Merry Christmas from HKT

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Gracie and I checking in from Phuket International (HKT) on your way to “KL” a.k.a. Kuala Lumpur for you Non-totally Hip veteran travelers of South East Asia – HA!… right… With any luck our Air Asia flight will NOT be delayed as was shared with me by the Google… although, how often is Google wrong, eh? (travelers tears).
ALL THE BEST to you and your families!!! Thanks for watching – Live The Dream!!!
…stay tuned for more.. Lions and Tigers and Elephants oh my!!!

Dominoes Pizza on Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

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We figured since we ate KFC in Ho Chi Minh hCity, Vietnam we could eat Dominoes Pizza in Bangkok, Thailand and feel equally as touristy. There is quite a big difference in “sizes: of things as compared to the US. I honestly think the Largest fountain drink you can get at a 7-Eleven in Thailand is equal to the Smallest “Big Gulp”. I think the Largest pizza we could order at Dominoes in Bangkok is about the size of a Small pizza in San Diego. HA! Classic.
Also, the “thin crust”in Thailand is INDEED thin! I think “thick crust” here is equivalent to a regular pizza back home. And, i *always* get “Extra Cheese” when here in the Land of Smiles… That way, I have a pizza with a “normal” amount of pizza. HA!

There are so many things I love about the USA as well as Thailand so its a real blessing that I get to travel back and forth between the two locations so frequently.

Thanks for watching.
…stay tuned for more!

Live the Dream!

Street Food $12 USD covers Dinner and Breakfast

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Just wanted to give a quick example of what we eat several nights of the week. It may not be your favorite meal solution but for us Street Food or food from little stalls down little alleys (Soi) in Thailand are some of our favorite meals.

For about $12 we get dinner for two with some drinks and breakfast for the morning. From the perspective of the places where we eat in the US: San Diego, CA, Coronado, Boston, Las Vegas, etc… this is next to nothing.
I think that we actually ended up buying more food that we really *needed* to eat during this meal… it seems so inexpensive when we get it that I think my “eyes are bigger than my stomach” …
I have so many experiences like this when in Thailand.
The cost of living, and for me my “living” is basically being on vacation, which you could argue is infinitely more expensive than if you are truly Living in a city as a long-term (e.g. 3+ months) resident.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the little summary and we hope to be able to meet you one day and share some awesome Thai street food!!

Live the Dream!

AIS Design Center (D.C) Emporium Co-Working Space

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I stumbled across the AIS-sponsored co-working space that is on the top floor of the Emporium Mall in Bangkok. Its a fairly simple, small library-like open space with many open shared tables, a few comfy padded lounge chairs, a few private rooms for meetings as well as a basic video studio.
BUT, the sweetest part is that for 1200 Thai Baht (~$40 USD) i now have a *1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP* — I think this is an EPIC deal. BUT, the sweetest thing is the WiFi/Internet connectivity.
Speedtest.net told me I had ~150Mbps down and ~75 Mbps up. For a room full of laptops and a larger percentage being heavy Internet users, I am very pleased with this performance. I was able to upload a few YouTube videos until my battery(s) died.
HA! –
Its either the power for the data, ain’t it! Sigh.
Hehe…

Hope you enjoy the quick check in. If you want more information check it out here:
https://aisdc.ais.co.th/home/

Murder on the Orient Express: Two Thumbs Up!

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We headed back to the Emporium Mall as the newly released, Murder on The Orient Express was playing. Obviously, this is not a video of That video, BUT I did want to show you the Cinema they have:

Emprive Cineclub: https://www.emprivecineclub.com/

Indeed its quite comfy but the BEST thing was that they provided blankets.
I always argue that they don’t have to crank the A/C so high in the silly theaters, especially in an area of the world where the temperature outside it frequently 90 degrees… Anyway, don’t get me started. HA!
If you get a chance I do recommend the movie. It was very well done and a great classic story.

Enjoy!

BlossomMassage BKK

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Gracie and I took a quick walk across Sukhumvit to a new little spa. With the newness also came a great price on massages, about 50% off. We have had Thai massages as well as foot massages. Both were excellent so I wanted to make sure I gave them some kudos in YouTube. If you are ever around the Thong Lo BTS Skytrain stop or near Thong Lor Soi and Sukhumvit, we can highly recommend these folks. Great great and warm hands.
Enjoy!

BTS to AMARI Watergate Hotel

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As part of my International Opportunities Grant, I’m attending the WiFi-NOW Conference at the Amari Watergate hotel / Bangkok.
Its a fairly simple BTS ride followed by a 20 or so minute walk.
Gratefully the weather has been cooperating nicely for me during this trip.
The more I explore of Bangkok the more I like it.
Thanks for joining me in my journey.
Thanks for watching!!!