Amphawa Floating Market

It’s time for the main purpose of our afternoon tour from Bangkok – the Amphawa Floating Market! Having seen amazing, National Geographic-worthy photos of the floating markets in Thailand, I knew I wanted to visit one for myself. As I briefly mentioned in my last post, Adrienne and I discussed at some length which of…

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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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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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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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Checking Out Chinatown

I’ve seen lots of other travelers photos of a buddhist temple located somewhere in Chinatown, but I don’t know what it’s called or where it’s located (or even where Chinatown itself is, in relation to the harbor). I Google “Chinatown Buddhist temple” on my phone, hoping something will come up, but apparently there’s a few…

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Singapore River Walk

After 19+ hours of traveling from Seattle, I arrive in Singapore at midnight. As soon as I step outside, I can tell the humidity and I are not going to get along. Furthermore, one of my coworkers who lives in Singapore texts to let us all know it’s unusually humid, maybe the worst Singapore has¬†ever…

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What to Wear to a Wedding in India

After leaving the Qutub Minar, it was time to go shopping for our sari fabric. We picked up Goli, her parents, Sierra and Meike and went to the shops. There were several stories of more fabrics than you’ve ever seen. It’s almost overwhelming! But the colors are amazing. We all managed to find a sari…

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