Monthly Archives: November 2013

THAILAND – Travel Facts

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast and Malaysia … Continue reading

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THAILAND – The Trip

THAILAND – Nov 8-11, 23-26, 30-Dec 12, April 9-14 Bangkok and Thailand are the transportation hub of SE Asia, and I traveled through Thai immigration ten times, a whole lot of stamps on my short-of-space passport. I was in Bangkok … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Invention of the Wheel

Atlantic Magazine assembled a panel of 12 scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and historians of technology, to make and rank 25 innovations that have become widespread since the invention of the wheel, perhaps 6,000 years ago. This artilce, by James Fallows, in … Continue reading

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MYANMAR – The Trip Nov 8-22, 2013

Myanmar is a booming tourist destination. But the infrastructure isn’t here to deal with the crowds of backpackers, especially in the busy months of November to March. As an independent traveler who is used to booking hotels on short notice … Continue reading

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MYANMAR – The Trip Nov 8-22, 2013

Myanmar is a booming tourist destination. But the infrastructure isn’t here to deal with the crowds of backpackers, especially in the busy months of November to March. As an independent traveler who is used to booking hotels on short notice, … Continue reading

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MYANMAR – Facts

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east. History … Continue reading

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BHUTAN

BHUTAN Oct 29-Nov 5, 2013 After many trials and errors, I was finally going to see Bhutan. Last April, I had to cancel the entire arranged trip because of difficulties getting an Indian Transit Visa to fly from the Maldives … Continue reading

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