Where on Earth are Caro and Fer? travel blog


Ingles - Espanol

FER:

Hello =) Ok SO MUCH to share and so little time so what I'm going to do is summerise a little bit and give you a few highlights.

So getting back to Bangkok where we left of last time. Linda and Cholo were great and really made us feel at home while with them. We thought we were going to spend Thanksgiving without turkey, ham, gravy and such. But we had a GREAT thanksgiving dinner with the gang from Peng Mansion =) We went to a night market but instead of just stands allover the place, it was like a festival with concert and all. It was fun, we sat had some beers and then proceeded to shop for all sorts of interesting trinkets. Another day we went to a day market, pretty much like the swap meets at home. Only this is the LARGEST swap meet in the world. It's something like 3 miles long by 2 miles wide if i remember correctly. And of course we got lost, but it's to be expected in such a large place. We did take one tour i must talk about, it was to Ayyuthaya which is north of Bangkok. It once was the capital of Thailand but it kept being invaded from the north so they decided to move it south to it's present location of Bangkok. The ruins and temples are super cool and what made it special on this day was our guide Warren. We've taken tours in France, Germany, Egypt, India, Thailand in some places multiple tours with multiple guides and WARREN is by far the BEST guide we've had. Not only is he knowledgeable but a very warm person =) But our time in Bangkok had to end and so just before we left Linda, Cholo, Caro and I decided to go out for one last dinner. Went to a place named TO-SIT, original no! Anyway, we ordered a couple rounds of beer and were having a grand o'l time when we noticed they had BEER TOWERS. Well Cholo decided to order one for us, I thought WOW, since we'd already had several rounds but figured it's four of us so we'll be fine =) Dinner comes we're talking and laughing away when suddenly as our TOWER runs dry Cholo ORDERS ANOTHER TOWER. This time i thought OUCH! But I was as you can expect tipsy so I said ORALE PUES BRING ON THE TOWER =) We plowed right through that SECOND TOWER exchanging travel stories and laughing, really having an Awesome time with our new friends. Eventually we decided to call it a night and WADDLE back to their place, which luckily was just across the street. Well what do you think Cholo does when we get inside their place, YUP, round of SOL CERVESA for all, and it didn't stop at one round either =) Neither Caro or I have EVER drank so much beer in a single night. I remember Linda the next morning saying how she'd picked up something like 16 beer bottles from the previous night. My mind is a bit cloudy about some parts but I do remember having an AMAZING time with Linda and Cholo. I was actually fine the next morning but Caro... Hangover from HELL, She was sick the WHOLE DAY hahahahahha =)

Ok so then we made our way south to the Island of Koh Phi Phi. MAN what a BEAUTIFUL place. If you've seen the movie "THE BEACH" with Leonardo Dicaprio, you'll know what i'm talking about. If you haven't then check it out. We spent a couple days here enjoying the crystal clear warm blue waters. We took a day long tour which took us to several surrounding islands, including the one from the movie and did some snorkeling out in the ocean. It was a good time at Koh Phi Phi, during the day we'd chill at the beach. Then had dinner ON THE BEACH =) and close it out at a bar having a drink ON THE BEACH =) Oh yeah, on one of those nights we left a bar pretty late and were walking by another bar, but this one had a fire show. It's when a person twirls sticks or balls on fire and does all sorts of tricks with them. we decide to check it out and wouldn't you know it there was a free table pretty much in the front, so we took it =) The fire show itself was very interesting but the background really made it cool. Since there aren't any lights, or very few I should say, the background to the show was a pitch black sky with the brightest stars. Anyway you get the picture. So here we are relaxing with our drinks on a beautiful night checking out the show. Then suddenly as the fire guy is swinging his fire balls around it appears as if he threw them, or perhaps they GOT AWAY. Nah NO WAY they got away, I'm sure it's part of the show RIGHT. WRONG!!!! I felt something hit me on the left shoulder followed immediately by something hitting me on the left bicept. YUP... This guys balls got away and landed on my shoulder and bicept. I was attacked by this little Thai guy's HOT, STEAMY, SMOKING, FLYING BALLS =) Everything was cool he came afterwards and apologized. I told him it was cool as long as he bought me a drink before he lands his balls on me next time =) And you know what's even cooler than having HOT, STEAMY, SMOKING, FLYING BALLS land on you???? Having it ALL on video =) YES I happened to be recording the show at the time =) Is that cool or what =) And that's Koh Phi Phi in a nutshell.

