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Jenna's First-Ever Adventures in Asia! \ Photos

My guide waiting for me upon arrival in Chiang Mai!
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Everyone gets around on motorbikes!
Fresh fruit smoothies everywhere!
Couldn't resist a fresh fruit smoothie!  First of many.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. Papaya salad!
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. Papaya salad!
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. Papaya salad!
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai.
Walking street Sunday evening market in Chiang Mai. The best satay!
De Lanna hotel courtyard.  So pretty!
View from my room at De Lanna hotel in Chiang Mai.
Temples everywhere in Chiang Mai!
Women's Correctional Facility in old city Chiang Mai.  Visit for a great massage - wonderful life skill program!
Women's Correctional Facility in old city Chiang Mai.  Visit for a great massage - wonderful life skill program!
Public transportation - shared taxis!
Motorbikes and road-side stands in Chiang Mai.
Spirit houses in Chiang Mai
Spirit houses in Chiang Mai
Learning about traditional Lanna houses.
My cooking guide describes traditional Lanna methods.
My host for the day shows me around his traditional Lanna home.
Getting a tour of the beautiful organic gardens.  We picked herbs and spices along the way for our cooking.
Getting a tour of the beautiful organic gardens.  We picked herbs and spices along the way for our cooking.
A banana never tasted so good!
This is where he dries out his herbs & spices.
The matriarch of the family was rolling homemade cigars.
Let the curry paste making begin!
Red curry paste!  My arm was hurting by this point.
We cooked on outdoor wood burning fires!
Learning from the pros.  She has done this once or twice!
It's soup time!
Shaving fresh coconut for homemade coconut milk.
The final spread - everything was so incredibly delicious!
My wonderful cooking host for the day.
My friend lives in Chiang Mai and showed me around on her motorbike.
I was having way too much fun on the back of the motorbike!
It's time for a bike tour of Old City Chiang Mai!
Sized just right and ready to hit the streets!
Never tired of the fresh fruit!
Oh the colors!
Trying mangosteen for the first time!  New favorite.
Mangosteen - perfectly sweet & sour!
My biking guide found small alleyways to get from A to B.
Wat Chiang Mun
Wat Chiang Mun
Wat Chiang Mun
Wat Chiang Mun
Three Kings Monument
Three Kings Monument
Pit stop for some fresh squeezed juice
Banana in coconut rice.  Yum.
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
The year of the dragon!
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
I was on cloud 9 in this moment.  Friend + Thai food = happy, happy Jenna.
A photo to prove that it wasn't all fun & games.  I represented Adventure Life at the Thailand Travel Mart conference.
Onto the next destination - Luang Prabang!
Luang Prabang - where the Nam Khan River meets the mighty Mekong
Luang Prabang - slowly but surely falling in love!
A traditional baci ceremony to welcome me to the city and bless my travels.
A traditional baci ceremony to welcome me to the city and bless my travels.
A traditional baci ceremony to welcome me to the city and bless my travels.
There were a few shots of alcohol involved - not complaining!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Such a beautiful sunset at the night market
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market!
Can't get enough of these fresh fruit smoothies!
Mango lime was the choice for this evening.
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market - I discovered the food alley!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market - I discovered the food alley!
Exploring the Luang Prabang night market - I discovered the food alley!
The beautiful gardens at my hotel in Luang Prabang - Maison Dalabua
The breakfast view at my hotel in Luang Prabang - Maison Dalabua
Wat Xieng Muan
Wat Xieng Muan
Royal Palace museum
The start of our climb up Mount Phousi - 300+ steps to go!
Mount Phousi - it was a humid day for a climb!
At the top of Mount Phousi - the view was so worth it!
My guide Nong was such a great host for the day! (and barely broke a sweat)
Luang Prabang - what a view!
Making our way down Mount Phousi
Buddhas on Mount Phousi
Long boats in storage for the races on the Mekong
So many beautiful temples on every block!
This is the temple where my guide Nong was a monk for a year.
Time for fortunes at the temple!
My fortune said that I have true love and that we would have many babies :)
Temples on every corner!  (and my guide was an excellent photographer!)
Lunch on the river
Beautiful streets of Luang Prabang
Beautiful streets of Luang Prabang
We stopped at the elephant park on our way to the Kuang Si waterfalls
Sugar cane snack!
Kuang Si waterfalls.  The most amazing sight!
Kuang Si waterfalls
Kuang Si waterfalls
Kuang Si waterfalls
Kuang Si waterfalls
Kuang Si waterfalls - the water was perfectly cool!
Dinner at my hotel, Maison Dalabua
And suddenly I'm in Bangkok eating Pad Thai from a food cart!  This is my heaven.
Pad Thai in Bangkok
A bike tour in Bangkok - not for the faint of heart!
Taking the ferry across the river on our bike tour
We visited the 24-hour flower market
24-hour flower market
24-hour flower market
24-hour flower market
24-hour flower market
Seeing the temples at night all lit up (and without the crowds) was beautiful!
Wat Po lit up for the night
Wat Po lit up for the night
The streets of Bangkok at night

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