Chatuchak Market: The World’s Largest Weekend Market!

Almost every 'Must See' list about Bangkok gives some space to Chatuchak Market, so we had to see what all the fuss was about.  As always, I was very thankful for our friends who drove and navigated and got us smoothly in and out, because I cannot fathom driving around Bangkok.  See <<THIS POST>> if … Continue reading Chatuchak Market: The World’s Largest Weekend Market!

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

Thailand traffic motorbike child crazy scary things we see

One of the things I really value about traveling, is that we have to learn to put our "Americanness" aside.  We realize that, while sometimes it does seem so, the whole world does not speak English.  The concept of "keeping up with the Joneses" is entirely different in other countries.  Safety regulations are wildly different. … Continue reading Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

Lunch in Ayutthaya

My husband, who has gone from Mr. Meat and Potatoes when we met and got married, to Mr. Texting Me Pictures of Silkworm Larvae and Octopus Balls (I'm not being crude there, that's what it's called on the menu.) when he is eating out for business travel, order this over our hosts frantic objections and warnings.

Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant

As we left Wat Pho, our friend had an idea for what he assured us would be a great, inexpensive lunch:  Shoshana Restaurant.  He was also confident this was easily walkable.  Ok, the first part was quite true - yummy lunch.  No arguments there.  The second part... well, let's say that it can be walked, from … Continue reading Schnitzel off Khao San: Shoshana Restaurant

Chao Phraya: The Water Taxi Experience

The water taxi coming in to accept new passengers. Bangkok Chao Phraya Water Taxi

Today, we remember with fondness(ish) the experience that is the Water Taxi on Chao Phraya, in the heart of Bangkok. As the wise philosopher, or hubby Scott, put it:  The Water Taxi on Chao Phraya is... an adventure for the senses. The people crowded around you, the rocking of the boat, the smell of water, … Continue reading Chao Phraya: The Water Taxi Experience

Koh Chang: Shopping, Smoothies & Monkey Warnings

Our one non-medical outing while staying at the Mercure, was when the Moms decided we had to go into "town" in the daylight - instead of during an emergency run to the pharmacy. When we announced our plan, two girls decided they wanted to come along, as long as it involved a lot of shade. … Continue reading Koh Chang: Shopping, Smoothies & Monkey Warnings

Thailand: Snorkeling a Sunken Ship

Although billboards in Thailand clearly showed people with my Galaxy S7 taking underwater pictures... I just don't have the faith that the 'water-resistant up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes" means I can put it under water in the ocean and take pictures.  Unfortunately, that means you don't get any cool underwater shots … Continue reading Thailand: Snorkeling a Sunken Ship