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600 Euros and Another Night of Opulence

Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Views [727]

We arrive two hours before our FinnAir flight to check in at the Bangkok Airport and are asked if we wish to put our names on a list to give up our seats - the flight to Helsinki is overbooked and they need volunteers to take the next flight out tomorrow.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


The 5-Star, 1-Star Difference

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [1092]

It's August 1st and we've just landed in Bangkok from Hanoi, for a one night transit stop en route to Helsinki, Finland.  We had booked ourselves a low-grade hotel fro the evening, close to the airport.  Upon arrival in Bangkok's new shiny airport, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Tourism Impact on Village Children

Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Views [799]

The only way to keep cool was to rent a motorbike and cruise around all day, wind blowing in our faces.  We hired just one - a little scooter type bike, and helmets that were more like a helmut you'd give a child to wear on their "hot wheels,"... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Banana Pancakes, Burgers & Beer

Saturday, 2 Jun 2007 | Views [903]

Thailand is truly not like we remember it to be years ago.  When we were here 10 plus years ago, children and adults waved and shouted "sa wat dii," and were all smiles.  I recall the outskirts of Bangkok where locals were still surprised and ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Darrin's New Career Calling

Thursday, 31 May 2007 | Views [988]

We're using this trip to open our minds to new career possibilities.  Being away from the traditional office grind environment has allowed us the chance to listen to our creative sides and explore old and new passions.  Darrin has always been super creative ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Back to Thailand

Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | Views [607]

We are back in Thailand, and have made our way up to Chiang Mai, on a cheap Air Asia flight. It's about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with 90 percent humidity, and we're seeking refuge in an air conditioned guest house finishing up our web content to share ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Americaaannn Maaannn....

Monday, 28 May 2007 | Views [752]

Americaannnn Mannn.... coos the young Thai boy in the hostel next door to us, as Darrin walks over to inquire about wireless service for the third time.  Thailand, like Rio and Sydney, is a great place for people to just "be themselves."  There's ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Buddha Bling

Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [903]

The majority of Thais are practicing Theravada Buddhists.   Everywhere you go in Bangkok, you see the yellow flags of Buddhism flying proudly.  There are sections of neighborhoods and street dedicated to vendors selling Buddhist paraphernalia.  My personal ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


US Dollars, Anyone?

Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [722]

It's easy to see why there's a thriving black market for US dollars in countries where the local currency is weak. We're preparing for our trip to Myanmar, and we are only able to use US dollars there to pay for goods and to also buy their currency on ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


Eating off the Streets

Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [598]

The streets of Bangkok are alive, and crawling with street vendors.  While there are formal restaurants, the bulk of people are walking the streets with their chopsticks and little styrofoam containers of pad thai and fried rice.  Street vendors sell ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Bangkok Bound

Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | Views [761]

The day and age of real time travel planning from the comfort of your computer makes life so easy, and spontaneous.  The well wired airport of Hong Kong is the bom; having run out of time to get a place to stay our first night in Bangkok, we had no worries.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

 

 

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