Papaya salad: The next edition

I never realized that there were multiple versions of papaya salad. I was completely content with the standard version – shredded papaya, tomato, green beans, chiles, peanuts, dried shrimp, lime juice, sugar… and then we went to a little restaurant around the corner from our apartment in Bangkok and something […]

More Chinatown

In order to get to Pahurat from our hostel, we had to take the subway, then walk about a mile through Chinatown. It was a great chance to take some more pictures! There were dozens of people painting gold symbols on red paper for Chinese New Year…then hanging them […]

Pahurat – Bangkok’s Little India

There is a Hindu temple right down the street from our hostel, and it is surrounded by a few Indian restaurants.  Last night, we had such a good meal that we decided to try and figure out where there were more Indian restaurants in the city. A google search led […]


After my sample lesson this morning, we didn’t have any plans for the rest of the day, so we headed to Chinatown for some food. Chinatown in Bangkok is intense.  Huge, crowded with people and packed with stores selling everything imaginable.  The vendors are arranged by what they are selling, […]

Change of plans…

The other day we spent some time wandering around the fanciest mall in the city and came across this awesome Treasure-Island themed display, made entirely out of balloons. Kids were super excited about this!Outside the mall there were a bunch of displays about recycling, including a giant pyramid made out […]

Day One

We wasted no time at all settling into our room… As you can see it is pretty small, but it has bright red bunk beds, a desk, and a nice big window.  The bathroom is down the hall.  I LOVE this hostel, and I would recommend it to anyone looking […]

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