Because Sometimes You Don’t Realize It’s Love Until It’s Gone

My heart races as the cab driver pulls up to the International Terminal at Madrid. I’ve been here before, but this time, it’s different. This time, I’m not hopping on a short flight to London, or heading to the States to procure my Spanish Visa. This time, I’m going back to Thailand. The longest placeContinue reading “Because Sometimes You Don’t Realize It’s Love Until It’s Gone”

Cities Less Travelled: The Markets of Bangkok

There’s a reason Bangkok is one of the world’s hottest cities. From the amazing food, culture, nightlife, and historic attractions to the incredible markets and hotels in Bangkok that cater to all budgets, there is something that attracts people of all ages to the Big Mango (yes, that is its nickname). If there is one thing I loveContinue reading “Cities Less Travelled: The Markets of Bangkok”

Daily Wanderlust: the Bangkok Bathtub Edition

Bangkok. That never-ending skyline which spreads in all of its sky-scraping glory across the horizon. On descent into the capital of Thailand, most days those buildings fade into the gray of the smog which normally sits stale over the city. But, this past weekend, I could see the city, mainly because I was basically enveloped in it.

‘Twas the night before Europe

“You won’t make it a month …” Those ominous words echo in my mind, 12 years after I took my first longer-than-a-vacation jaunt to Europe. People were actually rooting for my failure. My lack of ability to travel solo for any length of time. They were right. I didn’t make it a month. But, notContinue reading “‘Twas the night before Europe”

Daily Wanderlust: the streets of Bangkok

Despite the protests and travel warnings coming from many countries about Bangkok, I headed down south to the capital the other day for some family time. As someone who comes to the city quite regularly — mostly for work since I have yet to really fall in love with what other see from this massiveContinue reading “Daily Wanderlust: the streets of Bangkok”

Life is a dream at Dream Hotel

For someone that has only stayed in one hotel in Bangkok, and no idea where anything is, deciding on a hotel to find in the massive city can be … oh … just a tad overwhelming. So, I simply go to Agoda to research hotels. Given that this trip to BKK — and my escaping ChiangContinue reading “Life is a dream at Dream Hotel”

When travel sucks

Flight One: Chatty Seatmate Suck “We’ve just had two days from hell,” an older woman says, hovering over my seat in the bulkhead as I fumble (too late) to get my headphones in my ears. “You just wouldn’t believe what happened to us. First, our flight has issues, then we get stuck on the tarmac,Continue reading “When travel sucks”

Hello, Chiang Mai

“There’s a smell to Thailand,” my seatmate from Narita to Bangkok had explained to me upon our arrival to the country, and before we walked off of the plane and down the stairs to the tarmac. “I don’t know what it is, but it is distinct. And I love it.” We walked towards the doorContinue reading “Hello, Chiang Mai”