NOTE: These videos were shot on video tape long before consumer HD video cameras existed. Some of the videos go back to the 90’s before HD TV was even available in the USA.
All of the Thailand footage can be seen in the videos below. A few of the videos below just happen to contain some Thailand footage in the mix of footage from other countries on the same annual trip in that year. For the country independent videos other than Thailand, go to those specific countries in the Overseas Main Menu.
1998 Ten Day Trip to Asia (1 hr 35 min)
This “Ten Day Trip to Asia” video was my first video project ever, using a borrowed video camera and editing the footage using the Pinnacle Studio Video Tape Editing kit.
The video starts in Tokyo, Japan. I cover the transportation (and bullet train), a trip to the Sony Headquarters and give my general feel of Tokyo back in 1998.
At the 9:23 Mark – The next leg of the trip is Bangkok, Thailand where I visit the Gems Gallery, get a custom suit made, tour the King Rama Residence and take a long tail boat tour on the Chao Praya River where I make a stop at the famous Snake Farm. I also cover my one night in a suite at the Famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
At the 49:00 Mark – Next stop is Hong Kong where I cross over to the Kawloon side on the Star Ferry and take the tram up to The Peak. Includes a quick view of the new Hong Kong Airport.
At the 1:03:00 Mark -The trip finishes up at the Kata Beach area of Phuket where I join a rubber canoe tour to Phang-nga Bay before returning to Bangkok for a Thai dinner theater and a tuk tuk ride before heading home.
1999 (1 hr 18 min)
The first half covers my Beijing China trip and the second half covers Thailand.
The Beijing section covers the The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Hutong tour and the Summer Palace.
The Thailand section covers Bangkok, The Floating Market, Phuket and Koh Phi Phi Islands.
2001 (1 hr)
The first half covers my 2001 stops in Bangkok and Phuket Thailand. The second half covers the onward trip to Shanghai and the Yellow Mountains.
Footage includes: Bangkok public transportation, outdoor shopping, Phuket rubber canoe excursion, Shanghai Museum and extensive footage of my trek through the rugged Yellow Mountains of remote inner China.
2002 (40 min)
This video starts in Phuket for water trips, rubber plantation stop, elephant shows, monkeys and snakes.
Northern Thailand – Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai – Hill tribes, cultural dinner theater shows, elephant trekking, the King’s Mother’s House (Mae Fah Luang Garden) and the Golden Triangle.
2004 (1 hr)
The first half covers my Costa Rica trip and the second half covers Thailand trips in 2004-2005.
The Costa Rica section covers the capital San Jose, a zipline tour and the beach town of Tamarindo.
The Thailand section covers Phuket after the deadly tsunami, Phuket Submarine, Maeklong Railway Market in Bangkok, cool wood carvings, flying First Class and stays in the top rated hotels in the world.
2006 VIDEO (1hr 10min) See comments below.
If you are interested in the Cambodia footage I recommend heading to my Cambodia Page on this site for more information about this video.
After the introduction section about Cambodia – The Ayutthaya, Thailand ancient ruins are covered first.
Bangkok coverage at the 9min 10sec mark. (Skytrain, shopping & entertainment)
At the 11min 45sec mark the Cambodian footage starts.
At the 1hr 2min mark I head back to the Golden Triangle area in very rural Chiang Rai, Thailand (north of Chiang Mai).
2011 VIDEO (1 minute)
A quick look at the Monsoon Season in Phuket. Just how much rain do they really get? It’s worse than the preview thumbnail above.