Bangkok, day 2

Visiting the Jim Thomson house, MBK, and a great Chinatown dinner

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Thailand: 5 travel tips

It’s been almost two weeks since we returned from Thailand, and at least half that time was  spent in a jet lag fog, and the rest getting back into the swing of work, laundry, and normal household routines.  In our final pre-trip post, just before taking off from Boston, we talked about the resources we found most useful…

More glimpses of Bangkok

Unsurprisingly, our last few days back in Bangkok involved lots of food, as we attempted to fit in all the flavors and aromas we love about Thailand before heading home to Boston.  More details later, but here are a few snaps to whet your appetite…

A peek at Chiang Mai

We did a lot in four days, but most pics are on the camera so will have to wait for our return. Suffice it to say there were elephants, lanterns on New Year’s Eve, lots of cooking and eating, and beautiful wats. Here a few snaps that don’t come close to capturing it all. 

Glimpses of Bangkok

We’re about halfway into our Thailand trip, currently in Chiang Mai. Here are a few random images from the first leg in Bangkok. Full write up when we return. 

Planning Thailand

In the last post, I promised to share a bit about the resources we found most useful in planning this long-awaited trip to Thailand. When we first set our sights on a destination–and this might be a year or two out–we buy a few guidebooks. Lonely Planet is a favorite, and the DK books are…

Countdown to Thailand, and travel secrets

We’ve been planning this trip for so long that it scarcely seems real that it’s almost here. And by so long, I mean…a little over 20 years. Even before we got married or traveled anywhere, we would go to a certain favorite Thai restaurant in Swampscott, look longingly at the photos of those famous floating markets…

A walk, and tapas: day 2 in Las Vegas

After the second full day at the conference, we were really desperate to get outside for a good long walk. Despite the fact that you end up walking a lot just being in the hotel (really…it was about a half mile from our room to the conference center), it doesn’t feel like exercise until you…

Pub 1842

Second day at the convention, second lunch. Michael Mina’s Pub 1842 was the choice of the day, because (a) it was conveniently located in the hotel, and (b) I had found an Eater article the day before listing it as having one of the “17 iconic burgers in Las Vegas”.  To be honest, point (a)…

Lotus of Siam

Since we’re not gamblers, and didn’t really have any time for significant sightseeing, when Rob and I learned we were coming to Las Vegas for three days we naturally started planning our culinary choices. The Vegas strip has no shortage of high-end meals, as well as a plethora of hotel buffets, and the usual fast-casual…

Views from the Strip

Just a few snaps from our walk after the conference ended yesterday. From leaving our hotel… …to rounding the corner onto Las Begas Boulevard heading north… …to one of our favorite places for a quiet glass of wine among the craziness of the strip, Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris casino.   The view from our…