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Up all day, out all night, 8.22

We met a great taxi driver Mr. Lert (Lertpisit) who helped us plan today and the next few days. First stop: Grand Palace, once the home of the royal family. 636 more words


Jim Thompson's House

On Saturday, my first day without crutches, I headed into Bangkok to do some low-energy sightseeing.  My destination in this case was the former home of Jim Thompson, an American who lived in Thailand in the 20th century after coming over during WWII and was an architect, an enthusiast of Thai culture, an antiques collector a soldier, a spy, and the founder of the Thai Silk Company, who almost single-handedly revived the dying cottage industry of Thai silk production.   266 more words


10 reasons why the city of Angels (Bangkok) is calling you

Bangkok or as the locals call it “krung Thep” has been describe as beautifully strange or strangely beautiful. What makes it strange and how is that strangeness beautiful is a question to ponder upon. 710 more words