Well this mesasge is from Oliver so don't expect it to be quite as elegant as writings from Dorien but here it is. First order... we got our bags. Never been so excited to strap on an orversized back pack with a guitar strapped to it. Bangkok was a mad house, walking throught the streets was a constant strain on the reflexes. Around every blind corner and ones not so blind was a motorized vehical waiting to run you down......(then ask "you want Taxi") The smells wafting around from every street vendor, resturant and favorite urinal corner was overwhelming at times. A strole down one city bolck would reveal sometimes dozens of small businesses, all competing for your attention. There would be mechanics working on cars practically on the busy streets, behind them the wife and kids would be mending shoes and talking to the street vendor whos selling grilled chicken parks we generally make into gravy then strain. Despite the overpopulation of the city it was suprisingly clean and the cars were all suprisingly new and in good shape. At least newer and in better shape than anything that i have ever owned. But being Dorien and I are not what you would call "city folk" we took a taxi half way to the train station (a ride the would put most video games to shame) but because the traffic was so bad the driver dropped us off at the subway station yet we some how ended up on the sky train and then having to walk about a mile or so to the station, which was right in the middle of the city. We then jumped on an overnight sleeper train and ended up here (Chang Mai) this morning, we have pictures but they will have to be submitted next time.
Despite my video camera quiting the good fight today (broke) things are great. Dorien and i have been getting along well despite her inevitable over analyzing everything. she won't like me saying that . see what i mean! Chang Mai is nice (a little touristy) but we are leaving soon to head into the wilds. We will give more detail later. Thanks for bearing with me and reading this far down. Hope all is well..................Oliver
we are two incredibly good looking and wicked smart siblings (particularly the younger one - but not that much younger. less than a year in fact) that are out to see the world and have some good adventures and, if we are particularly lucky, a few bad misadventures that sound even worse when we tell people back home, but from which we escape either unscathed or with a really sexy scar. ... full info