Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I took a terrific day tour to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. I saw more temples, and Buddha's in one day, than I would have imagined. Thai people, donate their money and time to their faith. All of the temples are trimmed and painted with GOLD! Pricey stuff, even if it is paint, they actually use a lot of gold in decorating. They also have a large poverty population, wish they spent more on their people. Sounds a bit like the USA too. Coming back we cruised back to Bangkok, with a dinner cruise. Amazing river life.....too bad the river is so polluted!
Iwas able to fly up to Chiang Mai to see my good buddy, John. I met Crista and and Louie, also from Austin. Louie is such a good skooter driver, he drove the three us (Crista, Me and himself) around Chiang Mai inside the moat for a day of fun! I had a terrific Thai massage...wow! It is so different--therapeutic! I hurt a bit the next day, but in a good way.
I flew to Bangkok, and on to Bumrungrad Hospital. This is the best hospital in the world. The people, were professional, and elegant. Service and Grace and key descriptors for Thai people. I am starting on a new business, called, Dream Fulfillment Tours. I already have 6 women, that want me to lead them, since I have the experience. I have contacts with Custom Tailors, and amazing Jewelers. So this tour, would be for medical, exploration, custom tailoring, and Gems. Thailand has fabulous gold and precious gems!
I love Bali! There are still great places to see, and enjoy! Tourism is down in Asia too, so there are deals to make, and the Balinese are glad your there. Chiandi dasa (SP) is lovely..I bought the coolest ship kites there. I need to send them to the kids, and put mine together. Oh and the massages, were excellent...$3 to $5 each....yummy!