Yesterday we went to Nakhon Pathom, a town about a half an hour from our little hamlet of SamPhran to hang out with some of the Thai teachers we work with at school. We started out by looking at the palace where the Thai princess lived last year (not sure where she's living now). The grounds were really beautiful, lots of green with fountains and statues. It was nice to be in a park again, as there really aren't any near where we live.
Then we had dinner at a food stall near the large temple there and witnessed some 'flying ice cream.' A very talented Thai gentleman is better with his ice cream scoop than most are with a baseball and can accurately hurl the ice cream about 20 feet into your cup. A little overwhelming while it flies toward you, but impressive. And delicious.
Next up was some drinks and karaoke, as well as a reggae bar. It was one of the best nights out I've had in quite a while!
Anyway, this is one of the Australian teachers at our school, posing on the grounds of the palace. If I could retake this shot, I'd try to separate her from the tree a little more, and get closer. I cropped the shot, the uncropped version is below. I just felt like it was hard to see her beautiful face and great smile in the uncropped one.