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Scroll through all our articles about Thailand.  It’ll be like your own mini-vacation from home.  And we hope you’re inspired to take your own trip.

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

Visit Wat Arun early in the morning before it’s too crowded for a beautiful and serene place, that’s a treat for your eyes and senses!

Lopburi Monkey Temple: Visit this treasure!

We travel from Bangkok to Lopburi and explore the infamous Lopburi Monkey Temple.

Bangkok: Calypso Cabaret Lady Boys

Bangkok’s Calypso Cabaret Lady boys put on a fun show that will leave you laughing, smiling & happy to spend an evening in their company.

Corona virus: traveling during the outbreak

Noelle's thoughts on the road Corona Virus, Covid-19, The Virus: it's pretty much the main conversation in person and online right now. I'm writing this aboard a plane about to take off from Bangkok, heading to Hanoi, Vietnam. The announcements and instructions are...

Floating Market: Visit Bangkok's Damnoen Saduak

Day trip from Bangkok Touring the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one item on both our bucket lists! I had this romantic notion of women selling wares to each other along a canal, where I picture an intimate community market in boats. A glimpse into a lifestyle is...

Thailand Inspiration

Lady Boys, Temples and Flower Markets. These are a few of our favorite destinations. You’ll walk so much, that you’ll work up a grand appetite. Street food is the best! And it’s so darned affordable. Some nights we’d eat our way back to our hotel!

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About Thailand

Thailand is best to visit is during the dry season of November through April, when there’s a little less humidity, but it’s still warm enough to enjoy the beaches.  Northern Thailand may get a little chilly, so pack some layers!

The main airports are Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in Bangkok and Phuket International Airport (HKT).  BKK is newer and more centrally located, best for international flights.  DMK serves regional airlines and most of the cheapest flights within the country go through it.  Phuket’s airport connects you to the Southern part of the country and all the islands.

It’s so easy to travel around the country, as the train system is robust. The water ferry system is great too, with free shuttles from the major shopping malls to the temples and biggest tourist spots.  Within Bangkok, you can easily travel by subway on the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) or by  BTS Skytrain.  Both are cheap and adventurous ways to get around.  It’s nice traveling with locals, who are always happy to help with directions.

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun: Bangkok’s Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, known locally as Wat Chaeng, is at its best in the early morning. Visit before the temple gets too crowded. It’s such a beautiful and serene place, even amongst crowds, but it’s sure better with some breathing space. Where...

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Lopburi Monkey Temple: Visit this treasure!

Lopburi Monkey Temple: Visit this treasure!

Lopburi Monkey Temple equals Monkeys!  What’s not to love about catching a train out of Bangkok, seeing new sights and visiting macaques monkeys? Who doesn't love monkeys??? Traveling to the Monkey Temple Traveling to Lopburi Monkey Temple is actually pretty...

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Bangkok: Calypso Cabaret Lady Boys

Bangkok: Calypso Cabaret Lady Boys

The Calypso Cabaret Lady boy show is good, campy fun and shouldn’t be missed while you’re visiting Bangkok.  No compressed images today! Usually we load a few pictures into a gallery for quick loading and viewing on your end. Today we've selected just a few of...

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Corona virus: traveling during the outbreak

Corona virus: traveling during the outbreak

Noelle's thoughts on the road Corona Virus, Covid-19, The Virus: it's pretty much the main conversation in person and online right now. I'm writing this aboard a plane about to take off from Bangkok, heading to Hanoi, Vietnam. The announcements and instructions are...

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Floating Market: Visit Bangkok's Damnoen Saduak

Floating Market: Visit Bangkok's Damnoen Saduak

Day trip from Bangkok Touring the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one item on both our bucket lists! I had this romantic notion of women selling wares to each other along a canal, where I picture an intimate community market in boats. A glimpse into a lifestyle is...

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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,...

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The dream versus reality of traveling for one year

The dream versus reality of traveling for one year

The dream versus reality of traveling for one year are similar and different than my expectations. Today I'm going to jump all around the map for an exploration of finances, heath insurance and our relationships as we begin to unravel the past twelve months. This is a...

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Wat Suthat: Bangkok’s Jewel of a Temple

Wat Suthat: Bangkok’s Jewel of a Temple

Wat Suthat proved to be one of the best temples we've explored yet! It's grounds are amazing and the sense of peace in the air is palpable. This is one of Bangkok's jewels! But first...time for pampering Noelle here: After walking a couple blocks from our hotel, we...

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Maeklong Train Market: Bangkok Daytrip

Maeklong Train Market: Bangkok Daytrip

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 activities to...

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Ayutthaya, Thailand: Bangkok Day Trip

Ayutthaya, Thailand: Bangkok Day Trip

Historic City of Ayutthaya World Unesco Site 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! Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya, Thailand flourished between the 14th and 18th centuries....

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My Top 10 Bangkok Street Foods

My Top 10 Bangkok Street Foods

My top 10 favorite Bangkok street foods may surprise you! Noelle here, by the way. If you know me, you know I love to eat. I’m excited to eat new things, cook new dishes, peruse recipes on Pinterest for hours. I just love food! It’s probably why I got Bangkok...

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Muay Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Muay Thai Boxing in Bangkok

So I must admit upfront that I'm a bit of a casual Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fan. Casual in that I watch the replays on YouTube after big fights. I've watched Muay Thai Boxing a few times here and there over the years. I've fruitlessly scanned the TV channels in our...

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Bangkok Belly

Bangkok Belly

Noelle here: I’ve been sick for about four days now. It’s Bangkok Belly. It’s a thing. The first day was just a little upset stomach. I thought it was because I ate a whole mango, part for dinner, part the next morning for breakfast (refrigerated in between). The...

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Bangkok: Chinatown Market Street food

Bangkok: Chinatown Market Street food

What's not to love about cheap street food, humidity and carnival barkers? Not much! We walked from our hotel to the BTS Skytrain station S7, Krung Thon Buri and rode to station S6, Saphan Taksin. We had already purchased our BTS metro cards, so we sailed through the...

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Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha: Bangkok Highlights

Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha: Bangkok Highlights

Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha are spectacular! We’ve spent a couple days touring Wats now. It’s definitely sensory overload. So beautiful and intricately detailed. It’s a little overwhelming, not to mention so stinking hot. We keep saying we’re getting up early....

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Bangkok by Night: Tuk-Tuk Around Town

Bangkok by Night: Tuk-Tuk Around Town

Bangkok by night is something to see! All the temples are lit up and the streets are crowded with people. We're slowly easing into this trip. "Slowly" being the key word. We were chatting about this transition the other day; Last year we worked right up until the last...

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Bangkok – three early favorites

Bangkok – three early favorites

Noelle here: It’s been a relaxing week. Napping, reading, wandering around our neighborhood. I’ve felt emotionally and physically drained, plus recovering from a cold that swept through our family back home. So the down time has been good. Steve relaxing on the...

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Chatuchak Weekend Market: Explore, Shop & Eat!

Chatuchak Weekend Market: Explore, Shop & Eat!

Noelle here: Two great things happened yesterday as we made our way to the Chatuchak Weekend Market! First and maybe most significant is that we took the BTS Skytrain for the first time. It was pretty easy and now we know we can go wherever we want! The second great...

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