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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

Bangkok

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

Thailand