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Feb 17, 2019 - Last day in Bangkok

.....Our last day started like every other on this trip... with a visit to the breakfast buffet, although we were no longer opening up the buffet at 6am! We were now getting together with the rest of our group around 8am and being the last day, we decided to keep it light. As we had previously walked through a small community nearby on our way back from the medical college and water park, we decided to share the experience with the rest of the group and so made arrangements to meet downstairs to take a walk in the neighbourhood that...

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Feb 16, 2019 - Terminal 21, Railway & Amphawa floating markets

As we met our travelling buddies at breakfast, the plan was to make our own way to a local floating market based on information gleaned from the internet sited. Talin Chan was one which was recommended as being fairly close and accessible by BTS and taxi. However, from it's position on Google maps, the recommendation for taking a taxi from Wongwain Yai billed as the 'last station' made us wonder about this recommendation as there were several more stations on the line in our maps and apps. While trying to make sense of this we decided to...

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Feb 15, 2019 - Golden Buddha, dinner cruise

Recovering from the Saxaphone Pub was more difficult than I thought it would be as I had switched my drink from a scotch on the rocks to a G&T so the ride home was a pleasant blur. Having an easy day planned we looked forward to our night dinner-cruise on the Chap.... river. However, while looking at things to do, we saw that there was a Golden Bhudda temple complex at the end of a subway line that had a station close to our hotel After checking routes online, Lisette and I decided that after our morning walk we would venture out there if...

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Feb 14, 2019 - Valentine's Day

The day started out like every other, the breakfast buffet beckoning it's siren call to overdo the caloric intake for the day. Guilt at not resisting that final danish got us out for a walk to explore the nearby Lumphini Park. After dodging the traffic that came too close to the narrow, treacherous apologies for sidewalks and the confusing pedestrian crossings with zebra markings that did not match the path intended, we made it to the gates at the closest entrance to the park. From ariel views on Google, we knew the park was big but had no...

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Feb 13, 2019 - 37th Wedding Anniversary and trip to Bangkok

We woke up to a few Anniversary greetings on FB as this was our 37th wedding anniversary for which we had hoped to renew our vows with a Bhuddist ceremony. However, getting someone who understood our request without spending an exhorbitant amount for a wedding ceremony was difficult so we decided to take our chances in Bangkok. Our final breakfast in Huahin was not as exciting as our final foray into the Night Market where we regretted not walking through the market before deciding on the final meal in Huahin. We joined the group for a...

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Feb 7, 2019 - Tokyo to Bangkok to Huahin

...Our preplanning paid off as for the first time since leaving Canada, we both had a great night's sleep to be woken up by Lisette's insistent iPhone alarm an hour before the TokyoAirPorter was to arrive (6am) for the hour drive out to Narita airport. When making our bookings, although co-ordinated on the phone with our travel companions, we managed to book flights leaving at the same time from Tokyo to Bangkok on Thai Airways FROM TWO DIFFERENT AIRPORTS! So we got to see Narita as well. The driver was waiting for us as we checked out of...

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Jan 7, 2019 - Koh Phayam & Ranong

So, tonight we're heading back to Bangkok on the night train from an interesting place called Chumphon where we've been staying for the past few days. After a couple of days here, we realised we'd actually been here before - about 10 years ago but only for one night. Alan's feeling of deja vue proved right! Before that, we were on the idyllic Andaman island of Koh Phayam. Still unspoilt - no cars, electricity only between 6.00pm and 8.00am, mangroves, long white sandy beaches, families of hornbills, and yes, swaying palms and cocktails. We...

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Oct 24, 2018 - a night in bangkok

After 28 days in China, we packed our bags and said goodbye to an amazing country. Being in China for one month was the coolest experience I’ve ever had; it gave me a whole new perspective on the world. I was very sad leaving, but very excited for our adventures yet to come! We will be visiting three more countries in Asia during our next two weeks. Landing at the airport in Thailand was a complete culture shock. The past three weeks in Guangzhou have been very peaceful and let me tell you, Bangkok is the total opposite. There were so many...

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Oct 1, 2018 - Train day, and my amazing family

Yesterday we ended up just taking as a rest day. Anna had some sniffles, probably from the abundance of blooming Jasmine in Bangkok. We we're a bit tired as well. Today was off to Phrae. In order to get there we took the train. So first we had to get to the train station. We wanted to save a few baht so we opted to take the MRT to the train. So, that required us to carry all of our luggage downstairs, down the block. Up and Over the bridge that crosses the intersection. And down all the way into the subway station. Everyone took part....

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Sep 29, 2018 - How do you improve on a day at the branch?

This one will be fairly short. I promise! When you go somewhere new for the first time. It's a little scary. How will you be treated? Will you fit in? Or stand out because you don't belong? The day started early. We all woke up about 5 AM. Not on purpose, but we're still trying to get our clocks normal. It takes about 2 weeks most say. So we came up with the idea of taking the bus to the City bus to the Convention. It would save us money for the cab... I know the cabsnonly about $3-4. But still. We looked up the address. Thought we found...

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Sep 28, 2018 - The best day yet!

Remember me saying I thought I got milk? Well, this morning Emily all confidently decided to make her a bowl of cereal. She poors her cocoa frosted flake, and poors her milk, and starts to eat. "This milk tastes like yougert." A few minutes later, "Daddy, I don't like this milk." Maybe I saw the date wrong. They write them backwards over here. Jenny picks it up to look at the label. And she says fermented milk formula? What did you get? It said 2% on it... Oops, later in the day oops who left that over the sink so it would spill down the...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Not quite as planned, but worked out ok

Today things didn't quite go as planned. We actually woke up about 7. Opened up the curtain and enjoyed the glow coming in the window. We also had our first house guest. I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of him. But it was a small lizard that we think found a small hole behind the air conditioning unit. He kinda peeked in and said hello, then off he went. We had not really officially planned anything, though we thought we might go to visit the branch. We walked over to 7-11 for caffeine. Then decided to check out a few blocks further to...

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