It was a ritual every year. I’d turn my phone off at JFK International Airport and wouldn’t turn it back on again until I returned home from Thailand. I basked in the glory of being disconnected–even for just a few weeks. But this was long before smartphones and GPS and Expedia and Facebook.In this guide […]
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The first Christmas we spent in Thailand, my wife and I only had one daughter and she was a year old. We didn’t feel the need to go all out with decorations and gifts. And plus our condo was small. So small that having a big tree would’ve taken up valuable floor space. So we […]
Road accidents happen regularly in the Land of Smiles. With over 60,000 yearly accidents reported, the risk of encountering an accident no matter how carefully you drive is high. Motorcycles cut in front of you from unexpected angles. Taxi drivers suddenly change lanes without giving a signal. And buses drive speedily even during heavy traffic. […]
When one of my dogs had a kidney problem, I had no idea where to take him for an ultrasound. Only while shopping at Paradise Park did I discover Thonglor Pet. I was lucky. It turned out to be one of the best places in town. My dog got just what he needed. And to […]
Most travelers, especially those new to Thailand, step off the plane to find themselves in a strange world. There are some familiarities, like escalators, Subway sandwich shops, McDonald’s, and English language signs that read “Bathroom.” But those western assurances slowly fade away the further you get from the airport. That’s where guidebooks like Lonely Planet’s Thailand Travel Guide come in.