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Sukhothai: Dawn of Happiness, Dawn of Thailand

Local legends tell of a Golden Age that once existed in the histories of Thailand. After throwing off the shackles of the Khmer Empire, one Thai kingdom stood strong, independent, and united. Its name was Sukhothai, the “Dawn of Happiness” and it is credited as being the beginning of true Thai history. Of course, like…

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The Bangkok Days: Loi Krathong at the Rama VIII Bridge

Loi Krathong is a holiday I missed the best parts of in my first year in Thailand, having been on the train to Chiang Mai.  This year, it simply fell on a weeknight.  A few coworkers and I made the short walk from Pinklao to the Chao Phraya River where the closest celebration was happening.…

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The Bangkok Days: My Morning Commute – Path Two

A follow up to My Morning Commute – Path One, which I posted quite a while ago.  This photo essay follows the quieter path of winding through the alleys and side neighborhoods of Pinklao on my way to the van pickup to go to work.  Some more interesting characters and overall more pleasant, so long…