COUP D’ETAT

Wow! Who knew being abroad could be so exciting! So if you hadn’t heard by now, there was a coup d’etat in Thailand last night! Anyone on the other side of the world heard about this way before I did, as it happened in the middle of the night here. I found out this morning […]

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Another Bangkok Quest

So I know I haven’t written much lately but nothing too exciting has been going on. Officially midterms were this week, though I have yet to have one…I’ve got a take home one this weekend for Buddhism class and then a written midterm for Thai on Tuesday evening that I’m a bit nervous about. On […]

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A Day of Royalty–Bangkok Day 3

Okay so here’s a re-cap of Friday evening and Saturday, my last day in Bangkok. After my last message on Friday night I went back to eat and explore the circus that is Thanon Khao San (Thanon is the Thai word for road, avenue, boulevard, etc). As much as I somewhat disliked Khao San Rd […]

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More from Bangkok

Greetings once again from Bangkok, though I’m not in Patpong this time, but instead in Banglamphu a street down from Khao San Rd (THE tourist stretch). My plans did change again and I decided to stay in Bangkok tonight. I don’t think I’ll do the floating market this time around, as it’s a 2 hr […]

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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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