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

Fire Dancing in Koh Chang
Koh Chang / Thailand / The Islands

Fire Dancing in Koh Chang

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

Koh Chang:  Shopping, Smoothies & Monkey Warnings
Koh Chang / Thailand / The Islands

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:  Self-Medicating when It Isn’t Fine Anymore
Koh Chang / Thailand / The Islands

Koh Chang: Self-Medicating when It Isn’t Fine Anymore

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:  Mercure Hideaway
Koh Chang / Reviews / Thailand / The Islands

Koh Chang: Mercure Hideaway

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