Our time in Chiang Mai and in Thailand was drawing to a close. We were planning our move on to Vietnam, and we reviewed our list of desired Thailand “must do” activities. We decided to see a film. Advertisements
Since we’ve been in Thailand, we have been slurping down an abundance of delicious food, almost every mouthful has been eye-rollingly good…so we decided to learn how to make some of our favorite dishes ourselves.
Hello friends, and welcome to the highlands of Chiang Mai. We arrived here via our longest Thai rail journey yet, which we elected to experience in second class (air conditioned) comfort. We alternately watched the farms and the mountains of the Thai countryside roll by, and viewed the […]
It was hard for John to leave Lopburi behind…he fell in love with those little monkeys. I was right with him, up until the point when one of them ripped a handful of hair from my head and then discarded it on the ground like trash. After that, […]
Greetings from Lopburi, possibly the most fantastic place that we have been. We arrived by train from Ayutthaya, with our arses still sore from yesterday’s all-day bike ride, which was followed by a well-into-the-evening beer bust hosted by Mr. Noi.
We only had one full day in Ayutthaya, Thailand’s second capital, but we pedaled our asses all around it on fairly uncomfortable bikes. Elephants were fed, temples were visited and I had my first terrible meal so far.
Today’s mission began early. We were off on a train journey to Hellfire Pass, site of more war crimes. Ridin’ that train.
There are an awful lot of decent photos in this one, and I have had many large beers, and we have an early train in the morning…so I’m gonna let the pictures do a lot of the talking in this one. It’s best for everyone really. I’m sure […]
Not quite fully adjusted to the time difference, I sprang out of bed around 5:30am. John had been up during the night, his body telling him it was early in the afternoon, but had devised a brilliant strategy to get back to sleep: down two oversized Singha beers.
Greetings, friends, from the Far East. It wasn’t easy getting here. To clarify: we didn’t work that hard to get here…it happened on an airplane. Another guy flew it and we just sat there. But it took a long time and was mildly uncomfortable.
After a hectic couple of days packing our bags and running errands, it was finally time to start our journey to Southeast Asia. Trying to avoid 24+ hours of travel in one go, we headed off to L.A. a day early before heading to Bangkok.
The grand plan after visiting Carlsbad was to drive a little further south to our final National Park: The Carlsbad Caverns. We were all set to go, until the thing I had been avoiding for approximately 7 months of traveling through 17 different countries happened: My back went […]