One of my favorite travel moments was traveling by hot air balloon in Thailand at the Pattaya International Balloon Festival. I always wondered where hot air balloons land.
It turns out, wherever there is space! Upon landing in a farmer’s field, these local children ran over to help us roll up the balloon. It was a cool moment – dropping from the sky, and having the kids greet us. We didn’t understand each other, but knew exactly what each other was thinking.
Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? What was it like? Share by commenting.
Wat Arun as seen from the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
Enjoy your weekend. I’ll see you out there…!
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That person, known as the Scorpion Queen, is covered in Scorpions. I discovered her at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand. One of the featured attractions, the Scorpion Queen just stands there all day long with scorpions on her body. I have no idea how they don’t sting her.
For a few bucks, you can pay to stand next to her and have your picture taken. I declined, in part because I was being cheap and was tired of paying for photo opportunities over and over again in Thailand (a common occurrence), but also because I don’t trust bugs. They can’t be trained and a scorpion sting would hurt, badly.
Funky shaped juice containers at the Dusit D2 Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand.
From the Ultimate Thailand Explorers Pattaya Blog [originally published 10 January 2010].
This is the final post in the Ultimate Thailand Explorers Archive collection. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to occasionally repost them to preserve them in their original format as the official, contest page has been taken down.
You thought we were done didn’t you? Well there’s always a few more tricks up our sleeves! In the last 26 posts we covered virtually every place we went to in Pattaya. But that’s not all. There’s always something else for you to see and do on a return visit. It’s no wonder so many visitors are repeat visitors. Here’s what else we saw, but just didn’t have enough time to fully enjoy…