Good Morning Vietnam!

Again, couldn’t resist the title. That shirt is quite common here. Speaking of here, I made it to Hanoi, Vietnam! And boy oh boy this place is different! I’m kind of glad I got used to Thailand first, because it is really calm, at least compared with the utter chaos that is Hanoi! Lonely Planet […]

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One Night in Bangkok

Hehe. Anyone remember that song? “One night in Bangkok and the worlds your oyster…” Couldn’t resist using it as a title. That song in remix form is quite popular here. Anyways, Bangkok is exactly where I am! I decided to spend the night here as my flight to Hanoi leaves in the morning, from the […]

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Vietnam Bound

Hoorah! I’m 2/3 of the way through my finals! Today I had the two that worried me the most–an essay exam for Thai Ways and also a 15 minute oral exam for Thai Language. I think they both went pretty well. Tomorrow I have my essay exam for my Intro to Buddhism class. I’ve been […]

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Monkeying Around in Phetchaburi

So today I ventured to Phetchaburi (pronounced petburi…note about Thai English translations…whenever there is a ph or th, they’re pronounced as p’s and t’s, just not pronounced as as hard as their counterparts without h’s) the provincial capital of the province bearing the same name, which Cha-Am (where I technically live) is located. I haven’t […]

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4 Hours in Bangkok

So today I went to Bangkok to pick up my passport from the Vietnamese Embassy, where it has been for the past week while getting a visa for Vietnam put in. I can’t say that I really knew what to expect given the fact that it’s only the 3rd full day since the military coup […]

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Political Turmoil??

Well, I must say, 36 hours after the coup that made world news, things in Thailand (well at least in Hua Hin) are very calm. I went into town last night, and if you hadn’t heard about what was going on in Bangkok, you wouldn’t have known it by the state of things in Hua […]

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