Returning to Siam – I’m Not Reinventing the Wheel

23-27 December 2018

Wat Pho’s Reclining Buddha

Most every travel list of places not to miss includes Bangkok. My first visit to Thailand was in January 2015. I enjoyed myself but was not effusive with praise. This week, I revisit Bangkok and during my trip I will see this snarled, smoky and be-templed city through the eyes of my 16-year-old niece, Mikaela. The monuments and palaces have not changed but I expect my perception and experiences may, for this trip we travel solo. (more…)

Bangkok, Thailand. 27 January 2015

DSC07471Most every travel list I see rating favorite cities, most traveled destinations, top ten cities to visit, places not to miss includes Bangkok. I arrived in this city yesterday afternoon to snarled bumper to bumper traffic. A city of 10 million, most are in cars. The skyline, what can be seen through the dense smog, is one of skyscrapers. The sunrise this morning resembles a red moon over the Chao Phraya River. Streets are overrun with Chinese tourists hell bent on endless selfies. For a traveler, I scratch my head in wonder. What is the draw of Bangkok? (more…)