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2012 Reflections: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times.

It was the worst of times… 2012 was a hard year. It was a year of change. It was a year of growth. It was a year of sorrow. It was one of the worst years of my life, as it marked the first of many things without my sweet mother, who passed away at […]

Bangkok, The World’s Third Top Tourist Destination, in Half a Day

Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations, ranked third, after London and Paris, in MasterCard’s Global Destination City Index and is repeatedly named “World’s Best City” by Travel and Leisure (see the top 10 list here – New York #7, Paris #10). With it’s eight million some-odd inhabitants (fourteen million live in the metropolitan region, making […]

Amazing Ayutthaya, Thailand’s Second Capital and World Heritage Site

After Sukhothai, the Siam (Thai) Kingdom’s capital city was moved to Ayutthaya during the 15th century. The World Heritage site, founded around 1350, is the birthplace of true Thai art, including architecture and wall art. It was also my favorite city for in-tact, stunning historical Thai architecture, second only to Sukhothai. To get there from […]

Umbrella and Silk Factories Near Chiang Mai

Umbrella Factory As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Chiang Mai is a hub for handicrafts. Silk factories, pottery factories, and umbrella factories abound. We stopped by an umbrella factory and a silk factory on the way to Chiang Mai.   At the umbrella factory, we were able to witness first hand how these exotic, quintessential Asian […]

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