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Sunday, December 30th, 2007

My last three days in Bangkok have been an interesting mix of close animal encounters and high fashion. I found a tailor on the street near the apartment where I am staying. It is run (or staffed anyway) by a group of Burmese men. I spent an hour or so with them picking out fabrics and suit styles. I decided on getting two suits. I picked one to be a very traditional business suit. The other is a more casual suit one can wear to a day function. I also picked some fabric for two shirts. My total bill was 15,000 baht (33 baht = US$1). I was measured from just about every angle and then told to return at 8:00 pm for the first fitting. [read on]

Bipolar India and Impressed in Thailand

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Well, I am sitting safely in Bangkok as I type this in the apartment of a friend of my father’s. I spent my final few days in India in Mumbai and what a finish it was. [read on]

Off the Beaten Path

Friday, December 21st, 2007
My second day in Pushkar was also my first true sightseeing day. My goal was to walk around the man-made lake and see the Brahma temple. Most Hindu worship focuses on Shiva and Vishnu as Brahma basically created the universe ... [Continue reading this entry]

Far West India

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
After typing the blog and wandering in circles around the lawn at my hotel for a few hours, I headed to the train station at around 22:00 to catch my supposed 00:15 train. I normally don't come this early, but ... [Continue reading this entry]

Agra and Jaipur

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
I arrived at the Varanasi train station about an hour early and found my train already at the station. This was not so surprising as the train orginated in Varanasi. I boarded the train and got my first view of ... [Continue reading this entry]