Trip Start Aug 24, 2010
52Trip End Sep 01, 2011
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It's break time....time to renew the passports and remember what normal life is like again! We pick up the passport applications...Jay's expires soon and I'm out of pages...and they tell us, you need your birth certificate to get a new passport! What?? I don't even have a birth certificate! I already have a passport, but now I cannot get a new one without my birth certificate?? Isn't it obvious that I'm a Canadian...since I've had a passport for the last 15 years??!! There's no way I can get my birth certificate unless I apply in person at a Registry in Alberta...DOH! So now our travels are limited to 3 pages...no more countries that require visas! We drop off Jay's for renewal and now we wait...15 days.
La Dee Da...it's a beautiful day...let's go for a walk and for lunch
One weekend, we braved the heat and headed out to Chatachuk Market....a market the size of a small city! It never ends...and it's all outside...no air con. It only took about 3 hours before we realized that we were slowly melting, bit by bit and should probably get out of the sun! We were trying to find some souvenirs, but came out empty handed...haha
Everyday has been an adventure! You can't leave your hotel without seeing something new or someone interesting. There's a guy on the street corner...everytime he sees Jay he says, "You're a Lucky Man"...and leaves it at that...haha! It makes him so angry...lol. It's also interesting to see the mix of cultures here. Canada is multicultural, but so is Bangkok...only with different cultures. There are tons of people from the middle east here, wearing their cultural outfits....full burqas. I'm so curious of these cultures and find it fascinating to see them maintaining their beliefs. I have so many questions that I'd like to ask...but don't want to seem disrespectful.
I don't know how it happened, or what caused it....but I ended up in bed for a few days with food poisoning...AGAIN!! Jay and I share almost every meal...so I don't understand why I keep getting sick and he doesn't. The lesson to learn this time is to follow your intuition!! We were hesitant on eating at this one restaurant...the same franchise that we often eat at...just a different location. I wasn't sure why I was unsure of it, but we discussed it and were starving, so we sucked it up and ate there. Hours later...I was sick.
Now that I'm feeling better, and we finally got Jay's passport back, we are ready to move on!! We only have 4 months left and we want to enjoy every minute of it. Another two days in Thailand, then our journey will consist of spur of the moment destinations...and you'll have to follow the blog to find out where we are next!! See ya Bangkok!!