Why you should visit Thailand for Loy Krathong

Country 16: Thailand | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! Planning a trip to Thailand? There are two very Thai festivals that might pop up on your radar. One is Songkran, which is the Thai new year and is a riotous celebration with people flinging, shooting, dumping, and dunking water onto everyone…

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Instagram Location of the Year

Way to use your analytics, Instagram! I love this post they came out with today, showcasing the most Instagrammed locations of 2013.  I’m a little surprised that the number slot goes to Siam Paragon, the biggest mall in Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, I loved me some Siam Paragon while I lived there, and they…

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Bangkok: The Frenemy City

In honor of the Loy Krathong festival (one of my favorite things from our time in Thailand), a throwback blog post remembering my fraught relationship with Bangkok. Bangkok, Thailand: November 2010 Bangkok and I have not been friends. I have lived in this country lo these two months, and still we  squabble bitterly. By now…

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Thailand: Tuktuks

“If just for the heck of it, take a tuk-tuk ride. It’s like traveling around town on a convertible.” –A Thailand Culture Guide On our first full day in Thailand we decided to navigate our way from our TESOL course lodging (way far out) to some of the Bangkok sights. This required utilizing not one, not…

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