1. GingiesAdventures in Asia Disclaimer: No Gingerbreadmen were hurt, harmed or injured in anyway during the production of this photo album.When necessary, special effects and stunt cookie doubles were used.
2. I flew from El Paso, Texas, USA to Bangkok, Thailand It was a really long trip 3. The red dot shows where Bangkok is located. The Ortega family lives there. 4. I stayed with the Ortega Family. Here is a picture I took of them. 5. Here I am with Bandido Ortega You can tell that Bandi and I were the best of friends! 6. On my first dayI enjoyed the warm weather!Because Bangkok is located close to the equator the weather is nice and warm all year round! 7. AhhHow nice! Geeis it really snowing in El Paso???!!! 8. Uh-OhToo much sunI was really burnt! 9. To help me feel better, Mrs. Ortega took me to see the doctor 10. Can you find me hiding from the doctor? 11. I am still hiding!Im a book mark this time! 12. Here is one of my first friendsJames 13. We went to the US Embassy 14. We bought fruit from the fruit vendors 15. Here I am eating some street food 16. This is a spirit house.Most buildings in Bangkok have a smaller house like this where the spirits live. 17. Here is a familiar face doing the Thai Wai.In Thailand this is the polite way to greet others. 18. OhLookA friend! 19. We visited a Thai temple or Wat 20. Here is the reclining Buddha 21. He is enormous! Most Thais are Buddhists. 22. The Chao Phraya river is a major way of transportation in Thailand and Bangkok. We took a ferry across. 23. Can you find me? 24. Mrs. Ortega is holding me in front of some Thai script. Any idea what it says? 25. After a busy day in Bangkok.I spent the next day with Emma and her friend Mimi.Here I am with Mimi. 26. They let me climb the tropical vegetation! And I became Gingie The Jungle Guy. 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. &Hong Kong 28. Here I am in Macau.Macau was settled by the Portuguese so many of the buildings were built by them. 29. The Portuguese brought the Catholic religion with them to Macau. 30. Since Macau is Chinese there is lots of Chinese culture.Here is a typical Chinese dragon. 31. We visited the ruins of an old church 32. Here it is! 33. Here I am with Salvador, Dr. Ortega and Mrs. Ortega Emma was taking the picture. 34. We walked up to Monte Fort 35. Oh No!!! 36. Here I am with Emma! 37. Emma and I again! 38. Do you see me? 39. I am at the Macau Museum crawling on some historic Chinese statues. (I dont think Im really suppose to be doing this! Hee-Hee) 40. Here are very early Macau people 41. Here is the arrival of the Portuguese 42. Oh no, not again!!! 43. As part of tradition and religion in Macau, people burn incense. 44. Here is an old mailbox.In Macau things are often written in both Portuguese and Chinese. 45. Here is a typical old style house. 46. Another friend 47. Typical cricket fight 48. Writing 49. Here is a view of Macau! 50. Oh-NoI feel like Im falling! 51. Here we are on the boat to Hong Kong! 52. The seas were a little roughIm not feeling so good 53. Uh Oh! 54. The next dayAhhA nice cup of Chinese tea with my Dim Sum breakfast! 55. On the bus 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! 57. Here I am at the top! 58. Hi Zophie! 59. Here we are at the temple! 60. Oh No!!!! 61. 62. Back to downtown Hong Kong, we took the cable cars! 63. Wheee 64. Back in the cityat the walk way of Hong Kong stars (like the one in Hollywood) 65. The Hong Kong Victoria Harbor lights at night! 66. What a super trip!