The Final Countdown

What do you do when you’re down to your last two days in Bangkok? You know the last day will be filled with cleaning out the apartment, getting all your travel documents together, packing, and changing money, so you’ve got to make the most of that crucial second-to-last day. Here’s [...]

Songkran – Thai New Year

Here is the aftermath of the second night of Songkran, which we spent on Silom Road: Songkran is Thai New Year, and most of the country turns into one giant water fight that lasts for 3 days.  People also spread a chalky paste on each other’s faces to protect from [...]

Bangkok diaspora

Saturday was my day off, so we decided to go up to Chatuchak weekend market. We grazed our way around the market for awhile, until a huge thunderstorm appeared out of nowhere (it’s the season for that now), which cut our visit a little short. We were there long enough [...]

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 [...]

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