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Death Railway’s End and the H.I.V. Staircase

The official name for the Death Railway was the Thailand-Burma Railway when it was being constructed. It was going to be used to move supplies from Japanese-occupied Thailand to Myanmar, one of the many British territories conquered by Japan in… Continue Reading →

The Death Railway: Just Along for the Ride

It was a legendary railroad, but a late start leaving everyone else behind in Kanchanaburi. The Thailand-Burma Railway, more commonly called the Death Railway because of the harsh conditions and prisoner/slave labor used to construct it, was a train track… Continue Reading →

Kanchanaburi: A Night at the Sugar Member

It was a last moment decision, but a very large group going. Kanchanaburi, where we had not been since Christmas, was now the goal for a very large group of not only my ATI coursemates, but a large number of… Continue Reading →

Kamphaeng Phet and the Aranyik Forest Temples

Fresh from the dry plains of Old Sukhothai, the riverside town of Kamphaeng Phet made for a picturesque and pleasant change. Still, the reason I was here was the same. Like other neighboring towns such as Si Satchalanai and Phisanulok,… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Blossom

I put off going to to the Grand palace for almost 3 years, despite the fact it was only across the river from my apartment and a few blocks from where I usually hung out. But When my mother came… Continue Reading →

Monday Travel Quote: Writing on the Wall

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”… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Pink

Not too much of a story to this one. Immediately when you arrive in Bangkok, you see the flamboyantly pastel-colored taxis.  One night when returning from the Nest Bar on Soi 11, the street was at a dead stop going… Continue Reading →

Chansen Ancient City: Inland Island of the Dvaravati

View Larger Map The fields were burning as I stepped off the 30 cent train. In front of me was a small Chinese temple and an even smaller clock tower. The train pulled away northward into the smoky flatlands, leaving… Continue Reading →

Lopburi: A Town Travel Guide

    Lopburi is a much bigger town than most foreigners will ever see or realize, since most of the sights worth seeing are within the bounds of the Old City. This is fine with me, and with most visitors,… Continue Reading →

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