Bangkok Medical Museum

baby skeletons

Some very dear friends Chris and Laura were living in Thailand while I was there, and so I went into the downtown area of Bangkok to spend some time with them.

babies in jars

Chris writes a travel blog that focuses on weird things around the world, and so he decided to take me to the Medical Museum.

people slices

It’s not really about medicine. It’s more of an anatomy museum. Instead of the usual diagrams and pictures, they have actual skeletons and actual bodies.

adult skeletons

I am not usually one to be interested in babies in jars, so I was a little uncomfortable with the whole thing (if I am being honest.) However, some of the exhibits were interesting.

with bodies

For me, I think I preferred Body Worlds in the US because the plasticized tissue was less degraded and easier to see than the slices of bodies in jars of formaldehyde.

However, I am sure it’s an educational museum for the kids who go a field trips there.


Blogs of friends

So I used to update this blog regularly. Then I started meeting people here in Korea and they ALL have blogs! Suddenly it seemed silly, and so I haven’t updated my blog in a long time.

I’d like to take a moment to tell you about the awesome things my friends do. Elizabeth has a great blog that started out being about Yeongtong (the area we live in) but then expanded to everything.

Also, I have a co-worker named Coleen who has a blog about her travels (and she’s been some cool places!)

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my friend Chris Backe, who is pretty famous here in Korea for his travel blog.

As you can see, I know a bunch of people who blog, and do well enough to get paid for it. It made my humble little blog seem pretty pointless, and so I haven’t been very attentive the last year or so.

However, in a few months I am going to backpack through Southeast Asia, so it’s entirely possible I’ll write more then.