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Asian adventure 2011: taking it easy in Bangkok

Asian adventure 2011: taking it easy in Bangkok

After the adventures of the past week we decided to take it easy and relax in Bangkok in anticipation of a busy end to our trip in Hong Kong. We started our day with the large breakfast spread at...

Asian adventure 2011: where we stayed in Bangkok

Asian adventure 2011: where we stayed in Bangkok

For Bangkok we booked two nights in Lebua at State Tower and our experience was decidedly mixed. Our room was quite large with a separate sitting area, small kitchenette, and a small balcony off the...

Asian Adventure 2011: Garra rufa

Asian Adventure 2011: Garra rufa

I had some time after my cooking class before Eric returned from the elephant park, so I ventured out to find the nearby Fish Spa recommended by my cooking instructor. Upon arrival I carefully...

Asian adventure 2011: Elephant Nature Park

Asian adventure 2011: Elephant Nature Park

While Leandra took a cooking class I visited Elephant Nature Park, an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand. There are a number of "elephant experience" tours around Chiang...

Asian adventure 2011: Chiang Mai cooking class

Asian adventure 2011: Chiang Mai cooking class

We both love Thai food, so when the opportunity came up for me to take a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai I was all for it. Unfortunately, this meant I had to miss the Elephant Nature Park...

Asian adventure 2011: Similan Islands

Asian adventure 2011: Similan Islands

We'd read that Thailand's Similan Islands had some great snorkeling that shouldn't be missed, so we emailed the hotel concierge for some advice. Our hotel recommended Andaman Leisure Phuket (ALP),...

Asian adventure 2011: dining in Phuket

Asian adventure 2011: dining in Phuket

The Pavilions are part of Relais & Chateaux, a group of small boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants; Fearrington House, one of our favorite North Carolina restaurants, is a member of this...

Asian adventure 2011: where we stayed in Phuket

Asian adventure 2011: where we stayed in Phuket

Phuket: The Pavilions Phuket Wow. The Pavilions was our favorite hotel of the trip due to the beauty of the surroundings and especially for their friendliness and service. This resort is actually...

Asian adventure 2011: overview

Asian adventure 2011: overview

In late December 2010 we began thinking about how we should celebrate our 10th anniversary, and naturally the conversation turned to travel ideas. We were especially interested in using our stash of...

it’s a sign

Eric sent me an airfare deal to Bangkok/Singapore with a free layover in Hong Kong and what postcard shows up in our mailbox that day? (Also note the beautiful stamps!)

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)