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Culture Shock / Into Vietnam

May 16, 2017John, Thailand, Vietnam Standard

Culture Shock When I first arrived in Thailand a month ago I couldn’t help feeling impatience with the way Thais do things as it seems so backwards compared to the way we do things back home. As time passed, however, I realized it’s just different, not better or worse. These are the ways they doRead more

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May 5, 2017Sarah, Thailand Standard

We’ve been in Bangkok now for one week, and it’s been so interesting to see how different it feels compared to Phuket in the south and Lampang in the North. But I’m sure it is like this in every country – a difference so large between small towns and big cities that it can feel like you’re inRead more

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Leaving Lampang

April 27, 2017John, Thailand Standard

We head out to Bangkok tomorrow morning via a 9-hour train ride. Eight days in Lampang (pop. 750,000) felt just right. Lampang is a small and friendly city southeast of the much travelled Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. This city offers a chance to meet and get to know some locals. We went a fewRead more

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South to North

April 20, 2017Sarah, Thailand Standard

Yesterday we took a 2-hour plane ride from the south of Thailand, Phuket, to Chiang Mai in the north, and then a 1.5-hour very comfortable (and $4!) bus ride southeast to a smaller town, Lampang, which we read most people pass through on their way to Chiang Mai, the main tourist attraction in northern Thailand. We choseRead more

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How I Feel

April 17, 2017John, Thailand Standard

Starting to feel more adjusted to the temperature, climate and culture. Remembering slowly why I came here in the first place. I feel today this is where I want to be and am much more relaxed than at home, it’s like an alternate reality. Sarah and I were talking about how much we prefer feeling closerRead more

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