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Hospitals Abroad

Waves of anxiety, far more uncomfortable than my actual physical affliction, coursed through me the first time I had to go to a hospital in another country. This one was in the northern Thailand city of Udon Thani. Sitting in the waiting room with only one other foreigner visible, the anxiety builds up. How well…

Fleeting friends who helped me through new about one of my oldest friends in Muang Sing, Laos.

Weekly Reblog #24: Lasting Friendships

Lasting Friendships | Postcards Without Stamps “This has been happening to me quite often ever since I settled in England. Different characters and personalities cross my life and our living room, share with us their life events, moments of joy and sadness, jokes and frustrations but eventually venture further to explore different realities and live…

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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…

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The Bangkok Days: Fixing a Camera at Pantip Plaza

Taxi Ride:  85 Baht / US$2.75 SkyTrain Ride:  15 Baht / US$0.50 Camera Repairs:  1200 Baht / US$40.00 Tripod:  100 Baht / US$3.00 Extra Battery:  800 Baht / US$25.00 Taxi Home:  90 Baht / US$2.80 What do you do you when something as important as a camera is broken while travelling abroad?  Aside from hoping…

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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…

Multiple canine passengers.  © Elizabeth, Land of Infinite Possibilities.

Weekly Reblog #17: The Things That Seem Normal Now

The Things That Seem Normal Now | Land of Infinite Possibilities “My senses are filled with sights, sounds, and smells.Things I hear are karaoke in the distance, monks chanting, frogs, dogs barking, motorbikes, tuk tuks, tokay gecko chirps. Now I don’t even react to the loud gunshot type sound I hear, and figuring it’s just another firecracker, even…

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Weekly Reblog #16: Why Do I Come Here? [Antarctica]

Why Do I Come Here? | brown paper blue ink “I come here because it frames my whole life from a totally different perspective, because it makes me appreciate little things I can’t have . . . It makes me appreciate things I don’t like . . . It makes me appreciate my family and…

The author, Kate, at her bar on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. © Kate Repetto, Travels with Kate.

Weekly Reblog #14: The time I worked for $9 a day and it was all I needed

The time I worked for $9 a day and it was all I needed | Travels with Kate “Job description: flyer the beach and the island for one hour during the afternoon with 3 of the other banana bar staff and then work the door promoting for 3 hours at night. I received 300 Baht…

The post author on Koh Tao, © Morgan DeBois, EXPLORE.DREAM.DISCOVER.

Weekly Reblog #11: 10 Reasons My Parents Should Be Happy I Moved To Thailand

10 Reasons My Parents Should Be Happy I Moved To Thailand | EXPLORE.DREAM.DISCOVER. “With each adventure I set out on, I learn so much more about myself. I was a different person when I returned from my study abroad experience in Australia, I learned and grew even more from my time in Hawaii and Thailand…