We arrived safely after our 20+ hours of flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Taipei to San Francisco. We’re happy to be back, but will certainly remember our first trip to Thailand fondly forever.
Now that I’m back at my trusty computer, I can do things that I could not do from an Internet cafe in Thailand. For example, I can create these panoramic shots. The first is the view from the 15th floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. (Just across the river, behind the large white boat, you can just make out the remnants of a large billboard that collapsed moments before this shot was taken.)
The second panorama was shot on our drive from Chiang Mai to Pai. I’m glad I took this shot when I did, because it turned out to be by far the clearest day we experienced while in Thailand.
Seeing these makes me wish I had had the time and the equipment needed to shoot panoramas at some of the temples we visited. The landscape in those placecs was other-worldly, and really needs to be seen in a full 360 degrees to be fully appreciated. Oh well, guess we’ll just have to return to Thailand soon. 🙂