Away On Business

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Away On Business

The Sukhumvit district is a colorful little place that i would never recommend a family to visit. At first glance, it has the appearance of being glitzier and more upscale than the Khao San Road area we last stayed in. Many of the fancy hotel towers are located in this area- the nice ones. The [...]

Bangkok: the sequel

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Bangkok: the sequel

All roads lead to Bangkok. The big city is the clearing house for everywhere you want to go. So for a second time, we find ourselves back here for a few days. We have some errands to run, some packages to mail, and some preparation to do before setting off to Cambodia. This time, we [...]

Chiang Mai. A pointless post.

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Chiang Mai. A pointless post.

We left Chiang Mai three days ago and I still can’t figure out what to say about it. Simply put, we don’t know what all the fuss is over. People love this place and we can’t figure out why. It’s not a bad place, we just felt like there were better cities in this part [...]

Laos Withdrawl

Laos, Thailand

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Laos Withdrawl

We arrived in Chiang Mai after 23 hours of travel- a bus, a ferry, the back of a pickup truck, and a minivan. We were exhausted, but the near future looked bright: we were heading to a much anticipated city. Chiang Mai is adored by people- we’ve heard nothing but the highest accolades from everyone [...]

Travel Days

Laos, Thailand

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Travel Days

Alas, the worry and personal scorn we placed upon ourselves for procrastinating on train ticket purchases was in vain. We ended up snagging two tickets on the sleeper train, but not without effort. We effectively lost a day waiting around the train station to see if upgraded tickets became available. When looking for something to [...]

Thailand's #1 Band

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Thailand’s #1 Band

According to the steward on our train to Vientiane, this photograph (printed on the back of every can of Chang Beer) is of the top rated band in Thailand. He tried to emphasize this point by singing some lyrics and attempting a well rehearsed air guitar. After seeing his enthusiasm, we believe him entirely. Despite [...]

Diving Koh Tao

Koh Tao is best known as an island to travel to for it’s diving. Many say it is the cheapest place in the world to work towards any level of certification, including professional levels. We went there not to get a certification, but simply to check out the diving and find out why Koh Tao [...]

Girl with the Khao San Dilemma

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Girl with the Khao San Dilemma

I am curving through narrow alleyways lined with occupied mattresses, bars on wheels, and massage storefronts. The steam from the evening rain is still rising from the walking path, and motorcycles parked chaotically across the pathway make somewhat of an obstacle course. It is nightfall. Our visas are within one day of expiration, and the [...]