Archive for the ‘Thailand & SE Asia Travel’ Category

CNN on Travel in Thailand

March 19th, 2012 No comments

Today I noticed a CNN.COM article titled “7 Myths about Traveling in Thailand”. I agree with everything in it. Myth number 3 was titled “Everyone is out to scam you”. It explained that some were, but many were not and “This is particularly true in less-traveled regions like Isaan, in Thailand’s notheast”. That’s where we [...]

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Bangkok Flooding

November 8th, 2011 No comments

Watersheds in SE Asia. The flooding comes in the Chao Phraya one in central Thailand. Notice how neatly it all drains through the Bangkok area. You have probably seen a number of news reports by now of the Thailand floods. Maybe you read my recent post about some of our flood relief work. It is [...]

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Taxi Information

November 5th, 2011 No comments

I just posted an article on scams in Thailand. There are scams related to taxis and tuk tuks, but taxis in Bangkok are a whole subject themselves. I use the sky train, subway, canal boats, walking and the standard air conditioned taxi-meter as the best ways to get around in Bangkok. I have a car [...]

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Thailand Scams

November 3rd, 2011 No comments

I just happened to run across articles about the “jet ski scam” today and realized I have never said anything about the scams here. Overall, things are safe in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. Sue and I go to many areas of Bangkok both alone and together and never have any problems. Of course [...]

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Credit Card Sanctions against the US

October 11th, 2011 No comments

Many elementary classrooms in Myanmar are taught by monks. Sue and Gayle Holmes plan to update their teaching methods. I just successfully purchased four round trip tickets on Air Asia from Bangkok to Yangon, Myanmar. Sue and I are going there with two Australian friends to do teacher training under Nargis Library Recovery. You may [...]

Overseas Travel. Don’t Miss It

February 5th, 2011 1 comment

Beyond the entrance passage at 6 in the morning. There is nothing else like it. The CNN article surprised me. Only 30% of Americans have a passport. These days that means that the others cannot even go to Canada or Mexico, let alone a more “foreign” place. I thought these days more people traveled internationally, [...]

Thailand Trouble III

May 19th, 2010 No comments

Am I going to write a Thailand Trouble IV, V, …? I hope no one is coming here to get the latest news on Thailand. I don’t update as much when I’m in the U.S. The Thailand situation continues to surprise me as well as many others. The state department warnings are getting more firm. [...]

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Thailand Troubles II

April 26th, 2010 No comments

Well, I hope no one took my advice and immediately went off to Thailand, especially if you were from Europe or came from the U.S. eastward connecting through Europe. The demonstrations got worse than I thought they would. Originally I was reading how they were taking over the Sukumvit area, where Sue and I used [...]

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Thailand Trouble

April 14th, 2010 No comments

There is trouble in Thailand. You can read the US state department warnings here. I feel like I should say something, even though I really don’t know much about the immediate situation. Opportunity Foundation does not involve itself in politics and does not take sides in issues like the current one, so I will not [...]

Quick Cambodia Trip

February 6th, 2010 1 comment

The last few weeks we had a family of four from the U.S. but who works in India visiting Nang Rong. They liked being here and had a lot to say about things, some highlights of which were: it is more comfortable here than they thought it would be, and the food is better than [...]