Monthly Archives: March 2012

Seven Months on the Road

Another milestone! As of March 29, 2012, we’ve been on the road for seven months. We celebrated this auspicious occasion (while Ken recovered from a bout of food poisoning in India), by taking the plunge: we booked our flights back to Milwaukee for our … Continue reading

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Bangkok Rain

In Bangkok, a simple moment of joy.

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Upward Mobility

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Ayutthaya

uh-YOO-tuh-YAH. That’s how you say it. Scores of minivans are parked around Bangkok’s Victory Monument, and I’m trying to find the one going there. It doesn’t help that I’m saying EYE-yoo-TIE-yah. I get more confused stares than usual, until someone … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Elephants: The Good, The Bad and The Very Ugly

I knew I didn’t want to ride an elephant. We saw that mess near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Tourists, sometimes 3-4 people at a time, sitting on a chair, perched on top of an elephant’s back, being lumbered about a … Continue reading

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Bridge on the River Kwai- er, Khware- well actually Mae Klong

All right, I’ll admit it. The only reason that Kanchanaburi, Thailand was on our radar was because of a movie, Bridge on the River Kwai. Just the famous name of the movie, actually, since we’ve never seen the film. But … Continue reading

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Bangkok vs. Bangkok

I wanted to love Bangkok. I wanted to marvel at an ancient city wrapped in a modern city- historic temples with a monorail cruising by. The only thing keeping me from loving Bangkok was… Bangkok. (I’m resisting the urge to … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Thailand

We’re making a run for the border! Well, how about a slow walk…

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Cambodia… It’s Always Something

Karen’s thoughts upon leaving Cambodia: Cambodia was the first country where we embraced the language. While we did not get too far, here is what we learned. 1 through 10: mouy, pee, bey, bourn, pram, pram mouy, pram pee, pram … Continue reading

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Moto madness

It’s funny how quickly I got used to the tangle of traffic in Cambodia (just keep walking/driving forward purposefully and you won’t get killed). But I never stopped marveling at the motorbikes. At first, I raised an eyebrow when I saw … Continue reading

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