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Jul 3, 2017 - First Day in Bangkok

Today we arrived in Bangkok. After we got off the train we took a taxi to our hotel. After we got there we decided to head out for breakfast. We had breakfast at Tom n Tom's. It was a bit disappointing because their famous toast was "finished" for the day. Finished means they don't have any left. We had to make do with other choices. We then went to the Jim Thompson House. Jim Thompson came to Thailand with the military at the end the World War Two. He loved the country and came back. He moved 6 traditional teak houses onto...

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Jun 26, 2017 - Hanging at the Airport

We landed in Bangkok and quickly got through custom and got the passports stamped. We can stay in Thailand for up to 30 days. We had to wait for Ms. Karen's son so we hung out at the Suvarnabhumi airport. We had a snack from Pie Face. These are very cute snacks. Everything they sell is in the shape of a little pie. Pie Face has savory which means things like meat and cheese; and sweet pies like apple. Each pie is given a unique face to tell you what kind of pie it is. There are many beautiful plants in the airport. One of the main...

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Jun 11, 2017 - Last Day in China Town

We had our usual leisurely breakfast overlooking the river and decided one last stroll down Sampang Lane and the little back Soi's that bustle with market holders during the week. Knowing it was Sunday and the market was closed, we slowly found out, that whilst most of the stores were closed, the streets take on a new look of what could be best described as a sales day, what happens is that all the bargains come out, the cheap bags, the cheap clothes and lots of stuff, just thrown on a tarp on the side of the footpath. Prices are a steal...

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May 4, 2017 - Hello Delhi

May 4, 2017 Day 155 Very early morning today. Getting up at five o’clock so I can get the free shuttle from the hotel to the airport. It only runs on the hour, so even thought my flight isn’t until 8:55 am, I have to take the 6:00 am shuttle in order to be timely for the check-in and immigration. If it’s anything like last night, I’ll need the extra time. Better to sit at the airport and wait then to miss my flight due to the lines at immigration. This airport is huge, and nothing is convenient. Air India is all the way down at the...

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Apr 4, 2017 - Let all who are hungry come and eat

Let all who are hungry come and eat April 4 2017 Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean Pesach starts a week today. This can mean only 1 thing: “Let my people go …. home”. And so, our Exodus from SE Asia begins. We’re at the airport in Bangkok now and, all being well, we leave Bangkok today and arrive back in Edmonton before we left. I love the International Dateline. In between will be 3 flights (via Hong Kong & Vancouver) involving around 18 hours in the air over a variety of seas & oceans & more than 28 hours of total travel time. But that...

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Apr 3, 2017 - Wat the heck .....

Wat the Heck …… April 3 2017 Bangkok, Thailand In 64 days of travel my wife only asked for 2 days off. Her first was in Siem Reap, Cambodia last month. Today, our last day in SE Asia before we leave for home tomorrow morning, was the 2nd. Being the magnanimous ruler that I am (in my own mind and don’t even start with me about that because I am very happy in my bubble world) I granted her request. I am a benevolent ruler. (God – if she reads this I am in SO much trouble). To prepare for her day off, she made me steal a napkin at breakfast...

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Apr 2, 2017 - What you can get for 300 Baht in Bangkok

What you can get for 300 Baht in Bangkok April 2 2017 Bangkok, Thailand “The mountains gleamed around in a hedge of inaccessible purity, from which his eyes fell, dazzled, to the green depths of the valley. And when he heard the harpsichord’s silver monotony across the lotus pool, he felt that it threaded the perfect pattern of sight and sound”. -Lost Horizon by James Hilton, as reprinted on the bookmark left for me by housekeeping today. If I stay here long enough, maybe I’ll get to read the whole book on the bookmarks. I gotta say,...

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Apr 1, 2017 - Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market April 1 2017 Bangkok, Thailand The Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in the world. There are more than 15,000 vendor stalls crammed into 27 acres on land previously owned by the Thai Railway system. That is a lot of vendor stalls. I named them all. My favourite is “Spot”. (That was for my children). The brochure/map they hand out says this about the market: “Many Chinese tourists visit Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok to purchase fruits, handicrafts and milk tablets, etc.” I am intrigued. What is a...

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Mar 31, 2017 - Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon March 31, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand They turn on the elephants in the pool at 7:00am sharp at the Bandara Resort on Koh Samui. If I wasn’t already awake, they’d wake me up for sure as there are 8 of them just spitting water all over the massive pool and so it sounds like you’re in the middle of a waterfall. It’s actually kind of soothing. But I’m already awake by then because, like everywhere else in SE Asia, at sunrise about an hour earlier, a rooster or two has been cock-a-doodle-doing. There are chickens everywhere in SE...

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Mar 19, 2017 - Goodbye Vietnam, hello Thailand

Hey, Today I'm writing from our newest destination, Thailand. But first I'll tell you how we spent our day yesterday. The day itself wasn't anything special, as I told you, we did the tour. It started with a big pagoda,apparently the biggest in Southeast Asia. I got few information as the tour guide told us a couple of interesting stories as we walked around. Before we went into the pagoda,he told us the reason why there is a very high stair before you enter it. The 2 reasons are: - as you enter the pagoda,you have to look down for...

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Mar 15, 2017 - Bangkok

Our last day in Bangkok, and of the holiday. We had to have breakfast early in order to check out by 8am, as we had our re-arranged tour to attend. Our guide met us in the lobby, (a different guide today) and we took a taxi to the Skytrain (an elevated rapid transit system). We took this to Taksin Bridge, where we boarded the Chapraya River express. All the signals between crew are done by whistle and the crew jump off onto the jetty from some distance away. Our 1st stop was Wat Saket (Golden Mountain). It's a steep climb of 344 steps. The...

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Mar 13, 2017 - Bangkok

Our city tour was not scheduled until lunchtime, so we had breakfast and then went out for a wander. It was very hot, so we did not go that far. Wandered through the park, and saw a Tai Chi class in the park. We headed back to the hotel to get changed into full length clothes for our visits to the temples etc. that afternoon. We met our guide in the lobby, only to find out that teh Royal palace was shut that day, so we re-arranged for Wednesday. Went back up to the room and changed back into shorts etc. and then headed out to the Hard Rock...

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