Today marks my thirteenth day in Thailand. I am finally settled in my home city of Chonburi, which is about ninety minutes southeast of Bangkok. I’ve been busy with teacher training for the past week and a half so I haven’t really explored too much. I did get a chance to visit the Grand Palace and the world’s largest weekend market known as Chatuchak, both are located in Bangkok. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted my photos from the first week so I can’t give you a glimpse of the Emerald Buddha or the busy market stalls, but here are several from the Gulf of Thailand. When the flooding moved closer to Bangkok we all packed our bags and headed south to a city called Pattaya. To be honest I hated Pattaya, but I’m a nature girl, so that shouldn’t be a surprise. I did manage to find some beautiful scenery in a small town south of Pattaya.