James in Nepal and Bangkok

Mar 2002
Chris getting blessing from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche Approaching Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling from the back Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling Snow Lion, mythicial Tibetian creature, beside entrance to Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling
Street in front of Dan & Hilary's Hyatt Regencey, as seen from Dan & Hilary's apartment Street in Thamel James, Oser, Chris, PuChung
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Street outside the apartment, the "Dee-dee" (House keeper)is buying vegetables from a vendor Phurbu, the "Dee-dee" in kitchen, this is a women that comes in to clean and cook. James, Kristiyana, a first year student that lived downstairs, Chris, in the dining room .
Buildings around "Stupa" This is the carpet shop where I purchased my carpets On Stupa Monk does prostrations around the Stupa
Stupas at Shechen monastery dedicated to events in Lord Buddha's life Plaque Top of one of the Stupas Plaque
We spent 5 days in Bangkok, The City of Temples. There were temples everywhere we looked. 95 degrees in Bangkok and I caught a cold!
Bangkok from the window of my plane View from the 1st room we stayed in One of the ferries on the river, the river flows through the middle of the city so is a major transportation route. Ferry leaving the dock
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Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha .
Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha Shrine at Wat Pho, The Temple of the Reclining Buddha
We took a "canal tour". It took us down a canal and then back onto the river and to the Temple of Dawn, about 2 hours all told.
Apartment building, there were a lot of high buildings in Bangkok Our Tour through the canal passes a townhouse complex Some of the houses are a little more basic Some are not so basic!
A temple on the canal A temple on the canal A temple on the canal A temple on the canal
Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Siamese Cats at Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn
Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn Wat Arul, the Temple of Dawn
A long boat The driver of our "long boat" Hotel by the river's edge Temple
Ferry Schedule A small temple, many homes had their own temple set at the edge of their property. A "tuk tuk." it got its name from the sound of the engine. A view from our 2nd room
There was a street festival down our street under the Sky Train on our last day.
Sky Train Singers at the Street fair in Bangkok Note the young girls in their pant outfits Teen age girls in their skirt outfits