A Day in Bangkok
Aug27

A Day in Bangkok

“Only 10 bhat tip? Give me more. You give me more!” Thus began our day outside of the Wat Po temple complex in Bangkok, Thailand. We had already massively overpaid for the short tuk tuk ride, but most drivers refuse to carry tourists for anything less than some multiple of the local price. It’s possible to negotiate down their massively inflated initial offers to a more reasonable form of extortion, but the stubborn...

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Why Bangkok Works in the Land of Smiles
Aug15

Why Bangkok Works in the Land of Smiles

Stay the hell away? Bangkok overwhelms in every possible way. The heat, traffic, crowds, noise, the constant assault of street food on your olfactory receptors. The polluted air and intense, near-equatorial sun lend a heavy feeling to being there and there’s no escape. Every single street corner is a barrage of concrete, electrical wires, idling motorbikes mixed among large trucks and wide eyed pedestrians playing leap frog....

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Thailand Travels Part 2: Islands of the Andaman Sea
Jul21

Thailand Travels Part 2: Islands of the Andaman Sea

Pictured: Koh Phi Phi Leh Islands of the Andaman Sea So you’ve spent a couple days in Bangkok. You’ve navigated the crowds and you’ve had your fill of gridlocked traffic and blaring horns. It’s time for a change. You’re in the right place, or close to it anyways – the Andaman Sea is a short flight from Bangkok and is home to some of the most naturally beautiful scenery on our planet. From quiet and laid back...

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Thailand Travels Part 1: Bangkok
Jul16

Thailand Travels Part 1: Bangkok

Thailand Travels So you’ve seen The Hangover 2. Or The Beach. Or maybe you’re the one who watched Bangkok Dangerous… And now you want to travel to The Land of Smiles. Let me tell you all about it.   Getting there If you are traveling to Thailand from anywhere far, you will almost certainly arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. As soon as you step off the plane you immediately know you are somewhere vastly...

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