Gingie's Adventures in AsiaPresentation Transcript
Gingie’sAdventures in Asia Disclaimer: No Gingerbread men were hurt, harmed or injured in anyway during the production of this photo album. When necessary, special effects and stunt cookie doubles were used.
I flew from El Paso, Texas, USA to Bangkok, Thailand It was a really long trip
The red dot shows where Bangkok is located. The Ortega family lives there.
I stayed with the Ortega Family. Here is a picture I took of them.
Here I am with Bandido Ortega You can tell that Bandi and I were the best of friends!
On my first day…I enjoyed the warm weather! Because Bangkok is located close to the equator the weather is nice and warm all year round!
Ahh…How nice! Gee…is it really snowing in El Paso???!!!
Uh-Oh…Too much sun…I was really burnt!
To help me feel better, Mrs. Ortega took me to see the doctor…
Can you find me hiding from the doctor?
I am still hiding! I’m a book mark this time!
Here is one of my first friends…James
We went to the US Embassy
We bought fruit from the fruit vendors…
Here I am eating some street food…
This is a spirit house. Most buildings in Bangkok have a smaller house like this where the spirits live.
Here is a familiar face doing the Thai Wai. In Thailand this is the polite way to greet others.
We visited a Thai temple or Wat
Here is the reclining Buddha…
He is enormous! Most Thais are Buddhists.
The Chao Phraya river is a major way of transportation in Thailand and Bangkok. We took a ferry across.
Can you find me?
Mrs. Ortega is holding me in front of some Thai script. Any idea what it says?
After a busy day in Bangkok. I spent the next day with Emma and her friend Mimi. Here I am with Mimi.
They let me climb the tropical vegetation! And I became Gingie The Jungle Guy.
A few days later we flew to Macau and then took the speed boat to Hong Kong. These areas are now part of China. &Hong Kong
Here I am in Macau. Macau was settled by the Portuguese so many of the buildings were built by them.
The Portuguese brought the Catholic religion with them to Macau.
Since Macau is Chinese there is lots of Chinese culture. Here is a typical Chinese dragon.
We visited the ruins of an old church…
Here it is!
Here I am with Salvador, Dr. Ortega and Mrs. Ortega… Emma was taking the picture.
We walked up to Monte Fort
Here I am with Emma!
Emma and I again!
Do you see me?
I am at the Macau Museum crawling on some historic Chinese statues. (I don’t think I’m really suppose to be doing this! Hee-Hee)
Here are very early Macau people…
Here is the arrival of the Portuguese…
Oh no, not again!!!
As part of tradition and religion in Macau, people burn incense.
Here is an old mailbox. In Macau things are often written in both Portuguese and Chinese.
Here is a typical old style house.
Typical cricket fight…
Here is a view of Macau!
Oh-No…I feel like I’m falling!
Here we are on the boat to Hong Kong!
The seas were a little rough…I’m not feeling so good…
The next day…Ahh…A nice cup of Chinese tea with my Dim Sum breakfast!
On the bus…
The Giant Buddha (the Tian Tan Buddha) at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau island near Hong Kong. Look at all of the stairs I had to climb!
Here I am at the top!
Here we are at the temple!
Back to downtown Hong Kong, we took the cable cars!
Back in the city…at the walk way of Hong Kong stars (like the one in Hollywood)