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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

Night #2: Our Cambodian Boyfriends

As our tour was coming to a close, Jill and I were asking the locals (including our tour guide, Ok) where we should go for dinner. They kept suggesting places that the tourists… Continue reading

A Day in Siem Reap

The morning started with our free breakfast at the hostel – the variety of fresh fruit slices (dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, and watermelon) continue to be one of my favorite features of Southeast Asia.… Continue reading

Out on the Tourist Town: Siem Reap

After we checked in, had a snack, and took a swim, we obviously couldn’t resist exploring Siem Reap a bit. On the way to the Night Market, we stopped at a street vendor… Continue reading

The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Since we rented a taxi to Siem Reap, the rental price also happened to include transportation to our hostel. Jill and I had already reserved a room at the Siem Reap Hostel I… 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