Thailand

Experiencing the Bangkok Buzz

Experiencing the Bangkok Buzz

First impressions: Bangkok is huge, congested, and hard to get from point A to point B. There seems to be no real downtown area, or at least none that I can tell. It’s a huge urban sprawl, with skyscrapers randomly thrown about. I have no […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ayutthaya

UNESCO World Heritage Site: Ayutthaya

First, I love World Heritage Sites. UNESCO has created (and continues to update) a list of cultural and natural places that have been deemed to have some sort of significance. Once on the list, UNESCO helps maintain the sites. Italy leads the list with the […]

Monsoon Season in Phuket

Monsoon Season in Phuket

Phuket was a last minute addition in our trip, so I guess somehow in my obsessive planning I missed that June is monsoon season, the low season. Basically, this means that things are slower, the water is rough, Lonely planet assures me that staff will work […]

Complimentary: Lunch, Beverages and Barf Bags

Complimentary: Lunch, Beverages and Barf Bags

On our first day, John went into a Padi shop to inquire about scuba diving, and we learned that the water was going to be too rough for diving, so rough, in fact, that the woman recommended land activities for the next two days. John […]