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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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How to make a kratong!

Chiang Mai
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Loi Kratong is the Festival of Lights in Thailand and a main component is the launching of hundreds of lighted kratongs which are little vessels decorated with banana leaves and flowers. The significance is to thank the water/river spirit for rain and bountiful harvests. Chiang Mai celebrates with a big outdoor festival where food vendors line the streets, […]

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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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The hidden gem: Suan Phakkad Palace Museum

Bangkok
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My mom’s second foray into Thai culture was at the Suan Phakkad Palace Museum. This is a hidden gem in Bangkok offering beautiful green gardens, traditional Thai stilted homes and a rich look into Thai culture. Where we unfortunately had an abbreviated tour of 30 minutes, there is much to explore over multiple hours. As the […]

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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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Chiang Mai and the teleporting frog

Chiang Mai
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As I write this, I’m in our kitchen in Chiang Mai – our full kitchen complete with table for four, 2 burner [camping] stove, cabinets, fridge, even a kitchen sink…and a magical frog. The frog is magical because he has teleporting abilities or is in league with about 10 others. We’ve been here for one […]

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Kyoto afternoon

Japan
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My last Kyoto post left off at the Seiryoji Temple, in Arashiyama. From there we boarded a bus, still hungry from our failed attempt to find our desired restaurant, and my clever friend navigated us across town to the Philosopher’s Walk. With her navigation, the bus system was very easy and an all day pass equated […]

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Trip to a lush Tropical Spice Garden

Georgetown Penang
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Entering the gardens, the sun was obscured by a huge canopy. The lush gardens made it challenging to take in just how large the grounds were. Trees and plants monopolized every surface so that sections of trails were obscured from view. My eyes would find trails higher and higher on the hill. It was exciting […]

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