Archive for the 'Thailand' Category

Central roads: Chiang Mai to Sukhothai

Wednesday, 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 »

Bangkok’s Wat Arun “Temple of the Morning Light”

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Wat Arun in Bangkok

A Temple for the Dawn in Bangkok Got a favourite temple in Thailand? Wat Arun could well be my favourite. It sits across the Chao Phraya river a little differently than all the other temples that line the capitals streets and waterways. I also found Wat Arun a great temple to visit in Bangkok. The story… Continue reading more »

Visiting the Chiang Dao Caves in North Thailand

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Inside Chiang Dao Caves Thailand

Caves in North Thailand Back on the seat of a motorbike it’s only about 1.40 hours or 70km North of Chiang Mai to the Chiang Dao Caves in Chiang Dao province. Yes, it’s all Chiang Dao here including the city. Personally I prefer the nickname “City of Stars” which pertains to the limestone peaks that… Continue reading more »

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 a 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… 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 »