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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: That Time I Got Hit By a Car

It wasn’t until the third ride back from the hospital that I finally asked him what had happened.  “Oh, I’m so sorry,” he said in a voice I knew by now was of genuine remorse, “I put something in . . .”  He motioned to the glove compartment in front of my passenger seat, not…

Well, I was there; Singapore, the end of this expedition. The snout of the Elephant’s Trunk. That fabled first world megacity shining over the developing entirety of South East Asia.

Singapore: At the Elephant’s Snout

View Larger Map     Well, I was there; Singapore, the end of this expedition. The snout of the Elephant’s Trunk. That fabled first world megacity shining over the developing entirety of South East Asia. Crossing the bridge into the island city-state, perhaps a sign of my naivete, I expected to immediately be riding amidst…