I love taking photographs when I travel, but I am selective about it because cameras can make you an outsider, an observer instead of a participant. One thing I like about having a camera is that, even if I don’t use it, I pay a little more attention to the details.
There is one crazy thing I forgot to mention that I learned in Kanchanaburi. Are you sitting down? On January 25, 1942, Thailand declared war on the United States!!! Who knew? And also, huh?
Sawadee ka from Hua Hin, a beach town about three hours south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand.
Did you ever wish you could hang out with elephants for a day? I don’t mean ride one or give one a banana from the other side of a fence. I mean hang out.
Yesterday, I hopped the train to Kanchanaburi, 100 miles northwest of Bangkok. Train rides are usually low stress transportation, often with a lot of personality. And the ride to “Kan” is a lot of personality.
It is easy to have fun in Bangkok. We started off at a hotel on the city’s Chao Phraya River and got around town in a wooden water taxi that linked to Bangkok’s “BTS,” an above ground train system that is immaculate, fast and cheap.
I am spending my last three Thailand days in Bangkok because I didn’t get quite enough of it when we were here a few weeks ago. I am staying in a charming guest house located on the canal a few blocks from iconic Khao San Road.