Thursday, August 4, 2016

Phuket

Phuket is so large, it's quite easy to forget that it's an island, but easy to see the beautiful beaches all around. Unfortunately the beautiful beaches are such a large draw that the island is extremely commercialized to the point that it's hard to get anywhere without someone trying to milk you of your money. Worse yet is the taxi mafia, charging rates that rival New York City (about US$15 just for a 5 minute trip to the supermarket) and coercing the government to push out any competition, including public transportation.





5-star hotel


5-star resort

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Doi Inthanon

Doi Inthanon is the tallest mountain in Thailand and also where the two chedis Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri were built to honor the King and Queen of Thailand.

view from Doi Inthanon

Naphamethinidon, built in honor of the King's birthday

garden around the twin chedis

Naphaphonphumisiri, built in honor of the Queen's birthday