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Breath-taking beauty in Bai Tu Long Bay

Vietnam
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The most frequent recommendation I heard while preparing for my trip to Vietnam was to go to Ha Long Bay. As it turns out, the best cruise in Ha Long Bay is actually to cruise out of it, and into Bai Tu Long Bay on the ship the Treasure Junk. Ha Long Bay is famous […]

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Procession of 10,000 Monks

Chiang Mai
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In December, we woke up about 6am and headed to town for the Processions of 10,000 monks. As the name would suggestion, the event features 10,000 plus monks who walk down the street and receive alms from the attendees. We arrived to parking lots packed with scooters and the street barricaded for the event. If there […]

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A visit to Elephant Nature Park

Chiang Mai
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Ten plus years ago on my first trip to Thailand, I found myself on top of an elephant in a basket bumping down a path as a baby elephant trailed behind us. The mahout (elephant wrangler) guided the elephant’s actions by yelling and jabbing his wooden knife into the elephant’s skull. This and seeing the […]

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Up up and away!

Chiang Rai
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Saturday found us at the Thailand International Balloon Festival, a two-day event hosting 15 hot air balloons from “around the world”. As I’ve always wanted to go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta launch, we braved a very early morning to see their first launch and a new future passion was created. With the sky […]

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I love a parade, Loi Kratong.

Chiang Mai
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Last week wrapped up the beautiful Loi Kratong festivities here in Chiang Mai. The celebrations transformed the city into a huge outdoor festival that couldn’t be stopped with constant rain nor quieted, as fireworks sounded at all hours (even during the day). The streets were filled with tourists and locals alike taking part in this festival […]

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A visit to the stunning White Temple

Chiang Rai
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Jump, even if it sucks.

Chiang Mai
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My tale of bravery (one whole tablespoon) – Sunday found us at a gorgeous quarry in Chiang Mai, with red ridges rising out of deep teal water. Where I was initially certain that I was absolutely not going to jump in, I soon found myself plunging in…and it sucked. I’d caught my first sight of […]

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My crush on the Petronas Towers

Malaysia
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PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS! The more I read about them, the more excited I am to have gotten to see them. They are fascinating and gorgeous to behold (but kind of boring if you stay too long at the top)! A highlight for our trip to Kuala Lumpur (KL) was the must-see Petronas Towers. We’d ended up […]

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