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happy (thai) new year!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

every year from april 13th through april 15th in thailand, chaos breaks loose on the streets. you may think everyone’s gone mad, but really it’s a celebration of the thai new year, also known as songkran. we were lucky enough to be in bangkok for this crazy water festival this year.

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staying cool in thailand

Friday, March 7th, 2008

forget about “feeling the burn”! it’s been SO hot and humid the past couple of days here in bangkok. last night we had rain showers too, but it’s still really sticky outside.

even my kit kat requires air-conditioning (check out the label!)
product warnings

here’s a few of our favorite ways to beat the heat:

1. internet cafes. on our street alone there are 5 internet cafes. for about 50 cents an hour (or less!), you get air-conditioned comfort while you check email, chat with friends and family, or use skype to call a loved one. most in the non-tourist areas are full of little kids who come here to play video games, so i always bring a headset to listen to music to drown out their shouts and the fighting noises and blaring music coming from their games!

2. get a massage. ahh yes, it’s a tough life here in thailand. you knew this would make my list huh? =)
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solo mission

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
this morning i came across this article on by alison brick which sort of mirrors thoughts i've been having lately as i've been planning my next solo leg of the trip... the last few weeks have been ... [Continue reading this entry]

what’s cooking?

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
so tonight we're catching the vip sleeper bus up to chiang mai. we both packed up this morning and if you thought our suitcases for the trip were small, you'd be totally impressed with the amount of stuff we're taking ... [Continue reading this entry]

supersize me

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

ok so jess and i are not exactly what ... [Continue reading this entry]

a lovely evening in bangkok

Friday, January 25th, 2008
Tonight was a lovely evening. Malia and I treated ourselves for trip to the beauty salon downstairs of Aung's apartment. We were a bit skeptical coming in & weren't entirely sure what we'd get for a whopping 150 bht (about $6 U.S.). ... [Continue reading this entry]

jess’s daily haiku

Thursday, January 24th, 2008
we will keep these updated - so keep checking back on this post for more of them... =) 1.24.05 crowded bangkok streets no end to the dust that lies covered head to feet 1.19.08 hot hot hot hot hot hot hot HOT hot hot hot hot hot ... [Continue reading this entry]

a place to call home

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
i think it must be a quality that most human beings share - the desire to find a "home." we're getting to the age where more than a few of my friends are now official homeowners and even while we ... [Continue reading this entry]

it’s a small world after all

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
today we took a day-trip to an outdoor museum/theme park called muang boran. according to the website, "Just a visit to the Ancient City is comparable to a Thailand-round journey within a day." and i must say, this is ... [Continue reading this entry]

i’m sick!

Monday, January 21st, 2008

i'm sick!, originally uploaded by maliayosh.

health ... [Continue reading this entry]