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I checked into my hotel, an upscalish place located in the heart of the Old City between the Chanasongkram Temple and the Chaophraya River in the Banglamphu part of town called the New Siam Riverfront Guesthouse. It had air, pool, WiFI (that sometimes worked) and included breakfast. All that for $40/night. It’s proximity to Khao San Road made […]

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Hello Thailand: The Land of Smiles. Or, the land of tired Andrew. Need sleep. Now. Right? Decided to stay at a hotel near airport. It was 1 am by the time I arrived. Check in, check out. Hydrate. The first thing the person checking me in my room was, “You need massage?” No sorry, no […]

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After almost 24 hours of traveling I can feel the subtle effects of being on the other side of the world in a different time zone begin to settle in.  The view from my window seat is bright, the snow covered landscapes reflect the pale cold sunlight. I keep the window open to help in […]

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Thailand is +12 hours ahead of Arizona’s timezone.  As a part of my jet lag strategy, I went to bed last night at 9am and woke at 2:30am as my shuttle to the airport picked me up at at 3:30am. Sometime around 1am I was awoken by a pesky Javelina trying to knock my garbage […]

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Tomorrow is my epic travel day to Thailand. Here is my gear list: One 70+20 liter frame backpack. The lower compartment holds my shoes, and all of my clothes. The main section is minimally loaded with extra sandals, snorkel gear and whatnot to make room for my smaller day pack which I use as my […]

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I have made a promise to myself to write a little bit each day about this trip.  I have never been a particularly good writer, but I think with some (forced) practice I can put something together that is half way legible. Hello to my girls Kaya and Ava (6 & 4). If you happen […]

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Total flight time today: 21 hours Yikes. Yes, it’s a big travel day.  I leave the USA on a Thursday and arrive Thailand on a Saturday morning. So, I suppose I’m going to be one day younger? Went to bed at 9pm, woke up to a pesky Javelina trying to knock over my garbage can, […]

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