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Breath-taking beauty in Bai Tu Long Bay

Vietnam
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The most frequent recommendation I heard while preparing for my trip to Vietnam was to go to Ha Long Bay. As it turns out, the best cruise in Ha Long Bay is actually to cruise out of it, and into Bai Tu Long Bay on the ship the Treasure Junk. Ha Long Bay is famous […]

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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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Check-in from Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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In less than a week my mom will be visiting and I will be back to my “second home” Bangkok! I fear that lately I’ve not been terribly motivated to write about our mini adventures. We are settled in to Chiang Mai after being here a month and perhaps it feels a bit too much […]

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Georgetown Penang, we’re not in Bangkok anymore!*

Georgetown Penang
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*And definitely not Kansas! In trying to figure out what to post today, I made an important discovery. I moved to Malaysia because I wanted some place new and yet here, I want all the familiar things of Thailand. Whoops! Mainly, I’ve missed Thai food and many other little things, but I thought it timely […]

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EOY review: tigers, art, tokyo toast and more!

zee Brainspace
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Nine months have passed since I left the States and made my move to SE Asia. With the close of the year, here is a bit of year-end review, via a little list and random statistics. Sign up for a chance at a postcard too! Read more at the bottom of the post. Things experienced […]

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Home away from home

Bangkok
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Things are a bit chaotic in Thailand, with their government, and sad news from the States has put me in a bit of a funk; so James and I went walking in our wonderful crazy neighborhood last night. It felt the best way to celebrate life and why I was here, so many miles away […]

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Getting around town

Bangkok
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I am going to start doing smaller posts on Friday about things around town, so if you have a question about something in Thailand, let me know and I’ll write it up for you! To start, as James pointed out, we have not driven in over SIX months! And I can honestly say, I’ve not […]

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Dear Life

Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand September 29th, 2013 6:31 p.m. Dear Life, Thank you for this opportunity to be sick in Bangkok, because it means I am in Bangkok. I am grateful for this boon of time, to be sick, and the remind of my general good health that I can further appreciate. Thank you for the wonderful […]

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