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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok July 1st 2014

After we were all finished with the cooking class day. The chef instructor from the Pro-Chef class took all of us to a fun excursion to one of the biggest and nicest Thai markets in Bankok. Kamphaeng Phet Market in Bangkok is located by the subway stop that has its name on exit 2. Full of colors, people, textures….lots of photo opportunites that would make you want to play all day. I kept falling behing the group and didn’t see anything that was shown to them as far as local fruits and vegetables but I had my own fun playing with dof. Ranked the 4th best fresh market in the world by a famous travel guide, Or Tor Kor is so much more than a local market. Products displayed here are selected among the best found ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan June 30th 2014

The latter stages of my first ever Moon Party was something I’ll never be able to remember, but all I know is that I had a really great time and fantastic experience! Of course if you stay off the cheap Thai whiskey buckets you will be able to recall more of it than me :) I arrived by ferry from the nearby island of Koh Samui in the morning and was directed to my hotel by a friendly Tuk Tuk driver. The island seemed to be busy already even though the official party was two nights away, and plenty of people were lined on the Sunrise Beach where the main celebrations take place. Haad Rin Beach img=data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAASUAAADeCAIAAAD0J4FOAAAgAElEQVR4nGS8Z3dTWbetyz8++60CnJWztHLOUVmyLAMVwYor5yXZ1Hvun7kfpiSofVobzW3agMtQetT76GPM9U5f7qSpL00SZZYq80idp8o8VRexuojVRaguQu0p0p/Dwedk+CXtf47151h7ipSnUJyH/CQUZ7E0T8RZJEwjcRbzs5CZ+OTQwQwH1VxE8zHdJQwHNzxEdyDd7Rle... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok June 30th 2014

I felt like getting out of ground Bangkok for a little bit and went up to the 59th floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. The 61-storey property is famed for its open-air rooftop Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar. The space was converted from its original feature, a helicopter pad. The presidential suit is THB 27710 and a regular king size bed is THB 5610 ($187 US Dollars) Click here to see the link to the room Now the Bar restaurants resembles a big ship on an ocean of buildings. So I went to see it for my self. I wanted to catch the sunset but it was rather an overcast day. The city lights started to come up slowly. I could still see the river on West Bangkok. There is and strict casual dress code ... read more
Vertigo Moon Bar-Banyan Tree Hotel-2
Vertigo Moon Bar-Banyan Tree Hotel
Vertigo Moon Bar-Banyan Tree Hotel-5

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand June 30th 2014

The flight gods blessed me with the travel trifecta - no babies, an empty seat next to me and a person who didn't recline all the way bAck. And because of that I got several hours of comfortable sleep. Bangkok: The airport is very large and set out in what appears to be the world's longest hallway. The Novotel hotel is just past the central parking lots. So it took about 5 minutes in the shuttle. The lobby is grand with many of the rooms looking into the four story atrium, which is filled with potted plAnts and water features. We made a beeline for the room and fell into bed. With a few more hours rest, we are up again before sunrise for our flight to Siem Reap. However, we stopped into the lobby for ... read more
our ride to Siem Reap

Asia » Thailand » North-East Thailand June 29th 2014

After Spicy Villa, we didn't get back to Chiang Mai until the late afternoon. Samart wanted us to teach him how to make pizza before we left (random...)! He had some sort of flour that just had a picture of a pizza on it, but it definitely was only flour, and I don't think it was really any sort of special pizza dough flour... He also didn't have cheese -- a small ingredient needed for pizza making! We decided to just go with it since he was so excited (they have some pizza places here but clearly it's not a big thing that is made at home). We mixed the flour with some water and oil (we had noo idea what as already in the flour mix, or what we were supposed to add because it ... read more


Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand June 29th 2014

Landed in bangkok and jumped straight onto a 5 hour bus to kho chang. It was a really long bus ride but there was only 4 of us in the mini van so we could spread out. We arrived on the island quite late and tree to book into another tree house but unfortunately it is no longer open. We stayed at the lonely beach in our own little beach hut, it was a bit of a backpacker trap and we spent a couple of nights drinking vodka buckets and cheap beer. There was a lot to see on the island but we strated at the floating market, passing lots of monkeys and elephants. Nick eventually found the same restaurant that he and Allen went to (where you dangle your legs in the water). Then we ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai June 29th 2014

Apparently a new cafe opens in Chiang Mai every 48 hours and the number of cafes now outnumber 7-11's (which is saying something). They love their coffee up here and do it well. Whilst there are the ubiquitous chain coffee outlets charging western prices, the number of independent barista's doing quality work far outnumber them. There's a lot to love about Chiang Mai. It's my favourite Asian city and for me its all about the food. Bangkokians travel the 700km up to the cultural capital for weekends just so they can partake of the superb northern cuisine, such is its appeal. It is literally everywhere. One could spend their entire life in this town, doing every meal at a different eatery and only get through a fraction of what's on offer. Chiang Mai has a winter. ... read more
The sausage.
Sai Ua Sausage stall

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand June 28th 2014

Last night was filled with jungle sounds. The cicadas were in full force and there was a rather constant fear of large insects creeping into the mosquito net. Getting up to go to the bathroom is a huge ordeal here because 1. it's pitch black 2. there are creepy crawlers that enjoy our bathroom area 3. getting out of the tucked in mosquito net means getting back in the mosquito net and being fearful that bugs entered while you were away. I'd say I woke up every hour or so BUT despite the lack of restful sleep, we awoke to the stunning Mae Wang countryside. We woke up completely covered from the legs down in little red dots with white heads...ALL OVER our legs. It looked like we had chicken pox...Apparently this is what they call ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok June 28th 2014

Photographing the Tai Chi Performers is in my bucket things to do in Bangkok. I couldn’t find any information online about public performances anywhere. It is information passed around by the locals. I haven’t been able to adjust my schedule to wake up early in the morning because most of my favorite things to do in Bangkok happen at night and I am up at pretty late hours. I tried to make the effort to be at the park by 6 am but I kept snoozing the alarm. I kept thinking that sunrise is at 6 am and that probably all the drunken partiers from Friday night would be still up and walking the streets and I didn’t want to deal with that. A girl walking alone with a camera in the middle of drunks wasn’t ... read more
Tai Chi in Lumphini Park- Bangkok FB-2
Tai Chi in Lumphini Park- Bangkok FB-7
Tai Chi in Lumphini Park- Bangkok FB-8

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai June 27th 2014

Hi to everyone back home! I have just spent 5 amazing days in Chiang Mai, Thailand (I think one of my favourite places so far!). There were lots of beautiful temples to visit where all the locals and the monks were so very friendly and willing to answer all of my many questions. One of their answers seems to spiral into a load of additional questions from me! Chiang Mai, although the second busiest city in Thailand (after Bangkok) had a wonderful calming feeling about it. I think London could learn a thing or two from Chiang Mai. The highlight of my time in Chiang Mai was visiting the 'Elephant Nature Park', just north of the city. The park is a sanctuary for abused/ over worked elephants. I was very humbled and felt extremely emotional when ... read more
Elephant food!
Elephant food!

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