Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cycling Through Historic Sukhothai

The past week it was all about temples (and monkeys). In Sukhotai, more ruins await. Sukhothai was also the center of power for a long time. Many kings have built many temples. Nowadays, the new Sukhothai lies about 15 kilometers … Continue reading

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Monkeying Around in Lop Buri

Lop Buri is along the way from Ayuthaya to Sukhothai. Even though it was at one point in history a provincial power, it is easily missed on the long train ride. The bigger concentrations of temples are found in Ayuthaya … Continue reading

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Ayuthaya: City Among Ruins

It’s temple time. Ayuthaya used to be the center of one of the many empires which form the history of Thailand. The city is an island formed by two rivers. Everywhere you walk there are old stone ruins. We arrived … Continue reading

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Ko Chang

Island of Elephants. Beautiful beaches, warm weather, and only a few hours away from Bangkok. It’s been a while since we soaked in the sea and sunshine. We decided that since Weronika’s mother joined us, we should hit the beach, … Continue reading

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Back in Bangkok

We’re back in Bangkok. Weronika’s mom flew in and joined us for a couple of weeks of traveling. The city is huge and we definitely did not even scratch the surface when we were here a few months ago, so … Continue reading

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Bo Pen Ngan – No Problem

Our time in Laos is coming close to an end. We breezed through the capital of Vientianne, stopping only for a good night’s sleep. Our journey led us further south to the border city of Tha Khek. In a few … Continue reading

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Tubes, Caves, and Hot Air Balloons

Vang Vien is a cult classic. It has been on the Southeast Asian backpacking circuit since the late nineties. A pretty river runs through town, a ridge of limestone mountains offers great climbing and caving, and there are plenty of … Continue reading

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