Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Subway! Eat Local

The knock on American travelers is that we will fly to the ends of the earth to visit a new country but we still order McDonald's when we get there. This isn't a redundant post...

The Press in Bangkok

The press in Bangkok is commercial. Everything is for sale. A stroll down Sukhumvit Road road lands you in the hornet's nest of merchants hawking merchandise from fake Polos to particular PEDs. Minding your manners...

No Hangover in Bangkok

I woke up and the power was off. I combed through my phone to figure out what I had did, who I had called, and what texts I had sent. Actually, none of that is...

Myanmar Is Closed

Myanmar is closed. That's what a piece of paper said outside the embassy today when I went to put in my visa application. No announcement on their website, no national holiday, and no other reason...

DJ Jazzy Jeff

The headliner and my headline is DJ Jazzy Jeff. Yesterday I went from the bright lights of Bangkok to the verge of blackout courtesy of beats by Jeff. Often nobody asks me, "How do you...

What Are You Doing on Khaosan Road?

"What are you doing on Khaosan Road?" the taxi driver asked as I jumped into a taxi and  hit the start button on the meter without asking for permission. Like a priest asking for my...

Myanmar Visa: No Style Points

Avid travelers love to show off their passport stamps. One of my favorites is from China which features the Great Wall and Mandarin script. Today, after what turned out to be a small crusade...

Local Or Chain? Chiang Rai

The tuk tuk pulled me into Le Meridien Chiang Rai which was a stunning resort from the outside. I walked to the check-in desk ready to use my suite upgrade recently awarded by SPG...

Local or Chain: Chiang Rai Take 2

After a Twitter follower or observer Tweeted that Le Meridien Chiang Rai was worth a stay, I got over my backpacker ways and my hoarding of points proclivities by booking a one night stay...

Merry Christmas from Yangon

Merry Christmas from Yangon! Not quite because I'm delayed in Bangkok but I thought I'd send out what may be the last blog post of the year depending on WI-FI availability. I've set up a tentative...
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