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 »

Wat Sra Sri & the lesser known temples of Sukhothai Historial Park

Published in: Thailand | July 1st, 2015
Wat on Khao, Sukhothai, Thailand

Unknown & lesser visited temples of Sukhothai Historical Park Most of the big impressive temples have already been covered in my guide to Sukhothai Historical Park. They are all really worth visiting as obligatory – must sees. But what of the others that you’ll walk by on the way? Those large brick chedi’s, broken wats… Continue reading more »

Thai food: Sukhothai Noodles

Published in: Thai food | June 24th, 2015
Sukhothai Noodles from Thailand

Sukhothai’s own dish is very much worth a try Also called “kuaytiaw Sukhothai” or “kwit-teow Sukhothai” this dish is Sukhothai’s own speciality noodle dish. It’s spicy sour and meaty. There are however several variation on this dish. Nearly every restaurant in Sukhothai I went into had a different take on it. However the base ingredients remain the same. Noodles.… Continue reading more »

Wat Sa Si, Sukhothoi, Thailand

Published in: Thailand | June 17th, 2015
Wat Sa Si, Sukhothoi, Thailand

Wat Sa Si is one of three not to be missed temples After Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Chum it’s easy to place Wat Sa Si as the third “must see” temple in Sukhothai Historical Park. Set on two small moat islands it looks great close up and from a distance across the water. It’s nickname… Continue reading more »

Thai food: Spicy pork in glass Noodles

Published in: Thai food | June 10th, 2015
Spicy pork in glass noodles in Thailand

Spicy Pork with glass noodles is a great choice when visiting Thailand The word “spicy” and Thailand usually has me wincing at many a sadistic hawker lady. I like spicy but Thai spicy often means not getting to enjoy many of the other flavors in a Thai meal. I rather think one of the enjoyable… Continue reading more »

How long should I stay in Sukhothai? (The never ending sunset)

Published in: Thailand | June 3rd, 2015
Rice Padi, Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai offers me a place to simply enjoy I’m a little behind due to the Nepal earthquakes so I’m just going to pick up in Sukhothai where I left off. When I first came to Sukhothai I was unsure about how long I would stay. It all depended on the temples. If they were great… Continue reading more »

Is Nepal safe to visit in 2015?

Published in: Nepal | May 27th, 2015
Bhaktapur men smiling

Can I visit Nepal this year? Yes! Nepal is open to tourists! Much of the tourist and trekking infrastructure is up and running again. Hotels and restaurants in the tourist quarter of Kathmandu known as Thamel are open, likewise in Patan and Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan. The latter were not even affected by the earthquake in… Continue reading more »

The best guidebook to the Kathmandu Valley (updated)

Published in: Nepal | May 21st, 2015
Kathmandu Valley Guidebook cover

 The evolution of travel guidebooks continues (updated) The latest edition to my Nepal guidebooks has been updated to include 2015 earthquake details. Unlike my guidebook to Kathmandu city, this guidebook is for the entire Kathmandu Valley region. The Nepalese tourism board are encouraging tourists to come back which will help Nepal recover. And, I agree.… Continue reading more »