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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…)

December 19, 2011

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

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The view from the observation deck in Bangkok (HDR)

If you are like us and travel a lot you see the inside of a bunch of airports.  I figure that I’ve flown through about 90; it is hard to keep track.  For many frequent travelers seeing the inside an airport a (more…)

December 18, 2011

Bangkok: Tuk Tuk Thrill Rides

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In Bangkok the tuk tuks are three-wheeled open-air rocket ships decorated like the interior of Latin American discothèques and driven by want-to-be Formula One pilots.  Drivers are capable of double-digit numbers of moving violations in even the shortest of hops.  No traffic law is left unviolated.  The lights blur by in a cloud of two-cycle smoke as the drivers take short cuts straight out of a James Bond movie.

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