Exercising our Lazy Bones

Slow travel: generally, we do this by exploring local neighbourhoods and attractions, on foot when possible, with tips from locals more often than guide books or websites.

We really worked on this during our recent visit to Koh Lanta!

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One Night in Bangkok

While Karen and I are feeling very pampered and rested (read: lazy), as guests of friends on the southern Thai island of Koh Lanta, I’ll zip back to Bangkok for one more post from the country’s capitol city.


Come on, you knew this post title was coming, right?!

Night markets are a fun tradition in Thailand and much of South-East Asia. Streets are blocked off, and stalls selling everything under the moon are set up for a unique, slightly cooler, shopping experience. Continue reading

Thailand: Getting Here & Getting Settled

Long haul flights have got to be the bane of every traveller’s existence. Maybe those select few flying first class feel differently, but for the rest of us poor schlubs in economy, these nightmarishly long periods of captivity, squashed in uncomfortable seats, & sharing the air with far too many others are just a necessary evil to be endured.

24 hours of cars, trains, planes, & shuttles took us from Canada to Thailand. Here’s an unexpected newsflash: the trip wasn’t 100% Hellish!

Vancouver to Bangkok map

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