Hello, Wow wild week in the Reber family adventure...we are now in Thailand, Bangkok to be exact! We are not city people we are are country mice! We have been challenged to grow from experience, first thing in the city our important carry on bag with all the good stuff, ie ipod, underwater camera, phone, tooth brush, etc was taken. Ouch.
So the next day we visited a temple with the golden buddha 900 year old statue and it says that all life is suffering and that all suffering comes from our desire and the illusion of their importance. Well I'm feeling the desire to brush my teeth and listen to my favorite song right now!!!! Then you get over yourself and the pitty parade and move to the next place....less stuff.
We are overwhelmed by the contrast of crazy city life 7 million people in Bangkok and the beauty of the mountains just 3 hours from here. We took a trip to the river kwai and went to the most amazing memorial for ww two vet of war.
So many suffered and lost their lives, it had a huge impact on the boys, they show photos and have bones of the dead in a glass case so it was really graphic compared to our standards of norm for a memorial. The people are fantastic, so quick to laugh and share what english they speak. The food is amazing and so cheap.
Yesterday we went on a elephant adventure, you first swim and wash the elephants in a river and then take them for a ride through the jungle, it was so fun. The elephants so gentle and kind they loved to get washed and toss you in the water, then they would pick you up with their trunk and put you on their head, spray you with water and then lay down in the river completely under water and disappear it was wild. The boys went crazy with them!
We have been on some cave hikes and beautiful waterfall hikes as well, we considered going to a tiger temple to visit tigers but it was a bit controversial about the treatment of the tigers so we did'nt go.
Next stop Nepal, we are looking forward to meeting the children and more adventures.
I miss you and can't wait to tell you more stories when we sit and share a meal.