Maeklong Train Market

Originally during our Thailand planning, Adrienne and I knew we wanted to visit one of the floating markets near Bangkok. After much discussion, we settled on the Amphawa markets as it’s supposed to be a little less touristy than the closer Damnoen. I had read we could get there on our own by taking a…

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Wandering Wat Arun

Wat Arun was built sometime in the early 1600’s, during the Ayutthaya Kingdom, predating both the Grand Palace and Wat Pho on the other side of the river. Before arriving in Bangkok, I had heard the name, but hadn’t really given it much thought as a place to visit. However, we signed up for an…

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Relaxing With Reclining Buddha

Wat Pho is famous for its Reclining Buddha statue and that is why most people visit this temple. But if you take the time to explore further, it has so much more to offer. After our morning touring the Grand Palace, we head over to Wat Pho, just south of the palace. It’s about a…

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The Grand Palace of Bangkok

Thailand has been on my travel bucket list for ages and now we’re finally here! Adrienne and I land in Bangkok on Valentine’s Day and we definitely don’t mind being here instead. After 17 hours traveling from Seattle, we decide to taxi to our hotel. There’s a decent metro system in Bangkok, but taxis are super…

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It’s Time for Thailand!

It is time once again, to go back in time. Aaaaaalllll the way to 2014 and my trip to Thailand and Cambodia. I already wrote about Cambodia not long after we got back (when I still hadn’t figured this whole blog thing out), so it’s finally time to tell you about the much longer portion…

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Rainier Training Hike: Dirty Harry’s Peak

After last weeks ridiculously hot hike, I’m so glad today is much cooler and cloudy. At 8.2 miles round trip and 3326ft of elevation gain, Dirty Harry’s Peak has similar stats as Mt Washington, but it’s a much rougher trail. Not many people know of this hike, so let’s keep it between us friends, shall…

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Rainier Training Hike: Mount Washington

Not the Mt Washington in New Hampshire. This Mt Washington is about an hour east of Seattle and offers some of my favorite views from the summit. At 8.5 miles round trip and 3250ft of elevation gain, this is our hardest hike yet and definitely well into the difficult range. Plus, I’m carrying about 50lbs…

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Singapore Breakdown and Travel Tips

Ahhh Singapore, you are one humid, colorful city. It’s always an interesting experience when I travel somewhere for work instead of my own personal experience. I’m not at all complaining about a nearly free trip (though the audit nearly killed me), it’s actually kind of cool. You get to be a part of everyday life…

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Nighttime in Singapore

Due to my work schedule keeping me inside during the day (which I’m not even a little mad about, thank you air conditioning), I end up spending a lot of time exploring Singapore at night. Every night after work, I venture out into the city, usually looking for dinner. Along the way, I get to…

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The Best Views of Singapore

On my last night in Singapore, I finally manage to get to the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel observation deck. I’ve been on the fence all week about the best way to get here. There was some talk about having our team dinner at one of the restaurants at the top, but we…

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Gardens in the Sky

Oh Gardens by the Bay. How many times I tried to visit you. You made me work hard, but it was worth it. Built on reclaimed land behind the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Gardens by the Bay is a man-made park, built as part of Singapore’s initiative to “green up” the city. It’s one of the…

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The Southern Ridges Canopy Walk

Never heard of the Southern Ridges Walk before? I hadn’t either until I started my research on things to do in Singapore. It’s a recommended itinerary on WikiTravel, but otherwise there was surprisingly little information that I could find on what exactly this walk entails. Though I feel like there’s quite a bit more information in…

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