Chris on April 14th, 2009

Jodi has this thing with massages; she loves them but will only get a massage if someone she knows, i.e. me, is right along side going through the same experience. Personally I can take ‘em or leave them. They are usually more painful than relaxing, and the money spent really isn’t worth the cost. At [...]

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Jodi on April 12th, 2009

      Arriving in Chiang Mai, it’s pretty tough to miss all the advertisements for elephant parks. Tourist agencies sell all sorts of tours to different parks where you can partake in elephant shows, rides, and mahout training. Heck, you can even buy elephant art. Like most people, we didn’t have an understanding about [...]

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Jodi on April 7th, 2009

After obtaining our Chinese visas in Vientiane, Laos, we headed straight for Chiang Mai, Thailand. After nearly 24 hours of bus travel, we arrived blurry-eyed but excited to be in the city we’d heard so much about from fellow travelers. We spent a week in Chiang Mai exploring the sights and enjoying its great cuisine [...]

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Jodi on January 28th, 2009

“DON’T PANIC!” the white and blue sign in the Krabi bus station exclaims. Passing by this sign on our numerous trips to and from Krabi, I remember these words and repeat them over and over again on our way to and from Koh Lanta. There are two routes to Koh Lanta. One is via a [...]

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Jodi on January 22nd, 2009

Reading about southern Thailand, we thought a tour through Ao Phang Nga National Park sounded interesting. Its boundaries protect 400 sq kms of mangrove forests punctuated by limestone karsts and islands. It is probably best known for Ko Tapu, or James Bond Island, where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. Day trips from [...]

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