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, the Thai new year. It’s a riotous celebration with people flinging, shooting, dumping, and dunking water onto everyone and everything. There…

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I too, eat America

Samut Sakhon, Thailand: February 2011 Sing to me, O America, a meal song. Of fast food joints draped in neon light, or fryers still hissing. Sing to me of the slow drip of ketchup from the stained red bottle. Sing to me of mall food courts—of burrito shops beside sushi beside pizza beside hot dogs. I will sing…

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Christmas in Bangkok

A throwback Thursday post remembering what it felt like to celebrate Christmas in a country that doesn’t. December 2010—Bangkok, Thailand The plus side to being abroad? Santa comes to Thailand first. The down side? Well, I was anticipating lots of down sides. The strangeness of being in a country where Christmas is not celebrated. The…

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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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Best Birthday Ever: Tiger Temple

With my birthday just a week away, I can’t help but remember what was possibly the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten… Samut Sakhon, Thailand: October 2010 A few weeks ago (okay, well, this post is seriously belated, so make that one month ago**), David started asking me what I wanted for my birthday. I…

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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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