experience. I've grown a beard, I haven't showered in several days and have eaten almost nothing but rice and fried noodles for the last two weeks. Although, in full disclosure I finally broke down yesterday and went to McDonald's. But still, for two weeks that's pretty good. My God, has it really only been two weeks? What a fortnight...