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Food, Part 1

Food in Thailand is amazing. In addition to all the restaurants – of every nationality – there are the street vendors. They set up shop everywhere, and some roads are so thickly lined with them that you walk through a corridor of them for miles.

Here are some of my more interesting culinary experiences.

Where possible, I’ve tried to link to a recipe that I think would accurately reproduce the dish.

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The Wonderful, Gross, Disgusting, Fascinating, Macabre Bangkok Forensic Museum

You shouldn’t read this post if you have a delicate stomach.


Click through with caution.

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From the Manila, Phillipines Airport

It’s 6 a.m. and I’m sitting in the Manila airport. I’ve been here since 4 a.m., and have another three hours before my flight to Bangkok.

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Traveler’s Prayer

This is addressed to the gods, large and small, of travel.

The gods of travel live in airplane engines, in baggage claim, in street food, in paths through tropical rainforests, in lumpy hostel beds, in dirt and wonder and curiosity, and even sometimes in tourist traps.

Oh Splendiferous Idols of Travel, I Implore You Now:

May my sense of wonder stay strong through all the ups and downs of travel.

May the various unpleasant microorganisms of the world find me an inhospitable host

May the character-building disasters be kept to a minimum, please. I feel that I have plenty of character.

May I look good in my pictures, but not good enough to attract attention in the streets

To be continued