Kade kneels next to a stream formed by the San Francisco Glacier, about two hours outside Santiago, Chile.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stripping it Down

When you strip it all down, when you're traveling, something simple as tasting an exotic fruit can make you as happy as anything.  For some reason, the rest of the time, we like to complicate things.

Ones I enjoy in Thailand:  papaya, mango, rambutan, longan, coconuts, durian, custard apple, sapodilla, jackfruit, pomelo, pineapple, guava, langsat, lychee

Monday, March 19, 2018

Yanhee Hospital - Bangkok


We flew Korean Air to Bangkok in 2009.  It was a hastily-planned trip to see  Kade's sister, who had been admitted into Yanhee Hospital due to a Lupus flare-up.  I took these three photos from an upper floor viewing area/garden - a spot for families to get some sunshine and de-stress a bit.

And a bit on into the trip, after Kade's sister had been released from the hospital, one of Kade's friends drove us past the hospital on evening.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Day with Rose

We met up with one of Kade's good friends at the office where she worked.  Afterwards, we rode back with her to her home, and then later had a fabulous dinner alongside a pretty lake.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Not Your Everyday Clock

Kade gave me this clock as a birthday gift in 2000.  She was working on in secretly, using a shop in the Victory Monument area of Bangkok.  And I am pretty sure we were eating a bowl noodles (street food) when she surprised me with it.  I then took it back to the USA  a few days later, and shared it with everyone - photo one.  I then brought it back to Bangkok and kept it my first apartment - photo two.  Unfortunately, the Thailand heat ended up causing the paper backing to fade.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Coconut Water

These are young coconuts.  They are really sweet and refreshing.  Until ready to whack open, best to keep them chilled in the fridge.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gotta Eat

Kade's brother had driven Kade, her sister Nan and me around the city.  Eventually, we stopped for some lunch.

Monday, March 12, 2018

King Taksin the Great Monument

Last year, on our trip to Bangkok for my sister-in-law's funeral, the route we would take to the temple was via this huge roundabout named Wongwian Yai.  In the middle was a huge monument  to the warrior-turned-king, Taksin the Great.  I took the footage (video one) of the monument as we drove by.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Friends with Kids

Kade wanted to catch up with some friends in Bangkok.  A couple of them had some adorable kids.

Ping (L), Kim (R), 2005

At the cafe where Kade met up with Kim plus Ping & her boy, look at the heavenly crepe they ate, filled with ice cream, fruits and other toppings.  Oh my!  Notice the chocolate ready to pour.  If you are a Westerner, and you live in or visit Bangkok, you can easily find high quality sweets you're familiar with.  It's one of the things I love about the city!