Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Quicky on Digital Philanthropy

If you have a decent vocabulary and can spare 5-10 minutes you MUST check out freerice.com! It's a digital philanthropy site and I'm diggin' it. For every vocab question you get right, 10 grains of rice will go to the World Food Programme in an attempt to end world hunger. I don't know about you, but this seems like an awesome way to procrastinate - we're keeping our minds active via a quiz and we're helping end world hunger! That sound a bit naive as I'm sure there's much, much more to it than that - but for pleasure's sake, I'm going to say that this is the best site I've discovered lately...and hopefully it will be the same for you! So head on over and get your vocab on.

Sam x

Monday, November 26, 2012

Last Day in Chiang Mai

As our vacation was coming to a close, we dedicated our last day to temple touring. Home to over 300, we got a very clear picture of Buddhism's importance in Thailand.

As we said farewell to the sunshine, we headed back to the hotel and got ready for a night on the town.

A nice souvenir....
Massage party 
All in all, it was a trip of a lifetime. Thailand, you've treated us like royalty.

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Day Two

After an eventful first day in Chaing Mai, the whole family decided to kick it up a noch by going on an all day tour.
First stop was river rafting on traditional bamboo rafts.

Yeah, we're pretty cute ;)

Once at the bottom, we got off and were hustled over to our next mode of transport - ox-carts.

After getting off and getting lunch, we then ventured back to the Maetaman Elephan Camp to ride elephants.


Elephants are hands down my favorite animal so this opportunity was one I've been dreaming of since I got my first stuffed animal elephant! But we couldn't stay on forever, so we were then shuttled off to Tiger Kingdom where I was able to play with baby tigers with L.
On our way back, we stopped by a local village of the Long Neck and Big Ear tribes.
Truly a magical day!