Daily Archives: March 26, 2011

Outside Bangkok

Elephant Ride in Thailand

Elephant ride outside Bangkok We spent one day doing things in the countryside around Bangkok. We hired a driver and guide to take us to the floating market, the “tiger temple,” an elephant ride, and the bridge over the River Kwai. Water Buffalo cooling off  After the floating market, we went to the tiger temple. Unfortunately, it seemed to be set up entirely for tourists and it was questionable how well the animals were treated.  There are many websites dedicated to this discussion, so I won’t get into it, but needless to say, the only reason to go is if … Read More

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Markets of Thailand

Fruit for sale at the Floatin Markets in Thailand

Vendors at a Thai floating market I have always loved large outdoor markets. There is something about the hustle and bustle of the crowds, mixed with the many different things to eat, see and buy that makes it an extremely fun way to spend a day. Thailand has some amazing and unique markets that I was super excited to visit. Although most have them have gotten a bit touristy, they are still such an unusual experience that they are totally worth a visit (or two).1. JJ Market The entrance to Jatuchak Market  Our first day in Bangkok we went to … Read More

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Four Nights in Bangkok

Statue at Wat Arun in Thailand In Christmas 2009, my parents were still living abroad, so instead of spending more time in Japan, my family and I went to Bangkok for a few days between.  We were only there for a few days, so we only got to really see the main Bangkok sites. But it was one of the coolest places I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to go back to the area of the world and explore some of the other parts of Thailand and Cambodia. Bangkok was HOT, I mean really really hot. Luckily we were there … Read More

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