Category: Travel/Culture/History

My travels around the world motivate me to learn more about the cultures of the world. This website will serve to document my travels as well as the knowledge I collect along the way.

Buddha Park Laos 2014

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I still have stories from my summer trip to Thailand and Laos to share. In Laos but close to the Thai border is the Buddha Park, with many statues of the Buddha as well as assorted Hindu deities and guardians.…

Mt. Kinka Part III

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Climbed Mt. Kinka (金華山) this weekend with some of the other English teachers. This makes my third trip up the highest mountain in Gifu City, although it is only 329m. We took the long Meizo route which measures 2300m in…

Nagano Part 2!

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I went to Nagano twice with my wife this summer. The second time was a bit shorter and we only stayed one night at a minshuku. But we got some good hiking in on the second day. We encountered less…

Corrections Museum Bangkok

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As promised, I want to show you guys the Corrections Museum of Bangkok. It is out of the way and in Rommani Nart Park, near Chinatown. The museum consists of cells and devices used in 19th century prisons in Thailand…

Udon Thani/Ban Chiang

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We spent two nights in Udon Thani, one going north and one more coming back from Laos. Our time was a bit rushed but we still managed to see a bit of the region. I stayed two nights at The…

Three Days in Nagano

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Over the national holiday of Obon, my wife and I drove up to Nagano, specifically the city of Matsumoto. We took route 19 and avoided much of the holiday traffic. We stayed in a lovely little ryokan named Sakaenoyu. This…

Vang Vieng Caves

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Sorry for the delay in posts. Lazy, busy, etc. Still finalizing plans for my trip to Laos next month. Laos apparently is riddled with many caves, which certianly caught my attention. There is something so commpelling about a caves. I…

Vientiane: Five Weeks To Go!

I leave for Thailand in five weeks and plan to make my way up to Laos in 2-3 days. First stop will be the capital city, Vientiane. Reports describe this city as “delightfully relaxed”, particularly in comparison to Bangkok, etc.…

Khon Kaen-Gateway to Issan

Still planning my summer trip to Thailand and Laos. From Bangers, I plan to hop up to Khon Kaen,the gateway to Issan. I say hop as I haven’t decided whether to take the bus or fly. In any case, Khon…