Small world!

Woke up refrshed after sleeping 8 hours straight last nigh. Once we got our stuff together, we headed to the airport for Chaing Mai. I did find out that I’ll have to go to the Vietnamese embassy for my visa which complicates things a bit, but I don’t have other options.
We got to Chaing Mai and after leaving our begs at the hotel we went to the “Sunday Walking Street” It was PACKED with people, which made the next event even more bizzare. I ran into Christy Ciesel! We were both shocked! I haven’t seen her much since high school- and the last thing I expected was to run into anybody I know here! We checked out a few temples and had some street food, both great experiences in their own right! We had a fantastic “local” dinner with traditional dancing and all. Im essentially falling asleep writing this, my body is giving up on me! Until next time!


Wedding day

Its quarter to 11 Its quarter to 11 and I think there are few times I’ve ever been this tired. I woke up at 5am, after just under 3 hours of sleep and it has been non stop all day! The traditional Thai ceremony started at 6:30 and lasted 5 hours! Thankfully redbulls were included in my gift bag! The ceremony was incredible, beginning with Monks, then a ceremonial walk where the groom had to “barter” for his wife, ending with each person blessing them with water. I took a TON of pictures, and the services deserve an entry of their own! We then had lunch and hit the hotel to refresh ourselves for the Catholic ceremony. The reception began afterwards as did my MC duties. I didn’t think I had it in me, but I got a ton of positive feedback at the end of the night! Most couldn’t believe I was going strong on 3 hours of sleep! 17 hours after waking up this morning, its time. I can’t imagine my exhaustion not overcoming the jet lag!
Today was incredible! Congratulations to Mike and Krong!!
We are off to Chiang Mai tomorrow, next post will most likely be from there!


Safe and exhausted

After over 24 hours in transit, I have arrived in Bangkok! With signs saying “Long live the King!” greeting me around every corner. I found my driver easy enough and had pleasant conversation on our way to the hotel. The pic is from where I currently sit on my balcony overlooking the river. Tug boats put by hauling their load as I munch on the foreign but quite fresh fruit left by management! Mike left me some Redbulls for tomorrow as the day starts in a few scant hours. Hopefully this posy works!