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A Royal Birthday Celebration!

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Thailand is currently celebrating the 60th birthday of their beloved Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the third child of the King. The 60th birthday is considered auspicious as it is the fifth cycle birthday which is the most important for Thai people because it “celebrates the accomplishments of one’s life.”* And being the Princess means that this […]

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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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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

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Chiang Mai and the teleporting frog

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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

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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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Beautiful morning in Kyoto

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Researching Kyoto, I had a short list of “must-sees” for I knew time would be short. At the top of the list was the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, based on pictures alone. I knew the Tenryu-ji Temple was also close by so figured we could take a peek at it. At that time, I didn’t realize […]

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Japan in Pictures!

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I haven’t quite wrapped my head around my trip to Japan but figured I’d post an overview through pictures in the meantime. Another post with limited words. Woot! Let me know what you liked! 0-1

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