Showing posts from July, 2010


On July 5th I landed in Bangkok at about 11:55AM local time. I got a taxi to my hotel which was supposedly only 15 minutes from the airport, but it felt more like 30 minutes. I spent the day getting used to the heat and time difference. The next day, I asked the reception to call me a cab to take me to downtown Bangkok, but we had some language difficulties so I was taken to a shopping mall instead. Then Marius arrived and we managed to get to central Bangkok to Wat Pho.
I didn't think to look up the local customs before hand, but because we were wearing shorts and I had a tank top, we were loaned out clothes to cover our legs and shoulders at the Wat. They were very attractive (not). We spent some more time exploring Bangkok and were also interviewed by students in an English class.
The next stop was Phuket (Karon Beach on left). We got a flight down there and spent a couple days at Karon and Kata beaches. I loved the food! Then we had to take a bus from Phuket to Chumpon. There …

Back from Thailand!

Back in Auckland from my 20 days in Thailand safe and sound as of Sunday morning local time. Took over 300 pictures, and Marius has even more! You can see more on Facebook, but I'll post the best handful on here. Time to go to Ecological Physiology though.
P.S. -When Marius sends me his pictures, I will post some pictures.

End of Semester I, 2010

Exams are done and I am now one sleep away from heading to Thailand. Since exams have been finished, I have kept myself occupied with FIFA World Cup games and work. We went to the USA vs. Algeria game and really got into the spirit of the World Cup. I was also sad to say goodbye to many of my friends this week because they all go back to their home countries.
Tomorrow I will have one more day of work before some friends come over and celebrate the 4th of July with me. We will have some hamburgers and play cranium before I hop on the bus to the airport. Then a 12 hour travel to Thailand! What an experience this will be!