Damnoen Saduak and the Maeklong Train Market

January 6, day 90, Bangkok. Two popular sights for tourists to check out when visiting Thailand are the Maeklong train market, and one of several floating markets. We booked a tour to both, which included taking the train to the market, giving us a bird’s eye view on the vendors just inches outside the window as the train rolled in. It’s fascinating to watch them … Continue reading Damnoen Saduak and the Maeklong Train Market

Travel and the Art of Not Garfunkeling

If you travel, inevitably at some point you will find yourself starving, cranky, jet-lagged, and somewhat lost, standing in front of some vaguely non-threatening restaurant with a winsome, colorful menu in the window where you will say to yourself or your traveling companions, “Well, how bad can it be?” Afterwards, you will spend several hours in a bleak spiral of self recrimination, shaking your head … Continue reading Travel and the Art of Not Garfunkeling