Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We've left Thailand!

We left Thailand a few days ago and moved to Taiwan. After living in Bangkok for over a year, I have decided to leave my position at Microsoft.

Please refer to my one year in Thailand post for a summary of many of the high points of our experience here in Thailand and at Microsoft. Thailand has been a great place to live, and working here has been an amazing life experience. We're not sure what we'll be doing next, but we will always be thankful for having had this opportunity.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this blog. It would be strange to continue to post to a blog titled 'Sam and Chris in Thailand' if we're living in Taiwan. Perhaps we'll start a new blog, and if we do I'll post a link to it here.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope we've been able to show you a bit about this fascinating part of the world. It's been a bit of work to keep up, but if just one person decides to go see any of these places for themselves based on these posts, then it will have been worth it. And I especially hope that you can see at least a glimpse of the Thailand I've been fortunate enough to see this past year - the Thailand that tourists often miss. Thailand is much better than most tourists experience.

Happy travels!

Chris and Sam

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Koh Chang - food and drink

Most of our time on Koh Chang was spent eating seafood, and what fabulous seafood it was! We even picked a few fresh samples out of the tank - a thai abalone, a sand lobster (Francis my Australian friend calls them 'bugs'), a couple varieties of fish. One night we did actually eat Mexican though at a restaurant run by actual Mexicans - and given how challenging it can be to find good Mexican in this part of the world, it was a welcome meal as well!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ko Chang - Bang Bao dangling feet

One of the restaurants in Bang Bao was built on stilts into the bay, and had holes in the floor cut out so you could dangle your feet as you ate. It was fun!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ko Chang - Bang Bao palm trees

It seemed every restaurant we ate at in Bang Bao had a view of these same trees, so we got some tropical pictures of them on a couple of occasions.