Monthly Archives: April 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, and Richard Escobar. 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.
I don’t enjoy having to write this post, but I’m getting sick of having to weed through spam comments.
If you have left a comment on this site and it didn’t appear, it is most likely because me or my spam filter declared you as being spam.
This is the official set of rules for commenting on blog. I’ll be linking to this post in the future so everyone knows the rules. Here are the basic rules: (more…)
Stuck Between Airborne Volcanic Rock And A Hard Place
Technically, Spain hasn’t really been effected by the ash cloud. It hasn’t extended beyond the French Pyrenees so far. However, my original flight was supposed to be on Air France with a connecting flight through Paris. Moreover, planes which might have flown a route to Bangkok might have been stranded in Germany, so things gets screwed up all over the world.
The end result is that even though there is technically no ash between Thailand and Spain, I’m stuck in Bangkok.