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525,600 Minutes Have Come & Gone

For you math savvy folks (or theatre savvy folks) 525,600 minutes are the number of minutes in a year. It’s also the main line of the most famous song from RENT (“Seasons of Love”), sung at the beginning of Act II–New Year’s Eve. How fitting. 2007 has been a great year for me: I graduated […]

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This is it…the last night in Thailand

Well, this is it. The time I’ve been dreading for months has finally come. This is my last night in Thailand. And what am I doing to commemorate it? I’m spending the entire night sitting in the airport! My very long flight back to the U.S. departs Bangkok at 6:40am tomorrow morning (the 4th). Given […]

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January 1, 2550

That title sounds awfully futuristic doesn’t it? Well it isn’t, as that is the date here in Thailand. 2550 if the year of the Buddhist era, which is the calendar they use here. New Year’s Eve last night was a bit low key due to these simultaneous bombings in various parts of Bangkok. I’m here […]

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Again in the headlines

Brief note here…It’s New Year’s Eve and we made it back to Bangkok. Today was a great day (more later). We’d noticed something was up on the Thai news but couldn’t understand a word. I logged onto the computer and saw that 7 car bombs went off simultaneously here in Bangkok a few hours ago […]

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Filling Up the Sky

Well, today was our last day in Chiang Mai. We slept in a tad today before setting out to see Wat Doi Suthep, which is something like 16km outside of Chiang Mai and sits atop a mountain. After a winding, and nauseating ride up the mountain, it takes 306 steps to reach the top. I […]

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A day in the hills and a day in the gardens

Well our time here in เซิยงใหม่ (Chiang Mai) is progressing quite nicely. Yesterday, my Grandmother hired this car and driver to take us around to some of the sites outside of town. Our first stop, which we decided on a whim, was at this elephant camp where they had an elephant show. As we walked […]

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A Short Hop to the Mountainous North

Well we made it to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city located in the mountains of the northwest. Unfortunately, getting here involved getting up at 5:30am today for our 9:20am flight. We wanted to get to the airport by 8am and the front desk advised us to leave at 6:30am just to be safe. We […]

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