Cruising the Seven Seas

Xeaman

Cruising the Seven Seas

Another Amateur Travel Photographer that is here, wants to go there and ends up somewhere else….




Asia » Philippines » Negros Oriental » Dauin July 26th 2014

Dive 1 Ph- Dauin Sanctuary. I dove with Bills tech gear and a back plate im not used to. But it was ok because it was our gear test dive. The equipment eventhough is in great shape has never been used. We entered the water in front of Harold’s shack. There is a small shop with compressors and tanks for rent, a well-built concrete camera and gear buckets. A few good pressure showers and nice clean bathrooms. I saw a few small pick up trucks for transporting divers back and forward from the site to downtown. We could see Apo Island right across the water and that was our navigational mark straight south. The bottom of the area is volcanic sand dark not gray but brown and silty. We swam south passed the buoys where the ... read more
Dive boat anchored off Mike's Dive Resort
Mike's Dive Resort at Dauin's Marine Sanctuary
Mike's Dive Resort at Dauin's Marine Sanctuary

Asia » Philippines » Negros Oriental » Dumaguete July 23rd 2014

After Krabi I had a flight back to Bangkok late afternoon on Sunday. I arrived around 8 pm. The cheapest and fastest way to get to Bangkok’s Don Muang Airpot is to take a cab to Chatuchak MRT Station for 180THB and then the MRT to where ever you are going. I was tired to start packing that night for the Philippines so I just had a large Singha beer to relax, knowing that the next 2 days where going to be very busy for me. I had 2 days of classes left at my Thai culinary school, I had to pack one of my trunks and find a place to store it during the time that I was going to be abroad and I had to figure out how to travel with just 30 kg ... read more
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Line to get Rice-Dumaguette
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 21st 2014

Monday night was my packing night. I divided my belongings in 2: half was going to stay in Thailand in storage and the other half was going to be with me in the next leg of my trip: the Philippines. Once I had 2/3 of my stuff sorted I had to take a break. I sent a quick message to my classmates to go celebrate my last night in Thailand. Last minute decision and I was thinking to repeat one of the rooftop bars I had already been to. Scott suggested to go to an Sky bar called Lebua…but he worn me, one of his friends told him it was expensive. I googled it really quick and found that it was the Sky Bar where the movie “Hangover 2” was filmed at. I was sold. “Let’s ... read more
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Lebua Sky Bar at State Tower Hotel-2

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand July 9th 2014

Today was Muay Thai Boxing Wednesday. Chef wanted to show us traditional fusion modern Thai Boxing. Normally there is a free show outside of MBK in Bankok on Wednesdays at 6pm. We left school early and had 3 hours to spare. We got to the MBK and boxing was cancelled because it was going to rain and the fight goes on outside. Chef went home and my new classmate Scott and I decided to take advantage of the fact that movies are just 100THB on Wednesdays at MBK. We watched the new movie Trasformers 4 at the MBK theater which if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it to the trasfonrmers fans. By the time we exit the movies it was just about to be sunset, perfect time to head over our next destination,another roof ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 8th 2014

“Historically, Thailand was "the Venice of the East" whereby water transport was the primary means of long distance transport of goods. If fact, the canal system in Bangkok and elsewhere was far more extensive than ever existed in Venice”. If you look at a good Bangkok map, you will be amazed at the extent of the criss-cross grid. The Thai word "klong" means "canal" and shall be used hereafter. The 20th century saw a rapid transformation to surface vehicle transport. In fact, many of the main roads of today are just filled-in klongs. Since klongs weren't owned by anyone, loosely speaking, it was easier to fill them in to make roads than to displace people. For example, Silom, Sathorn, Phloenchit, Sukhumvit and Asoke are just a few of the filled in klongs. Many places are named ... read more
Vendor selling crunchy scorpions for tourists In Khao San Rd
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 5th 2014

20140705 STROLL IN OLD CHINA TOWN IN A HOT DAY Going for a stroll in old China Town I highly NOT recommend it. I started my day taking a motorcycle ride from the corner of my building to the Giant Swing right in the middle of China Town. None of of the fast public transportation get you there. Not the subway not the skytrain and it is one of the most touristic areas of Bangkok. I guess it is strategically planned that way so trourists spend more money in Tuk-Tuks and Taxis. The sun was out, the sky was blue and it was HOT. I mean hot and dry. The area around the Giant Swing is surrounded by Buddha Factories. I took advantage of the situation and tried to ask for a Business Buddha for one ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 3rd 2014

Another photo round in China Town. After school Ratch, better known as Richie, said that she would show me where to get the traditional Chinese food carry-ons so I don’t have to use the non-evironmentally friendly plastic bags anymore. We were going to meet in Huag Lampong Station which is the last MRT station that takes you to the entrance to China Town. She texted me when she was on her way…I ran to catch the train! And surprise when I got in she was sitting in the same wagon. How awesome is that. We were laughing for a while. She took me through the Chinese market that is very hard to find unless you are a local and I tried to snap some shots as we were walking. Don’t think I got anything. Besides I ... read more
Yaowarat Rd
Yaowarat Rd traffic
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 3rd 2014

YUM COLLECTION Ingredients: 3 Cups of water 2 Cups of white sugar 1 Cup of Panang Water Add 2 leaves of panang for color and boil. Cool off 2 cups with a bowl of cold water and slowly pour: ¼ cup of Mung Bean Starch and mix well in a wide pot in low heat Continue stiring with wooden spoon until it thickens. Add 1 cup of water chestnuts (diced small) Mix well and set aside Topping: 1 cup of coconut cream ½ cup of water ¼ corn flour 1t salt Make baskets with Panang leaves and put half with the Thai water chestnut pudding mix and half with the topping. See Video: http://youtu.be/ISEV4_m0HKw Great balance between salty, sweet and crunchy.... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 3rd 2014

DIPPING SAUCE: YUM COLLECTION 5g – 3 Bird Eye Chili 15g-1 Shallot 1 Garlic Clove 20g Cashews 1 Spring Onion 1 Coriander Leaf 1 ½ Limes cut Thai style 20g Mango and carrot shredded 100g of deep fried fish. Crush all ingredients in a mortar. SALAD DRESSING: YUM COLLECTION (NOTE: Use with any salad) Squeeze lime 1T Fish sauce 1 ½ Sugar Syrop Mix garlic, Chili, Shallots, spring onion, mango and carrots. Preparation Rehydrate fish meat with a cup of oil and deep fry again. Don’t stir. Scoop out, let it solidify and serve over sliced cabbage. Dress the sliced cabbage with the fish, and garnish with shallots, peanuts and coriander. Serve with dressing in a saucer on the side.... read more
Rice crackers with Peanut Sauce
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 3rd 2014

20140703 5 2 RICE CRACKERS WITH MINCED CHICKEN AND PEANUT SAUCE YUM (SUBSTITUTE: SQUID OR PORK OR SHRIMP) 50g Minced Chicken 1 Coriander Root 15g of shallot 15g Crushed Peanut (Mixed with chili to taste) 100g Coconut Cream Rice crackers or any toast of cracker. PREPARATION: In wok at low heat 2T of Oil. Add shallots and Coriander root stir fry until it releases aroma. Turn to Medium Heat and add Coconut Cream Add 1T of chili paste boil and add minced chicken and peanuts Seasonings: 1 T Tamarind 1 T Palm Sugar 1 T Fish Sauce Keep stiring until it thickens like a dip. Serve on a dip saucer.... read more
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Rice crackers with Peanut Sauce




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