The Saddest Little Monkey Show

After our disappointing experience at the Floating Market, we were out of money, and the temperature outside was nearly 40°C (or 104°F for you Imperials).  J and I forgot to bring water and snacks, and we still had several hours before we had to catch our train to Chiang Mai.  We asked our driver if …

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The Floating Tourist Trap

Every guide book I read about Thailand, every Google search I did on "Best Places to Visit in Thailand" said no trip to the South-East Asian country is complete without a trip to the floating market.  J and I had a free day in Bangkok before we were hopping on a train to head North …

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I Think My Face is Melting

As J and I stepped out into the dense night air at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, we looked at each other knowing that the same thought was running through our minds. If it's this hot at 1 in the morning, what's it going to be like in the middle of the day? That short …

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One Night in Bangkok……Part 1

SkyTrain After our early morning arrival into Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, and only a few hours sleep, my boyfriend J and I were feeling overwhelmed by jet lag, the heat, and our new surroundings. Due to these factors, we decided to do what any good North American would do....we headed to the mall! Lucky …

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Elephants with Attitude, Ringworm, and Tourist Traps: Backpacking Blonde and Blistered Style

My boyfriend and I recently returned from our first major trip together. We traveled to Thailand, Japan, and Maui over the course of 36 days.  Before that, we had been on multi-day camping trips, long-weekend getaways, and a 7 day stay in Cuba at an all-inclusive.  These experiences went so well, we decided to take …

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