The Polsons In Southeast Asia
March 24, 2013
Dear Friends and Reluctant Travelers,
Earlier this year, my cousins Betty and Jim Polson visited Southeast Asia for the first time.
They flew from Portland, Oregon to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to visit friends and stay with the family in their home. Then they came to Bangkok and made a side trip to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. They returned to Bangkok and flew to Chiang Mai in the north.
I arranged everything for Thailand and Cambodia through a travel agent I know very well. All the local hotels, domestic flights and excursions were booked in advance.
Frankly, I was a bit concerned. Despite all the detailed arrangements, I was not sure if Jim and Betty could adapt to such a different environment. As it turns out, my anxiety was completely misplaced.
As you will see from their photographs, they had a perfectly enjoyable trip. With a big smile and a spirit of adventure and daring, they sampled all the food, encountered all the animals and mounted all the conveyances. In Bangkok, they took a cooking class.
With Cousin Jan, they visited the Amphawa Floating Market. We ordered freshly cooked Thai omelets from a floating kitchen. Later we found excellent coffee and outrageous layer cakes. (This market was a first for me.)
So “Come On Over!” Like Cousins Betty and Jim, you will love Southeast Asia. And together, we will discover something new!