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attack of the mini-pirhanas!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

while playing tourist on sentosa island just off the coast of singapore, we visited the fish reflexology spa that kirstin and thea recommended… for $35 you get the pleasure of dipping your feet into a tank of hungry little fishes ready to nibble away the dead skin from your feet! it definitely took some getting used to (check out jess’s screams!) but we got the hang of it. by the end, we were disappointed when the fish left our feet in search of “fresh meat” (fresh feet? hehe) when another girl came along.

happy (thai) new year!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

every year from april 13th through april 15th in thailand, chaos breaks loose on the streets. you may think everyone’s gone mad, but really it’s a celebration of the thai new year, also known as songkran. we were lucky enough to be in bangkok for this crazy water festival this year.

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it’s a delicacy, right?!?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008
ok i think i get the prize now for the weirdest eating experience... grasshoppers, tarantulas - piece of cake. how about a little snake blood?!?! do i win?? (check out the end of the blog for the video evidence!) to celebrate our ... [Continue reading this entry]

top model comes to thailand?

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
i don't know if tyra banks had a hand in this, but i stumbled upon a fashion show for "northern top model 2008" at chiang mai airport plaza yesterday.

it ... [Continue reading this entry]

chiang mai @ night

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
here's a video of what it's like to ride in a tuk-tuk (very bumpy!) and join us for a stroll through the chiang mai sunday night street market - jess ... [Continue reading this entry]

baan thai cooking school

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
check out jess's technique and our cute teacher kim:

here's a few pictures from our class - check out the flickr page (follow the link on the right side for ... [Continue reading this entry]

a lovely evening in bangkok

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Tonight was a lovely evening. Malia and I treated ourselves for trip to the beauty salon downstairs of Aung's apartment. We were a bit skeptical coming in & weren't entirely sure what we'd get for a whopping 150 bht (about $6 U.S.). ... [Continue reading this entry]

mourning the loss of a princess

Sunday, January 20th, 2008
here in thailand one thing that is very dear to peoples' hearts is the king and the royal family. you do not make jokes about the king, and it is even illegal to step on money (although i doubt it's ... [Continue reading this entry]

feel the burn!

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
ok so as you guys can probably guess from all the pictures, we've been doing a lot of eating on this trip. don't worry, we're also doing a LOT of walking. we've even made a pact to take stairs instead ... [Continue reading this entry]

hong kong’s FRESHEST seafood

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

last night we went out to the temple street night market on kowloon. we had a fun time wandering the streets, getting our palms and faces read, watching chinese ... [Continue reading this entry]