Ancient Siam – the Thai Disneyland

Recently, Bjorn and I went to Ancient Siam (formerly known as Ancient City). It’s like Thai Disneyland, but without all the dancing and singing.  Well, it’s more about historically significant sites, so it’s more akin to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii (but again, without all the dancing and singing.) A man by the name…

Lumphini Park: Made in the Shade

I love when total opposites come together in harmony. The juxtaposition of bucolic and burghal is one of my favorite dualities. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing skyscrapers loom over trees while ensconced in the green, leafy heart of a parkland. So it should be no surprise that Lumphini Park, the largest park…

What the Wat

Thailand is home to an impressive number of temples (aka wats). Most websites agree that the wats number in the thousands, but a precise number is unclear. In one article, an official complains that there are too many. However, a visit to a wat is a valuable (and perhaps inevitable) experience, giving one a taste…

Run for the Border

When it comes to traveling, Bjorn and I are super. Excuse me, I mean S.O.O.P.er — Seat Of Our Pants(er). Americans and Swedes are granted a 30-day visa automatically when they arrive in Thailand, a potential problem when one is planning to stay for 3 months. But we figured we would cross that bridge when…

Why this chicken crossed the road

The answer: To get food, of course. As our apartment does not include a kitchen or a refrigerator, Bjorn and I have been eating most of our meals out (read: at food stalls.) Unluckily for us, some of the best food stalls are located on the other side of the street. I say street, but…