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Blogs To Watch

It’s been a very long time since I highlighted other travel web sites and blogs on this journal, but a request last week reminded me there are a few web sites that I find deliver consistent quality, that I have

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Chiang Rai Photo Tour

Chiang Rai city probably doesn’t get enough attention from visitors to the province, who mostly head directly for the Golden Triangle area. In my opinion, the city is well worth a day or two of sight-seeing for those with the

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Bang Khun Phrom Palace – Bank of Thailand Museum

Among the many residences built by King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) for himself or some of his 33 sons is Bang Khun Phrom Palace, built for Prince Paribatra in the first decade of the 1900s. After the end of the absolute

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Bangkok From the River

Note: This was originally a slide-show style post, but there’s a bug in WordPress that prevented this from working correctly on my host configuration, so I’ve had to edit it to a single page post. Nothing quite beats the Chaophraya

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Remember When – The Cannons of the Defense Ministry

Today’s troll through my photo archive brings up a sort of “before and after” pair of shots. The old defense ministry, which is right across from the eastern wall of the Grand Palace, doesn’t figure into most tours of Bangkok,

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Photo – Eagle’s Dinner

This week’s photo from my archives is one of those that I can’t believe I forgot about. It was taken on my first trip to Koh Lanta in 2008. I was staying at what was then the Langham Resort (that

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You’re Staying Where? Southeast Asia’s Silliest Hotel Names

It’s ‘interesting’ – in the Chinese curse sense of the word – how tourism continues to develop in Southeast Asia. It wasn’t that long ago that I was able to boast about “now having more than 10,000 hotels” in my

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Photo: Wat Phra That Phanom

I tweeted this photo last week, but decided it needed more permanent enshrinement here. It’s easily my favorite photo for quite some time, with or without effects.

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Exploring The Dawn of Happiness – Sukhothai

For many people, Thailand is a tropical sun, sea and sand destination, or perhaps a place to do jungle trekking, or both. Mention historical sites, and most people will think of Angkor Wat in neighboring Cambodia. But Thailand has a

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Photo – Wat Indrawiharn

Today’s photo is of the big Buddha statue of Wat Indrawiharn in Bangkok. When I first came to Bangkok in 1987, you could see the big, 100 foot-high statue from any high place around the old city, and especially the

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