Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya was a former capital of the Siam kingdom, and the ruins of the old city are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city can be reached from Bangkok in about 2 hours. I knew there were several organized … Continue reading

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Songkran: Happy New (Thai) Year

From wikipedia: “The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia.”. The throwing of water originated as … Continue reading

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Kata Beach

Sunset at Kata Beach, Thailand…

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Thailand

Landed in Bangkok during the night. During the flight, I saw the most amazing thunder storm – lightnings illuminated the night, just below the plane! Awesome. Bangkok is best described as chaotic. Lots of people, lots of noise, huge traffic … Continue reading

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Leaving Sydney

Sydney was great. It does remind you of London – it’s also a modern cosmopolitan city, full of historical connections to England, and people also drive on the wrong side of the road. 🙂 Anyway, had great fun. There are … Continue reading

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Sydney

Now I really made it down the end of the yellow brick road…

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Moving on

And so, my 2 month assignment in Darwin has ended. Had a really good time – lovely city, great team… thanks for making me feel at home, and for the warm goodbye, guys! Now, let’s hit the road…

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