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Another Groovy Day in Chiang Mai!!!

Another Groovy Day in Chiang Mai!!!

Well here we are again waking up in the beautiful town of Chiang Mai. Like I have said earlier we are enjoying temperatures that are at least 10 degrees cooler than last year. This has allowed us to walk just about everywhere which has been wonderful. This morning we headed back to the same breakfast place Cafe de Thaan Aoan. We pretty much had the same fare and it was as delicious as it was yesterday. Remember when I said…

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Ahhhhhhh Chiang Mai!

Ahhhhhhh Chiang Mai!

After a good nights sleep we headed out to breakfast at a restaurant near our hotel. This hotel was the same as the one we stayed in last year except this year it was free for all of us due to credit card bonus points.(Yea us!) Nothing like making an inexpensive place even cheaper! The one thing that is nice about not getting breakfast included is it frees you up to try a different places and not get stuck in…

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Finally the White Temple!

Finally the White Temple!

We actually tried to come to Chiang Rai last year to see the White Temple but we were coming from Chiang Mai and the buses were sold out on the day we wanted to go. So we were excited for this morning. The plan was to catch the local bus in all its glory and ride it to the temple at 8:15. We got up in plenty of time to grab a bite to eat and head to the bus…

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Goodbye Singapore………..Hello Land of Smiles!

Goodbye Singapore………..Hello Land of Smiles!

Today would be a travel day and we are headed to the Kingdom of Thailand. We are flying to Chiang Rai a city in northern Thailand. We met each other for breakfast at 9 and had the same great breakfast we had the day before. I had the usual fair omelette, bacon, hash browns, and a lot of other cool local things thrown in as well. We had planned on getting to the airport early enough to visit the lounge…

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Singapore Day 2 (AKA Food day!)

Singapore Day 2 (AKA Food day!)

So today it would just be the three of us. We met at 8:30 and went to the breakfast buffet at the Hilton. Remember we had reserved these rooms with free Hilton points from the American Express card. Due to Julie’s Gold member status we all received the buffet free as well. There was a crazy amount of food which we got to eat while looking over the pool area. Beautiful!!!  Now that we had our belly’s full it was…

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Ok lah……….Singapore!

Ok lah……….Singapore!

So now that Julie is here we are officially Three Miles from Home!!!! Ha Ha. So the plan for today is to meet up at 9 AM and head out on the town. Julie agreed to this time even-though she just arrived around midnight the night before. Tessie, Lyn’s cousin who lives here came to our hotel just before 9 and as promised Julie was up and ready to go! She was in full on vacation mode with no signs…

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Kuta Beach & Heading for Singapore!

Kuta Beach & Heading for Singapore!

So we arrived at Kuta beach in time for Lunch. The hotel we were staying at was on the beach but you still had to walk a couple hundred yards to actually get on the beach. The hotel was called Sulis Beach Hotel and it was about $70 a night however it was free to us since we had been busy over the last year accumulating credit card sign hp bonuses. It was really nice room with a roof top…

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Last two days in Ubud.

Last two days in Ubud.

After a pretty good nights sleep we woke up around 7. (Yea us!) We decided to just hang out on the patio until the 8 AM breakfast and get caught up on Internet stuff. The cool temperatures continue to amaze us and we know they are short lived. Singapore is currently 97 and humid so we will take every day of this that we can get. Breakfast at our hotel is a simple affair. You can choose an egg cooked…

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Finally Bali!!!!

Finally Bali!!!!

So finally our Cab pulled down a road so small he had to back his car up twice to get a straight line into it. He went down the super tight alley and at the end pulled up to a laundromat and said here you go. We have arrived. I looked again and saw the laundromat on one side and then a gate on the other side that looked more like a personal residence. Right next to the gate was…

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Ahhhhhhhh Travel Days!!!

Ahhhhhhhh Travel Days!!!

Well the day had finally come and it was time to head to the airport. We were flying out of Raleigh NC and our flight was leaving at 5:30AM. We spent the night at my daughter Chelsea’s house and caught an UBER to the airport about 4AM. The Uber driver told us all about his trip to Peru where he went on some kind of toxic diet cleanse in the jungle there and said he had lost about 20 lbs….

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