Last night we arrived back in Baku from our vacation in Thailand. We had long layovers in Dubai each way, so we are exhausted. The vacation was terrific and the weather was so nice to us.
This photo was taken just before we left Azerbaijan and shows a mud volcano near Baku. Very strange, huh?
We spent the first five days in Bangkok. Here is a shot of my eldest son and my wife with me at the Grand Palace.
Below are my two wonderful sons at the Grand Palace.
Below is a shot of Wat Arun, also called The Temple of the Dawn. It is just across the river from the Grand Palace.
And here is a shot my son Anton took of me climbing Wat Arun.
For New Year's we went to Jomtien, near Pattaya, since it is the nearest decent beach to Bangkok.
Here you can see me standing on Jomtien Beach.
I wish you could see the sunset we saw there, but I didn't have my good camera with me (I didn't feel like bringing it because it is too bulky). The sun was a huge blazing red ball. My son's little camera reduced it to what you see here.
We took elephant rides at Pattaya, which my family thought was great fun. Here my wife is taking a picture of me. I hope you all had a great holiday season. May this next year be our best one yet!