After four days at the Chatrium Hotel on the Chao Praya River, it was time to head back to the university. No more river views and bountiful buffets for a while.
For the three days of Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year’s celebration, the entire city of Bangkok turns into one huge water fight.
Maybe its the large, tastefully-decorated suite with the 180 degree views, the infinity pool that disappears into the river, or the all-you-can eat dim sum lunch, but I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven.
My days are filled with more than just dumplings, noodles, tiger prawns, grilled pork sausage, and kao niew ma muang (ripe mango with sticky rice and coconut creme).
Now that I have your attention, its not what you think.
Where did I leave off last time? Oh yes, I was going out to get something to eat. Continue reading
What is an American Jew doing in a Catholic university in a Buddhist country? Pretty much what I do wherever I am – eat.
June 5, 2013. Venice, CA. — Now for the details on where we stayed, where we ate and some additional photos. Continue reading
“So, what was it like on the train,” you ask? Continue reading
May 23, 2013. Shanghai, China – The colored lights swirled around our time capsule as we traveled more than a hundred years in just a few minutes. Continue reading