6 countries, 70 days, malaria pills, and traveling college girls (41 SE Asia, 29 Europe) out for an adventure of a lifetime. No one knows where life will take us, what could happen, or what we will end up eating… all we know is that our children and grandchildren will never hear the end of these stories. Kelsey and Sami will be posting about the first part of the trip in Southeast Asia and while Kelsey goes back to the States, Sami and Kayla continue the adventure in Europe.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This picture is obviously from the web, but just to give a better perspective of how cool Maya bay was... it's literally surrounded by amazing cliffs.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
One of the first mornings we actually got to sleep in and woke up around 11:00 am. We finally got sick of fried rice for breakfast and went in search for pancakes. Oh. My. Goodness. We found a place called Butter is Better which had the ambiance of an old-school American diner.
We then headed to the other side of town on the river and had burgers on the river! After a very rude waitress, meatloaf for the beef burgers and bones in my chicken burger, we ran out. We walked across the bridge that was all lit up and so gorgeous and ended up at the night bizarre. We got some rotees, ice cream, and put on a line dancing show for the Thai's who started to film us. It was a really fun day.
Woke up bright and early for my favorite day of the whole trip. The boys, three other girls and I rented motorbikes and headed to the Chiang Dao caves. It was an hour and a half ride out of the city and through the jungle. I can't even begin to describe to you guys how amazing the ride was. After we got out of the hectic city and off of the highway, we were on a one lane road that had twists and curves that overlooked a river and passed villages. It was the biggest thrill, adrenaline rush, and euphoric that lasted hours. We made it to the amazing Chiang Dao caves and took a hike through them. Bats were flying around our heads, we were crawling through the smallest tunnels, and climbing on the stalagmites and stalactites.