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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2004
Places We've Been: Thailand
The following are stories written about our travels in Thailand. You can find stories set in other countries by returning to Places We've Been.
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Posted by Jessica on Feb 8, 2010
Nine Photos from Bangkok
We passed through Bangkok four different times and stayed in the city for around two months. It was during our fourth visit that my assumptions and judgments about Bangkok finally slipped away.
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Posted by Tim on Sep 9, 2009
Songkran: the Thai Water Festival
It was complete and utter madness. With all the water and paste and shouting and screaming, it looked just a bit like the end of the world, except that everyone was in a much better mood than I'd imagine they'd be in for the end of the world.
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Posted by Tim on Apr 27, 2009
Saying Goodbye to a Fallen Giant
His name was Maximus, and it was said that he was the tallest elephant in all of Thailand. Certainly the was the tallest ele in Elephant Nature Park. Estimated to be in his 70s, Max had an elegance and grace about him that belied his enormous size and defied his many injuries.
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Posted by Jessica on Apr 17, 2009
Missing Thailand
I have recently come to the realization that I am cursed. No matter how hard I try, I just cannot get my Pad Thai to taste like it did from the street carts in Bangkok. For the rest of my life, I will be forced to pay $1,600 in airfare every time I want to eat proper Pad Thai.
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Posted by Tim on Nov 8, 2008
Coming to America
In Thailand, expressing negative emotions (such as anger, frustration, or as in our case, panic) is simply not done. No matter how bad a situation is, you have to smile sweetly and stay calm at all costs. Getting visibly upset would be as offensive as if you had started spitting and cursing. Fortunately, we’d spent enough time in Thailand that it was instinctive for us. We stayed calm, and we smiled.
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