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Crystal clear water in Krabi

Krabi
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My friend recently commented, “You two seem to be visiting the beauty spots of Thailand” and my visit to Ta Pom Klong Song Nam definitely fits. Located in Krabi Province, in the south of Thailand, it features crystal clear water and the cooling shade of a gorgeous canopy of trees. While the attraction is small, it […]

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Doi Inthanon, a park of beauty

Chiang Mai
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Doi Inthanon National Park hosts the highest point in Thailand at 2565.3341 meters above sea level and has an impressive collection of birds, animals, plants and flowers within its border. As Chiang Mai is starting to heat up and smoke, it is a nice retreat from the city. Our journey began with our friend channeling his […]

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The beautiful Himalayan Cherry Blossoms

Chiang Mai
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Anyone would agree that Thailand is much cheaper to live in than Japan but does it have sakuras? Turns out the answer is “YES” but here they go by a slightly more exotic name, “Tiger Queen”. To get to these light pink beauties requires about an hour drive outside of Chiang Mai, winding up the […]

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10 Take-aways from my Thai Cooking Class

Chiang Mai
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I recently attempted to merge further into Thai culture by taking a Thai cooking class on an organic farm. Where I wrote a really long blog post about all of the specific things we did [in excessive detail], here instead is a list of my 10 take-aways from the class. It occurs to me now […]

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Life and Death at Baan Dam “Black House”

Chiang Rai
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I stand in a huge room staring at the head and hide of a large alligator that is laid across a table and wonder what I’ve gotten myself into but it’s not just the full alligator, it’s also the snake-skin and chairs made of buffalo horns, or skulls, or hides, or all of the above […]

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13+1 Photos from Hang Dong District in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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Today we escaped the house and explored our district, Hang Dong. Heading south on Canal Road we finally peeked in at the temple shielded by high walls. We were not disappointed. I probably say it every time, but Wat Khong Khao is my new favorite temple. With a wander around the grounds we were back […]

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Check-in from Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
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In less than a week my mom will be visiting and I will be back to my “second home” Bangkok! I fear that lately I’ve not been terribly motivated to write about our mini adventures. We are settled in to Chiang Mai after being here a month and perhaps it feels a bit too much […]

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Kuching – Cats to Orangutans

Malaysia
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As I recover from my KL-created cheese coma, my friend and fellow traveler from England agreed to do a guest post about Kuching. Commonly referred to as Cat City, it is in Borneo, Malaysia and one of my must-see cities due to its ORANGUTAN(!) sanctuaries. Enjoy her brief time in the city and the orangutans!  -Maria ——– As my […]

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