Monthly Archives: August 2006

2006- Entry 10: Reality Check

  Yes, it is nearly 5 AM……. jet lag has set in.   I think I fell asleep when we left Thailand before we even hit cruising altitude! The next thing I knew it was 7 hours later, and we … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 9- Endnotes- The Traveler’s Tips

Well, the final day has arrived. Last weekend I got together with some former teachers and students at the naval base in Sataheep about three hours southeast of Bangkok on the coast. I was surprised by the arrival of my … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 8: Ankor Wat, Cambodia

I have just spent two full days at the Ankor area. I have only one important suggestion to those of you romantic enough to want the Ankor experience to be a special one. DO NOT go to Ankor Thom the … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 7: The Road to Ankor Wat, Cambodia

I am not sad that I chose to take the minivan to Siem Riep, Cambodia but fly back to Bangkok.   We take off from Bangkok at 8am bound for the border. We are traveling in a van whose air … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 6: Return of the Non-native: Bang Boh in Disguise

I woke up early this  morning and decided to go out to my old Peace Corps site, Bang Boh. The town in located about 30 kilometers outside of Bangkok. Last year every time I went out there it was with … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 5: Chieng Mai and Lampang

Got on the train for Bangkok at Lampang after a pleasant stay with Samreung and his family. Fell asleep at 8:30 and I’m surprised I managed to sleep as long as I did. Awoke about 4:00 at some stop or … Continue reading

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2006- Entry 4: Chieng Rai, Thailand

 There is nothing like sitting in an internet cafe, listening to some wonderful jazz playing in the background, and sipping on a sweetner-free banana smoothie to make you reflect on the fact that just six hours before you were in … Continue reading

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