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Cambodia

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So we spent a week in Cambodia, in the big city of Siem Reap, and these are the pictures that made the cut.

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That. Is. A. Buggy.

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Rubber Tree.

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Elephant God Guy.

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Skinny Buddha playing with a child.

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Need a TukTuk?

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Jackpot.

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Anybody know why they put eggshells on the spiky plant?

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Kids Kids Kids.

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Ankar Wat

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So who wants to be the guy who sits at the top...?

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Drawings that still cover the walls of all the temples.

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"Dang it. Them trees are taken over our temples."

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"So you can see here, the wall fell down..."

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She is watching you!

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MOnkeY.

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Our guide said that they get people to do it because they want everything to seem more like how it was when the temples were originally built... uhuh.

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Goin for a ride in the country.

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Care for some crickets?

We also went to an Apsera dance show. It was very slow and they bent their fingers back quite painfully, because a long time ago that was considered beautiful. It was quite neat.

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THanks for reading!!
xx Meg

Posted by megan prawdzik 01:02 Archived in Cambodia Comments (0)

Having some troubles...

Laptop is broken!

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So, as you may have noticed, I haven't written in awhile, and that's because the laptops broken. So, I will try to write (but it takes sooooooooooooooooooooooo long with the iPod!!) but I don't know if I will be able to upload any pics. So... Nothings definite yet, but just wanted to let ya know. :)
So, after koh Wai, we spent two days on koh Makk (nut island) then we left Thailand and spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was quite an experience! Soo busy, and everybody has something that you apparently really must have. In other words, you get hassled ALOT! We also went to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and a few other smaller temples. Also, Dad was very excited to find a KFC in Cambodia! One night, we went for a BBQ and tried snake, crocodile, (not at KFC of course,) and you could have tried kangaroo, or ostrich if you reealy wanted to! So after Cambodia, we took a short flight over to Vietnam where we spent a few days in the big city of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) then we headed to Phu Quoc island, which was a little beach island, and we did a snorkeling trip, Mac learned how to windsurf (I wasn't invited :o ) , and we had a really good time. Then we went back to Saigon, and went to the tunnels where Vietnamese people lived during the Vietnam war. Mom and I went in a tour one day, and it turned out to be quite a big catastrophe, because the wrong guys picked us up! Our guide was not a very nice man, so he was very keen on getting rid of us. Even though, we (me and mom) met up with the people who were supposed to be on the tour we were on, and we talked to them and we basically just traded tours and everything... Anyways, we had got everything sorted out, but the guide was having language problems, so it really was an adventurous day. We saw village life, we saw how coconut candys are made (mmmmmm) and tried honey tea stuff, and we saw a giant boa constructor. That all doesn't make much sense, but it takes forever to type on here, so I can't explain in detail everything. Plus I'm lazy. :) So after our time in Saigon, we (just today) took a bus to Mui Né, which is yet another beachy place, that has big sand dunes that you can sort of crazy carpet on. Kind of like the carcross desert. I'll try to post again soon!
Merry Christmas!
Megan

Posted by megan prawdzik 04:36 Archived in Vietnam Tagged beaches thailand vietnam. cambodia. Comments (1)

Ode to Snorkling and Diving

yippee!

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Just because the wifi is so fast here, I'm gonna do a post that's just random snorkling pictures :). And just for common knowledge knowledgement, Mac and Mom just got there PADI s (I'm not sure what it stands for, but it meens there all big divers now :) ). And I'm not too sure on the area's all of these pics were taken, but there all around Thailand, so that's the best I can give ya... Enjoy! (Later posting: Me and Dad got our PADIs too. It means Professional Association of Diving Instruction... at least that's what we think and it sounds pretty ligit so... anyways here's some more pics :) .)

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Yippee for under the sea! We're hoping to find the movie Nemo soon, because you know, it's pretty educational stuff, and we want to figure out the names of all the fish we're seeing, in a more entertaining way :).

Peace, Megan

P.S By the way, the temperature (on top of the page) is what the water temperature. Just sos you knows...

