Archive | April, 2013
LifeofaBackpacker's Monkeys album on Photobucket

Monkey Business in Lopburi, Thailand

Since I’ve come to Thailand, one of my missions has been to see a monkey. That dream finally came true within two hours of arriving in Lopburi. I read that this was one of the cities to visit to see the Siamese ruins from the 1600s, but I also learned that this town is known […]

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Songkran Check List for Chiang Mai

If you ever dreamed about having the ultimate water fight when you were a kid, you can definitely live that fantasy in Thailand. For five days in the middle of April, the country celebrates Songkran, a Thai new year festival that involves throwing water on people wherever they may be. The most famous celebrations take […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Bangkok album on Photobucket

Bangkok’s Grand Palace & Wat Pho

If you’re in Bangkok, you’ll want to take a day to see the temples and the sights of the old city. Start at 7 a.m. Grab some cheap breakfast from a street vendor for between ฿30 to ฿40 ($.97 to $1.29) and make your way to the Sky Train. If you haven’t done so, purchase […]

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French Language Hacking IV

This is the last video in my French language hacking series. It’s been an incredible month here in Quebec seeing the province and learning French. Overall, I would say that my conversation level improved to be on par with my Spanish, which isn’t that great. In fact, I have more trouble understanding French speakers than […]

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