Grapes in the Valley

25 Sep

Sometimes the most beautiful places are where you least expect.

I woke this morning, excited to explore into areas not yet seen. We were headed into Northern Thailand, an area I had not yet been, for a field trip.

It was 8 AM and we all headed into the bus.
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About three hours later we had arrived to our destination.

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Who would have thought Thailand had Wineries? More importantly, who would have thought a Finance class would take a field trip to a winery?

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After a walk around the main entrance we were off. A tour of the vineyards and an exploration into how the wine is actually made.

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Strangely I have always wanted to own a vineyard. It’s not that I enjoy wine. Or even that I drink wine. For some odd reason though, I have always envisioned myself at a later time in my life growing grapes.
So for me, this was like heaven.

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We went out into the fields were we could see the actual workers in the fields.
They all enjoyed my interest in them.

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We then ventured into the vineyard itself. Where we were able to walk among the fields of grapes.

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After seeing all of this fruit, we decided to head back for lunch.

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A delicious meal was served, and there were smiles all around.

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A nice solid base was needed for the wine that was to be severed shortly.

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Before the wine tasting begun though, we took a little break outside in the sun.

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Beautiful flowers in the water with lily pads.

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Off in the distance the girls were posing for photos. I decided to snap one as well.

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Her eyes as always are memorized by the camera.

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Group photos of us all were taken.

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I couldn’t help but be drawn to this older Range Rover in its natural habitat. It was standing out beautifully out behind the corner.  This is what these cars were designed for. Driving out in the countryside.

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Growing up around these Land Rovers, I have a small space in my heart for these British problematic beauties.

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Then it was time to try the wine. We had glass after glass of  white wine, then later red.
For someone who rarely drinks wine it was quite the experience. An explosion of tastes coming at me all at once. Each glass had a distinct taste, and a different flavor.

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I can see why wine tasting is so popular.

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We drank glass after glass, and the contiuned coming.

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Posts like these are always tough for me. Sorting through hundreds of pictures after a long day out is quite tiring.
Unfortunately it leads to picture heavy posts, with very brief explanations of what had happened. Instead of writing, I tend to let the pictures do the talking.

It was a magical place we visited today. By far one of the prettiest paces I have been in Thailand.

I hope to be back here soon again.

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One Response to “Grapes in the Valley”

  1. Emad September 25, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    Nice !

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