Day 15: Bangkok's Magic Kingdom October 29th 2009 Bangkok's major attractions can be easily seen in about 2 days (in our humble opinion). That said, if you're in this area, don't skip it altogether, especially the Grand Palace, which can rival Disney in terms of creating a magical environment in the middle of an otherwise bland (Orlando) or chaotic (Bangkok) area.
Most of the main attractions (temples, Chinatown, museums) are clustered togeth ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok 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
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info