For everyone waiting on pictures….I have over 1GB already. But, you’ll have to be patient. The connection only gives me 256kbps upstream. I get more at home and this would take all night there. As I get pictures up, I’ll post links.
I’m working on getting food up first. Then, I’ll do some general travel pics, then I’ll do a section on a Budist temple, then I’ll post others in a general area.
If you want to look at what is going on, here is a link to my 2007 Thailand Picture Gallery .
[Update 22 Dec 2012 07:49] All of our pictures are on Flickr.
I had some extra time so I thought I would take this opportunity to blog about what we have eaten so far (pictures will come later). In JFK, I bought a kfc twister for lunch. I’m planning this to be my last western food for some time. On the plane, I had some curry chicken stuff, shrimp pad tai, and a chicken/noodle stir fry. It was a ll very good. This morning for breakfast, I had sweet and sour chicken (what the Thai people eat for a morning meal…go figure). At lunch, we had an assortment of dishes–sorry, I won’t have any pictures of this as I forgot my camera. At dinner, we had baked chicken, and a mango noodle dish. Our friend here is willing to help oblige my trying to not eat western food while here…tomorrow he sounds as if he has some good things in mind.
One other thing…the Thai people only eat noodles (think cup-o-noodle noodles) with chopsticks. Instead, they use a fork and spoon. They hold the fork in the left hand (really fist). They use the back of the fork to push the food away from them onto the spoon (I’ll post some pictures later).
Hello from Thailand. We have been in country less than 24 hours at this point, but have had a great time. I’ll get some pictures up shortly. We’ll have to belay the podcasts (long story….I’ll write more about that later) because I have no way to record them….
We went to bed last night at about 10pm local. I woke up about 4am after sleeping very well.
Later this evening, I should have some pictures and additional details up.
I’m sorry I haven’t been as great keeping this up to date as I wanted (for more information on why, read this post). However, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone. I have received about 10-20 response cards back. It is good to know that I have all of these people praying for me! I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who has returned the cards with a donation! You don’t know how that has helped out.
Here are some things you can keep in your prayers:
We found out that we are going to be doing VBS while in Thailand. I’m working with 9 and 10 year olds. Keep the preparation in your prayers. We need to get costumes for us together. We need to get a list of materials and supplies together. And then get said supplies to take with us.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m getting ready to go to Thailand. This is taking a step of faith on my part, but I’m trusting God for the funds to go. As the team gathers for the trip, I’ll blog more about what will happen.
I’m expecting to have internet access while I’m gone. I plan to keep the blog updated. One asside, if I can get it here, I’m not planning to eat it while I’m gone. I want to eat funky stuff. I plan to take pictures and write about the food I eat while we are gone.