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Today was all about palaces, Buddhas and bad cabbies. I got up at no particular hour of the morning and wandered downstairs to have breakfast at the hotel. It was perfectly adequate, and the coffee was strong. I asked at the front desk about laundry service and how to get to the Grand Palace. The answers were before 11:00am for tomorrow, and by taxi. I am not a hotel laundry service person,… Read More

Today can be summed up as walked a lot and sweated. Okay, there was a big blister on my little toe too, but that didn’t dampen the enjoyment. I decided to see the temple complex over two days as opposed to one. This turned out to be a good decision. Some decisions are not money based, but knowing yourself based. This falls into one of those camps. Yesterday, when I was on… Read More

So, I typed this whole sweeping epic yesterday, and accidentally deleted it while I was fighting while photo uploads. Ugh. Technology’s great! Nevertheless, day 2 was fairly epic. I spent the whole day exploring the various temple complexes. The start of the day was at the central ticket building. Don’t worry about bringing passport photos with you, as many internet sites I looked at suggested. The whole place is digital these days…. Read More

So, I fell asleep, well kind of, on the way out of Oman. Woke up over Thailand. Muscat airport in Oman is really nice. I hope that bodes well for the rest of the country. Thailand airport was more used. In good shape, not super-easy to navigate. I had to ask for directions to get through transfers at customs. But, I made it from one end to the other. My transfer window… Read More