Archive for the 'Thailand' Category

Wat Jetlin (Chedlin) in Chiang Mai

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Wat Jetlin or Chedlin in Chiang Mai Thailand

My favorite Wat in Chiang Mai is Wat Jetlin There’s rarely buddhist temple in Thailand that doesn’t have more than one name. Wat Jetlin is also known as Wat Jet Lin, Wat Chedlin and Wat Nong Chalin. I’m going to call it by the name outside the main gates: Wat Jetlin. Located on Prapokkloa Road the 16th… Continue reading more »

Looking for something different to do in north Thailand

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Bangkok Roads

Destination choices for the north of Thailand Between travel visas and economics I find myself once taking a stride into Thailand. It’s become quite the place to stop over. My initial thoughts were to veer south to Malaysia and perhaps take a saunter into Thailand’s southern beaches. The only angst with this is my own… Continue reading more »

How to use a food court in Thailand

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
MBK Food Court

Is a Thai food court your best option to first experience Thai food? You arrive into Thailand full of excitement at the multitude of wonders it holds. From dazzling temples to world renown shopping centers Bangkok it seems to have it all. What’s more Thailand has a great reputation for food that you can’t wait… Continue reading more »

Visiting the stunning Silver Temple in Chiang Mai

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
The Silver Temple (Wat Sri Suphan),

Finding a place like the Silver Temple (Wat Sri Suphan) in Chiang Mai I may not be Chiang Mai’s number one fan due to the sheer number of tourists there but the city makes up for it in holding some great temples too. While most temples get a little repetitive for visitors the silver temple reboots… Continue reading more »

Photographs of the White Temple in Chiang Rai before the Earthquake

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), Chiang Rai, Thailand

 White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) in Chiang Rai One of the strange things about writing a month in advance is that things can change in the blink of an earthquake. What used to be a huge and popular tourist destination can literally be wiped off the planet overnight. While not completely wiped out the White Temple… Continue reading more »

Three borders and a wedding in North Thailand

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
North Thailand Woman

North Thailand’s highlights on a motorbike From Ban Rak to Pai to Mae Hong Son and onwards via Thailand’s Northern frontier. Designer bohemian hangouts and deserted towns don’t score high on my books these days at all. With rave reviews Pai is a “must” for “first timers” wanting to chill out and do little else but… Continue reading more »

Kayan Long-Necks and Tiger Kingdoms: tourist entertainment Thailand style

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Thailands Kayan Long-Neck

The Kayan long-neck tribes and tiger kingdoms of Northern Thailand If you visit Northern Thailand then sooner or later you will start to see posters and brochures from tour operators advertising visits to the Long-Neck tribes. Photographs of a people with elongated “giraffe” like necks pull in thousands of quizzical tourists every week. It’s a… Continue reading more »