Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Street Food, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Written by Karen 

It was Saturday night and we were headed to the Chiang Mai Gate in the Old City of Chiang Mai.  On our agenda tonight was to walk around a bit and pick up some of the evening ambience.  Also high on my list was to eat some street food. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Neighborhoods - Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Written by Karen.

We have been in Bangkok for several days now and are ready to settle down in our own space for a bit.  Our first impressions of Thailand are still holding strong: very friendly people, excellent food, and lots to see/do.  In short, we like Bangkok very much.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Grocery Store Shopping in Bangkok

Written by Adam

Since I am avoiding a prolonged life of gastronomical austerity, I was compelled to visit the Thai version of a grocery store in search of some free range kale, among other things.  In some ways the offerings presented there are quite familiar to all of us, so I will not burden you with those.  I was more interested in the sheer variety of heretofore unknown groceries available in Thailand, and the subtle marketing used to move them off the aisles and directly towards the checkout counters.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Exploring Bangkok

Written by Karen.

For such a big city, Bangkok awakens slowly.  Perhaps because it is so hot and humid here people take a more chill approach to starting their day.  We’ve been here for a few days exploring our neighborhood, walking the streets, poking into tiny alleys, wandering into markets and shops and only finding respite in the shade or air-conditioned cafes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waking Up in Bangkok, Thailand

Written by Karen.

The room was quiet.  It was blessedly cool due to an efficient air conditioner.  The bed was comfortable.  I had awakened just a few moments earlier and instantly wondered what time it was.  I knew it was still early in the morning as the thin wispy curtains that covered the single-paned windows were starting to shimmer with the faintest promise of daylight.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Way It Was

Written by Karen.
Our blog has been quiet for awhile.  Our last real-time post was on the banks of the flooded Lake Tziscao in Chiapas, Mexico on April 14, 2015.  We were planning to cross over into Guatemala the next day, but our plans suddenly changed.   My sister Julie had her most recent MRI reading on April 15th and it didn’t look good.  Her current brain cancer treatment was no longer working and it was time for a different treatment.  Things for Julie were about to get much more complicated and so it was also time for Adam and I to return to the States and help Julie.   

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flashback: Getting In Tune With Kowloon - January 2014

Written by Adam.
Directly across the harbor from Hong Kong proper, Kowloon is but a short ferry ride away.  But, the contrast between Hong Kong and Kowloon could not be greater.  Kowloon hosts such cultural sites as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Science Museum, and even the Hong Kong Space Museum.  Other aspects of the waterfront promenade include the Chinese version of an Avenue of the Stars, honoring the rich moviemaking tradition that featured Hong Kong as a home base for the Chinese movie industry that produced entertainment for a broad domestic and global audience.