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Hanoi and Halong Bay - November 2014
We took a quick trip to Vietnam to see a bit of Hanoi and Halong Bay. We had an early flight to Hanoi so we spent the night near Don Mueang airpot. This is happy hour at the hotel bar (Henry J Bean's). In Hanoi we spent one night at the Sofitel Legend Metro...
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Diving Losin and the Southern Gulf of Thailand
We did a three day liveaboard trip on the MV Scubanet to Losin and a few other dive sites in the southern Gulf of Thailand. Losin is a pinnacle that barely breaks the surface of the sea. It is located east of Songkhla in the Gulf of Thailand Morning coffee ...
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Prasat Ban Prang
Prasat Ban Prang is a recently reconstructed Khmer Prang (tower) in the Khong district of Nakhon Ratchasima. It is located about 60 kilometers north of Korat City. We took a short cut on a bad road. The prang sits in a very open space surrounded by a moat. ...
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A Visit to Saipan
I traveled from Thailand to Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands to see my daughter and grandchildren and lots of old friends. I stayed with my friend Bobbi Grizzard. This is the view from her guest room. Grandpa with grandson Jake. Daughter Chicha and Ja...
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Christmas in Cha Am
I bought a condominium unit at Baan Thew Talay on the beach in Cha Am. The purchase was finalized in December and we moved in on Christmas Day. Ah, yes. Lots of stuff. Thank goodness for the luggage cart. View from the balcony. We're on the 7th floor. View ...
I bought a condominium unit at Baan Thew Talay on the beach in Cha Am. The purchase was finalized in December and we moved in on Christmas Day. Ah, yes. Lots of stuff. Thank goodness for the luggage cart. View from the balcony. We're on the 7th floor. View from the Sky Lounge, ...
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South Andaman Diving - October 2014
We did four days of diving in the South Andaman aboard the MV Tapana. Mam took her Advance Open Water dive course while on the boat. Mam looking calm and cool on the first dive. Second day sunrise at Lipe. Morning coffee at Lipe. Only the restrooms had thes...
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Wat Bon
Wat Bon is a pile of bricks and stone that was probably a Khmer prang. It has not be reconstructed or, as far as I can tell, even investigated. It is located in Phutsa, Nakhon Ratchasima. I rode my bicycle to Ban Phutsa which is about 11K north of my house....
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Hua Hin August 2014
Mam had some work in Hua Hin, so we made a vacation out of it. Had a look at our condo progress and visited a beach and a waterfall. We stopped for lunch at Midwinter Green. This place was previously known as The Smoke House or just The House. It has been c...
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South Andaman Diving - July 2014
We headed to Phuket for four days of diving. Mam's first "real" diving since completing her Open Water course. We flew on the 10th anniversary of Nok Air so were welcomed by this celebration at Don Mueang Airpot. First stop on Phuket? The Full Moon Brewwork...
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This is a great place for Isaan food. We visit about once a week. The Som Tam Thai is excellent and made to order (you can specify how hot it should be). The menu is extensive, posted on the wall with photos and Thai language only. We've liked everything we've tried.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I visit Café Ama two or three times a week to sit in the garden, drink good Lao coffee and read the newspaper. The garden is always cool and pleasant. The coffee is very good. The service is prompt and friendly.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This family-run Thai restaurant is probably one of the best in the area. We visit weekly and always enjoy the high quality of the food and ingredients. Although the chef can whip up almost any Thai dish, there is an extensive menu plus specials based on the freshest ingredients which are always on display in a chiller at the front of the restaurant.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Wat Prang Thong contains a 10th century Khmer prang (tower) which has a lintel in the Banteay Srei style. The lintel depicts Indra on his three headed elephant Airavata (known as Erawan in Thai). The prang was poorly restored during the Rattanakosin period and probably bears little resemblance to it's original form except for the east door and lintel.
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