Daily Archives: April 23, 2010
Bye Bye Bangkok
I’ve spent almost three months in Bangkok which is more time than I’ve spent in any other city since I’ve started my travels. While I have been here I didn’t visit a single temple or tourist attraction. I did something totally different from what I’ve been doing the last three years: living as an expat.
Normally, because I travel alone, I meet people but never develop any sort of friendships. Usually I don’t even get last names. In Bangkok I was able to meet a large group of people and was actually able to experience something resembling a social life. Almost every night I could find something to do with a group of people somewhere in Bangkok. I probably drank more in the last three months than I did in the last three years combined.
Just some of the people I met in Bangkok include Jodi Ettenberg, Greg Jorgensen, Cody McKibben, Sean Ogle, Kevin Revolinski, John Berns, Sarah Lipman, Richard Escobar and good ol’ Nomadic Matt. I’m going to miss many of the people I met in Bangkok and hope to meet them again. (more…)
New Washington Times Photo Essay – Songkran
My new WashingtonTimes.com photo essay is now online and available for your enjoyment.
You also might want to read my companion piece on the celebration the Thai New Year (Songkran) if you haven’t already.
Songkran is the craziest celebration I’ve yet experienced traveling.