Drive Fast Be Careful May 5th 2008 10 short days, lots of sun, new friends, great food, lots of traffic, only-in-Thailand experiences, some rain, did I mention the traffic?
The traffic is probably the first thing to hit your senses in Thailand (if not the heat). I think 4 people + groceries was the most I saw on one bike, kids welcome. The traffic safety campaign award would definitely go to the poster in Patong asking people ... read more
Asia » Thailand A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
- Vivian Greene
"I don't think we conquered Everest, I think the mountain relented."
"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"...even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
"The only trips I regret are the ones I never took"
- Paddy Pallin
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