Three Nights in Bangkok and the World’s Your Oyster

Dax told you in his last post how we arrived in Bangkok. Overland travel is not for the fainthearted and certainly accounts for our most exciting travel days (just wait until we tell you how we left the city). As with Beijing, we were a little overwhelmed by the magnitude of the city’s hotel scene,…

Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 6

After our little stay in Siem Reap we had decided to do as most travelers in the area and head out to Bangkok via busses or taxis…. After meeting some friends that we met in China we found out that there was a bus heading out at 7:30 the next morning, we didn’t really know if we could trust this bus (which we later found was a ‘mini’ bus that traveled in a squad with other mini busses) so we didn’t know if we should or shouldn’t take it…. Each gave us a different price for the same bus and taxi company, it seems no matter where in south east Asia you are people are just going to want to rip you off. We looked around for a little while longer and ran into some more people we had met previously, they were having trouble finding a hotel in Chang Mai for christmas, maybe a sign for the future…

Tickling Antiquity

When we were in Hanoi, we visited Vietnam’s National History Museum, which contains a variety of ancient statues on open air display. Coming off a month in China where people tickled Buddha bellies, stuck fingers in Buddha ears, and generally disregarded any posted rules, Asher thought the Vietnamese relics were fair game. It was difficult…