I figured I would share with yall some photos of my adventures over the past month or so. From Chiang Mai, in the North of Thailand and on into Luang Prabang, Laos…
Chiang Mai was a really nice spot. I holed up for about a week and half, rented a scooter and went on some tours to play with tigers, elephants and watch snake shows.
I went to a snake show. If you watch the latest Rambo movie, the place I visited is the same place in the first 5-10 minutes of the movie, and the guy dancing with the snakes is Rambo’s assistant in the movie. I have movies I’ll put on youtube, I cant post movies on here because I’m broke and I would have to upgrade.
I went to an elephant park that takes in abused elephants and gives them a good life. I got to spend an entire day with them, we fed them sugar cane and rode them up some hills for their daily exercise and then bathed them in a lake. They smelled a bit like sweaty ball sack. But man, what majestic animals.
It was good trek to get to the border of Thailand and Laos. A four-hour ride in a van followed by two days on a slow boat traveling the Mekong river, finally arriving in Luang Prabang, Laos.
I am in Hanoi, Vietnam now. Where I will turn 33 years old tomorrow. March 21st 2011.
I head to Melbourne Australia on April 15th to work at Dynamic Tattoo for a month. I am incredibly excited to tattoo again.
While I have been here, Japan is going through hell. It seems like nature is challenging them at every turn. As if the earthquake and tsunami weren’t enough they are faced with freezing weather and snow. My heart goes out to them. Libya is going through it as well, with their own leader attacking and murdering civilians. Not far from where I am now, Burma (Myramar) is under a horrible regime. The world seems to be falling apart at the seams. All we can do is pull together and offer as much support as we can in whatever shape we can. Peace be with everyone that’s struggling and hurting right now.
JTG – Hanoi, Vietnam 20-03-2011