The Burns Head West Into The Sunset

February 18th Through March 4th 2012   

The Burna Go West... Far West... (Page One)

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Meet The Adventurers

Bunnaford and Tom decide to go on vacation (Vietnam)

This is a hard way to travel (Thailand)

Ho Chi Mihn Temple (Vietnam)

Nibbling... The fish are having a geast! (Cambodia)

On the town! (Cambodia)

Visiting the temples (Bangkok)

A little Chick-Fill-A Perhaps (Bangkok)

Gold to the left of us... Gold to the right of us (Bangkok)

The Itinerary....

Travel Day
Date Activities Notes
18 February Depart Bradley International at 930P Thai Airways International  Airbus A340-500J Arrive Bangkok 630A two days later!
19 February Lost at sea (crossing international date line)  

2 Arrive Bangkok 630A.     Depart 750A Bangkok to Hanoi.  Arrive Hanoi 935A. Sofitel Hotel champagne breakfast.  Tour Hanoi Check into Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel for three nights. 
Plan to meet Hanoi Kids in afternoon for local tour and dinner. 

Sofitel Hotel champagne breakfast. - Plan to go to Halong Bay for the day. 77-65, chance of rain 20%

Sofitel Hotel champagne breakfast


Final Hanoi sight seeing; Hamoi Hilton


Sofitel Hotel champagne breakfast - The last temple.... Depart Hanoi via Vietnam Airlines 600P. Arrive Siem Reap, Cambodia, 740P Check into the Raffles Grand Hotel for four nights.

Raffles Hotel breakfast and tour Ankor Wat temples It was a busy day... Walked and walked
Raffles Hotel breakfast and sunrise touring of temples Time to get the feet fixed thanks to the local fish
Raffles Hotel breakfast and touring Siem Reap and area Walking around the grounds and party time prior to leaving the next morning for Thailand

27 February
depart Siem Reap Air Bangkok 950A, arrive Bangkok 1045A Meet up with the group at the airport and go to the Shangri-La Hotel. Afternoon touring on own.  700P poolside cocktails and Thai buffet and traditional music.
28 February
   hotel breakfast,  900A depart from hotel on private boat for half day tour of Royal Grounds of the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, tuk tuk ride and Temple of Reclining Buddha.  Dinner at the Blue elephant and explore the Patpong Market.
29 February
hotel breakfast, day at leisure (golf??) and 700P dinner at Restaurant.    

l March 
Depart on flight 1000A to  Chiang Mai.  Arrive at the Four Seasons Hotel.  430P depart resort for City Tour enroute for dinner at the Gallery Restaurant.  Will visit Chiang Mai Night Market, shops and stalls.
2 March
Four Seasons breakfast, day at Maesa elephant Camp, elephant ride to Tong Luang Tribe village.  We get to ride the elephants!
3 March
Four Seasons breakfast.  Golf???  700P cocktail party.  800P Lanna Lawn dinner at Four Seasons Additional walking to see some temples and do a little shopping

Travel Day
4 March
Four Seasons breakfast.  Depart Chiang Mai 1130A. for Bangkok.   Depart Bangkok Thai Airways 730P Airbus A340-500J Arrive LAX Bradley 720P
4 March
Loose a day crossing the international dateline Arrive LAX Bradley 720P

First.... Must Pack!

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Clothes mandatory... Nordie's absolutely mandatory

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Kids books for the Vietnamese kids learning to rad and write English... The Burns... Big Hearts

On Board And Changing Planes

Thai Airlines Boeing 747-ER (Extended Range)

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Brigh colors... We are being prepared

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Boarding in LA at 9:30PM..... It's a long flight

First Stop Suvarnabhumi Airport

Did You Know: TG795 from Los Angeles to Bangkok is one of the five longest commercial flights in the world. According to this airport distance calculator, air miles from Bangkok Airport (BKK) to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 8260.95 miles or 13294.72 kilometers.

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Bangcock under expansion... always

Did You Know? - Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006.

The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International , Bangkok Airways , Orient Thai Airlines , and Thai AirAsia [until 30 September 2012]. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers.

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province , about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of downtown Bangkok. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects. It was constructed primarily by ITO JV . The airport has the world's tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres / 6,060,000 square feet).

The rest of the airport is complete and operational since 2006

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Off to Vietnam.... It's 7:30 in the morning on the dau we left at 9:30 PM... We are so confused!

Last Stop Noi Bai International Airport

Did You Know? - Nội Bài International Airport ( IATA : HAN,  ICAO : VVNB) ( Vietnamese : Sân bay Quốc tế Nội Bài) in Hanoi , the capital of Vietnam , is the largest airport in the north of the country. It is 28 miles (45 km) from the city centre. The travel time from the city centre is 30–45 minutes.

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Did You Know? - Noi Bai International Airport (IATA: HAN, ICAO: VVNB), the biggest airport in northern Vietnam, serves the capital city of Hanoi. The airport is located 28 miles (45 km) from the city's downtown.

Departing Is Such Sweet Sorrow.... Heading For Home

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At the airport - Depart Chiang Mai 1130A. for Bangkok.   

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Last of the pictures... Our button fingers are worn out

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Depart Bangkok Thai Airways 730P Airbus A340-500J

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