Category Archives: Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand: That’s a Wrap

DSC00823In this episode of Stories Faces Places, you’ll get information about Bangkok travel that you probably never knew.

We’ll share our suggestions to keep you from getting sick from eating the food, but we offer no guarantees.

There is much more on this podcast as we wrap-up our visit to Bangkok.

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Bangkok, Thailand: The Return

Eat with the locals at The Pink Garden
Eat with the locals at The Pink Garden

What is it about Bangkok?

We take you off-roading, out of the tourist areas and into the old Bangkok, giving you places to go, and experiences to have that are genuine Thailand.

Laura shops at a local market like a drunken sailor, as Al waits at a local watering-place and becomes a drunken sailor.

Interesting and informative is this podcast of Stories Faces Places.

Tuk Tuk
Tuk Tuk

Patong, Phuket, Thailand; Chaos and Tranquility

Bangla Walking Street
Bangla Walking Street

Join us as we venture through Patong,Thailand on the Island of Phuket. Chaos that’s all we can say, chaos. But you can find tranquility, if you search.

Ahhh... Tranquility.
Ahhh… Tranquility.
James Bond Island
James Bond Island

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Eat with the Locals, Bath in Elephant Dung

Real Street Food
Real Street Food

After getting abused by a taxi driver as mentioned in our last Bangkok podcast, we were able to recover from the hit to our “schooling/education” budget.  We ate like locals with locals.

Elephant care is a must do when in Chiang Mai. Finding the right elephant rescue, a reserve which is helping to spread elephant education and awareness is key.  So, out of our street clothes and into Mahout outfits which are ratty old sack cloth pants and tops, one size fits all, not spandex, but one huge string for wrapping around your waist many times. If  you are thin, the outfit leaves you wanting a tailor and not even a good one.

Transportation for Peanuts
Transportation for Peanuts

Once changed into our not so new duds, we were ready to care and learn all about elephants, up close and personal, really personal, number two personal, for the elephant that is.

Those stories, zip lining in the jungle, being pushed and shoved in an over crowded street market, and more on Chiang Mai are in this episode of Stories Faces Places.

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Bangkok, Thailand: Crazy and Wonderful

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Electrical wires are like spaghetti

If one night in Bangkok makes a grown man crazy, what does three nights make him?

For me, crazy is the life I live within. Three nights in Bangkok took me into a new dimension of “nutso”, if that is even a word.

Laura, coming from the other side of “nutso”, you be the judge, seems to handle the mayhem that Bangkok provides with a more child-like approach, hands in the air as the roller coaster plunges from its highest peak.

Chopstick challenged
Chopstick challenged

This episode will offer you our overview of Bangkok, some interesting places to visit, and tips to avoid being taken for a suit fitting when all you wanted was an apple at the local market.

We also share how a cabby fleeced us, taking advantage of our vulnerability, and demoing our travel schooling/education budget. Listen in and we’ll share with you all we could do, which wasn’t a whole lot.

Street Market Scene
Street Market Scene

These stories and more fun are on this crazy ride through this amazing city where new and old seem to  co-exist.

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