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The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms. Few countries are so well endowed. From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulse-pounding dance clubs of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveller.

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Bangkok has some strange looking building this one may be the strangest. We call it the Jenga Building. : by danidawnandstevo, Views[45]
 
Only in Bangkok would you have to duck going under a bridge on a sight seeing cruise. : by danidawnandstevo, Views[38]
 
Wat Arun Buddhist temple on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River. : by danidawnandstevo, Views[34]
 
One of the three Chedis where the ashes of kings are buried. : by danidawnandstevo, Views[31]
 
Wat Phra Si Sanpeth or Temple of the Holy was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya until the city was completely destroyed in 1767. It was the grandest and most beautiful temple in the capital and served as a model for Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok. : by danidawnandstevo, Views[29]
 
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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 | By danidawnandstevo | Photo Gallery


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10 November: Headed Home with Thailand In Our Hearts

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [51]

It’s that time. The time you dread; the end of vacation time. But at the same time, you look forward to the comforts of home.  Time to head back to reality. Wow….Freaking wow. 20 years of marriage celebrated with my beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: thailand

9 November: Last Day/Night in Bangkok Before Leaving

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [41]

Today was our last full day in Thailand. Time to pack in as much Bangkok as we possibly could until around midnight.   That meant “Bangkok by day; Bangkok by night.” Our hotel, the Grand Sathorn, is located not too far from ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, thailand

Photos: Thailand 2017 - Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 | By roaming_reas | Photo Gallery

Well, you'd think after a few days back in Bangkok and we'd be fleeing from the pungent sewer gases puffing through the sidewalk grates and the traffic churning through the alleys to avoid ubiquitous street congestion, but sizzling pork skewers on every ... Read more >
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8 November: Goodbye to Phitsanulok....

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [52]

Phitsanulok, you came and went in a hurry. We had such a great time visiting with my wife’s family, seeing the local sights, and of course…. EATING!  This morning we grabbed a light breakfast at the hotel and set to packing up our ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, phitsanulok, thailand

7 November: The Real Thailand with the Thai Side of Our Family

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [50]

Today was a day that was about getting together with my wife’s family at her father’s house and showing our friends what Thai life is like in a farming community. My youngest sister-in-law drove us out to the village where my wife’... Read more >

Tags: phitsanulok, thailand, village

6 November: Walking Through Thai History in Phitsanulok

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [52]

Today was a day to first explore history with some of the family and then spend time with even more family. Phitsanulok is rich with history. While many casual readers of Thai tourism books become familiar with the Kingdoms of Sukothai, Ayutthaya, ... Read more >

Tags: chinnarat, naresuan, phitsanulok, thailand, thailand, wat yai

5 November: Chiang Mai ---> Phitsanulok

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [41]

Today was another day of transition. We were packing up in Chiang Mai and heading about 5 hours south to Phitsanulok – my wife’s home changwat (or province).  In the morning, our crew enjoyed breakfast at our hotel, the Loghome Boutique.... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, phitsanulok, thailand

4 November: The Beauty of Chiang Mai... Old and New.

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [47]

Today was a great all-around day. We had arranged our own private “song teow” (two rows) truck to take us on a private tour up the mountain today. Sounds expensive, but it isn’t. The funny thing is that a driver will charge 300-400 ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, doi suthep, night market, thailand, wat sri suphan

3 November; Hill Tribes and Loi Krathong Vibes

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [61] | Comments [1]

Today is the full moon of the 12 th month of the lunar calendar. That means it is Loi Krathong here in Thailand. One of the largest holidays, Loi Krathong – as the name suggests in Thai – is when you “float a basket.” That ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, hill tribes, loi krathong, thailand

2 November 2017: A Window to an Elephant's Soul

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [54] | Comments [2]

To look into an elephant’s eyes is to gaze through the window to its soul.   Beautiful. Majestic. Powerful. Gentle. I can’t think of another animal that I can bond with faster than an elephant and I’m not sure why.  ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, elephants, thailand, woodys

1 November: Temples... Feel the Spirits of the Past

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 | By gatornav | Views [43]

Today was our first full day in Chiang Mai.  We started our day by eating some breakfast at Sailomjoy Restaurant – yes, I ate Khao Soi again today. It was delicious yet again. After breakfast, it was temple time. Starting off on ... Read more >

Tags: chedi luang, chiang mai, temples, thailand

31 October: Chiang Mai. Of Khao Soi, Massage, and Markets

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 | By gatornav | Views [23] | Comments [1]

Happy Halloween!  Another day of transition for us as we leave beautiful Phuket for the northern charm of Chiang Mai.   We were so fortunate that the weather cooperated for us in Phuket. The rains held off on our boat tour to James Bond ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, khao soi, massage, night market, thailand

30 October: Lazy Day and Ladyboys

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 | By gatornav | Views [71] | Comments [1]

After a long day and a later-than anticipated night last night, the decision was made to sleep in.  All of us have been waking up too early – time to try to pay back that sleep deficit.   It worked. We were all able to sleep in.... Read more >

Tags: ladyboys, phuket, simon cabaret, thailand

29 October: Monkeying Around in Phang Nga

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 | By gatornav | Views [51] | Comments [1]

All I can say is, “Wow!” What an incredible day from start to finish.  (There was a bump or two along the way, but nothing show stopping). And well, actually the start had me a little bummed as I woke up at 415 am and couldn’... Read more >

Tags: james bond island, phang nga, thailand

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