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Hats

This raggedy leather cap is one I was handed down from an Irish traveller in Bangkok that has since worked its way into my normal travel gear.  Apparently having changed hands a couple times before him, as Gavin had no… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Strangely, I didn’t actually recognize this photo until a friend pointed out to me how much she liked it.  In my first few weeks in Bangkok, I has taken it simply passing by a canal.  But she saw something more… 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 →

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 →

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… Continue Reading →

My 2013

When I returned to Bangkok in late 2012, I found a note in the pocket of a jacket I had brought from the US.  I don’t know when it was from, but the written message was ‘moving forward’.    I tried… Continue Reading →

The Bangkok Days: On a Monday

On a Monday, or every day really, even the ones I want to sleep in, begins at 6:45. A hot shower, sometimes a coffee, and then I’m out the door and on the elevator down 10 floors. Then on to… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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