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Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Phrae September 9th 2020

My trip to Phrae, Thailand with Mam was amazing. Besides the serene environment and welcoming people, we had time to bond and catch up on old times. From the food, scenarios, cultural heritage to hospitality Phraehas grown in tips and bounds. Below are some of the areas we visited. Pay attention to the detail in Thai culture and heritage. Wat Phra Non We visited the Wat Phra Non temple. It is revered due to its mythical connotation of a lying god. Besides the social ideology, the architecture and design of the temple are second to none. Mam was excited as we snapped the day away in traditional Thai colours. What really captivated us was the clusters of art on the building; Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Chiangsaen. One couldn’t ... read more
We are having fun
Wonderful day
Trip to Phrae

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok August 20th 2020

It’s likely the things you’ll do in Thailand, you’ll dream about for weeks. It’s also likely the things you’ll see will bring on nightmares, lots and lots of nightmares. Just like dreams, some are good, some bad. Thailand is THE dream destination; The sunsets, the food, the hospitality, the animals = Happy dream The traffic, the climate, the pace, the other animals = Scary dream (Have you seen the size of a Monitor Lizard??) Scary plays a big role in Thai Culture, the concept of Hell, demons and ghosts aren’t wasted on the Thai, though at times an angry Thai mother can be the most terrifying of all. But just a stroll through any street in Thailand shows just the impact Ghosts have on Thailand, lines of shot glasses, marigolds and burning incense at every corner ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Pai May 7th 2020

I'm so excited to be planning a road trip to Pai this coming November! My husband and I are planning a trip for his family when they visit from Australia, and I'm so excited to show them around! We'll be driving from here in Chiang Mai to Pai where we will spend three days. Finding a Big Car and Baby Car Seats First things first, transportation. We need to rent a bigger car to accommodate my in-laws, as well as my two little niece's. Luckily there are quite a few car rental places in Chiang Mai, so it'll be easy for us to rent something for our trip. We also will be needing a car seat for our nieces. We have been doing research and found this car seat, Daiichi’s First 7 that meets our standards ... read more
The River
Good Food Here
Funny Photo with Archie

Asia » Thailand April 23rd 2020

Hi everyone….how’s life during COVID-19? I'm now in Brisbane visiting Archie. I know this is a challenging time for us. Many people have to stay away from family, some people have to work from home and some might lose their jobs. I have been talking to my ex-pat friends in Thailand asking how they do during these days in Thailand. I’ve heard a lot of interesting things my friends started doing while they are stuck at home. I have been working from anywhere since 2014 and I want to show you a few ways that are helping me live the laptop lifestyle and have the freedom to work - especially here in the beautiful country of Thailand! Find Your Niche To stand out in the overcrowded online marketplace, finding your niche is really important. You might ... read more
We bring our work to Koh Tao
Enjoy Life
My Company, Noria.

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 23rd 2020

From 2012. Having done a fair amount of travel around the world, some of the fruit on this list were new to me as well. Of course, the mighty durian is on the list. Sheri loves it, as do most Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, and New York Chinese. It is, however, the Achilles heel of Mr. Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel. He has not tried it thrice, and spit it out thrice!!! The last try was in NYC's Chinatown, where the cost was probably between $50-100 per fruit!!!! It is said they sell 200 fresh durian a day there! Personally, some of the fruit on this list are quite good, some are new to me, and some look absolutely horrid. You decide! 10. Kiwano ... read more
Persimmon for hoshigaki
Strawberry fields forever?

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok April 15th 2020

If Dogs make you all warm and fuzzy inside, Bangkok is the closest to heaven you’ll ever get. Add free Cheesecake, Coffee and all the puppies you can carry, and chances are you’ve transcended beyond heaven right into the pearly gates of Thailand’s Dog Cafes. Canine Cafes are the best kept secret around these parts. Bangkok alone has 4 of the biggest in Thailand, all a short Tuktuk ride away from the next (great for a Pup-Crawl). Dog cafes around Thailand are popular and quickly expanding; it’s hard to keep up with the trend and with every year comes a new café and a new theme…so to save you the hassle of scouring every café, I’ve gone and visited all of them (tough job I know). This Husky themed café is by far the most popular ... read more
HOPS- House of Paws
Big Dog Cafe
Corgi Garden Cafe

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Lanta April 7th 2020

.With a feeling of great relief we landed back in the ' Land of Smiles' i.e. Thailand. Phuket to be exact. We had originally intended to spend our last two weeks exploring new places in Thailand but what with the threat of flights being cancelled due to Corona virus and my eye problem that was steadily getting worse, we made the decision to just return to Ko Lanta. Being a relatively small island is was slightly shielded from the rest of the world, and hopefully Corona. As each day had passed we were getting more and more news of it's spread and it seemed we had just got out of India in time. It was only 6.30 am when we landed and getting through passport control was particularly fast. Phuket is a major tourist place for ... read more
Cooking class
Quiet beaches as the crowds gradually go home
Waiting at a bar with no beer

Asia » Thailand March 17th 2020

Lower limbs are currently the bane of our lives. The last entry detailed how a new (third party) knee and Ali’s dodgy Achilles had resulted in a month’s stasis and forced the jettisoning of Nepali trekking plans. But, not content, the gods of fate conspired to make it a trio of woes. Wandering one steamy Bangkok night we discovered a street-side water ATM. It appeared that a litre was only 8 baht, a decent reduction from 7 Eleven’s own brand for 13B (sadly water re-fills have been slow to catch on in Bangkok even though they provide way more profit for the vendor, a vastly cheaper price to the consumer and a massive reduction in plastic waste). With the instructions solely in Thai Ali announced that she’d confirm the price with the adjacent store. Of course ... read more
Departing Nepal
Bangkok
Health and safety?

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai March 9th 2020

One of the things I really love about living in Chiang Mai is having friends stay over. I get to show them the sights and sounds of the city, which helps me rediscover them as well. Recently I hosted my friend from Australia. She had come over to Thailand to take a TESOL course at Seu TESOL and needed a place to stay for a few days while finding an apartment. Of course, I thought this was a great opportunity to do a little exploring and to show off my city. Finding A Place To Stay As always when searching for an apartment, we had to look at a few before finding something that was just right. I have to admit, I got a little concerned as the first few places we looked at weren't really ... read more
Chiang Mai Grand Canyon
Saturday Night Out at The Hard Rock Cafe
Northern Food

Asia » Thailand March 3rd 2020

Hi, my readers, I’m back….I’ve been busy working, running, and cooking in the last few weeks on my own in Chiang Mai. After talking to a bunch of foreign friends and asked them a lot of questions. I came up with a new article about the reasons why expat love living in Thailand and I can’t wait to share this piece with you guys. Enjoy reading and let me know what do you guys think! If you have ever dreamed of being your own boss and living out your days on your own terms, that goal is closer to becoming reality than ever before. The days of relying on an employer for your livelihood can be over for good. Thousands of people every year are choosing to ditch the 9-5 traditional workday in order to freelance ... read more
Eating Out in Chiang Mai
China Town, Bangkok
At tha lake




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