The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 1: Preview

And now for something completely different: Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. Join us for a virtual vacation!

We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures this winter as we returned from our three-week trip. Since more travel has now become a distant prospect, we hope you’ll take a virtual vacation with us in the following weeks. Let’s dip our toes in with a glimpse of the sights from Bangkok to Koh Samui to the jungle wilderness of Khao Sok to Phuket and the Andaman Sea. Hold onto your hats!

The best way to get around bustling Bangkok is on a water “bus,” with many temples along the river (top photo). The heat and crowds and mind-boggling ornamented palaces and temples were a lot absorb in our jet-lagged state, but we bought shade umbrellas from a streetside vendor and went with the tourist flow. A must-see city!

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 1: Preview — 4 Comments

  1. Wow that was some trip. We saw so many beautiful things and it was so different from Greece.

    • Yep, we really were just tourists this time, in a strange new world, gawking our way along. I feel so fortunate that we were able to make this trip!