On our way to Thailand! December 2-6, 2013

December 2-6, 2013

Another adventure!  A little different that our last since we don’t have the motorcycle with us; however, we have brought our helmets just in case we find a bike to rent.  Our plan is to explore Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos over the next three months as well as help out at the Alliance Guest Home in Bangkok.

LAX - on our way

LAX – on our way

Left LAX at 2:30 pm on Monday, December 2, 2013 ….

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After 11 hours, we had an hour stop in Tokyo….

Tokyo

Tokyo Dr. Pepper

Then after another seven hour flight, arrived at the Singapore Airport at 2:30 am –  We spent some time walking around enjoying the Christmas decor – a beautiful airport, devoid of people at this hour.

Singapore Airport

Singapore Airport – check out the orchids!

Enchanted Garden in the Singapore Airport

Enchanted Garden in the Singapore Airport – see the koi?

Christmas orchids - Singapore airport

Christmas orchids – Singapore airport

Arrived in Bangkok around 8 am on Wednesday, December 4, after 27 hours of travel (whew!) and got on the train into the city.  After a long walk (shorter if you aren’t carrying your luggage!) we found our way to the  Alliance Guest Home (Christian and Missionary Alliance).

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

We were welcomed by Randy and Kerri Nielsen, with whom we had been communicating by e-mail.  Originally from Oregon, they have been managing the guest home since January.  We will be staying here for several days to help them with some projects.

Randy and Kerri Neilsen

Randy and Kerri Nielsen

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok

After a short rest, Randy took us out to look around town.  December 5th is the King’s birthday so this was a common sight in his honor.

Decorations for the King's birthday

Decorations for the King’s birthday

We are impressed with the friendliness of the Thai people, as well as the cleanliness of the city.  Some pictures while we have been out getting some supplies….

Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

The food is delicious, and inexpensive!  We had cashew chicken for around $6 total for the two of us….

Dinner - cashew chicken

Dinner – cashew chicken

Street sweeper - Bangkok

Street sweeper – Bangkok

Honda, Bangkok

Honda, Bangkok

Itty bitty fish pond, Bangkok

Itty bitty fish pond, Bangkok

Window washers - Bangkok

Window washers – Bangkok

We found the perfect cure for our jet-lagged bodies – Thai massage…. ahhhhhh….I had a foot massage…..happy feet!

We would appreciate your prayers that we are an encouragement to the Alliance Guest Home while we are here!

Blessings to you!  🙂 ❤

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2 Responses to On our way to Thailand! December 2-6, 2013

  1. Ken & Dottie says:

    Looks like you are off to a great start on your adventure. Thanks for the lovely note we received yesterday… we love you guys too and will follow your posts!! Ken & Dottie

  2. Jill Fraley says:

    Looks like fun!!! Thanks for the update!!!

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