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Same Same, but Different in Bangkok

Same Same, but Different in Bangkok

"Same Same -- but Different" in Bangkok - so goes the saying on two-thirds of the T-Shirts for sale in Bangkok... Suvarnabhumi Airport at 1 am After a long flight over the gerrymandered International Date Line my plane approached Bangkok at one in the morning (+1...

Canoeing Around Phuket, Thailand

Canoeing Around Phuket, Thailand

Phuket by Canoe Squeezing through a Cave "Lie as still as you can, lie as low as you can," my guide whispered as he slowly navigated us into the weave of tunnels. I kept calm canoeing around Phuket and still as I watched the cave close in on me, sharp rocks dangled...

A Taste of Italy, in Thailand

A Taste of Italy, in Thailand

Plans change. Sometimes for the better . On a recent Asian cruise I discovered, upon docking at Thailand’s Laem Chabang, that my selected shore excursion to Pattaya Beach had sold out. Disappointed, I chose an alternative a short drive away, which promised a visit...

Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai, Thailand

There is a distinct freedom that is ever present when site seeing by bike. Maybe it is because having my own transportation allowed me to briefly escape the constant hammering of touts by the locals. During my latest bicycle trip, I explored the 800 year old UNESCO...

Giving Alms in Thailand

Giving Alms in Thailand

I washed my hands, wore a spotless white shirt and made sure my face was cleanly shaven. Hastily checking my cellphone clock, I grabbed my bananas, chose seven gnoh (for its religious and spiritual significance) and gingerly placed each item into a plastic bag. With...

Thai Food Festival 2013

Thai Food Festival 2013

TAT Invites Global Food-Lovers to Thai Food Festival 2013 Bangkok, Thailand -- Jun 12, 2013 -- Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing promotion, World Destination of Food in Thailand, invites both domestic and international tourists who love food to...

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