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... a dive site by compass. My final dive of the day was a night dive. With only a flashlight to light the way, our group swam along the dive site seeing eels, pufferfish, and sting rays. The last day of my advanced certification involved two dives, a wreck and a deep water dive. Our first dive of the day, the deep water dive, was at a pinnacle miles off of the island. We hit 90 feet of depth and swam around the site seeing giant groupers, tons of ...
... any angle as well as from any visible distance. Chinese followers revere the Buddha image as their 'Sum Po Hud Kong' or the god who protects those who sail, since much sailing was done by the Chinese then,for trade or for migration. Though an old temple,Wat Panan Choeng has never been deserted by its followers. In fact, renovation has been made through time. The landscape and ornate Thai architecture is decorated with motifs attributed to different periods. These exist side ...
Our tuk tuk driver went to wake up a lady who apparently owns the place (they were not really open it seems) and she went to open the gate. She opened the door to one of the room and it was beautiful! Two giant beds with white sheets and the room itself was quite large. A bit worried (we had told our driver that our aim was 250-350), we asked the lady how much the room was. She said 500 to which our eyes slightly widened and then she added each. Now, it was just ...
... whilst being entertained by the local quizmaster (just a barman who insisted on bamboozling us with fun puzzles) whose English was outstanding and knowledge of countries around the world, almost better than mine.
A miraculous recovery greeted me this morning, with Phill almost back to normal, but sporting an odd kink in his posture that made him stand like an S shape. He even felt up to taking a motorbike out so we could venture ...
... we ventured into, Wat Mahathat, was much more horizontal than the last one and we walked around for a while. Many of the temple buildings looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa because they were angled in relation to the ground; some were surrounded in scaffolding to prop them up and others had toppled over long ago. The wat contained the sandstone head of an old Buddha statue, nestled in an ancient root-riddled tree. Everybody flocked to ...
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