We've moved on and are now on the island of Koh Phangan. We heard about this place called THE SANCTUARY and decided to check it out. We knew that we could practice Yoga and Meditation amongst other things so we decided to come for A FEW days and check it out. Let me put it this way, IF there's such a place worthy of being called PARADISE... THIS IS IT!!!!! I can't get into all the specifics cause i'll be here all day, but it's GORGEOUS. It's in a pretty secluded little cove on the south east part of the island which until recently could only be accessed by boat. Now there's a road but it's still pretty hard to get to. Rather than try and describe it, i'll post some pics as soon as I can and you can see for yourselves. Basically, we get up in the morning and go to Yoga class, then have breakfast right next to the ocean with a constant breeze. Then relax on a hammock while reading a book, I've read two already, then have some lunch before going over to meditate. Then if you feel like it there's another Yoga class which Caro goes to while I go to the drum circle and jam away =) By the way the Sanctuary itself is built into the rocks of a mountain so some walls are part bamboo and grass and part natural rocks of the mountain. It's really quite amazing and makes for great design. The main building is on the very front with an AMAZING!!!! VIEW OF THE COVE. I say this cause we're staying in the dorms which are right over the top of the restaurant and so we have the most amazing view from our dorms. We're rocked to sleep at night by the sound of the waves crashing into the rocks below us =) This place is so AMAZING that we've decided to stay longer and perhaps spend Christmas here =) In part it's the physical beauty of this place but also the people here. I can't quite explain it but everything together, THE SANCTUARY has an incredible energy. Which brings us to a little problem. This morning I was talking to one of our roommates and realized our visa is going to expire in a week, OH SHIT WHAT TO DO!!! In order for us to stay here we need to exit Thailand and re-enter to renew our visa. SOOOOOO we're gonna take a little side trip up to Cambodia on Sunday, stay for 5 days or so and then come back to spend Christmas at THE SANCTUARY =) I really hope it sounds like we're having the time of our lives =) The talk during breakfast this morning was like, "Umm Caro, do you want to go to Laos, Vietnam, Bali, Burma or Cambodia for a few days?" It's both INCREDIBLE and AMAZING... =)

Wishing each and everyone of you could join us, FER and CARO =)

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ESPANOLLLLLLLLLLLLL =)

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FER:

HOLA =) Hay tando que contar y tan poco tiempo.

Ok pues regresando a Bangkok. Linda y Cholo nos trataron super padre y mas que eso nos hicieron sentir como si estuvieramos en casa. Pensamos que ivamos a pasar el dia de Accion de Gracias sin pavo, jamon, pure etc. Pero tuvimos una cena BUENISIMA con la pandilla de ma la Manion Peng =) Tambien fuimos a un mercado por la noche y mas que puestos por todas partes tambien habia un concierto. Asi que nos sentamos a unas chelas antes de ir de compras, que por cuerto vended DE TODO. En otra ocaccion fuimos al tianguis mas grande del mundo, mas o menos de 5 kilometros por 4. Y por supuesto nos perdimos, pero que se a de esperar de un lugar tan grande. Tomamos otro tour de el que devo contarles, fue a la ciudad de Ayyuthaya al norte de Bangkok. Fue hace mucho la capital de Thailandia, pero frecuentemente era invadida por el norte y por eso la cambiaron a Bangkok. Los templos y las ruinas son impresionantes pero lo que hiso este dia especial fue nuestro guia WARREN.

Emos tomado tours en Francia, Alemanis, Egipto, India, Thailandia y en alguos lugares varios y WARREN es el mejor guia de todos. Aparte de que sabe muchisimo sobre los lugares es una persona muy linda =) Pero bueno nuestro tiempo en Bangkok tenia que terminar asi que antes de irnos fuimos a cenar con Linda y Cholo. Fuimos a un lugar llamado TO-SIT. Claro empesamos con una que otra chela y nos la estavamos pasando a todo dar cuando nos dimos cuenta que tambien servian TORRES de CERVESA. Puea a Cholo se le occurrio pedir una para nosotros, y la verdad pense WOW, ya que para ese entonces llevavamos varias ensima, pero pense, bueno entre los cuatro no esta tan mal =) Llego la cena, comimos mientras platicavamos y reiamos cuando se nos acavo la TORRE y sin pensarlo Cholo ORDENA OTRA TORRE. Ahora si me preocupe un poco y pense, NO MANCHES, pero como lla andavamos un poco felices solo dije OTRA? OK PUES CAILE =) Arrasamos con la SEGUNDA TORRE mientras platicavamos y reiamos de nuestros viajes, nos la pasamos super padre. Sintiendonos vencidos por las torres decidimos regresar al apartamento que por suerte quedaba al crusar la calle =) Bueno pues al regresar que cren que se le ocurre a Cholo hacer, CLARO, una ronda de CERESA MEXICANA, SOL, para todos. Y claro que no paro con una ronda =) Ni Caro ni yo JAMAS habiamos tomado tanta cervesa en una noche. La proxima manana recuerdo que Linda me dijo que recojio como 16 botellas de la noche anterior =) La verdad no recuerdo todo pero si lo suficiente para saber que pasamos una noche SUPER DIVERDIDA con nuestros amigos. No se como pero yo me levante totalmente bien, sin cruda. Pero Caro... Se la paso vomitando TODO EL DIA ahahahahahahah Traia UNA CRUDA pero BUENA =)

