Bangkok: The Grand Palace

Bangkok: The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is amazing, magnificent, confusing and crowded. The Grand Palace is much less crowded if you’re willing to stand in the direct sunshine. The shaded view points go quickly! Grand Palace: What is it? The Grand Palace is 54 acres of glittering,...
Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market

What’s the weather like today? Today we’re heading to the Maeklong Train Market and it’s really warm here. Some would even call it hot with a high of 82°F/27.7°C and the humidity around 80%. The weather plays into our decisions about what tourist...
Grief, mourning and trains

Grief, mourning and trains

Noelle here: What a full last few months we’ve had. From Pacific Crest Trail hiking to the daily intensity of assisting aging parents and back to the trail again, a couple times. It felt chaotic and unsettling, like being sling shot from a canon. Crater Lake,...
Bangkok Day trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand

Bangkok Day trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand

Historic City of Ayutthaya World Unesco Site Noelle here: First, a little history, because we travel to learn new things about new places…plus I’m a geek and this stuff is fascinating for me! Ayutthaya, Thailand was founded in 1350 and flourished between...
Bangkok: Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)

Bangkok: Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)

Bangkok flower market Flowers are big business in Thailand. We visited the Pak Khlong Talat Flower market several times and have seen something new and interesting each time. The Pak Khlong Talat flower market is the biggest in Thailand and may be the largest open air...