P.P.S All these pictures were taken on Mac's head cam, that's why they're so fuzzzy. Hehe.

Posted by megan prawdzik 01:00 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

Koh Wai

Coral Island

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We found a little quiet deserted island, that only had 2 hotel/bungalows, and that was it! Despite the quietness, we had such a great time, but were cut short with our stay there, because we found out that we had to leave after a month of being in Thailand, (the 22st) so we had to get off of Koh Wai, and hit Koh Mak before we had to pay the really expensive fine! So woefully, we left our little peaceful island, where Mac made 2 new friends, and caught 4 squid (which his friends were quite excited about:) and left for Koh Mak. We snorkled everyday, and had such a great time. The whole time we were there, only 3 or 4 other families were also there, and all of them stayed for only a couple of nights!

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Our paradise...

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Our new friends, Bem and Suraya.

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One of the beautiful beaches on our island.

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MMmmmmmm yummy bread.

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We found thousands of washed up fish everyday on the beach. Everyday, the same kind... if anyone knows why, email me!

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Washed up puffer fish.

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Best climbing tree ever!

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The dock was kinda sketchy...

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Dad's favorite hammock.

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Dad and Mac went on a boat trip one day, because they saved a drowning kids life on the beach one day, and his mom gave Mac and Dad a free boat trip.

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Dad and all his new fishing friends.

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Lookat that gorgeous water!

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Gym class: learning volleyball.

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Mac making all sorts of carvings out of cuttle fish bone he found washed up on the beach.

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Oh... and I guess there's scorpions! We found out one day, that they did in fact have scorpions everywhere on the island.

The Thai people have been so nice, and we can't wait to come back to meet the Toews after Cambodia and Vietnam, and wherever else we might find ourselves...

Byebye!!

Megan.

P.s I've been here for a month, and I still only know one word!! : Thank you (ka poon ka (for a girl) ka poon cup (for a boy).

Posted by megan prawdzik 01:15 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

WooHOO! Thailand at last!

The land of heat. Bankok, and Koh Chang.

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We finally arrived in Thailand! We were so amazed by everything, and we found that pictures could not describe it. You have to come visit me, so you can see it! Although it was nice to hang out at the beach all the time, we mostly did because it was hot for us to do much else! We spent 2 days in Bankok, to recover from the 11 hour flight from Paris, and we didn't go anywhere except the market that was right across the "street" from our hotel. We were shocked by the prices of everything. 3$ for a dress… 20 cents for a bag of deep fried pork… crazy! So after our 2 nights, we took a flight then a ferry over to the island Koh Chang (Elephant (Chang) Island (Koh). There, we spent 2 weeks enjoying the hot Thai sun.

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Shopping at the market in Bankok.

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Look at all the colors!

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Our awesome colorful plane, that brought us to Koh Chang. Even though it was about a 45 min flight, they brought us an awesome breakfast of croisant, fruit and yoghourt, juice, milk, and a free pop. Pretty deluxe!

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All of the "greenery" was just gorgeous.

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The colorful boats.

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Our awesome towels! Once, we even got an elephant shape out of our towels! Although Mac and Dad think it was a dog...

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One of the gorgeous flowers.

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When we arrived, we jumped in the water, and shortly after realized, we hit the one week of the year that is jelly fish season. Hmmm... how lucky...

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The gas station.

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We went on a boat trip one day, and Mac made a new friend "superman", as he liked to call himself. Superman also named Mac Rambo #2, because he helped with the fishing.

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Rambo and Superman.

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Snorkling.

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We even made a little stop over at Monkey Island, where we saw soooooo many monkeys. We even got to see two mom's carrying babies on their tummies.

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Adventure park.

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It was really sad to see the elephants stuck in the sheds, so we didn't go elephant riding. In this picture, the baby elephant is actually chained by his foot and separated from his mommy. :(

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Yippee! Haha Happy Birthday Dad!

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WHee!!

Ciau!
Megan

Posted by megan prawdzik 00:42 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

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