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Entries from June 2007

I’m a Barbie girl…

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Remember when you were a kid and got your hands on a Barbie doll or the amazing Stretch Armstong action figure?  (Why dolls for boys are called action figures I will never know).  Remember when you would see how many different ways you could bend Barbie’s arms and legs, making her knees go backwards, twisting […]

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Tags: Bangkok · Blogroll · Thailand · Travel

Cabbages and Condoms

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s a restaurant in Bangkok.  No, really.  We just finished dinner here.  Instead of breath mints, you get condoms with you r bill.  The food is excellent and the concept is in support of the “foremost non-governmental charitable organization”.  The money goes to assist the Population and Community Development Association in Thailand.   There is a […]

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Tags: Bangkok · Blogroll · Thailand · Travel

More on Bangkok

June 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Bangkok is a huge city with horrendous traffic. Its a good example of what happens when there isn’t a great deal of urban planning along with little or no pollution controls. Here’s a typical example of Bangkok’s idea of urban planning. This picture was taken from the Skytrain platform on the main street in Bangkok. […]

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Tags: Bangkok · Blogroll · Photos · Travel

One night in Bangkok…

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Well it has actually been three nights in Bangkok, and my senses are on overload.  It is nothing and everything I expected it to be.  A city of about 10 million people, traffic everywhere, winding streets with tiny off shoots where one can find just about anything.  Street vendors plying their wares, and the constant […]

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Tags: Bangkok · Blogroll · Photos · Thailand · Travel

Travelling with Sharon

June 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

As most of you well know, Sharon likes things to be done in a particular way and travelling is no exception. Case in point; we left Toronto at about 11:00 PM (late flight of course) on Air Canada for a 4-hour stop in Heathrow. We arrived at Heathrow at around 9:00 AM local time but […]

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