Art in Paradise: Kid & Camera Fun
Bangkok / Reviews / Thailand

Art in Paradise: Kid & Camera Fun

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

Chatuchak Market
Bangkok / Thailand

Chatuchak 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

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic
Bangkok / Koh Chang / Photo Essays / Thailand

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

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

Asiatique: Food & Shopping & Carnival,  Oh My.
Bangkok / Thailand

Asiatique: Food & Shopping & Carnival, Oh My.

Asiatique was one of the places our hosts said was a “must see” while in Bangkok.  Since I had seen it listed, repeatedly, on tourism websites and travel books, I was hardly going to argue.  But I did have to ask, “What exactly is Asiatique?”  Because while site after site listed it as something you … Continue reading

Lunch in Ayutthaya
Bangkok / Thailand

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. Continue reading

Ayutthaya
Bangkok / Thailand

Ayutthaya

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

Terminal 21 – Bangkok Mall-ing It
Bangkok / Thailand

Terminal 21 – Bangkok Mall-ing It

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