• 15 Sep3
    Loi Krathong: a Kind of Valentine’s Day, the Thai way

    Loi Krathong: a Kind of Valentine’s Day, the Thai way

    Post by chananya

    One of the more colorful festivals of Thailand is Loi Krathong, marking the end of the rainy season. The festival is mostly timed at the end of October or the beginning of November. “Krathong” is a container made of banana or coconut leaves and decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks

     
  • 2 Sep0
    Out of the ordinary/ Part 3

    Out of the ordinary/ Part 3

    Post by chananya

    If you have traveled in Thailand, you are most likely familiar with the Thai style temples. But the further you venture to the northeastern region, the more the style of temples, at least the ancient ones, changes from a classical Ayutthaya style to a more “robust” and archaic looking kind of temple; namely the Khmer style.

     
  • 29 Aug0
    Travel to experience

    Travel to experience

    Post by chananya

    On my recent trip, my family and I had a chance to experience Indonesia and visited two of the country’s most popular tourist destinations; Borobudur and Bali. Even though the two places are known for being touristy, my experience there was unique and simple. Knowing the destination, the experiences you like and dislikes, keeping it […]

     
  • 28 Aug0
    Something to take home

    Something to take home

    Post by chananya

    What can you bring home from a holiday, besides some wonderful memories? You can buy a souvenir or a “I (heart) Thailand!”- T-shirt. You can take pictures with your mobile phone or press a beautiful flower between the pages of your holiday book….Or you can learn some skills that are special to the country of your holiday; in our case “Thailand”.

     
  • 25 Aug1
    A mother and son bonding trip, sailing the Chao Phraya

    A mother and son bonding trip, sailing the Chao Phraya

    Post by chananya

    It was a trip I long wanted to do. Working for the travel industry, the thought of visiting the historical UNESCO ruins of Ayutthaya, aboard a restored rice barge sounded very appealing

     
  • 27 Jul1
    The ABC of “eating out” in Thailand

    The ABC of “eating out” in Thailand

    Post by chananya

    Eating out in Thailand is fun, especially if you are with Thai people and eating at local restaurant. But before you go, it’s good to know Thai customs of eating out. So here is my short and semi-serious guide on the customs of eating out in Thailand.

     
  • 24 Jul0
    Out of the ordinary/ Part 2

    Out of the ordinary/ Part 2

    Post by chananya

    When it comes to sights that are a bit “outside of the norm”, temples or churches wouldn’t be the first thing on one’s mind. Actually: Thai temples can be quite stunning for a number of reasons, one of them is “being strange”!