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Thai Culture Part 1: Understanding Kreng Jai Thai Culture Part 1: Understanding Kreng Jai

The Embassy in Thailand requires all new employees to take a Cross-Cutting Culture in the Workplace Seminar on top of several other trainin...

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1:38 PM

Starting to Feel Like Home Starting to Feel Like Home

This is the first weekend where Bangkok started to feel like home.  To be honest, I truly thought this wouldn't happen until we got all ...

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11:29 AM

Food Porn Food Porn

I'm generally not a fan of food porn and don't think most people want to see a picture of what I ate.  But this post is more about l...

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2:45 PM

Sometimes You Wanna Go . . . Sometimes You Wanna Go . . .

Where everybody knows your name.  Well, at least Sam said, "Welcome to the neighborhood, Andrew."  But I'm putting the cart be...

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2:25 PM

Riverside Ramble Walking Tour Riverside Ramble Walking Tour

On Saturday, Andrew and I decided to take advantage of a free and "little taken" Walking Tour we found in one of our guide books. ...

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2:41 PM

You Are not Forgotten - National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony You Are not Forgotten - National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

This morning, I attended the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's (JPAC) National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony. JPAC's mission is ...

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7:19 AM

UAB. . . Lessons Learned UAB. . . Lessons Learned

On Friday, we received the shipment of our overseas airfreight (lovingly referred to as UAB...unless you are my mom and then it is the U Bo...

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12:04 PM

Not ALL fun and games....but mostly :) Not ALL fun and games....but mostly :)

So my dear friend Margaret pointed out I have yet to write AT ALL about my job and what it is I am doing here in Bangkok.  I think Margaret ...

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4:39 AM

Condoms and Cabbages...and some good Thai food Condoms and Cabbages...and some good Thai food

For the past couple weeks, Andrew and I have truly committed to getting to know Bangkok.  We have been mixing popular tourists hot spots wit...

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7:47 AM

Dusit Zoo at Khao Din Park Dusit Zoo at Khao Din Park

Monday was Labor Day.  While all the Thais went to work (thank you no traffic), Whitney and I did what we do in every new city - we went to ...

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11:49 AM

10 Things You Should Know About the State Department and USAID 10 Things You Should Know About the State Department and USAID

This article recently ran in the Huffington Post, I am always shocked at the misconceptions people have about the diplomatic core.  Its an...

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9:36 AM

Ko Kret with the CLO Ko Kret with the CLO

Saturday, Andrew and I decided to be joiners!  We receive the newsletter for the Community Liaison Office (CLO) weekly and have started sign...

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11:52 AM

The Mutts Have Arrived! The Mutts Have Arrived!

At 4:15 yesterday afternoon, there was a knock at our door.  Our landlord came to tell me that the dogs were downstairs - fresh off their tr...

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2:58 PM
 
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