Category Archive: Bangkok

Foot Update

For those of you who were curious about my gimp status, I am mostly recovered. A few weeks ago I made a trip back to the hospital to get my stitches removed and… Continue reading

The Apple Retreat, Kanchanaburi

My last weekend trip of my time in Thailand (so sad) was to Kanchanaburi! I always work until 5:30, so I bussed/MRT’d/BTS’d to Victory Monument in order to meet Jill and take a… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: MRT (Underground)

The MRT – a more air-conditioned, modern version of the BTS – is also a great way to avoid the rush-hour traffic. MRT Tips: You can buy MRT tickets (they are actually black… Continue reading

Back to Bangkok

Before returning to Bangkok, we had a leisurely breakfast at Peace Cafe. It’s hippietastic, peaceful (hence the name) and we wished we could have stayed longer. I also think there’s a hostel upstairs… Continue reading

Thaisgiving: The Outcome

Yesterday I booked it home from work to start cooking. Since we didn’t have any evaporated milk for the pumpkin pie, Ngo made some fresh coconut milk. With one stove (2 working burners)… Continue reading

Thaisgiving

Due to my round-the-world travels, I won’t be home (in Minneapolis) for any of the “holiday season” this year. Halloween really isn’t a big deal to me, but Thanksgiving always marks the start… Continue reading

Your 12-Step Guide to crossing the Thai/Cambodia border

If you google “Crossing the Thai/Cambodia border” you, like me, ¬†will probably start to feel a sense of fear. In my preparation to visit the tiny country of Cambodia, I did some research… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: BTS (Sky Train)

One fantastic way to avoid traffic in Bangkok is to take the Sky Train! Sky Train Tips: Get a BTS/MRT map! You can find them at each station’s info/ticket desk, or at tourist… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Tuk-Tuks

Pronounced “touk-touks,” these little buggers are infamous in Bangkok. They’re cute and cuddly, so lots of foreigners take them. Wrong choice, kiddos. Although I’m sure there are plenty of upstanding citizens who operate… Continue reading

Sharing is Caring: Eating with Thais

If you don’t like sharing, waiting, or double-dipping, save yourself some rage and don’t eat with Thai people. Eating with groups of people in Thailand usually comes in three forms: 1) At a… Continue reading