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A Royal Birthday Celebration!

Chiang Mai
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Thailand is currently celebrating the 60th birthday of their beloved Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the third child of the King. The 60th birthday is considered auspicious as it is the fifth cycle birthday which is the most important for Thai people because it “celebrates the accomplishments of one’s life.”* And being the Princess means that this […]

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Crystal clear water in Krabi

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My friend recently commented, “You two seem to be visiting the beauty spots of Thailand” and my visit to Ta Pom Klong Song Nam definitely fits. Located in Krabi Province, in the south of Thailand, it features crystal clear water and the cooling shade of a gorgeous canopy of trees. While the attraction is small, it […]

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Doi Inthanon, a park of beauty

Chiang Mai
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Doi Inthanon National Park hosts the highest point in Thailand at 2565.3341 meters above sea level and has an impressive collection of birds, animals, plants and flowers within its border. As Chiang Mai is starting to heat up and smoke, it is a nice retreat from the city. Our journey began with our friend channeling his […]

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A visit to Elephant Nature Park

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Ten plus years ago on my first trip to Thailand, I found myself on top of an elephant in a basket bumping down a path as a baby elephant trailed behind us. The mahout (elephant wrangler) guided the elephant’s actions by yelling and jabbing his wooden knife into the elephant’s skull. This and seeing the […]

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13+1 Photos from Hang Dong District in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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Today we escaped the house and explored our district, Hang Dong. Heading south on Canal Road we finally peeked in at the temple shielded by high walls. We were not disappointed. I probably say it every time, but Wat Khong Khao is my new favorite temple. With a wander around the grounds we were back […]

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Japan in Pictures!

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I haven’t quite wrapped my head around my trip to Japan but figured I’d post an overview through pictures in the meantime. Another post with limited words. Woot! Let me know what you liked! 0-1

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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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Ancient Siam, it’s amazing!

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Ancient Siam, is on my list of top ten favorite places [to date] in Thailand. I keep incorrectly calling it Amazing Siam because it is just that awesome. It sits on 200 ACRES to showcase the incredible buildings, statues and gardens throughout Thailand. And you can see it all by bike! Arriving we picked out […]

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