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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Eastern and Oriental Express (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Eastern and Oriental Express (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Eastern and Oriental Express (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

5 Reasons Why I Keep Going Back to Bangkok

Bangkok is my first trip of 2012. This would be my fifth trip to the Thai capital since I first visited in February 2010. Here are some reasons why I keep going back to this city.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Wat Phra Si Sanphet (Ayutthaya, Thailand)

Wat Phra Si Sanphet was built in 1448 by King Borommatrailokanat in the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya.

Wet Wet Wet: Songkran 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand

Songkran is Thai New Year, celebrated in Thailand, as well as other places like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos, on April 13-15. Perhaps the most famous way to celebrate is a massive water fight on the streets. Locals and travelers alike take the streets with water pistols and buckets in hand, and splash each other with water....

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Sunset at Koh Tao (Thailand)

Happy 1/1/11 everyone! For this auspicious date, I picked a photo of one of my favorite vacation spots. Koh Tao (or Ko Tao) – which means Turtle Island, so named because of its shape – is a small island on the Central Gulf Coast of southern Thailand. It may be dwarfed by its more popular...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Phra Siratana Chedi at the Grand Palace (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a complex of buildings constructed in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I. This photo shows the Phra Siratana Chedi, one of the many stupas found in the complex. I hope you enjoyed the TravelTuesday Picture of the Week! Enjoy the rest of TravelTuesday on Twitter and follow...

Bangkok Delicious: A Thai Food Adventure

It’s unfortunate that when one mentions Bangkok these days, the first thing that people think of is violence and danger, no thanks to the ongoing Redshirt drama. Indeed, people are reconsidering and ultimately dropping Bangkok from their itineraries following recent violence in the city which saw a Japanese tourist wearing a red shirt get beaten,...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: A Street Vendor in Bangkok

First of all, apologies for the lack of updates, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the real world for me! This Picture of the Week was an easy one to select, as apparently someone decided this was worthy of submission to the Flickr group Totally Thailand. It’s a pretty good photo, too. Whenever...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kao Pad

Food is an important part of travel. Admit it: One of the best (and simplest) ways to experience another country’s culture is through its food. Whenever I visit a new place, I make sure to try some of its local cuisine. Food in Bangkok was AMAZING. There were the usual entries, stuff you find in...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Bangkok Encounter

Look, I’m blogging again! While my absence will be explained in a new blog entry tomorrow, I thought I should dive right in with a brand new TravelTuesday Picture of the Week! I went to Bangkok, Thailand for the first time last week. I snapped this photo while I was taking a break from sightseeing...