Bangkok May 6th 2011 Bangkok! After nearly 20 hours of travel, I got here, but not the way I'd expected!
On arrival at YVR airport, I was informed that my flight was overbooked. Had my first flight to Hong Kong been my final destination, they would have given me a $500 coupon to go on a later flight. But since I had a connection to catch to Bangkok, they rerouted me through Tokyo, with arrival in Bangkok set ba ... 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
My home is Abbotsford, BC, Canada. I started global traveling relatively late in life, though I had done a lot of touring around North America prior. In April, 2007 I trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal (with Peregrine), and in April 2008 did a tour of Costa Rica (with Tucan). In March, 2009 I went on an overland trip with Dragoman to Africa (Capetown to Vic Falls) to see sand dunes, wildlife, deltas, traditional people, etc. It is on that trip that I started blogging. Since then, I've blogged about some trips closer to home, as well as a trip to Vietnam in May, 2011. I love exploring the wo... full info