What is the definition of home? (2015 edition)

Published in: How to live overseas |
house in romania

Defining “home” This is not an easy thing to write. By its very subjective and relative nature such a definition cannot be captured in one short article. A book might do it. But I would imagine it would equally be condemned by the majority of its readership for being one-sided or at the very least for unbalanced impartial… Continue reading more »

Visiting Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Thailand

Published in: Thailand | March 4th, 2015
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Mahathat is one of Sukhothai’s best temples Completed during the 13th century Wat Mahathat served as the royal palace and administrative capital for the Sukhothai Kingdom. It still remains the largest of all the ruins in Sukhothai’s Historical Park. When visiting Wat Mahathat approaching from the front is visually impressive as the still moat waters in… Continue reading more »

Thai Roast Duck on Dumplings

Published in: Thai food | February 25th, 2015
Roast duck with dumplings in Thailand

Thailand has great roast duck I’ve always tried to like duck, but it’s usually either too greasy or comes in a fairly sparse dish. Because of this I didn’t think much of it when I kept seeing it on Thai menus. Then one random day I decided to give it a go. It was a good… Continue reading more »

Wat Si Chum & Wat Phra Luang in Sukhothai Historical Park

Published in: Thailand | February 18th, 2015
Buddha Hand with flowers at Wat Si Chum, Sukothai, Thailand

Visit the northern historic complex early in the morning for the best views If you are spending a few days in Sukhothai I suggest you visit the northern complex first at dawn. Wat Si Chum itself faces the east so it catches the light beautifully on a good morning. There’s no need to hire a… Continue reading more »

Quick Fried Prawns from Thailand

Published in: Thai food | February 11th, 2015
A plate of quick fried prawns with rice from Thailand

Fried prawns with heaps of garlic Prawns are one of Thailand’s tastiest meats. They are abundant, large and every so meaty. While many prawns are barbecued I found a second treat waiting in many a restaurant or local cafe. Quick fried prawns with minced garlic. It hit the flavor scale right at the very top of… Continue reading more »

First trip to the ruins at Sukhothai Historical park in Thailand

Published in: Thailand | February 4th, 2015
Buddhas on a temple in Sukhothai

How to prepare for a visit to Sukhothai Historic park in Thailand Normally I like to get out and see a town before exploring its main highlight. In Sukhothai’s case that highlight are the stunning ruins in the old part of the city which contains the historical park. Sukhothai is Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat in Cambodia… Continue reading more »

Thai Fried Pork

Published in: Thai food | January 28th, 2015
Thai Fried Pork with rice

Fried pork in Thailand is the carnivorous answer to a good meal As a voracious carnivore I often run into a problem with Thai food. While many dishes include meat, it seems to be rather rationed in most. That shredded (pulled) pork dish might be tasty but the port is scarcely seen. I’ve found the… Continue reading more »

Central roads: Chiang Mai to Sukhothai

Published in: Thailand | January 21st, 2015
Cycle Rickshaw in Thailand

Making plans for north and central Thailand My original plan was to take a motorbike from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and tour the north of Thailand and central Thailand with it. That plan changed due to exorbitant fees the Thai bike rental places wanted to charge me in Bangkok. So I took the train. It’s… Continue reading more »