Category Archives: Thailand

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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Sea Gets Tattooed in Bangkok.

Finished Butterfly My 50+ year old girlfriend is a conservative accountant. She is frugal and conservative with everything. She hates to spend money and owns almost nothing that is not functional or necessary for day to day living. So I was … Continue reading

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Kick Boxing in Bangkok

Fighters The night after returning from Chiang Mai Sea and I booked tickets for a kick boxing match. Muay Thai, it is called, and is the national sport of Thailand. I had seen kick boxing before and remember enjoying it. Sea … Continue reading

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The Best Thai Cooking School, Chiang Mai.

Chef/Teacher After returning from the elephant park, I grabbed a handful of literature from my guest house’s travel desk and sat outside on the patio looking at it. There was another guy on the patio and we started talking. It … Continue reading

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From Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Burma Border Guard After looking through several travel books and brochures at Panda House I concluded there was not much to do at Chiang Rai if you aren’t a trekker or a white water rafter, or a zip line enthusiast. … Continue reading

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From Chiang Mai to Bangkok

  DQ at the Airport After returning to Chiang Mai from Chiang Rai, we decided to return to Bangkok and do a few things we were unable to do because of Songkran. Suddenly we could see the end of our … Continue reading

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