07 January 2005

thailand photos

Thanks again to everyone who called and sent e-mails of concern. I'm sorry it took me so long to get in contact with everyone. One problem with using the world's most popular e-mail is that it got completely jammed.

Anyway, we're back now and yesterday I threw together this web page of pictures. If you are really wanting to kill some time on a Friday, I can't think of a better way to do it! The web site is kind of ghetto, I went for speed instead of style. (If one of you web gurus out there can tell me how I can assign a name to the damn pages, that would be great. I filled in the "title" blank on every page, but for some reason it doesn't display. Is my use of frames screwing it up?)

Here it be:
http://www.crowmagnon.com/thailandphotos.html

I know it sounds corny, but, a simple photo can't possibly do justice to some of these places: the smell of incense, the tinkling of chimes, the warm sun and gentle breeze -it's pretty amazing. Also, I can't say enough nice things about our travel guide, Suree who really helped us understand the impact I like to get off the proverbial beaten path when I travel, but for godsakes, Thailand is the unbeaten path and it's good to have a guide.

The trip was great, truly fascinating, and it wasn't death and destruction at every turn. Contrary to what you may have seen on television, only a small area of the country was hit. Bangkok was no more damaged by the tsunami than Seattle was by the hurricanes in Florida (of course, there were relief efforts everywhere). We learned a lot and I know that many of the things we experienced will resonate with us for years to come.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope it will inspire you to visit Thailand.