Recently I’ve received a few emails and inquiries from readers and Googlers about many aspects of travel in Southeast Asia. Though I already have some content that addresses these questions (hence the traffic and emails), I thought I’d take some time to answer my most frequently asked questions in single posts. First up? THAI FOOD!
I receive a lot of traffic on this site from people looking for information on how to buy train tickets in Thailand online. As such, I feel the need to inform you that passengers can no longer purchase Thai train tickets on the internet. Instead, you must go to the train station in person to [...]
Earlier today while stuck in a whirlpool 1000 spreadsheets and 100 postcards, we got a knock on the door. The knock was a good thing in that it meant I probably hadn’t imagined a previous knock shortly after alighting from the shower when Andy was in Bangkok picking up our Russian visas. Sanity is precious, [...]
“Do you smell that?” I asked Andy as we forged our way along a highly trafficked and obstacle-ridden sidewalk our first week in Bangkok, and in Southeast Asia as a whole. The smell was raw sewage, running in a gutter right below our feet.
Andy wiped his sweating brow [...]
[A quick note: this post is definitely sappier than the usual fare, but this is my internet space, and I can do what I want. Also, I'm posting from Laos without access to the photos I had intended to use for this. I'll publish photos of the market when I [...]
Taking a walk through the cemetery near Kiyo Mizu temple in Kyoto.
After Andy and I had dated about 6 months, we decided to take a trip somewhere far away and foreign to blow our yearly two weeks of vacation. Somehow, we decided on Japan, and set a [...]
Chiang Dao is a tiny mountain town 70 kilometers north of Chiang Mai offering very little in the realm of things to do, but providing a very picturesque backdrop for twiddling one’s thumbs. Located at the base of Doi Luang Chiang Dao, the third tallest mountain in the country, [...]
If you’re the sort of person who likes to travel, but dislikes sitting in metal tubes of death while they’re thrown from one site to another several thousand feet in the air after having transferred all your favorite liquids to comically small containers, I have news for you. There are things called [...]
I have bad news. There will be no post about food on the Krabi beaches because it was so terrible that I didn’t even take pictures of most of what I ate. And I feel compelled to tell the world about it.
The journey into food hell started the moment the long [...]
There’s a reason for the high season of tourism on Thailand’s islands that lasts from late October through approximately April, and the reason in RAIN. Thailand has three seasons: winter, lasting from October to February; summer, lasting from approximately March to May; and rainy season, that lasts the rest of the year. Aside [...]
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