Weekly Reblog #32: Thai Coup: Returning to Lao, where it is more stable.

Thai Coup: Returning to Lao, where it is more stable. | dorishimoda “It is one day after the Thai military coup d’etat was declared. It was one day after that a 10 pm to 5 am curfew was declared. Rumors were flying in Lao about how Thailand’s unrest has now made Thailand unsafe to travel;…

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Preah Vihear: Ruins Victim to Conflict

*Due to the tumultuous political nature of this archaeological site, this post might already be outdated. View Larger Map It’s one of those mornings.  Slightly hung-over and it is raining.  It shouldn’t be raining.  It’s the hot season in the driest part of Thailand.  “You picked a good day to go,” a Thai woman says…

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Travel Theme: Architecture

On a recent long weekend to the Western Thailand border town of Sangkhlaburi, I got a showcase of an intriguing intermingling of architectural styles. Sangkhlaburi is actually 3 towns. There is the modern Thai town, which has a more rustic feel than most, but still is recognizably Thai. Then there is the Mon (Burmese) town…

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…

Crossing the Malaysia Border at Sadao

In all honesty, despite the undeserved props I gave myself for inevitably braving the bombing capital of Thailand, I would much rather have spent the night in the Border town of Sadao.  Just the label itself – border town – it sounds exciting.  And indeed from the little I had read and even less that…

Crossing the Border. Maybe.

Apparently I set off a few flags when I attempted to cross the Canadian border.  It seems to be a common occurrence when I am crossing border back into the U.S.  As a child, crossing back from Ontario to Michigan with my dad, I was separated and interrogated about whether or not he was actually…