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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 →

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 →

Ancient Lopburi and the Monkey Temple of Lavo

View Larger Map Kim and I stepped out of the van a little before midnight. But, we were still 5 km from our destination. There were not a lot of options, and we ended up settling into a deal for… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Short

Since I’ll be returning there soon and this weekend is the celebration of Loi Krathong in Thailand, I figured an image from my expedition to the ruins of Sukhothai would be appropriate. The holiday, according to mostly-disproved popular legend, is… Continue Reading →

Visa Run, Vientiane

More and more I hear of foreigners in Thailand making their visa runs – the process of leaving Thailand’s borders in order to obtain a new visa or extend an entry on their existing visa – going across the border… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Stone

Given my interest in archaeology, this topic was a difficult one for me to narrow down a single photo or locale for.  Most ruins in any part of the world still standing today are built of hearty stones which have… Continue Reading →

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