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Khawp khun khrap, Thailand

Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Views [2233] | Comments [1]

Our final days in Thailand were spent watching the clock roll by as we roamed the city of Bangkok, or perhaps caught a bad movie on the cable TV we were lucky enough to have in our room. Aside from watching our TV and enjoying our AC, we spent ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Pad Thai Battle Royal

Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [2994] | Comments [2]

In an effort to turn you, the readers, on to the best of the best of the best, sir...with honors, I have volunteered my own bowels and stomach lining to be the judge of the first annual Pad Thai Royal Rumble! To qualify as a contender is easy: simply ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

A Day in Historical Bangkok

Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [1579]

If you wanted to visit every temple in Bangkok, but could only visit one temple each day, with no holidays, it would take you just under three years to see them all, assuming none were built during your sightseeing.   Fortunately, Gen and I have the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Rolling on the River

Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [2013]

Found yourself in Vangvieng with some spare time?   Why not go tubing?! Every good water park, no matter where you go, has a lazy river, each of which tends to be poured from the same mold as the last.   But in Vangvieng, Laos, ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

The Pros and Cons of Crossing the Cambodian Border

Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [2494] | Comments [1]

         I’m here to dispel a rumor that’s going around the backpacking community:   you CAN get your Cambodia visa at the border between Laos and Cambodia.   Too often we were told that this was an impossibility, and that we would have to kill a ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Laos Public Transportation and Life Appreciation

Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [3071] | Comments [1]

It’s funny.  When you pick the brain of a traveler who has already covered your intended route, you hope for useful and informative feedback and advice.  When you pose the question “where did you eat” or “how did you find the food” you hope to learn ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Thai-ron Chefs

Saturday, 5 May 2007 | Views [3792]

                 When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  When in Thailand, cook as the Thai cook.  No trip to Thailand's Chiang Mai would be complete without a Thai cooking class, so we did that very thing! Staying true to our palates, we chose nothing ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Going Native with the Hill Tribes

Saturday, 5 May 2007 | Views [3870] | Comments [2]

  It’s a rare opportunity when the passing backpacker catches a glimpse of the daily life of the native peoples through whose towns he passes.  Just such an opportunity was awarded to Genny and me recently when, along with our two traveling companions, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

When Boredom Attacks

Friday, 4 May 2007 | Views [1057] | Comments [3]

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Tags: Laughter

Our Own Orient Express

Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Views [1386]

For the right price in Thailand , you can get anywhere any way.  Offer the right amount of money and I suspect you could convince the random passerby to show you around town on his or her back.  But when it comes to public transportation, you're options ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Gallery: Thailand

Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

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In a Claustrophobic Country

Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | Views [1610]

Imagine a time when you were scared. I'm talking butt cheeks clenched, praying to God that it'll end fast and painless scared. Remember that feeling? Now imagine feeling that way for nine hours. Apparently British Airways felt that Gen and I needed ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles



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