Tag Archives: Thailand
Bangkok with Lateral Movements

Bangkok: Two One-Night Stands

They say that the beginning is a very good place to start, so although I want to BOMBARD you with pictures from the entire Thai-European adventure, I will try to go slow. In order to go slow, I will go sort-of-chronologically, which is to say that I’m going to start with Bangkok. Before this trip […]

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Proof of Identity

Wednesday was a sad day, for it was the day Megan had to return to Bangkok.  We spent the morning puttering around on our motorbikes, with only a vague tourist road map for direction. “Enjoy tomorrow,” Megan told us bitterly.  “Think of me, standing in front of my students, hating life.” Megan is an English […]

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Back on the Bike

Even after the inauspicious start to the motorbiking segment of our trip, the three of us decided to hang onto the two motorbikes for the duration of our stay in Chiang Mai. Come Tuesday morning, all we needed was a map and some petrol, and we were off.  I tried not to look at the […]

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Better Safe Than Sorry

I suppose my first mistake was not speaking up when the woman at Mr. Mechanic said, “Do you know how to ride the bike?” Megan and Jared’s nodding heads were all she saw, despite me vigorously shaking my head ‘no.’  An emphatic no.  I had (and still have) absolutely no idea how to ride a […]

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Long live the King

Let me backtrack.  We booked our accommodation months in advance, only to find out a week before departure that the BP Chiang Mai had ‘lost’ our reservation and were now completely booked out.  This, even after they had taken our (minimal) deposit. After some frantic internet searching, we ended up booking a bungalow at the […]

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Knife crimes and do-overs

Finally, it was time for a holiday. Being on our Thai Airways flight was like being in a mobile amusement park, with games like Super Mario Bros. and Tetris on our seat back TVs, along with a selection of movies that outclassed my own DVD collection.  Back-to-back, I watched ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife,’ ‘Julie & […]

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