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    Travel: Three Weeks in Southeast Asia

    Three weeks in Southeast Asia – well, more like 23 days, yet if you take away the two full travel days to get there from Canada, then ya, 3 weeks! April 13 of last year is the day we set our alarm for 4:44am. Then we caught a plane to Hong Kong. So amazing. The trip took an abundance of planning – visas, accommodations and sites to see; not to mention planning for down time, which is vital to any successful trip. Here is where…

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    Travel: Adamaz House Bangkok

    Adamaz House Bangkok Adamaz House in Bangkok is a sweet little boutique hotel that’s down a dingy alley. I’ve said this before in my post about three days in Bangkok, yet I’ll say it again – so happy I book accommodations in advance. I trust reviews and I trust other bloggers. The process of finding a hotel before you travel is easy – know where you want to stay (usually close to sights and the common back-packer area), read reviews, pick your top three and…

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    Travel: Wat Arun

    Wat Arun Wat Arun in Bangkok – it’s the Temple of Dawn and only costs 50 Baht. The Wat Arun temple is open each day from 8:30am – 6:00pm and it’s directly across the river from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The Boat Take the boat for 3 Baht and you’ll get there in no time. You’ll pick it up at Than Pier and take the boat straight across to the Wat Arun Pier. There is only one boat the stops at the Wat…

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    Travel: Wat Pho in Bangkok

    Wat Pho Wat Pho is my favourite temple in Bangkok. It’s low key and beautiful. We did the Grand Palace in the morning and then Wat Pho right after. The walk between the two is about 12-17 minutes. No need for a tuk-tuk, just walk it and enjoy the sights. Once inside the temple we headed straight to the back for a 30 minute Thai massage. Well worth the money and a great way to relax in the air conditioning. Beautiful Buddhas and such extravagant…

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    Travel: The Grand Palace Bangkok

    The Grand Palace The Grand Palace, Bangkok is beautiful and a must see if you’re in Bangkok for even one day. It’s busy and open 365 days a year, so don’t let anyone trick you into telling you it’s closed. It’s open and waiting for you! First thing, you need to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders, so wear pants or a long skirt and a t-shirt, otherwise you’ll be forced to borrow a pair of pants or a robe. It’s hot enough…

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    Travel: Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

    Jim Thompson House in Bangkok This is our first stop on day two of our three days in Bangkok. The best part about visiting the site is that you get a tour of the grounds. The tour is informative and about 30 minutes long. We had a wonderful guide – she answered so many of our questions and taught me things I’ll never forget, like how raised door frames prevent bad spirits from entering the room. History So, who is Jim Thompson? He’s an American…

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    Travel: 3 Days in Bangkok

    Three days in Bangkok Our three days in Bangkok were so much fun, so hot, and so many memories. This was our second stop on our Southeast Asia trip this spring. After we spent two days and two nights in Hong Kong we flew AirAsia from HKG to DMK. We got in around noon and headed straight to our hotel. Note to anyone arriving at Don Muang Airport, be sure you negotiate your taxi fare. I knew to do this from reading other travel blogs…