Tag Archives: Bangkok

2008- Entry 6: Chieng Mai and the Wedding in Chonburi

The other morning I was awake very early and decided to go out for a walk. The sun had just begun to peak over the horizon. As I walked, the streets were very quiet– a rarity to be savored! The … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 2: The First Days of Wandering

The Ambassador Hotel, my usually haunt, is undergoing renovations. The lobby is all covered up and they are using the other side of the building near the conference halls temporarily as a reception area. The only problem is that sometimes … Continue reading

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2008- Entry 1: Thailand

We landed in Bangkok after circling the airport for about 30 minutes. There was a tremendous thunder, lightning and rain storm as we approached the city. You know after a flight of that duration, you just want to get on … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 9: Home Again– Homeland Security Confiscated My Migal Items!

Only joking-Homeland Security didn’t know what  “migal” meant, either! Home at last,….  happily to cheaper gas prices.. unhappily in that I had anticipated higher prices, os I filled it up before I left at $3.09 per gallon. That is why … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 8: Thailand and the Finale!

I returned last week from Vietnam to the “Big Mango.” I’ve been keeping busy with meeting friends and had a reunion with some of my former students. This year was casual and small. A lot of people are away this … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 3: Chieng Mai and the North

Can’t believe that it has already been a week that I have been cruising up here. I started out in Hualongphong Railway Station in Bangkok last Wednesday night. I was passing the time reading Al Gore’s new book, The Assault … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 2: Bangkok Daze

I sometimes can’t believe that I have been here for a week already. Don’t ask me where the time goes, but go it does! The weather is stiflingly hot– in the 90’s. The rain is more unpredictable than in past … Continue reading

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2007- Entry 1: The Arrival

As it was a holiday, the trip to JFK was quick and effortless….. then there were the security checks! It took us almost as long to get from the entrance to JFK to Terminal 4 as it did to get … 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 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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