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For our last day in Thailand, parts of our party are dragging. This has been wonderful and exciting and perception-changing and educational... and exhausting. So, today, the vote is for something inside, out of the heat, and a schedule that is not at all demanding. So, we decided to visit Art in Paradise in Esplanade … Continue reading Art in Paradise: Kid & Camera Fun
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!
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
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.
Growing up in the United States, we don't grow up with old. When a building is 200 years old, we're all "Ooooohhhhh, can you imagine? This was built before great-grandma was born!" The oldest structures we have to oooohh and aaaahhh over are things like the Richard Sparrow House, built in 1640 and the Wyckhoff … Continue reading Ayutthaya with Kids
At some point when you are planning your trip to Thailand (especially Bangkok), you are going to read in a guide book, or someone is going to helpfully insist, that you must go to a Thai mall while you are there. And you are going to think, a mall? Why would I take my precious … Continue reading Terminal 21 – Bangkok Mall-ing It
It seems many of our memories of Thailand revolve around food. (Come to think of it, a lot of our memories of a lot of our travel revolve around food. Note to self, examine our family's relationship with food...) Anyway! On this particular day, we took a walk down an easy-to-miss back street, near the … Continue reading Snacking Through the Back Soi
Ah yes, the Tuk Tuk ride. The day we had a reasonable concern part of our party had been whisked off to parts unknown, never to be seen again. That was an exciting time. I'm telling you, we made memories on this trip! We had had our yummy lunch at <<Shoshanna Restaurant>>. We had politely … Continue reading The Great Disappearing Tuk Tuk
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
It's hard to imagine the humble origins of Khao San Road as layered sign after neon-colored sign beckons to you, offering everything from sustenance, to chachkies, to items of questionable legality. Those origins of the road are only alluded to in the name, which means 'milled rice.' The first hotel was a small one, serving … Continue reading Bangkok: Khao San Road
The Reclining Buddha behind us, and one of the oldest temple complexes in Thailand is laid out around us. The colors, the details, and the architecture are not at all western at all, which is, of course, exactly as it should be. But it’s also a little disorienting to me. Usually when traveling I love … Continue reading Bangkok: Wat Pho
Stepping over the threshold into Wat Pho, I was surprised - and then surprised at my surprise, if you can follow that - at the size of the famous Reclining Buddha. After all, in today’s day and age, we can easily view not only the professional, perfectly lit photos – but also a neverending supply … Continue reading Wat Pho: The Reclining Buddha
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
Good News! This post is not at all, not even the slightest bit, about us trying to fire dance, being burned by a fire dancer, or hitching a ride with a fire dancer. Moms & Grandmas (and probably neurosurgeon and archery instructor who worry our antics)... You're welcome. No one in our party attempted to … Continue reading Fire Dancing in Koh Chang
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
As I said in my previous post about the Mercure, we had a very nice, restful few days on Koh Chang after our boat trip. The one hitch in the whole thing was that my girl, Katie, managed to get badly sunburned the last day on the boat. Her face was RED. It looked so … Continue reading Koh Chang: Self-Medicating
Being more wise in the ways of sailing trips than our family, our hosts had strongly recommended, and searched out, a resort stay for a few days after leaving the boat. We now had three days of long, hot showers, food at the ready, and lounging at the beach. For this, we stayed at the … Continue reading Koh Chang: Mercure Hideaway
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
We had set sail, and then anchored off the coast of Koh Mak last evening. Just the memory of watching the sun, and the sunrise, from the deck of a sailboat will be enough to get me back on a sailing vacation sooner rather than later. Since it was our last night on the boat, … Continue reading Koh Mak Morning & Market