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

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

Sunset Dinner, Koh Kood Thailand

After the excitement of our Klong Chao waterfall experience, we had some well-earned downtime.  Most of our time on the sailboat was actually motor propelled, travelling from island to island.  But on this evening, we took some time to purely sail, including some time with the 1980 Christopher Cross hit 'Sailing' wafting through the boats … Continue reading Sunset Dinner, Koh Kood Thailand

Thailand: Hitchhiking Koh Kood with Kids!

Our journey up the river was intended to bring us to the road where taxis pick up passengers, and our goal was a little waterfall about a kilometer and a half from where we were.  So, we arrived at the "intersection" and found... very little traffic.  And very little intersection. And the signage was... less … Continue reading Thailand: Hitchhiking Koh Kood with Kids!