Daily Archives: January 10, 2010

Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Billed as the tallest building in Thailand, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel is 84 or 85 floors tall. The girl at the tour desk at my guest house recommended it for the views. I hoped on a tuk-tuk … Continue reading

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Ladyboy Show at the Calypso Cafe

Our Tickets One morning I grabbed a handful of brochures from the still closed travel desk in our guest house. I looked through them as we ate breakfast. In passing I mentioned to Sea that the beautiful women in the … Continue reading

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Songkran in Bangkok

Songkran Street Scene Thai New Year is called Songkran. It is a week long celebration. I am unsure of the exact dates, but it was going on when we arrived in Bangkok on the 16th of April. I heard later that this … Continue reading

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The Night Train to Chiang Mai

Sea’s Berth Giving up on Bangkok during Songkran, we booked an over night sleeper car to Chiang Mai on the 17th. A second class air conditioned bed was 985 baht (about $30.00 USD). Not bad when you figure the cost … Continue reading

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Tigers and Oxen and Elephants, Oh My!

Elephant Farm Years ago I remember reading a story written by a guy from Hong Kong. He described a ride on an elephant through the jungle as a mystical experience that somehow changed his life. So I booked a trip … Continue reading

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