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The hidden gem: Suan Phakkad Palace Museum

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My mom’s second foray into Thai culture was at the Suan Phakkad Palace Museum. This is a hidden gem in Bangkok offering beautiful green gardens, traditional Thai stilted homes and a rich look into Thai culture. Where we unfortunately had an abbreviated tour of 30 minutes, there is much to explore over multiple hours. As the […]

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Shopping extravaganza at Chatuchak Market

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The Chatuchak Weekend Market, or “JJ” as the locals call it, was a definite must to take my mother. It boosts 15,000 stalls, has competitive prices, and is a bit awe-inspiring. Each time James and I would go (for the past year), we’d joke that my mom would love it and that it would probably blow […]

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Or Tor Kor Market – a place of noms

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Being unimaginative, I started my mom’s Thai adventure just as my friend started ours, at Or Tor Kor Market. This well-known market, near Chatuchak Park is known to have the best selections of produce, seafood and meat. It has a diversity of food stalls and is very clean with huge ceilings (and slightly higher prices). […]

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The rush of friendship

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Sunday marked our move from Penang back to Bangkok and it was bitter-sweet. Penang had slowly started to feel like home and we had friends we were going to miss the second we left, and we do. The move offered me a similarity that the friends we adore are also the food vendors we most frequented. […]

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Relaxing at the photogentic Artist’s House

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Flashback Friday to February: In the rush of our last few days in Bangkok, I still had the goal of getting to the Artist’s House, which I’d first read about nearly 9 months prior. Housed on a khlong it offers a daily puppet show, artist in residence, and history with its centuries old stupa. I […]

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Erawan Museum: spirit & beauty

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Flashback Friday: Erawan Museum in Bangkok, Thailand. This time is Malaysia is sort of the opposite of a stay-cation. We’ve gone somewhere lovely but instead of traveling non-stop we are trying to be heads down, working on projects. So, where I could write about my new love for comforters or how quiet the streets are […]

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Chinese New Year in Chinatown

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Friday had us out in Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year! Celebrations had actually begun the day before in our neighborhood – about 4:30am to be exact. A noise that had the pitter-patter of raindrops started, and stopped, then started again. Opening the glass door allowed for quick clarification: firecrackers! The loud boom echoed off […]

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Lumpini Park, there be dragons!

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Going to Lumpini Park we were on a mission to find the monitor lizards (dragons!) James’ dad had captured on film and my friend claimed to be able to smell when we visited during the street fair. We entered the park through the wrong Subway exit so had a nice jog across the street to […]

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