January 11, 2010

Arriving in Thailand

As many of you know, I traveled to Thailand, for the first time, the day after Christmas.  My companions were my good friends, Kevin Sharkey and Peter Arnell.  It was a long journey for us, nearly twenty-six hours of travel including a twelve-hour time difference, but it was well worth it.  After leaving a frigid New York State, the weather in Thailand was lovely - hot and sunny and a true tropical paradise.  We were all fascinated by our visit to this most diverse country.

Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is bordered by Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia.  Its population is approximately 64 million people, mostly of the Buddhist faith.  The currency of Thailand is the baht and we had so much fun spending it on inspirational items that we found in the many unusual markets of the area.  Please enjoy these photos taken at the start of our trip when we arrived in Bangkok, the capital and largest city of the nation.