Archive for December, 2009

Traveling Economically

December 29th, 2009 No comments

Sue has always been economical. When we were first married it was by necessity. I was a poor graduate student and she taught at a small private school making half the salary of a public school teacher. She shopped garage sales and thrift stores. Our circumstances are better these days and she buys designer clothes, [...]

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Christmas in Bangkok

December 29th, 2009 No comments

Sue and I have just returned from Lanta Island, which I’ll talk about later. We arrived in Bangkok on the 27th for a few days to enjoy Christmas. Christmas has always been a big thing for Sue, and she cannot complete the holidays without hearing Christmas carols and seeing the decorations. Bangkok is a great [...]

The Ultimate Trip?

December 13th, 2009 4 comments

Just as we are getting ready for a southern Thailand trip, Derek Tonkin sent this about vacation travel in Myanmar. I think the tide is turning on tourism to Myanmar. In the recent past you might have been viewed anywhere from politically incorrect to a supporter of a brutal military government if you decided to [...]

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Vacation Planning

December 8th, 2009 1 comment

Planning the upcoming trip to Ko Lanta required a more effort than I had originally thought. Instead of calling a travel agent in Bangkok to set up the type of trip they think is best for me, or most profitable for them, I did it myself. The first thing was to think of a place [...]

Vacation Time!

December 7th, 2009 1 comment

For as many times as we have been in Thailand, Sue and I have not taken many vacations. There was our first time in Thailand when we came with a group in 1995. We spent a week and saw major attractions in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The next was just last year with [...]

Quick Trip to Bangkok

December 6th, 2009 No comments

I just returned to Nang Rong yesterday from Bangkok. There were some NGO meetings Walai had to attend and I went along. Since I was returning Saturday morning there would be no traffic jam problem, so I took a taxi all the from my hotel to the northern bus terminal at Mo Chit. On the [...]