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That's some friend you and the missus have. I wonder if it's illegal to listen to that song, "One Night in Bangkok?" Though I don't think it's disrespectful of the monarchy, more like Bangkok in general.
By: PT Dilloway on March 3, 2014
OMG, great pics. Interesting history as usual, I am surprised you were not warned about some of those laws before you left. I am very much enjoying your vacation etc. etc. etc.
By: Cranky Old Man on March 3, 2014
Wow, I almost always learn something when you blog and I most certainly did with this post. I had no idea about the King or how he is viewed by the people of Thailand. Very interesting. But the best part was seeing you and Mrs. Chatterbox. You two are adorable. I look forward to more of your adventures.
By: Oma Linda on March 3, 2014
oh you two had such an adventure- wonderful photos and aren't you two so happy! Thanks for all the travel history and stories- wonderful!
By: Kathe W. on March 3, 2014
Thank goodness you had TaTa to learn you and all of us something about Freeland. She takes great pics too! Why are you touching your friends foot? I guess it's allowed... eh. :)
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 3, 2014
What a crazy world we live in. And, wow....that architecture! Thanks for sharing your experiences, for you tell me about things and places I will NEVER visit.
By: Scott Park on March 3, 2014
we hear of queen elizabeth and her crew all the time, but this king - never. interesting about the movie, though.
By: TexWisGirl on March 3, 2014
I agree with one of the other comments, I learn something new in every one of your posts. Against the law to sport a tattoo of Buddah, against the law to own a movie or speak ill of the king. Seems they are very heavy on the laws. I think I need to be in the depths of obscurity here in the U.S. where I can bad mouth whoever I choose. Love your pictures and am looking forward to hearing more.
By: Cheryl P. on March 3, 2014
Wow he looks a bit like Liberace. Not you, the King.
By: LL Cool Joe on March 3, 2014
I've learnt something new - as always. I'm not a great lover of royalty; a characteristic that probably puts me in the minority here in the UK. I share your view on tattoos.
By: Bryan Jones on March 3, 2014
I found Thailand fascinating!!
By: fishducky on March 3, 2014
It's sometimes difficult to get our heads around customs and views that are different than ours.
By: red on March 3, 2014
Cool information about Thailand. Love the picture of you and Mrs. Chatterbox and your fierce-looking friend!
By: Pixel Peeper on March 3, 2014
I had no idea. Is it Thailand where they cane people for things like littering? The King and I is very loosely based on a true story. It's pretty shocking that it's illegal. I love musicals. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on March 3, 2014
Well, Thailand may have some different customs, but it certainly looks as amazingly interesting as i'd always thought it would.
By: mimi on March 3, 2014
I remember reading a few stories about foreigners, including at least one American, sitting in Thai jails for saying or writing 'derogatory' things about the Thai king. I believe that 'crime' carries a 15 year sentence.
By: Daniel McBane on March 3, 2014
That architecture is amazing. It also dwarfs Mrs. C., who looks like a little latchkey kid who forgot her key.
By: Val on March 3, 2014
Some great pics.; some great times ... AND you didn't get shot in the palace!
By: tom sightings on March 3, 2014
I think the pictures are fabulous! It's awful about the third world mentality, though, isn't it? Things i see in Egypt remind me all the time why there's a difference between first world and third world countries. It has far less to do with prosperity than ignorance and a stubbornly foolish mind-set. Mrs. Chatterbox is adorable! :)
By: Lexa Cain on March 3, 2014
A thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating post. I didn't know that about the King. I love your personal approach to relating it and the pictures are just gorgeous.
By: Tom Cochrun on March 3, 2014
I love traveling vicariously through you and Mrs. Chatterbox. We've been to so many places and had so many adventures. :)
By: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on March 4, 2014
Those are some great pics. The architecture looks so alien - as though it has absolutely nothing in common with other architecture we see. I can't even imagine being able to keep people from saying bad things about me...
By: Katy Anders on March 4, 2014
Beautiful architecture! And - fun post.
By: jenny_o on March 4, 2014
I didn't know half of this stuff! Thanks for enlightening me today :) Thank you also for coming to visit my blog. I have the follow button fixed finally :)
By: Melynda on March 5, 2014
I suppose it's difficult to understand an intolerance for freedom of expression but it's not my place to judge how others run their lands. That's part of what makes for an interesting world. You sure visited a beautiful spot. I love the photos and look forward to more.
By: TheSmittenImage on March 5, 2014
Fascinating and informative with some great photos! I like it!
By: John on March 5, 2014
i learn the most interesting things here. i would not have imagined banning that movie.
By: lime on March 26, 2014
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