A Sunday at Smorgasburg

Some photos from a quick trip to the Sunday Smorgasburg market. If you’re new to NYC, Smorgas is a weekend only flea and food market hosted in Brooklyn. On Saturdays, head to hipster zen Williamsburg, on Sundays go to Pier 5 near the Brooklyn Bridge. The vendor list is extensive, featuring everything from lobster rolls […]

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Visiting Sukhothai Historical Park

On the heels of visiting Ayutthaya, we continued northwards and visited Sukhothai Historical Park the next day. Old Sukhothai is a UNESCO world heritage site covering the capital of the 13th century kingdom and features the remains of the royal palace and 26 buddhist temples. We decided to rent bikes again and had fun zipping around […]

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EricaAugust 5, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Your photos are absolutely beautiful! And sounds like an amazing and life-changing experience. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! xx

JoyceAugust 6, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Loving all your pictures, they’re inspired and the temple looks etheral. Thanks for all the tips too!

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SherAugust 8, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Thanks for stopping by Joyce! xx

ChalsieAugust 14, 2014 - 3:52 am

Wow! I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand, but I just haven’t got around to it yet. Your trip and images have really got my dreaming though!!

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SherAugust 19, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Aw, thanks Chalsie! Hope you make it out there soon :)

SherAugust 19, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Thanks Erica – I had the BEST time!

Ancient Ruins at Ayutthaya

From Bangkok, we woke up early for a day trip to visit the ancient ruins at Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya (emphasis on the second and last syllables, so aye – YOU – thai – aH) was once an ancient Siamese Kingdom that ruled from 1351 to 1767. The city, having arisen on an island at the delta of […]

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KatieJuly 30, 2014 - 10:17 am

Your pictures are great! We didn’t have time to make to Ayutthaya, but went to Sukhothai instead (amazingly beautiful). On our next trip we will make a point to go!

SherAugust 4, 2014 - 10:34 am

Thanks Katie!

Conrad Bangkok Hotel

The Conrad Bangkok is a beautiful, grand hotel located in the Central Business District. It’s certainly very plush and spacious and we had the most relaxing stay. The lobby itself is huge while the entire second floor dedicated to conference rooms and meeting spaces, so I got the feeling it caters primarily to business travelers. Our room itself was […]

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The Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun – ‘the Temple of Dawn’ First stop, Bangkok and the Temple of Dawn. It sounds a bit like an Indiana Jones movie title, no? After leaving some big changes back home in New York, we arrived in Thailand (two days later, two missed flights connections and sans two lost bags) and set out to explore […]

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Thailand in Two Weeks: Insta-Postcards

Nothing makes me happier than travelling. I recently got back from an amazing two week trip to Thailand, where I had the best time exploring both the mainland and the Gulf islands. I’ve been searching (in vain) for the same delectable frozen pineapple smoothies, thai iced coffee and chicken and cashews ever since! Thailand has such […]

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JoyceAugust 6, 2014 - 10:44 pm

I’m loving this instagram wrap-up! Your trip looked amazing! Is that your boyfriend peeping out of the pics?

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SherAugust 8, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Thank you! It was hands down one of the best trips I’ve done in a while.