Category Archives: Thailand

Wandering eyes

When we visited a great travel site, we noticed that our eyes often wandered and our attention diverted from the important site to some small detail. We visited a temple in Bangkok, and all we wanted to look at were … Continue reading

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Staying off the beaten path

Bangkok might have been frustrating for most tourists the last month.   Thousands of demonstrators took over government buildings and caused massive traffic jams.  Some tourists may have curbed their exploration due to unanswerable questions: Would pro and anti-government groups clash?  … Continue reading

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The Look: Gaudi; The Materials: Chinese; The Location: Thailand

We rode the riverboat for some distance up the Chao Phraya River, watching the spires of Wat Arun reaching to the sky in the distance.  We understand why it is the most recognizable building in Bangkok. A Wat has existed … Continue reading

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Let’s get together

“Where will you be for Thanksgiving 2013?” asked our friend, Jo, back in the early summer of 2012.  She knew we were plotting out our round-the-world trip.  Clearly, Jo had her own plan.  “Thailand” was our answer.  “That sounds good!”  … Continue reading

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Color as the subject

Washington is light grey.  Boston is brick-red.  Bangkok is a kaleidoscope of bright colors – at least in the older park of the city.  We stayed in the old city and visited wats, night markets, small shops, and little cafes.  … Continue reading

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getting around

We looked at online maps and read tripadvisor recommendations before we booked a hotel in the Banglampoo area of Bangkok, an older section of the city.  We knew we’d enjoy being in an area with a night market, smaller shops, … Continue reading

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What’s a Wat?

Wats are Buddhist temples, the center for worship for 95% of Thailand’s population.  Chiang Mai has over 200 wats, and they range from modestly sized to jaw-dropping grand.  The wats that we visited are still being used by residents although … Continue reading

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