Week 106 – Chiang Mai

Sharon and I originally planned to visit Chiang Mai in 2004 – but then the SARS breakout happened. The “vision” of Chiang Mai is a sleepy mountainside village that was the capital of a separate kingdom from Thailand until only about 80 years ago with a karmic feel and access to outdoor activities…reality is that... Continue Reading →

Week 86 – Bangkok & Singapore

After working 40 hours after 5pm Friday and 10PM Monday, proposal done and I was off first thing Tuesday morning to Bangkok for an industry conference. Or a conference center 30 miles from Bangkok. Would be like going on a business trip to Washington DC and spending the entire time in Frederick and except for... Continue Reading →

Week 29 – Phuket and Ko Phi Phi Inland

I really didn’t realize it when I booked the trip – Phuket and Phi Phi Island are really two separate destinations (it takes longer to get from Phuket to Phi Phi than back to Bangkok) and this really compressed the trip. We had 4 major transitions in 8 days with cash issues, language, multiple Type... Continue Reading →

Week 28 Bangkok

Sharon, Alexandra, and Annelise arrived after scoring an upgrade on the way over from DC. It was Alexandra’s first visit to Korea and we got her immediately acclimated with cheap Korean BBQ. The three girls took a trip to the DMZ (the real tour – I did the DMZ light tour) and actually went into... Continue Reading →

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