Bangkok's Wats January 5th 2012 Hello family and friends!
As the new year passed and the historical sites of Bangkok opened up we were able to start exploring the temples (Wats) of Bangkok. Probably the most famous of the Wats is Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace. This Wat is the holiest site in the country and is host to the Emerald Buddha, which is only 75cm tall, small by statue standards. I think the influx of tourists f ... 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
My wife, Amy, and I have had a dream to spend an extended amount of time traveling around the world. After saving for years our dream became reality and we left our jobs in June of 2011. We spent the majority of July and August with family in northern Wisconsin and enjoyed everyday we could on Lake Superior. Our travels will start in Central America, move to India, and end in Southeast Asia. We have almost no itinerary. ... full info