Tag Archive: Thailand

Mar
11

Wat Pho, Bangkok

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One of the tricky bits about taking the night train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok was that we arrived at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station at 7am.  Since our hotel didn’t allow early check in we needed to figure out how to tackle the day.  Luckily Hua Lamphong offers left luggage services for a reasonable price so we …

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Mar
08

Getting Sick is a Part of Travel

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Just as we all inevitably get sick at home, getting sick while traveling is just par for the course. The difference lies in the types of sickness you will encounter. I have yet to meet a traveler without some sort of food poisoning tale. I have heard some doozies, the most intense being a friend …

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Feb
20

Accommodation Woes on Koh Lanta

Baifern Restaurant, just down from the pier.  Seek it out and eat there!

Koh Lanta.  The name evokes images of crystal clear beaches, laid back beach lounging, and a family friendly atmosphere.  Yes, Koh Lanta is all that and more.  I must say I am really digging this island. At the North you have Saladen Town.  It is a small place hyped up on tourism.  There are the …

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Feb
17

Goodbyes

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The best thing we could have done for ourselves and our traveling friends was to split the costs of renting a home on Phuket. It was so good for all of us to slow down our travels and take a breather.  Our days were filled with both relaxing and exploring (and also a very stressful …

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Feb
07

I Could Get Used To This!!!!

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We have been traveling with two other families in Thailand for close to three weeks now.  Our first weeks were jam-packed!  We explored Bangkok, toured the sights in Chiang Mai, rented a van for an epic road trip down the length of Thailand, rode bikes around the ruins in Sukothai, hung out in Prachuap Khiri …

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Feb
02

Angkor Wat Has Ruined Us

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I suppose it is a casualty of travel.  When you travel you get to see amazing things. Things that some people only dream of. Things that make you drop your bottom jaw. Things that are considered the best in the world.  Angkor Wat was one of those things for us. We saw a world famous …

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Jan
28

Wow, That’s A Lot Of Kids!

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As you may have read in my previous post, we are now traveling with some very good friends of ours from back home.  Actually this past week we have been with FOUR families.  We have all been exploring Chiang Mai together and let me tell you, we are quite the crowd.  Can you imagine a …

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Jan
27

Learning About Elephants

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Visiting the Elephant Nature Park has been on my list of things to do for quite some time.  We had yet to do it as the cost was prohibitive for us at over $80 per adult and $40 per child.  With a generous Christmas present of cash from Grandma we were able to swing it …

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Jan
19

The Ultimate Homeschooling Field Trip

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It all started over a lovely dinner with friends before our family left home for Asia.  Sitting around the dinner table, sipping wine and drinking beer, we started to discuss the possibility of having the two families we were dining with come to travel with us in Asia.  That seed of an idea sprouted and …

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Dec
23

Merry Un-Christmas

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Today we are wrapping our very few, small presents with bits of scrap paper we have drawn on or made lists on.  The kids have been working hard on a Lego Christmas tree and clay figurines.  We danced around in our hotel room to a few Christmas Carols before bed last night.  Tonight we will …

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