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Trip: Month in Thailand

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THAILAND | Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | Views [644] | Comments [1]

I understand why they charge extra money for the lower berths. I also understand why they sell out first. The top is tighter quarters than the lower berth and even though they give you two straps to keep from rolling out of them, there is always that ... Read more >

So long, Chiang Dao and Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | Views [535]

The cab from Malee’s to the bus station is 150 THB, so R and I decided to share a ride and split the fare. After breakfast I said my goodbyes to V and to Malee who held my hand in hers all the way to the cab and commented on how cold it was, like a ... Read more >

A late start, then off to the hot springs

THAILAND | Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | Views [299]

The last time I had elective surgery I swore to myself never again because I hate the after effects of the general anesthesia so much. The feeling that I woke up to this morning was quite similar to those after affects. I felt as though lethargy had ... Read more >

Melissa gets wasted for the first time...film at eleven

THAILAND | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [316]

When I got back to my bungalow after the hike, I scrubbed myself, my shirt, everything. The stains were going to be stubborn to come out and I had these little prickly stems attached to the sleeve that would require a concentrated effort to remove. ... Read more >

The Tuesday Morning market and a "scary trail"

THAILAND | Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | Views [738] | Comments [1]

I had heard that the hill tribe women bring in crafts to sell at the Tuesday Morning Market and I was excited to go have a look. I had postponed all of my purchasing until I got to Chiang Dao and today I was disappointed. There was very little in terms ... Read more >

Through the hedge to Malee's bungalows

THAILAND | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [417]

I did enjoy my walk into Chiang Dao proper this morning. I went early enough so that it was still cool and late enough for the dogs to be settled down. They get so crazy when someone is out walking in the morning. A couple of pooches approached me, ... Read more >

Nesting down for the night

THAILAND | Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | Views [348]

The bus dropped me in exactly the right spot in Chiang Dao, but most of the guesthouses are located about six kilometers outside of town. I was at the turn off looking at signs that advertised my options: Chiang Dao Nest, Malee’s Nature Lovers Bungalows, ... Read more >

Shoulder to shoulder with the hoi polloi

THAILAND | Sunday, 31 Jan 2010 | Views [307]

Today I took the bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao and I witnessed a game that people in Thailand like to play. I am not sure about the name of this game, but “Fill the Bus + 1” seems to be a good working title. We were shoulder to shoulder in that ... Read more >

She'll be comin' round the mountain....

THAILAND | Saturday, 30 Jan 2010 | Views [332] | Comments [1]

The guidebook made it sound so easy, just get on a mountain bike and pedal up to the top of Doi Suthep, the sacred mountain that sits to the northwest of Chiang Mai, and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Simple…. Why doesn’t everyone do it? So I pedaled ... Read more >

Nice place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there

THAILAND | Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | Views [380]

So what if Chiang Mai has become touristy. I’m having a good time anyway. I like the size and layout of Chiang Mai. I like that there is a university here and a national park right outside of town. I like the place where I am staying overnight. I could ... Read more >

How do you spell "chotchskies" anyway?

THAILAND | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [877]

I didn’t take it personally that the monk in the cubby next to mine hid himself until we were in the station at Chiang Mai. Apparently they are not supposed to come into contact at all with women and as clumsy as I am I probably would have ended up ... Read more >

Riding the Rails to Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | Views [382]

The receptionist didn’t seem shocked when I told that the room I just vacated was a complete shithole and not worth 550 Baht, but then again it was 5:00 in the morning and she was asleep. I dropped my key in the box and took off to the railroad station.... Read more >

The Things I Endure for a Decent Seafood Meal

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | Views [396]

Breakfast came free with my room, but this only included toast and jam, tea and something that looked like orange juice. If you wanted two eggs, that’ll be 60 Baht, please. In the morning there was a different clerk behind the desk of the hotel. She ... Read more >

Late Night Arrival at Hua Hin

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | Views [448]

Hua Hin Jan 26, 2010 12:45AM Well, here I am in Hua Hin. It’s after midnight and most places are locked up tight. I have already checked five guesthouses and they are all full. A woman on a scooter gave me a ride to the first guesthouse because she ... Read more >

Memories in Soft Focus

THAILAND | Sunday, 24 Jan 2010 | Views [319]

I could come up with a list of grievances about my trip to Ko Phi Phi, but I would like to focus on the good things that happened. I am so happy that I spent the extra money to take the boat tour around the islands. I had already seen a lot of Ko Phi ... Read more >

Getting There is Half the Fun-the Road to Ko Phi Phi part II

THAILAND | Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | Views [277]

At 6:30am all of the passengers on the bus were jostled awake and told to disembark. I hadn’t gotten much sleep. They bus company had played action movies for our entertainment until late into the night. There had been a bus stop at 3:15 in the morning, ... Read more >

Getting There is Half the Fun-the Road to Ko Phi Phi

THAILAND | Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Views [478]

I am thoroughly embarrassed by my neurotic behavior today, but if you ever book one of the all-inclusive travel packages through an agent in Khao San road, you might want to give this a read. When the minibus to Bangkok pulled up to my Kanchanaburi ... Read more >

Kanchanaburi to Hell Fire Pass, and Then Back Again.

THAILAND | Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | Views [5314]

I haven’t been sleeping well. The walls at my hotel look to be solid, but I think they are made of painted paper. My two neighbors have both received phone calls late at night. The woman in the room on my right was in a full blown argument a little ... Read more >

A Trip to the Falls and Then a Trip and a Fall

THAILAND | Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | Views [588]

I arose early this morning to make it to the bus station for the 8:00 bus to Erawan Falls. It took me a while to walk there, but at 7:30 in the morning, the Thai sun hasn’t made it’s full brilliant appearance. The ride to Erawan National Park took about ... Read more >

New Town, New Hotel and Thai Cuisine 101

THAILAND | Monday, 18 Jan 2010 | Views [351]

I said goodbye to Ayutthaya this morning with the hopes that someday when I had more money, I could come back and do a sunset cruise on the Chao Praya river. I opted for private transportation to Kanchanaburi instead of public. There is no direct public ... Read more >

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