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photoblog image Far East Thailand #20

Far East Thailand #20

Approaching sunset, so time to cruise back down to the Mekong River to disembark.

 Mun River

 

In fact, time now to bring this Trip to a close. After another stroll around Khong Chiam, another fine dinner, several more cold beers, we retired for another good sleep at "Once upon a Time".

 

Next morning, another excellent breakfast, then Tim and I drop Koen [overlanding through Laos to Vietnam, before flying back to Bangkok, as part of his Travel Agent duties] and Piya [looking around Pakse city in Laos before flying back to Bangkok] at a Laos border crossing, and then have leisurely drive back to my house which we reach mid-afternoon.

 

I hope you enjoyed traveling with us.

 

Here is a GIF I made from low-res page proofs of a photobook I made as gifts for my co-travellers...

 Photobook

 

Far East Thailand #20

Approaching sunset, so time to cruise back down to the Mekong River to disembark.

 Mun River

 

In fact, time now to bring this Trip to a close. After another stroll around Khong Chiam, another fine dinner, several more cold beers, we retired for another good sleep at "Once upon a Time".

 

Next morning, another excellent breakfast, then Tim and I drop Koen [overlanding through Laos to Vietnam, before flying back to Bangkok, as part of his Travel Agent duties] and Piya [looking around Pakse city in Laos before flying back to Bangkok] at a Laos border crossing, and then have leisurely drive back to my house which we reach mid-afternoon.

 

I hope you enjoyed traveling with us.

 

Here is a GIF I made from low-res page proofs of a photobook I made as gifts for my co-travellers...

 Photobook

 

comments (16)

> I really like the idea of making a book for your co-travellers. Nice that we could see it too.
Ray: Thank you, Jacquelyn. I have done this after several trips, and the books seem to be well appreciated as mementos.
Those are lucky guys, Ray, to get a photobook of this trip. I can tell you all had a blast. What a memory.

(One day I might need to ask you how you did a GIF of your photobook. That's a GREAT idea.)
Ray: Yes...we had an excellent trip, Ginnie. Perhaps, near the end of this year, we might make a trip into Northern Laos and Southern China. Next week I'll start a new series on a visit Tim and I made to Kolkata.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 May 2018, 06:03
Yes, I have enjoyed travelling with you and your chums. It’s a part of the world that i’m Unlikely to see for myself and I can enjoy the trip without any tprosk of being eaten by anything I disagreed with.

Great idea on the photo book; I’ve done several myself and they are fun to look back on.
Ray: Get over here when you are ready for a bike tour, Alan, and we will cruise around for a week and look at stuff. I already have the panniers and am ready as soon as you arrive...

I think they will appreciate the photobook.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 May 2018, 06:15
I think these pictures are very appropriate to end the series "and they lived happily ever after"...
A great series and a great gift to your buddies, Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Astrid. I had enough pics for a much longer series, but felt what I showed was a reasonable summary.

Next week I'll conduct a visit to Kolkata.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 May 2018, 06:17
The perfect way to finish a holiday, Ray; and your friends will so appreciate the book
Ray: We manage to fit a lot into 5 days and 4 nights, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 May 2018, 06:37
I have enjoyed very much being a virtual part of your intrepid adventures Ray
Ray: Then I am delighted, Chris.

I'll take you to Kolkata next week.
Superbes reflets du soleil.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
the water in both shots is nice but i like the heavy, viscous feel in the top shot more with the curved reflections, Ray. the photobook is a terrific idea!
Ray: Thank you, Ayush. I liked that lazy wake.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2018, 07:11
and to drink a beer - wonderful, atmospheric images!
Ray: For me, Philine, it represented a fine closing of our very pleasant trip.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 May 2018, 07:36
That snake like reflection is superb Ray. What a shame that the adventure is over so soon.
Ray: I liked that reflection, too, Chad.

We keep our trips short...get too exhausted otherwise.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2018, 07:38
The photobook is a wonderful reminder of your lovely bike and beer trip!
Ray: I thought it might be well received, Philine, and this is how it turned out.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 May 2018, 15:09
I remember a trip on the Zambezi with my sons, where the water looked exactly like this, in the setting sun.
Ray: Sunset is a lovely time to be cruising on a river or lake, Louis.
A very enjoyable trip Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Bill. We enjoyed it, too.
I have really enjoyed this trip with you and your friends Ray, once again I've seen places and things that I know I will never actually see in real life.
Ray: Thank you, Brian. It is a wonderful region of Thailand, and little explored by foreigners.
Lovely ending to a fine trip.
Ray: Thank you, Tom. We enjoy these short trips.
These are gorgeous sunset images, Ray - I particularly like the top shot with the soft movement of the water.
Fun slideshow - thank you for taking us along on your trip!
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth. I loved the gentle wake, and the slow dance of the sun's reflection across it.

Next week I am planning to take us to a part of India.

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