Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mumbai Mind

If it’s not already a recognized medical condition, it should be: Mumbai Mind.

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Next Stop: India

“Why would you go there?!” “That’s where I felt most out of my comfort zone.” “Be prepared: nothing works the way it’s supposed to.” “Instead of spending a month in India, take that money and spend a week in Italy.” … Continue reading

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All Hail the King! Or Else.

Now that we have left Thailand, I can speak freely. As a US citizen, the concept of having a king or queen is pretty foreign to me. If your country insists on being hopelessly anachronistic, might I suggest you elevate … Continue reading

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Thailand: Land of Smile*

* Smile sold separately If it wasn’t for Sao in Khao Lak and her beautiful, genuine smile, we would have wondered how the Thai tourism board ever came up with the slogan “Land of Smiles” (frequently misprinted as Land of … Continue reading

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Toilets: Thailand Edition

Here they are: Thai toilets! As I mentioned back in Malaysia, we want to put a dent in the environmental disaster that constantly buying plastic water bottles represents. In Thailand, we made some headway. Some hotels- bless them- had filtered … Continue reading

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The Year 2555

I’m tired of 2012. Let’s get this DeLorean up to 88 miles an hour, shall we? Actually, things are even more complicated than that. Why was the year 2483 only nine months long in Thailand? Read more about it here.

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Conquering Khao Sok

After scuba diving, snorkeling, and turtle releasing, we still had a few days before our flight to India. Karen and I decided to head for a nearby national park. Unfortunately, Karen’s last meal in Khao Lak went to war with … Continue reading

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The Thai Muang Turtle Festival

Every March, the sleepy town of Thai Muang, Thailand, hosts the Turtle Festival. On the fringes of a national park, fair-like grounds spring up, packed with vendors, food and a performance stage. The festival raises awareness of the declining number … Continue reading

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Life on a Dive Boat

After basking in the generosity of Chiang Mai (twice), we flew south to Thailand’s famous beach town, Phuket. No lazing about for us, though- we headed to Khao Lak and set out for the high seas. The Andaman Sea, to be … Continue reading

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Exploring Chiang Mai

Are you tired of those old, inefficient methods of praying, like “saying a prayer out loud” or “lighting a candle”? Then the Prayer Machine is for you! When I finally tore myself away from the mechanical offertory, I stumbled into … Continue reading

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