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Sitting in the Emirates business class lounge at the Dubai airport getting ready to board an Airbus A380. This is a bucket list airplane that I have wanted to fly. The last plane that was a bucket list flight was the Concord but was never able to satisfy that wish. It is now 12:30am and the flight leaves at 2:30am. In business class so looking to get some sleep before getting into JFK or I may just watch some movies. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #a380 #vacation #vacationcomingtoanend #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #sun #heat #nosnow #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Leaving Male airport heading to Dubai. On Emirates Boeing B777-300. On wrong side of plane to get good video. Have to admit, paradise was wonderful but want to get to some cold weather. Five minutes after taking a shower in our no roof outside bathroom and before finishing shaving I was sweating like crazy. Blood is too thick and body is too fat to handle the heat. I know you are feeling sorry for me.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #heat #sweating #vacation #vacationcomingtoanend #sun #nosnow #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Last day in paradise I went out on a jet ski while Jane had a 90 minute massage appointment. First time on a jet ski. I could get into it but not at Dutch Springs if you are thinking. Tomorrow starts the trip back to to US. Hopefully the snow will not pay a roll in the fight. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #vacation #vacationcomingtoanend #relaxing #nosnow #sun #backtowork #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #jetskiing

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

47 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY today. Went on an island hopping trip to Feealino Island which is a โ€œlocalโ€ island. That means only the local people live there. Very interesting. A lot of local information was learned. When we came back this was waiting on the bed for us. Done by the local man who takes care of our bungalow very day. Thank you to all the staff here. All very friendly. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #vacation #nosnow #sun #relaxing #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #filitheyo #maldives

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Yesterday we went to Manta Point, a cleaning station for #mantaray Interesting dives. We were on the boat for almost 2 hrs. Getting there. Dropped in the water and we had to swim underwater for 25 minutes to get to the site. Hung onto rocks waiting for mantas. These were the only two that came past. They then turned around and came back. Beautiful but only two #mantas that we saw. Second dive nothing. During our boat ride back which was longer than two hours we were in a torrential down pour with heavy winds. Beautiful mantas bad boat ride. Today we are off island hopping but weather looks like rain. Donโ€™t know if we will go. 47 wedding anniversary today. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #mantaray #nosnow #sun #rain #vacation #filitheyo #maldives #maldivesislands #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #vacationalmostdone #weddinganniversary

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Afternoon dive yesterday. Said hi to an eel. This was at the pillar dive site. Will be going out again later today. I purchase an hour of internet early in morning before other people are on it. Resort life. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #eel #moreyeel #resort #resortlife #vacation #nosnow #sun #fun #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Did morning dive and afternoon dive yesterday. Getting to know the process here and getting weighting correct. This is a wreck on the house reef. Nothing spectacular just old fishing boat. On this dive saw several sharks and a spotted eagle ray. Nice dive. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #filitheyo #maldives #nosnow #sun #fun #vacation #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #relaxing #eating #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #cats #missingourcats

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

NOW THIS IS VACATION: After a morning dive, we decided to hit the pool. An infinity pool at the edge of the ocean, drinks, a little something more to eat and a beautiful sunset. That is #relaxing Also, feel like I am eating my way through Southeast Asia. Putting on weight. Will have to start seriously working out when I get home. Missing our #cats #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #nosnow #sun #fun #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Landing in Male International Airport. Taking a seaplane then being transferred to a boat, then landing on the island of Filitheyo. That is the trip to get to the island resort in the Maldives. Today we start our diving. You need to pay for internet here and last night we tried to do it before dinner. Everyone else was doing same so we were getting booted off. Better in morning when no one is awake yet. Getting to know the process. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #maldives #filitheyo #seaplane #vacation #nosnow #sun #relaxing #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley only 8 days until we see our #cats

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

We walked across the renovated bridge, took a train ride on what is being called the Death Railway, saw rails and rail ties from the 1940โ€™s and rode next to the walls that were hacked away by those captured soldiers. Now the river and its banks are being developed into recreation sites and resorts. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #kwai #kwaibridge #deathrailway #deathrailwaybridge #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #aquapark #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #nosnow #sun #vacation #relaxing

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Today we ended our tours of Southeast Asia with an emotional tour โ€œBridge Over River Kwaiโ€. The video is the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where the ashes of 5000 British, Australian, Dutch and American soldiers are interned. This is just a small number of the estimated 12000 prisoners of war to lose their lives building the railway which included the bridge over the river Kwai. It was also estimated that 92000 slaves from captured lands in south east Asia also lost their lives during the construction. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #bridgeoverriverkwai #ww2 #warcemetery #aquapark #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #nosnow #sun #vacation #relaxing #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #bangkok

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

After gaining confidence using the Sky Train, yesterday we used it a second time along with the river ferry to see the Reclining Buddha at the temple Wat Phi. As we returned to the hotel Dusit Thani. We got off at the wrong station. Had to take a taxi to get back to hotel. The public transportation is A1 after learning a few basics. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #publictransportation #skytrain #recliningbuddha #nosnow #sun #vacation #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Meet with the two Bangkok, Thailand students that were lifeguards at Dutch Springs during the 2016 season. Phon in the top photo and Phrum in the bottom photo. They were part of the first season International student workers. It was great to see them. Both are finishing their studies now and are heading off to becomes successful in whatever careers they choose. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #lifeguard #student #nosnow #sun #relaxing #vacation #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

Jump back to Siem Reap. This afternoon before getting on the plane to Bangkok we went to one of the three floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake. The lake is the largest lake in south east Asia. At this time of year it is 1500 sq miles. During the rainy season it will triple in size. The lake size increases by taking the rain from its basin but also takes in the water from the swollen Mekong River which causes the lake to reverse the follow of water into it. When the rainy season stops the follow changes and the water runs out of the lake into the Mekong Delta to its south. This village is about 100 families who live in their floating houses. They have a floating general store, floating restaurants for the tourists, a floating gas station for their long tail boats and even internet tower (not floating). These people have been living like this for centuries. I can not conceive of living like this but who am I to question. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #tonlesaplake #mekongdelta #mekongriver #aquapark #nosnow #sun #vacation #relaxing #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #pennsylvania

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

More koi at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Got in late. Tired. New day tomorrow. Was told about Temple of the Emerald Buddha while in the plane. Probably do that tomorrow. Seeing two of our international students from 2016 on Tuesday. On Wednesday going to Bridge on the River Kwai. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #bangkok #thailand #vacation #nosnow #sun #relaxing #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #pennsylvania

Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

In the interior of Angkor Wat are 4 of these pools to accumulate rain water during the rainy season. Dry now but I wanted to put a water slide on each one to start a water park. They get 3 million people to the temple each year. Why not a water park? Angkor Wat Water Park. #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #aquapark #waterpark #nosnow #sun #fun #vacation #relaxing #bethlehem #lehighvalley #discoverlehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #bangkoktomorrow

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Dutch Springs (@dutchsprings)

At Angkor Wat today. Started to be built in 1113 finished 1150. Millions of slaves worked on it bringing blocks from quarry many miles away to built it. Largest temple in world covering 402 acres. Beautiful #dutchsprings #scuba #scubadiving #vacation #temple #nosnow #sun #seimreap #cambodia #bethlehem #lehighvalley #pennsylvania #igbethlehem #iglehighvalley #relaxing #walking
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