Day 17: Halloween in Northern Thailand October 31st 2009 Halloween is very popular in SE Asia - who knew. We've seen signs, candy and costumes galore in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and now Chiang Mai. We even saw some halloween candy and decorations in Cambodia.
The spookiest part of this spooky day was the train this morning. A close runner up was the guy who runs the guesthouse that we're staying at (Secret Garden Guesthouse). Due to a miscommunica ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai 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