After 22 hours dangling at 33,000 feet (which is no great achievement, really, especially compared to what Felix Baumgartner managed just yesterday), we arrived home yesterday afternoon around 2 PM.
One of my favorite things about travel? Seeing the familiar world back home with fresh eyes. After the crush, craziness, and sprawl of Bangkok, Midtown Atlanta looks and feels like a city from the far-flung future: clean, sleek, green, and placid.
As is my custom, I thought I'd share my list of Top Ten Thai Moments from the trip, along with a smaller, more manageable photo album of twenty-five or so great shots from the trip.
Top Ten Thai Moments
That moment in the mountain shrine, after our 25-story walk up.
Striking out to Koh Kret on our own to visit the market and see the sights.
Cooking with Chef Noi at Baipai Cooking School
Our "out of the blue" lunch at Blue Elephant.
Seeing the rainbow above Bangkok the morning after the storms.
Shopping at Chatuchack Market, MBK, Siam Paragon, and Central World.
Dinner at Sirocco, 65 floors above Bangkok, in the open air.
A crazy evening walk that ended at McDonald's and the fried tuna pies.