Bangkok Traffic is Insane!

How odd, roads full of idiling cars going nowhere fast. Red lights to the horizon! The downtown parking lot Each morning it wakes me up, as its foul smell penetrates the hotel I’m staying in. I don’t really know how the street-side vendors survive, for the carbon monoxide fumes from…

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Don’t Mess With the King of Thailand

You know your in Thailand when you see HM Bhumibol Adulyadej everywhere A younger, dapper King Pretty paintings in Bangkok traffic Seventy-two years of style Yesterday, in making my first Thailand-specific weekly PhotoJournal entry, I went looking for a Thai flag GIF. I wanted to put the flag of Thailand…

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Not For the Timid, Motorcycle Taxis Are Fast!

Hold on to that plastic helmet, Motorcycle Taxis are wild! Get that suit outta my way! Gentlemen, start your engines! No, Mom, I swear this isn’t me! Yes, even the Fuzz! So you are in Thailand’s capital city, dreading the awful traffic, and unsure of where the buses or limited…

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Christmas Morning on a Moped

Vientiane is a great place to wake up on Christmas morning That ain’t no Lao Santa I wonder if they met at Samlo Making friends… Was I that drunk? Whenever I’m faced with an early morning departure, I usually try to stay up all night partying, intending on sleeping when…

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Lao Money Comes in Bag or Bucket Size

The Lao kip can be used as wallpaper Good use for a ton of kip Laos uses money called the ‘kip,’ and they sure use a lot of it. Like Russia, before its re-denomination in 1998, there are thousands of kip to the dollar, 7,600 to be exact. When I…

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Smiling With a Beerlao

Vientiane relaxes with a smile on the Mekong They wish it was Beer Lao! Let me guess.. its the UN! A Lao alarm clock Buddhism is so creative! I really should have the Lao flag on this page, but since I haven’t seen it yet, and the Beer Lao sign…

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The Lao PDR Doesn’t Like Internet Freedom

You better not want to FTP in Laos If ya squint, you see freedom What is there to do during the day in wintertime Vientiane? Not much really, since it’s just a bit too cold to head for the beach along the Mekong and not all that easy to spend…

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The Seafood’s Shells Are Never Wasted

You better eat that entire shrimp or I’m gonna steal the tail tip! Shells have calcium! Okay, Laos is not on the sea, but it is where I first encountered what I consider ‘seafood’ in Southeast Asia. I was fresh of my flight from Bangkok, where I’d only been for…

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JenJen Likes Pocari Sweat

JenJen is great at keeping in touch! Jen & I drinking Pocari Sweat Street action in Quarry Bay Ten years ago, in 11th grade Biology Class, an interesting young lady appeared. Direct from Hong Kong, running around with rudimentary English, was Jennifer. Ok, her English name is Jennifer anyway, since…

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I’m Gonna Live My Dreams!

I had a dream and your gonna come along for the ride! Sean, my Aussie Stud Cuz Aww, gee, time to wander I had a dream. I had an amazing dream on the train from Shanghai to Hong Kong. I had a dream that I would wander from Singapore to…

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