Gingie's Adventures in Asia

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Gingie's Adventures in Asia

  1. 1. Gingie’sAdventures in Asia<br />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. <br />
  2. 2. I flew from El Paso, Texas, USA to Bangkok, Thailand <br />It was a really long trip<br />
  3. 3. The red dot shows where Bangkok is located.<br />The Ortega family lives there.<br />
  4. 4. I stayed with the Ortega Family.<br />Here is a picture I took of them.<br />
  5. 5. Here I am with Bandido Ortega<br />You can tell that Bandi and I were the best of friends!<br />
  6. 6. 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!<br />
  7. 7. Ahh…How nice!<br />Gee…is it really snowing in El Paso???!!!<br />
  8. 8. Uh-Oh…Too much sun…I was really burnt!<br />
  9. 9. To help me feel better, Mrs. Ortega took me to see the doctor…<br />
  10. 10. Can you find me hiding from the doctor?<br />
  11. 11. I am still hiding! I’m a book mark this time!<br />
  12. 12. Here is one of my first friends…James<br />
  13. 13. We went to the US Embassy<br />
  14. 14. We bought fruit from the fruit vendors…<br />
  15. 15. Here I am eating some street food…<br />
  16. 16. This is a spirit house. Most buildings in Bangkok have a smaller house like this where the spirits live.<br />
  17. 17. Here is a familiar face doing the Thai Wai. In Thailand this is the polite way to greet others.<br />
  18. 18. Oh…Look…A friend!<br />
  19. 19. We visited a Thai temple or Wat<br />
  20. 20. Here is the reclining Buddha…<br />
  21. 21. He is enormous! Most Thais are Buddhists.<br />
  22. 22. The Chao Phraya river is a major way of transportation in Thailand and Bangkok. We took a ferry across.<br />
  23. 23. Can you find me?<br />
  24. 24. Mrs. Ortega is holding me in front of some Thai script. Any idea what it says?<br />
  25. 25. After a busy day in Bangkok. I spent the next day with Emma and her friend Mimi. Here I am with Mimi.<br />
  26. 26. They let me climb the tropical vegetation! And I became Gingie The Jungle Guy.<br />
  27. 27. A few days later we flew to Macau and then took the speed boat to Hong Kong. These areas are now part of China.<br />&Hong<br /> Kong<br />
  28. 28. Here I am in Macau. Macau was settled by the Portuguese so many of the buildings were built by them.<br />
  29. 29. The Portuguese brought the Catholic religion with them to Macau.<br />
  30. 30. Since Macau is Chinese there is lots of Chinese culture. Here is a typical Chinese dragon. <br />
  31. 31. We visited the ruins of an old church…<br />
  32. 32. Here it is!<br />
  33. 33. Here I am with Salvador, Dr. Ortega and Mrs. Ortega… Emma was taking the picture.<br />
  34. 34. We walked up to Monte Fort<br />
  35. 35. Oh No!!!<br />
  36. 36. Here I am with Emma!<br />
  37. 37. Emma and I again!<br />
  38. 38. Do you see me?<br />
  39. 39. 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) <br />
  40. 40. Here are very early Macau people…<br />
  41. 41. Here is the arrival of the Portuguese…<br />
  42. 42. Oh no, not again!!!<br />
  43. 43. As part of tradition and religion in Macau, people burn incense.<br />
  44. 44. Here is an old mailbox. In Macau things are often written in both Portuguese and Chinese.<br />
  45. 45. Here is a typical old style house.<br />
  46. 46. Another friend…<br />
  47. 47. Typical cricket fight…<br />
  48. 48. Writing…<br />
  49. 49. Here is a view of Macau!<br />
  50. 50. Oh-No…I feel like I’m falling!<br />
  51. 51. Here we are on the boat to Hong Kong!<br />
  52. 52. The seas were a little rough…I’m not feeling so good…<br />
  53. 53. Uh Oh!<br />
  54. 54. The next day…Ahh…A nice cup of Chinese tea with my Dim Sum breakfast!<br />
  55. 55. On the bus…<br />
  56. 56. 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!<br />
  57. 57. Here I am at the top!<br />
  58. 58. Hi Zophie!<br />
  59. 59. Here we are at the temple!<br />
  60. 60. Oh No!!!!<br />
  61. 61.
  62. 62. Back to downtown Hong Kong, we took the cable cars!<br />
  63. 63. Wheee…<br />
  64. 64. Back in the city…at the walk way of Hong Kong stars (like the one in Hollywood) <br />
  65. 65. The Hong Kong Victoria Harbor lights at night!<br />
  66. 66. What a super trip!<br />

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