|This little piggy went to the market. I don't eat pork but I love bacon!|
Monkey's are everywhere and this little fellow was the pet of a local villager. We were stopped on the road asking directions,. something you do frequently in Thailand, when this monkey showed up on a load of coconuts.
The monkey was tethered to the cart with a rope that allowed him to do his monkey business, which we had fun watching.
|Beautiful Phng Na Bay|
|Daring Slack line walkers. Tonsi Bay, Phang Na|
|Table and chairs on our balcony in the trees|
|Bridge to our romm|
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. RON!|
We were wondering what to do and then Vanessa suggested a surprise girly boy show; (Big in Thailand) Ron's own private entertainment brought right to the boat.
There are many Girly Boy shows around Phuket and Vanessa's friend owns a bar that has such shows, so she arranged it for us. Good thing our new friends were good sports as these girls (?) put on quite a show.
|The legs kind of give it away>|
|Thai men are rather effeminate by nature, so maybe the cross over isn't as far to go as a guy with size 11 feet and broad shoulders.|
Kathoeys are more visible and more accepted in Thai culture than transgender or transsexual people are in Western countries or the Indian subcontinent. Several popular Thai models, singers and movie stars are kathoeys, and Thai newspapers often print photos of the winners of female and kathoey beauty contests side by side. The phenomenon is not restricted to urban areas; there are kathoeys in most villages, and kathoey beauty contests are commonly held as part of local fairs.
Using the notion of Karma, some Thai believe that being a kathoey is the result of transgressions in past lives, concluding that kathoey deserve pity rather than blame.
|Flour-less Chocolate Torte for the Birthday Boy. Hard to believe these were guys!|
After to much food and Champagne, the timing for the show was perfect!
|This girl had a big guy face!|
|(Left) Tim, Andrea, Edan, Ron, and Cookie. Vanessa took the photo|
|Chili Lime Chicken, Mexican Quiche, Grilled Shrimp, Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing. Fruit Salsa, Pico Salsa, and fresh Guacamole.|
|Happy Birthday Face!|
After living in Phuket for more then a year we finally found the most beautiful place on the island, thanks to Edan and Andrea, and to think is is just 20 minutes away.
Edan and Andrea have a lovely place on Layan, where they cross their little road to a sandy path that takes them down to a long, broad, white sandy beach dotted with intimate restaurants and beach bars. Not the usual cluster you see on other Thai beaches.Very local and nicely done. The water is clear blue green and the bottom all sand. We spent the afternoon with them and the dogs, exploring all their favorite parts of the beach.
|Lyann Beach at low tide.|
|Vanessa down in the Engine room, filling the batteries with water.|
|A very organized Laz!|
And if your reading this:
AND TO ALL YOU OTHER AQUARIUS AND PISCES FOLK