Thaisgiving

Due to my round-the-world travels, I won’t be home (in Minneapolis) for any of the “holiday season” this year. Halloween really isn’t a big deal to me, but Thanksgiving always marks the start… Continue reading

Your 12-Step Guide to crossing the Thai/Cambodia border

If you google “Crossing the Thai/Cambodia border” you, like me, ¬†will probably start to feel a sense of fear. In my preparation to visit the tiny country of Cambodia, I did some research… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: BTS (Sky Train)

One fantastic way to avoid traffic in Bangkok is to take the Sky Train! Sky Train Tips: Get a BTS/MRT map! You can find them at each station’s info/ticket desk, or at tourist… Continue reading

What the Filipino: Pinoy food

Quick preface: Several weeks ago, I spent about 8 days in the Philippines, getting a Thai visa and experiencing quite a change of scenery. Personally, I believe that the most efficient introduction to… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Tuk-Tuks

Pronounced “touk-touks,” these little buggers are infamous in Bangkok. They’re cute and cuddly, so lots of foreigners take them. Wrong choice, kiddos. Although I’m sure there are plenty of upstanding citizens who operate… Continue reading

Sharing is Caring: Eating with Thais

If you don’t like sharing, waiting, or double-dipping, save yourself some rage and don’t eat with Thai people. Eating with groups of people in Thailand usually comes in three forms: 1) At a… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Taxis

When in doubt, take a taxi. The most you’ll pay getting from one place to another in Bangkok is no more than about 200 baht ($6 US), so it’s a pretty cheap option… Continue reading

My King is a Baller

Seriously. The King of Thailand is undeniably awesome! The people of Thailand always refer to him as “My King” because they adore him. ¬†They play the national anthem/tribute to the King and all… Continue reading

The Mangrove Fields

Saturday morning, we met some nurses (Jill & Natalie’s colleagues) then headed west of Bangkok, to a beautiful area known for its Mangrove fields. With its Thai Swiss-Family-Robinson wood structures over the water,… Continue reading

Surgery in Bangkok

Three years ago, I had a foot problem which required the destruction of my foot, followed by a significant period of “gimp time”. Although I thought that this operation had eradicated the problem,… Continue reading