Golden Triangle

by David on December 20, 2009

I’m coming up on my first full month in Thailand.  As my visa is only good for thirty days, it was necessary for me to leave the country and re-enter in order to get an extension.  My classmate Clay was in the same situation, so we signed up with a travel agency for a trip […]

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Elephant Nature Park

by David on December 20, 2009

The elephant is the national animal of Thailand; elephant images adorn the flag of the Thai navy, kings used to ride them into battle and one of the highest honors awarded in Thailand is the Order of the White Elephant, bestowed by the king himself.  The primary work of elephants has been in the logging […]

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Chiang Mai Sunday Market

December 14, 2009

There are three main markets in downtown Chiang Mai: the Morning Market, the Night Bazaar and the Sunday Market. Of these, my favorite is the Sunday market. On Sunday evening Rachadamneon Rd., the main East-West street, as well as the largest street in town, is shut down to vehicular traffic and a market is set […]

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Flight of the Gibbon

November 28, 2009

Note: additional pictures can be seen on my flickr stream here. Also Note: Post edited on 09 December 2009 to correct information on Archie Ezekiel. There was no exaggeration of his level of awesomeness, but the awesomeness was incorrectly distributed geographically. Details in comments. Environmental tourism is hugely popular in Thailand, and one of the […]

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Wat Prathat Doi Suthep

November 25, 2009

One of the major tourist attractions in Chiang Mai is Wat Prathat, a Buddhist temple that sits atop Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep), about 10 miles from the Chiang Mai city center. The temple is believed to have been founded in 1383, with the building of its first chedi (a mound or dome structure built to […]

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Arrival In Chiang Mai!

October 20, 2009

My international adventure got off to a great start when I was able to make it on to both of my flights.  My friend John Shepard is an airline employee and was kind enough to let me fly using his companion tickets (thanks again John!), which meant that I was flying space available.  We knew […]

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