Bangkok Bus Vs. Tuk Tuk

Bangkok Bus Vs. Tuk Tuk

The real question here: to get around the city like a local, or like a tourist. Our options are the Bangkok public bus and a ‘Tuk Tuk’. The journey was from Khao San Road to MBK Center. They are in different parts of Bangkok and Google Maps will tell you its about a 25 minute ride. The bus took about 1.5 hours and costs 6.5 Baht (about 24 cents). The Tuk Tuk cost 200 Baht (about $10) and took 45 minutes. The answer, as in most cases,  is that there is a time and a place for both. A ‘Tuk Tuk’…

Peaceful Guy Fawkes

Peaceful Guy Fawkes

I’ve said it in the past and I will likely repeat myself in the future, aimlessly moseying is one of my  favorite ways to truly get to know a new area. A serious break from the chaos of Khao San Road was needed, so we started walking and walked a little more and then kept walking until we happened upon a community of tents. Being the astute gents that we surely are, we sensed an uneasy feeling in the area. It was a sit in, a peaceful protest of recent actions taken by the Thai government, so of course we…

Porthole, Pagoda or Pocket bike?

Porthole, Pagoda or Pocket bike?

Before leaving for this trip, a friend had asked me to take a photo of the first thing I saw when I got to Bangkok – here it is…sort of. I saw Thailand from the translucent porthole, also known as a window – so maybe that was the first thing I saw? Then the flying machine touched down in the land of many smiles , I was in an ‘airport’ – so maybe this was it? Emerging from the cab, I felt the heat, humidity and the hustle of Khao San Road –  was this perhaps the first thing I…

sac·ri·fice

I would like to think we all realize that sacrifices are a part of life. However, all too often they are seen in a negative way –  as missed opportunities, as causing hardships or per the ‘dictionary’ they are noted as offerings to god in the form of killing animals or people. Needless to say I’m certainly not killing anyone, or anything, I am talking about a slightly different type of sacrifice. Due to recent events I am trying to recognize sacrifices as opportunities that can illuminate new paths in life and in our way of thinking & learning. Some…

Taking Photos, and finding The Interwebs

Taking Photos, and finding The Interwebs

My one way to Bangkok leaves in four days and my nerves seem to have just woke up a few hours ago when I got hit with a wee bit of anxiety – what if i don’t say ‘bye for now’  to everyone, what if something happens to my camera equipment while traveling, how will I survive without my Birkenstocks… Thankfully I had the opportunity to take some photos for my favorite new band, Off and On (www.weareoffandon.com), and all of a sudden I remembered how my worries seem to dissaperate when I get behind a camera. With that thought…

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