Category Archives: Thailand

Buddha Buddha Buddha Buddha

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Thailand is obviously a Buddhist country. It shows in their customs, their kindness, their complete avoidance of interpersonal confrontations, lack of crime, but most obviously in the fact that you can find a Buddha anywhere. Perhaps the only more ubiquitous thing in Thailand than Buddha is pictures of the King. Of all the pictures of him I saw, my favorite […]

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

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I am a huge fan of WWII movies, and the classic with William Holden is one of my favorites. Mary Ann and I found a tourist agency that ran a trip to the Kwai. She knew I would pout if we did not do it, so we booked it and went. I was very excited. I started whistling the song […]

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Beyond Chiang Mai

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After two months in this wonderful city in the north of Thailand, It was time for Mary Ann and I to start our journey back to Sharjah. She had been here a mere two weeks, and even with all the things we did see and do, we left a lot on the table for another trip. I will be back […]

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Golden Triangle, Mehkong River, Hill Tribes, All In One Day!

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Ok my intrepid readers, pour yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable. I intend to entertain (bore?) you with details of a 14 hour tour Mary Ann and I enjoyed yesterday in Northern (AMAZING) Thailand. I had heard from other Farongs living here in Chiang Mai about Mr. Oh. He is a young taxi driver who speaks perfect English. […]

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Mary Ann the Mahout

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Well, today was another amazing day in Amazing Thailand. We went out in the country to a wonderful Elephant riding experience. Unlike the fish yesterday, Mary Ann took to riding the elephant, like, well, a fish to water. Ride ’em Mahout Girl! Mahout is Thai for Elephant trainer. We only did the one day experience. If you want to do […]

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Mary Ann in the Land of Smiles

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My wonderful wife finally joined me in this fine country. So far, she is enjoying it very much. In her normal intrepid spirit, she has meandered on her own to markets and come home with what she sought. I don’t speak any Thai either, so me being along would not help much anyway. The Thai people are always quite helpful, […]

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Chiang Mai Thai Cooking School!

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I just finished a full Monday thru Friday cooking class. We shopped for raw ingredients. Here are couple shots of the market. Then we went out into the country to a really first rate big cooking school. It has capacity for maybe 30. With tourism as it is the classes ranged from 5 to 9. I was the only one […]

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Just Random Thoughts and Observations

Very random. If you don’t feel like following me through the trees jumping from limb to limb, catch me next time. Thai Language: If I say it is different, will you say “duh”? I know there are many languages where intonation is so important that it changes the entire meaning of words. Thai is one of those. The intonation is […]

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