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How to Get to Bangkok: A South East Asian Travelogue 2005 - 2006

Table of Contents

Oct 26 - Our Flight
Oct 27 - Bangkok
Oct 28 - A Tour of Wats
Oct 29 - The Giant Swing
Oct 30 - Khao San Road
Oct 31 - Seeing Sak
Nov 1 - The Movies

Nov 2 - Going out to Dinner with Sak
Nov 3 - Lopburi
Nov 4 - Lopburi and Monkey attacks
Nov 5 - The Train to Phitsanulok
Nov 6 - Sukothai
Nov 7 - Old Sukothai
Nov 8 - The Bus trip to Chiang-Mai
Nov 9 - Americans in Thailand
Nov 10 - A Horror Film in Thai
Nov 11 - Finally a Thai Dentist
Nov 12 - Chiang Rai
Nov 13 - Chiang-Khong
Nov 14 - Crossing the Border
Nov 15 - On the Mekong River
Nov 16 - Writing a Letter to John Wilson
Nov 17 - He's Too Old
Nov 18 - The Bus to Vang Vieng
Nov 19 - Caving and Biking
Nov 20 - Snakes in the Grass
Nov 21 - Vientiane
Nov 22 - Our last Day in Laos
Nov 23 - Back to Thailand
Nov 24 - No Food in the Morning
Nov 25 - Trains Night and Day
Nov 26 - My Birthday
Nov 27 - The Angkor Wat Beggars
Nov 28 - "And on the Pedestal these words appear ."
Nov 29 - The Ruins Ruined
Nov 30 - Back in Thailand
Dec 1 - From the Border to Koh Chang
Dec 2 - Koh Chang
Dec 3 - Caught in the Island Rain
Dec 4 - Back on Khao San Road
Dec 5 - Get Those Knees out of my Palace
Dec 6 - Shopping Her Way out of Town
Dec 7 - Going Away
Dec 8 - Traveling Alone and Pantip Plaza
Dec 9 - Get Off the Grass
Dec 10 - Buying a Computer
Dec 11 - The Golden Mount
Dec 12 - To Phetchaburi
Dec 13 - On the Mountain with Monkeys
Dec 14 - Going to Chumphon
Dec 15 - In Ten Days it will be Christmas
Dec 16 - Bitten by Ants in Chumphon
Dec 17 - Another Lazy Day
Dec 18 - Surat Thani
Dec 19 - A Christmas Story
Dec 20 - Hit-on Twice in One Day
Dec 21 - In Pang-nga
Dec 22 - My Strangest Day Yet
Dec 23 - My Lingering Malaise in Krabi
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Christmas in Thailand
Dec 26 - Other Guesthouse Guests and Memorial for the Tsunami
Dec 27 - The New in New Yorker
Dec 28 - Going to Malaysia?
Dec 29 - By Bus and Train to Malaysia
Dec 30 - All My Plans Changed
Dec 31 - New Years in Georgetown
Jan 1 - Bedbug Hell
Jan 2 - Sleeping my life away in Malaysia
Jan 3 - Bumming around Georgetown
Jan 4 - Going to Indonesia
Jan 5 - Medan, Indonesia
Jan 6 - My Arrival in Lake Toba
Jan 7 - Meeting the People in Lake Toba
Jan 8 - The Swede and Justin
Jan 9 - Tukan Bissi and Olga (Florida)
Jan 10 - Meeting with the Locals
Jan 11 - Goofing Off
Jan 12 - Writing
Jan 13 - Bule and Orang Timor
Jan 14 - Going to Market in Parapet
Jan 15 - The Batak and the Bule
Jan 16 - The Price of My New Friends
Jan 17 - Olga and Frank, True Contrasts
Jan 18 - The Boss is Away
Jan 19 - Deri and Olga, My Closest Indonesian Friends
Jan 20 - Back in Medan
Jan 21 - Crossing the Andaman Sea to Malaysia
Jan 22 - Back in Penang
Jan 23 - Leaving Malaysia
Jan 24 - The Voices of Children
Jan 25 - Another Tourist Moment
Jan 26 - Climbing Wat Thum Suea
Jan 27 - Writing and Talking of Writing
Jan 28 - Under the Mountains
Jan 29 - Dykes in Thailand
Jan 30 - My Last Day in Krabi
Jan 31 - Going back to Surat Thani
Feb 1 - Buying Food in the Street
Feb 2 - Hua Hin Disappoints, or Confirms
Feb 3 - Moving to Phetchaburi
Feb 4 - Meeting Fern
