Monthly Archives: January 2001

Some Facts About Sanitation

As you might imagine, I wouldn’t be bringing it up, if Thailand didn’t lack something in this department. Cleanliness is a big issue in Thailand and it has an impact on the perceived status of footwear and feet, the ground … Continue reading

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Some Facts About Transportation

By this point, the linear nature of my narative sort of breaks down. We came back to Bangkok, the organized portion of our vacation ended. Reed and I then had a week to ourselves to do with as we chose. … Continue reading

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The Trek, Day Three: Ow, Ow, Ow

On the morning of the third day, we left our hut at dawn to be greeted by a silent, solemn craft fair. The villagers receive seeds and blankets as gifts from the visiting tourists. These things are important and useful, … Continue reading

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The Trek, Day Two: Down Down Down

We were off by about 8:30 having thanked our hosts and gleefully lauched ourselves down the path. We threaded through bamboo and grass jungles so thick and close you could hardly believe that the trail managed to exist one day … Continue reading

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The Trek, Day One: Up, up, up

The morning of our first day of hiking, we were up and back in the trucks heading towards the mountains early. Another perfect sunny day in Thai winter. At lunchtime we stopped at a national park, hiked a half an … Continue reading

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Chang Mai Surprise or A Bicycle Built for a Midget

Still on the train, we woke with the dawn. As we moved north, the temperature dropped and the open windows left us shivering and dew damp. I couldn’t have been more glad to be awake. The north country revealed itself … Continue reading

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In the Temple of the Emerald Buddha with no Baedekker

Although we arrived in Thailand at 2 am, we were awake bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8 am the next morning, had breakfast in the hotel restaurant (included in the price of the room) and wandered out into the … Continue reading

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