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My new friend  
   

My new friend

I'm really disappointed in the quality of this picture, because there's a good story here. After I asked to take this woman's picture, she seemed happy that I did and tied the bracelet she's holding on to my wrist. I assume she wanted me to buy it, but I didn't have money to pay her at the time (and honestly I didn't really want to buy it...) but I didn't feel like I could just take it off, either. So, I went in my pack and brought out a really nice postcard which depicts a few Orcas breaching with Mt. Baker in the distance. It was a great exchange, because she showed the postcard to many people of the village, including a few children who seemed pretty amazed with the scene. Maybe they'll do their next school project on Canada...
Bundled in Balaclavas... not just Victoria is chilly!

November 29th 2006
Yes, it's true. We were forced to purchase, and wear, balaclavas here in Thailand. The nights can get quite chilly in the mountains (about 5 degrees Celcius), and during our trek we were sleeping on plastic mats on bamboo with pretty much the thinnest sleeping bags I've ever seen for warmth. Luckily, they provided a few extra warm blankets for each of us at our "hotels" (bamboo huts with dried ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Pai

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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