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Thailand

Thailand Bangkok and surrounding area We spent some time in Bangkok and the surrounding area, but most of our time was spent on the island of Ko Samui. These pictures were taken at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, a short walk from our hotel. These status seekers surprised us. We were walking around the Grand Palace in Bangkok when I …

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cheung and I were roommates in college. Years later, he invited me to his wedding. That’s Bruce on the far left, Cheung is the groom and I am on the far right.The three of us met 25 years ago while living in the same college dorm.Cheung and I were roommates then. Cheung’s lovely bride is Cindy; that’s Davin in …

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Philippines

Philippines Although I spent time in Manila, I really enjoyed visiting the city of┬áBacolod on Negros. Forget planes, trains, and automobiles; try tricycles in the Philippines, escalators, steps, and boats in Japan. I rode the tricycle pictured below in the Philippines. It was comfortable, but difficult to get into. I don’t recommend it on crowded city streets.That’s Ron pouring water …

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Japan

Japan Access in Japan was quite interesting. At this train station near Fukuoka, I went up and down steps using this device that had tank type rubber treads. It worked quite well, but the operator and I were both a little nervous about using it – it was a “first time” for both of us.At the Osaka airport, I used …

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Nepal

Nepal Annapurna Circuit I went trekking in Nepal with the same Sherpa Tribe that worked for Edmund Hillary. Little did I know that our guide, Tsering Sherpa, would lead me on an expedition to Mt. Everst many years later. I hired 4 Sherpas to take turns carrying me, one at a time, on their back. My friend Bill, who is …