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Eating our way through Bangkok

When we realized we were going to have another few days in Bangkok, we decided there was only one thing to do:  eat our way through the city.  Not very good for our waistlines or our wallets, but sometimes you … Continue reading

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Could have, should have, would have

So, yeah, things have been pretty quiet around here, haven’t they? Honestly, we haven’t been doing much of interest.  In fact, we have been doing so little, we don’t even have any photos for this post. After leaving Yogyakarta, we … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Thailand (2018)

We’ve been to Thailand three times since May 2018.  The first time we visited Bangkok and luxuriated in the idea of being newly retired.  The second time we visited Phuket and Koh Samui, lounging on the beach (and getting some … Continue reading

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Even further off the beaten track.

So…when the concierge has never even heard of the temple you plan to visit, you know you must be doing something right.  (And, the fact that she later expressed surprise that we visited the temple independently just sealed the deal). … Continue reading

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Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park (also sometimes spelled Lumphini) is a bit of serenity in the chaos that is Bangkok.

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A bit off the beaten track

So…when you have been to Bangkok multiple times, and you’ve already seen most of the famous sights, you start looking for off the beaten track sights to see.

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Christmas in Bangkok

Christmas isn’t a big deal in Thailand, where the vast majority of the population is Buddhist.  That said, Thai’s do like a good party and Christmas is a good excuse for some crazy decorations, especially at malls and hotels.  Here … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Old Bangkok

Today we got a tiny bit off the beaten track and took a self-guided walking tour of old Bangkok.  In retrospect, an absolutely brilliant idea when the temperature is in the mid-90’s.  But we had fun in spite of the … Continue reading

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The Day We Went to The Burbs (and Wat Pho)

Yep, you read right.  The Schneiduks went to the suburbs today.  The suburbs of Bangkok, but still….  Of course, we didn’t stay long.  We caught the Chao Praya Express boat and rode it to the end of the line.  Once … Continue reading

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Scammers, Wat Arun and Street Food

Today, we decided to go to Wat Arun, a very beautiful Buddhist temple right on the river.  We could have taken a taxi but decided to go the scenic route — a 3.5 km walk to the river, a commuter … Continue reading

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