Y bueno nos dirijimos al sur de Thailandia a la isla de Koh Phi Phi. Y que lugar tan hermoso. Si an visto la pelicula de "THE BEACH" con Leonardo DiCaprio sabran de que les hable. Y si no, les recomiendo que la renten. Pasamos unos dias aqui disfrutando de las aguas cristalinas, calientitas y azules. Tomamos un tour que duro todo un dia y nos llevo a varias islas donde paraba el barco para que nadaramos y disfrutaramos de la vida acuatica. Una delas islas no esta habitada por personas pero si esta llena de monos =) Nos la pasamos a todo dar en Koh Phi Phi, durante el dia nos relajavamos en la playa. Despues cenavamos EN LA PLAYA =) y por la noche nos echavamos un trajo EN LA PLAYA =) Una de estas noches despues de dejar un bar, pasabamos por otro que tenia un show de esos donde tienen palos y bolas de lumbre con los que hacen su show. Decidimos parar y ver el show asi que tomamos aciento cerca del ecenario. El show estaba bastante entretenido pero lo que era impresionante era el respaldo. Como hay muy pocas luces atras del show de fuego se veian UN MONTON de estrellas y super brillantes. Pero bueno, hay nos tienen disfrutando del show y las estrellas, echandonos nuestras copas cuando derepente al chavo se le van las bolas y claro pensamos que todo era parte del show. Porque NO CREO que se le hayan escapado sus bolas. PUES NO!!! Senti que algo me pego en el hombro isquierdo seguido por algo que me pego en el braso isquierdo. SI... Las bolas se le escaparon y me calleron en el pecho y braso. Fui atacado por las bolas VOVLADORAS, CALIENTES y HUMEANTES del tipo =) Despues del show me pidio disculpas. Le dije que no habia pedo, solo que la proxima ves me comprara una copa antes de echarme las bolas ensima =) Pero aun mejor que haber tenido ensima las bolas voladoras y calientes es que todo lo capte en video =) De pura casualidad estaba gravando el show =) Y asi es como la pasamos en Koh Phi Phi.

Ahora nos emos pasado a otra isla, se llama Koh Phangan. Nos contaron de un lugar llamado THE SANCTUARY (El Sanctuario) y decidimos ver que pex. Sabiamos que se podia practicar Yoga y Meditacion entre otras cosas y decidimos venir por unos dias. Pues dejen me decirles que, SI hay algun lugar que sea el PARAISO... ES AQUI!!! No les puedo contar TODO porque no salgo de aqui, pero este lugar es ERMOSO. Esta en un rinconcito escondido al sur este de la isla que hasta hace poco solo se podia llegar por barco. Ahora ya hay un camino pero aun asi es un poco dificil llegar. Mejor en cuanto pueda pongo unas fotos para que vean por ustedes mismos. Basicamente nos levantamos por la manana y practicamos yoga, luego desayunamos al lado de la playa. Despues nos relajamos en una maka mientras leemos, llevo dos libros, despues nos echamos un lunch antes de ir a la meditacion. Despues si tienes ganas vas a otra clase de Yoga, a la cual va Caro mientras yo voy a un tamboraso =) Y dejenme decirles que un tamoraso en medio de la jungla es toda una experiencia eh =) El sanctuario esta construido entre las rocas de la montana asi que algunas de sus paredes estan compuestas de Bamboo, paja y la piedra natural dela montana. Es algo muy interesante. El edificio, que en verdad es mas como una CABANOTA esta al pie del mar y tiene unas vistas impresionantes. Y como nos estamos quedando en los dormitorios, somos 10 en total, que quedan en el segundo piso tenemos una vista que UFFFFFFF!!!! Por las noches dormimos arruyados por las holas que chocan contra las piedras afuerita de nuestra ventana =) Nos gusta tanto este lugar que decidimos quedarnos mas tiempo y talves pasar aqui la navidad =) En parte es la bellesa fisica del lugar pero aparte exciste una energia cautivante. PERO, hay un pequeno problema. Esta manana platicando con la companera que duerme a mi lado =) me di cuenta que nuestra visa para Tailandia expira en una semana. Para quedarnos otro rato mas, tenemos que salir y volver a entrar al pais para renovar la visa. Asi QUEEEEEE, vamos a tomar un pequeno viajesito a Cambodia el Domingo, talves por 5 dias o algo asi y despues regresar a pasar la navidad en el sanctuario =) Espero que al leer nuestro blog se sienta lo increible que la estamos pasando =) La platica esta manana al desayuno fue algo asi, "Ummm Caro, prefieres ir a Laos, Vietnam, Burma o Cambodia por un par de dias?" En verdad estamos viviendo algo INCREIBLE... =)

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Deseando compartir esto con cada uno de ustedes, NANDO Y CARO =)



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