Arriving in strange cities at night seems to be a common occurrence for me.  However, landing at night in not only a strange new city, but a city in one of the stranger countries in the world?  I broke habit and booked a hotel ahead of time for Yangon. Reliable information about lodging in any […]

When my first choice of the Nett Hotel was full the second time I went to Lopburi, I continued down the street toward Narai’s Palace.  Nicely located across the road from the Palace walls is the Lopburi Asia Hotel.  Although he bathroom was a bit grungy, most of the room was adequately clean.  This turned […]

Common enough of most hotels throughout Thailand, the room provided a cold shower, a private toilet and adequate wifi.  The bed was comfortable in a bit of a stiff way, if that can make any sense.  And, thankfully, there were a few English channels to watch as I was falling asleep. However, there was certainly […]

I have a long history with Overstay since it happened to be just across the street from my apartment.  So, when it came time to move out, Overstay made a convenient little place to step off into the rest of the world. A combination hostel, music venue, and neighbourhood bar for local foreigners, I often […]

Back home from my visa run in Vientiane, I began, and then continuously put off, the long process of packing up, purging, and getting ready for leaving a semi-permanent residence.  In the process, it became quickly apparent how much stuff I had accumulated in my 2 years here in comparison to how little I had […]

After I had crossed back into Thailand from Vientiane and before heading to Phon Phisai, I booked what was supposed to be a top-quality night bus back to Bangkok. Given this knowledge ahead of time, I was hopping to break my long history of not being able to fall asleep on transport. The bus itself […]

Working my way further down the river from the now two-years familiar Phon Phisai, I arrived in Rattanawapi, where the highest number of fireballs are continuously reported in recent years. A similar riverside to Phon Phisai, though much smaller and less ornate, Rattanawapi was certainly among the smallest towns I’ve been to in Thailand.  Along […]