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May 18, 2012

Bangkok: Food


We were disappointed by the food in Bangkok.  Not that the food was bad.  In reality it was consistently the best Thai food that we’ve ever had.  It’s just that Thai food is simple.  Properly prepared with the (more…)

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May 16, 2012

Bangkok: Markets


Blossoms at the Pak Khlong Talat flower market

In Bangkok you can buy anything.  Stalls line every major street.  Markets fill the niches between the buildings.  Street front shops are everywhere.

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May 14, 2012

Bangkok: On the Water

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Khlong Bangkok Noi: School kids head to school on a long-tail boat.

Water defines Bangkok.  Established as a trading post on a meandering stretch of the Chao Phraya River not far from the ocean, Bangkok’s fate, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad, has always been dependant on the river.

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May 5, 2012

Bangkok: The Temples


Wat Arun Rajwararam (“Temple of Dawn”)

Finding temples in Bangkok is not hard.  Situated on the  Chao Phraya River’s flat flood plain, Bangkok’s horizon line is mostly defined by its buildings.  Modern steel and glass structures identify the modern (more…)

Bangkok: A Passage to Bangkok


We’re on the train to Bangkok

Aboard the Thailand Express

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April 27, 2012

Thailand: Ayutthaya, the Journey is the Destination


Buddha head in tree, Wat Mahathat

Our eight-night stay left enough time for a day trip out of Bangkok’s metropolis.  Ayutthaya, the historic capitol of Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the obvious destination.  We were (more…)

April 12, 2012

Siem Reap: Tuk Tuk Tour

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Churning of the Ocean of Milk, mirrored.

We had no preset agenda for our last day in Siem Reap Cambodia.  Sure there were more temples to see in Angkor; a full exploration of the Khmer temples of the Angkor region requires a lifetime.  We knew (more…)

April 10, 2012

Siem Reap: Ta Prohm


A passageway at Angkor's Ta Prohm Temple (Color IR)

I distinctly recall the exact moment that I learned of the Khmer temples of Angkor. It was the mid-nineties. I stood looking at a black and white print at a photo exhibit. The picture showed a mass (more…)

March 9, 2012

Siem Reap: Tonlé Sap

Filed under: Cambodia, Infrared, Photography, Southeast Asia, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:01 am

A long tail boat heads out onto Tonlé Sap Lake

“Why here?”

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February 5, 2012

Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

Filed under: Cambodia, Photography, Southeast Asia, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — Tags: , , — anotherheader @ 7:09 pm

Angkor Wat at dawn

Is seeing Angkor Wat on your bucket list?  If it is, you are not alone.  Angkor’s finest temple is one of the world’s iconic sights.  It is a place that looks good in pictures but is even more impressive when you are there in person.

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