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    Tropical Storm Tour

    The magnificent Rafflesia flower--shown here with a human for scale--north of Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

    Welcome to the Tropical Storm Tour, my third jaunt through Southeast Asia. From June 4 to September 29, 2015, I backpacked through Thailand and Cambodia, followed by Sumatra and Bali in Indonesia to experience the insanely creative music, art, food and architecture of those countries.

    Thailand

    Thailand Part 1 – Heading into Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 2 – Wat Bowonniwet in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 3 – Wat Arun in Thonburi, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 4 – Jim Thompson House in Siam, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 5 – Snake Farm in Silom, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 6 – Museum of Siam in Rattanakosin, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 7 – Siam Center in Siam, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 8 – Wat Ratchanaddaram and the Golden Mount in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 9 – Leaving Bangkok, heading into Ayutthaya.
    Thailand Part 10 – Wat Khun Muang, Wat Ratcha Burana, Wat Maha That, Wat Phra Ram in Ayutthaya.
    Thailand Part 11 – Wat Pakkran, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bhopit, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Lokkayasutharam in Ayutthaya.
    Thailand Part 12 – A boat tour to Wat Phananchoeng, Wat Phutthai Sawan, Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya.
    Thailand Part 13 – Leaving Ayutthaya, heading into Sukothai.
    Thailand Part 14 – Wat Maha That, Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sorasak, Wat Saphan Hin, Wat Phra Bat Noi, Wat Mang Kon, Wat Tuk in Sukothai.
    Thailand Part 15 – Leaving Sukothai, heading into Chiang Mai.
    Thailand Part 16 – Wat Sumpow, Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai.
    Thailand Part 17 – Wat Sareerikkatart Sirirak, Wat Ou Sai Kham, Chinatown, Wat Mahawan in Chiang Mai.
    Thailand Part 18 – Wat That Kham, moat photo session, night market in Chiang Mai.
    Thailand Part 19 – Wat Sai Moon Mueng, Wat Sai Moon, Wat Sri Suphan in Chiang Mai.
    Thailand Part 20 – Leaving Chiang Mai, heading into Phitsanulok.
    Thailand Part 21 – Leaving Phitsanulok, heading into Dan Sai.
    Thailand Part 22 – Dan Sai Folk Museum in Dan Sai.
    Thailand Part 23 – Phi Ta Khon: Phra Uppakut invocation at Wat Phon Chai, Bo Si or Summoning of the Spirits ceremony at Chao Pho Kuan’s house, music performances at Wat Phon Chai in Dan Sai.
    Thailand Part 24 – Phi Ta Khon parade in Dan Sai.
    Thailand Part 25 – Leaving Dan Sai, heading into Phitsanulok.
    Thailand Part 26 – Leaving Phitsanulok, heading into Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 27 – Asavanant Dental Clinic, Pad Thai Fire Look in Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 28 – A day off (with photos) in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 29 – May Kaidee’s in Banglamphu, Bangkok.

    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Video 1
    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Video 2
    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Video 3
    Tropical Storm Tour: Thailand Video 4

    Cambodia

    Cambodia Part 1 – Leaving Bangkok, heading into Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 2 – A rest day in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 3 – A bicycle ride around in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 4 – Wat Bo, Wat Preah Prom Rath in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 5 – Wat Damnakin in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 6 – Wat Preah An Kau Saa, Wat Preah An Kau Sai in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 7 – Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom: Bayon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 8 – British Khmer Clinic in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 9 – Wat Preah Ang Chek + Wat Preah Ang Chom, Wat Kesaram, Wat Po Lanka, Apsara Theater in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 10 – A day off in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 11 – Angkor Wat, Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 12 – Chau Say Thevoda, Thommanon, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 13 – Wat Preah Ang Chek + Wat Preah Ang Chom, Phare Circus in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 14 – Wat Svay in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 15 – Khmer BBQ dance performance in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 16 – A day off (with photos) in Siem Reap.
    Cambodia Part 17 – Leaving Siem Reap, heading into Bangkok.

    Tropical Storm Tour: Cambodia Video

    Thailand

    Thailand Part 30 – Bumrungrad Hospital, Sukhumvit in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 31 – Wat Intharavihan in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 32 – Dusit Zoo in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 33 – A day off in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 34 – Another day off in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 35 – Buffet at May Kaidee’s in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 36 – Arawy Vegetarian Food, Giant Swing at Wat Suthat, Golden Mount in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 37 – Thanon Silom in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 38 – National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 39 – A walk down Sukhumvit in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 40 – Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Rama VIII bridge in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 41 – Wat Traimit in Chinatown, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 42 – A rain walk in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 43 – ZudRangMa Records in Thong Lor, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 44 – A day off in Bangkok.

