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Pictures!

Hey everybody!

By popular demand, this is going to be a photo blog!

And to answer someone’s question the Thai word for penguin is pengueen!  They are the same!  Pretty cool, huh?  This is about the only word I have found (besides “donut”) that is the same in both languages.

And also thank you to my proofreader/little brother for finding my grammatical mistakes.  I probably should start looking these over before I click “publish.”

Enjoy!!!

This is our entire group of volunteers plus our tour guide at Jim Thompson's house (see previous post).  Everyone is soooooo nice and it feels like a family already!

This is our entire group of volunteers plus our tour guide at Jim Thompson's house (see previous post). Everyone is soooooo nice and it feels like a family already!

This is the Temple of Dawn mentioned in the previous post.  My legs are still hurting from climbing those steep stairs!  Also, you will have to look at it sideways because I can't figure out how to rotate the picture!

This is the Temple of Dawn mentioned in the previous post. My legs are still hurting from climbing those steep stairs! Also, you will have to look at it sideways because I can't figure out how to rotate the picture!

This is the view from inside a tuk-tuk, my favorite mode of transportation.  Hang on tight and hope you don't go around any sharp corners or get run over by a bus!

This is the view from inside a tuk-tuk, my favorite mode of transportation. Hang on tight and hope you don't go around any sharp corners or get run over by a bus! Note: must also look at this one sideways.

We went to this Chinese temple today and got there just in time to hear the monks chanting.  The boys in orange are the monks.  The ones at this temple were all pretty young.  If you want to hear them chanting, click on the video below!

We went to this Chinese temple today and got there just in time to hear the monks chanting. The boys in orange are the monks. The ones at this temple were all pretty young. If you want to hear them chanting, click on the video below!

Today, these girls brought us a Thai dessert for lunch.  It didn't taste that great but we pretended that it did.  They had also prepared a list of questions to ask us in English, which was very cute!  The kids are my favorite part of this trip hands down!

Today, these girls brought us a Thai dessert for lunch. It didn't taste that great but we pretended that it did. They had also prepared a list of questions to ask us in English, which was very cute! The kids are my favorite part of this trip hands down and they love to show off their English skills!

Hope you have enjoyed a little taste of life in Bangkok.  Tomorrow I am doing some touristy things with CCS then going with 3 other girls to Chiang Mai for the weekend.  Whoop whoop!

Sawatdee Ka!

-Katrina

4 Responses to “Pictures!”

  1. Thanks for telling us that we needed to view the picture of the tuk tuk sideways. At first I thought you snapped the picture while going too fast around a sharp corner.
    Thanks for the pictures. They are great! Take more and send more.
    Stay away from the boys!
    Love ya lots.
    Dad

  2. We are packed and ready to head to Owatonna. Everyone will miss you, but Jared and I plan to get Grandma and Grandpa accustomed to sending you responses on these blogs, as I know you would get a kick out of hearing from them. For the Penguin song, I could just hear it. “I’ll sing a line” “and we’ll say it back”. Sounds like you are perfect for that assignment.

  3. I can’t tell if you’re the first one in the orange robe or the third. Maybe you can show me when you get back. It looks like a dream, Trini!

    Love, Moi

  4. I wouldn’t work out for a week after climbing those stairs! I’m so glad you are having such a great time.

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