Eating Thailand

We were eating Thailand.  We ate from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai, from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok. February 2015 As one guy remarked when I was in Thailand, “Coming here has to be the most expensive way ever to get good Thai food.” But here we were, eating Thailand. Restaurant food, upscale restaurant food, street food, hotel buffet food, food in the tiniest village, open-air food, food cooked in someone’s home, roadside food, food stall food, food from a food truck, food from the…

Thai Dancers with unexpected grace

Two of my worlds collide in Bangkok, saved by Thai dancers, unexpected grace, and continuing a centuries-old tradition of royal Thai dance. February 2015 First, I love dance. Any dance. I’m a little too creaky to get down on the floor, but those hip hop moves amaze me. I even watch “Singing in the Rain” over and over. Sometimes I combine my love of dance and my romance with travel. The greatest two minutes of dance I ever saw was an assassination scene danced by the Cuban National…