    Sumatra

    Sumatra Part 1 – Leaving Bangkok, heading into Medan.
    Sumatra Part 2 – Mesjid Raya Al Mashun in Medan.
    Sumatra Part 3 – Tjong A Fie Mansion in Medan.
    Sumatra Part 4 – A photo mission through the streets of Medan.
    Sumatra Part 5 – Leaving Medan, heading into Danau Toba.
    Sumatra Part 6 – A photo mission around Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba.
    Sumatra Part 7 – A day off with vomitting and diarhea in Tuk Tuk, Danau Toba.
    Sumatra Part 8 – Leaving Danau Toba, heading into Medan.
    Sumatra Part 9 – Roemah Indonesian Kitchen in Medan.
    Sumatra Part 10 – Leaving Medan, heading into Bukit Lawang.
    Sumatra Part 11 – A photo mission around Bukit Lawang.
    Sumatra Part 12 – A jungle trek in Bukit Lawang.
    Sumatra Part 13 – Leaving Bukit Lawang, heading into Medan.
    Sumatra Part 14 – A photo mission through the streets of Medan.
    Sumatra Part 15 – Leaving Medan, heading into Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 16 – Sakato Group at Medan Bapaneh in Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 17 – Taman Panorama in Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 18 – Fort de Kock + Zoo in Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 19 – A day off with a cold in Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 20 – Rafflesia flower near Bukittinggi.
    Sumatra Part 21 – An eight-hour motorcycle tour to the villages around Bukittinggi.

    Tropical Storm Tour: Sumatra Video

    Bali

    Bali Part 1 – Leaving Bukittinggi, heading into Ubud.
    Bali Part 2 – A day off with photos in Ubud.
    Bali Part 3 – A day off with a photo in Ubud.
    Bali Part 4 – A walk up Jalon Suweta north of Ubud, women’s gamelan practice at Ubud Palace, Tirta Sari at Balerung in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 5 – Subak Juwuk Manis rice field in Ubud.
    Bali Part 6 – A Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa, a hike up Campuhon Ridge, Janger Cahya Warsa at the Lotus Pond in Ubud.
    Bali Part 7 – A Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa and dance / gamelan performance at Wantilan.
    Bali Part 8 – A Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa and dance / gamelan performance at Wantilan.
    Bali Part 9 – A Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Desa.
    Bali Part 10 – Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 11 – A walk up Jalon Bisma, Murni’s Warung in Ubud.
    Bali Part 12 – Gunung Sari at Puri Agung Peliatan in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 13 – Sanggar Pondok Pekak at Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod in Ubud.
    Bali Part 14 – The immigration office in Denpasar.
    Bali Part 15 – Chandra Wati at the Water Palace, Hindu temple ceremony at Pura Dalem Desa Pakraman Taman Kaja in Ubud.
    Bali Part 16 – Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 17 – A day off with photos in Ubud.
    Bali Part 18 – A bicycle ride in Andong, Peliatan and Mas.
    Bali Part 19 – A bicycle ride southeast of Ubud, a Hindu cremation ceremony in Penestanan.
    Bali Part 20 – A women’s temple ceremony and Suara Sakti in Bentuyung.
    Bali Part 21 – Holy Monkey Forest in Bukit Sari Sangeh, Pura Taman Ayun near Mengwi, coffee plantation in Perean, rice terraces in Jatiluwih, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bedugul, sunset at Pura Tanah Lot.
    Bali Part 22 – A day off in Ubud.
    Bali Part 23 – A day off with the flu in Ubud.
    Bali Part 24 – A day off with the flu in Ubud.
    Bali Part 25 – A day off with the flu in Ubud.
    Bali Part 26 – Kamoro tribe from Papua, Bina Remaja at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 27 – Desa Adat Sambahan at Pura Batu Karu in Ubud.
    Bali Part 28 – Luh Luwih at Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod in Ubud.
    Bali Part 29 – Semara Ratih at Jaba Pura Desa Kutuh in Ubud.
    Bali Part 30 – Sanggar Suwara Guna Kanti at Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod in Ubud.
    Bali Part 31 – Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 32 – Tirta Sari at Balerung in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 33 – A day off in Ubud.
    Bali Part 34 – Sekaa Gong Jaya Swara Ubud at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 35 – Hindu temple ceremonies at Dadya Pasek Gelgel and Pura Penataran Pande in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 36 – Leaving Ubud, Bali, heading into Tapei, Taiwan.
    Heading Home – Leaving Tapei, Taiwan, heading into Los Angeles, California.

    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 1
    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 2
    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 3
    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 4
    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 5
    Tropical Storm Tour: Bali Video 6

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