Author Archive | Aaron

Back in Bangkok

It’s my second time writing in the same day! I’m now in Bangkok, in case you didn’t gather that from the subject line. However, I did not make it to the Vietnamese Embassy today, because, as we were warned in orientation, nothing in Thailand ever goes as planned! It took me longer than I expected […]

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Ayutthaya Trip

Well, I have returned from my class trip- to Ayutthaya. For those of you who don’t know, Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand (well Siam, as it was then called) before Bangkok. I was founded in the 14th Century and abandoned after it was virtually destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th Century. The city […]

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Welcome

Welcome to my new travel blog! I’m a little behind in starting this, and will be posting some of my e-mails from my past trips throughout the month of August in the coming days. So far I spent a week and a half backpacking through northern Laos and also spent an exciting weekend in Bangkok. […]

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Bangkok Trip Day 2

I’m back at school now after my exciting weekend in Bangkok. After Satruday’s action pakced shopping, we decided to do something a bit more relaxing on Sunday morning and visit the National Museum, which is relatively close to the Grand Palace. In an attempt to keep things cheap and not deal with Bangkok traffic (which […]

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Bangkok Trip

For those of you who hadn’t heard, I decided to go to Bangkok for the weekned with some friends of mine from school here. We left pretty early yesterday (Friday) as it is a 3-4 hour trip from Hua Hin. We arrived in Bangkok around noon and then spent nearly an hour in a taxi […]

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Pak Ou Caves

Wow, I can’t believe my time in Laos is coming to an end! It’s felt like so much longer than 10 days! You know, most of the other backpackers I’ve encountered were doing large trips of the whole region over a span of several months (did I tell you about the Swiss couple who was […]

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A Waterfall

As charming as Luang Prabang is, I do have one major complaint–the tourists. Or for that matter the fact that it’s a tourist-oriented city. For most people here, all they see us for is money, and sellers constantly hound you to buy stuff! For example, during the span of my dinner last night, 10 little […]

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Meeting a Monk in Luang Prabang

Unfortunately today my cold has made me feel a bit weak and fatigued so I took it easy today (I got something from a pharmacy here that’s got the same ingredient as Sudafed). I walked around a bit in the morning and didn’t feel too good so I returned to my room to lay down […]

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