Feb 5 - Eating Fruit in the Street with Monica
Feb 6 - Seeing Sak Again
Feb 7 - Market Thoughts
Feb 8 - The Day I Gave Away a Pile of Money
Feb 9 - Waiting in Bangkok
Feb 10 - Never Trust a White South African
Feb 11 - Arguments and Illnesses
Feb 12 - Meeting People on the Train
Feb 13 - Back in Lopburi
Feb 14 - Taking the Train to Phitsanulok
Feb 15 - Arriving Angry in Chiang Mai
Feb 16 - The Markets of Chiang Mai
Feb 17 - Another Trip to the Dentist
Feb 18 - You're Lucky to have this Life
Feb 19 - Feeding Fake Beggars
Feb 20 - Thai Kick-boxer or Lawyer
Feb 21 - Getting a Nasty Sleep-Interrupting Virus
Feb 22 - In Search of Mae Sai
Feb 23 - The Chinese Nationalist Graveyard
Feb 24 - Festival in a Border Town
Feb 25 - On the Local Bus to Chiang Mai
Feb 26 - Helping an Accident
Feb 27 - The Highest Point in Thailand
Feb 28 - Ripping up a Skirt and Disposing of the Evidence
Mar 1 - Coming Back Down Out of the Hills to Chiang Mai
Mar 2 - Planning to Leave
Mar 3 - The Long Road to Nong Khai
Mar 4 - Ripping Around Town with Franziska
Mar 5 - The Sculpture Garden
Mar 6 - Shall We Go to Bangkok Together?
Mar 7 - Back in Bangkok
Mar 8 - A Sad Auf Wiedersehen
Mar 9 - Getting Ready for Going North
Mar 10 - Trying to get to Lopburi on Three Trains
Mar 11 - My Life is Out of My Control
Mar 12 - Driving to Chiang Mai with Polakid
Mar 13 - A Falung in Thailand
Mar 14 - Another One Errand Day
Mar 15 - A Lazy City
Mar 16 - Lips in the Market
Mar 17 - The Life of an Ex-patriot
Mar 18 - Meeting Stefan
Mar 19 - What Does it Mean to Have a Burmese Face?
Mar 20 - Mywaddy, Burmese Days
Mar 21 - On the Run to Bangkok
Mar 22 - Karen's First Day
Mar 23 - Why Are You Grabbing My Plate
Mar 24 - Bad Thai Movies
Mar 25 - The Abortive Attempt to Leave Bangkok, and What it Did to My Lips
Mar 26 - Who Would Have Thought, Mangos Covered With Poison
Mar 27 - Let Them Eat Glass
Mar 28 - I am Going Systemic
Mar 29 - Going to the Other Side
Mar 30 - Driving Around the Island
Mar 31 - Peter's Projection
April 1 - The Thousand Booth Market
April 2 - Election Day in Lopburi
April 3 - Big White Buddha
April 4 - Karen's Love of Phitsanulok
April 5 - Vegetarians in the North
April 6 - The Markets of Sukothai
April 7 - Sukothai in the Afternoon
April 8 - Disturbing the World's Neighbours
April 9 - Back in Chiang Mai, and so is Stefan
April 10 - Soaked and Driving
April 11 - Throwing Water into Traffic
April 12 - Songkran
April 13 - Wet on the Train to Bangkok
April 14 - Songkran with Nette in Bangkok
April 15 - What the Hell's Going on Around Here
April 16 - The Headless Buddha
April 17 - More Swiss than Sukothai
April 18 - Returning to Mae Sot
April 19 - Finding Dewas in Myanmar
April 20 - The Bus to Chiang Mai
April 21 - Chiang Mai Markets
April 22 - The Long Road to Phayao
April 23 - Chiang Khong
April 24 - Mae Sai to Mae Chan
April 25 - Two Hundred and Fifty Kilometres to Chiang Mai
April 26 - A Chiang Mai Movie
April 27 - The Bus to Phitsanulok
April 28 - Monkeys at Night, Monkeys in the Morning
April 29 - The Last Train to Bangkok
April 30 - Moving to Dirt
May 1 - Balloon Lips
May 2 - The Last Day in Bangkok
May 3 - The Long Commute
May 4 - At a Home

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