17 Interesting Facts About Thailand

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Yet, there are many facts which people might not know about the “Land of Smiles”. Even though I’ve spent almost a half year here in total, there are still things I’m learning about the country. 1) It used to be called Siam For most …

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Visiting a Thai Hospital

Last summer my father passed away. I only mention this because his illness forced me to spend far more time in hospitals than I ever hoped to spend. He spent almost three months in ICU unites, regular hospital rooms and nursing homes. He received kidney dialysis, CAT scans, X-rays, and almost every procedure you can …

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Sitting in a dark room in Bangkok

I came to Thailand to work. I had no idea, however, just how far behind I’ve gotten and how much work it would be. I’ve spent the last several days in my dark hotel room editing photos. My hotel room because the bandwidth is good and it is better than any other options for working …

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Return to Thailand!

I’m back in Thailand! Honestly, I wasn’t even sure I’d be leaving the country when I took off for Niagara Falls/Seattle/Hawaii. I had entered a competition for bloggers to visit Thailand for medical tourism and I sort of forgot about it. Just before I arrived in Hawaii I was notified that I was one of …

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Visiting Refugees in Bangkok

This guest post was written by Jodi Ettenberg who blogs at LegalNomads.com. Jodi is one of the most accomplished travelers I’ve met in the last three years. She left her job as an attorney in New York City to pursue her dream of traveling. I met Jodi in Bangkok in 2010 and visited the Immigration …

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Bye Bye Bangkok

My tickets have finally been booked, the ash cloud is favorable, and it appears I’ll be in Spain in about 24 hours. 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 …

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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.