Christmas in Thailand

A Rather Unique Experience!

Christmas in Thailand

Ok, so this is a bit late (I'm posting this in Aug, 2011), but maybe it will help all my friends back in Texas think "cool" thoughts while enduring temperatures of 100 to 120F (38 to 48C).  This was Christmas 2010, with rather warm temps there at the time.  That's one thing that made it a bit strange, though I guess people in Australia and New Zealand are used to having balmy Christmas weather.

Beautiful Dubrovnik

Wonderful Old-town

Dubrovnik, Croatia

I had no idea what to expect as I headed for Croatia. Little did I know I would find what has turned out to be probably the best preserved (or, rather, restored) Old Town I've seen so far in my travels.

Doug Gets Lei'd In Moldova

(not as fun as it sounds)

What a great name for a mall in Moldova!

I'll be adding an entry to my Things I've Learned page about this one, which is...  just because countries are neighbors, it doesn't always mean they accept each other's currencies.

Doug Tries Cat-poop Coffee

(Tastes like sh*t!)

Doug Tries Cat-poop Coffee

This was in Yogyakarta (pronounced "Jogjakarta"), Indonesia.  To be brutally honest... it tasted like sh*t!