Suitcase and World: November 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Markets of Bangkok.

Floating Market.
(Photo by By Georgie Pauwels.  Licensed under CC by 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)
We're lucky that we'll be in Bangkok over a weekend.  That means we get to explore the famed floating markets that are open on Saturday and Sunday.

This is Ayşe's first trip to Asia so the markets will definitely be fascinating to her.  Everything is going to be exotic to her.  Although Bro and I have been to many a market in Asia, they are always interesting places to us and we very much feel at home in them.

All three of us absolutely love visiting markets so I decided to set aside one night to check out a night market and one weekend day to check out one of Bangkok's iconic floating markets.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bangkok's Historic Landmarks.

View of the Grand Palace from the Chao Praya River.

We'll have about 3 days in Bangkok, enroute to Myanmar. It's not a lot of time but we'll make the most of it. In considering our city itinerary, I want to hit the major historic sites but still leave time for wandering the markets which Bangkok is so well known for.   I also want to visit an important historical site, Ayutthaya, located a short distance away from the city.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Caucasus. Itinerary and Cost Comparison.

Azerbaijan Landscape.  Photo by Matthew Hadley. Licensed under CC BY 1.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

It's hard to believe that at the same time that I am planning a trip to Myanmar and Thailand, I'm also planning a trip to the Caucusus! 

It's been crazy juggling the load of keeping destinations, travel dates, local guides, and flights all in order but I've gotten good at it having done it for so many other trips now.  Last year, I was handling Turkey and Greece and the five Central Asia countries all at the same time and before we even left for Central Asia, I already had Madagascar in the works!   Hi, my name is Julee and I am a travel addict :-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Myanmar. Itinerary.

Kalaw, Myanmar.  (Photo from travelmediate)

It has been a couple of months since I reached out to several of my travel partners to see if any of them would be interested in doing a trip to Myanmar. I was lucky that two responded - Bro and my friend, Ayşe.  The three of us traveled through Mexico in 2011 and we had so much fun that I've been looking for a follow up trip ever since.  This will be that trip!  I'm very excited.