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  • 28 Apr0
    Thai New Year: Pillar of support

    Thai New Year: Pillar of support

    Post by teerapole

    On a visit to Lisu Lodge just after the official Songkran festival ended, the people of Mae Dang District in Chiang Mai were performing their own Songkarn ceremony. It was by chance that we were able to experience this wonderful ceremony that is not seen very often.

     
  • 22 Apr0
    Asiatique: Riverside Shopping in Bangkok

    Asiatique: Riverside Shopping in Bangkok

    Post by chananya

    When it comes to attractions in Bangkok, most will resort to mention the Grand Palace, Wat Poh and other temples, while for the more commercially interested, shopping and nightlife will be the part to mention. A new or newer attraction that greatly combines both the commercial and a more aesthetic experience is Asiatique, located on […]

     
  • 11 Apr3
    Vientiane- the smallest big town in Asia

    Vientiane- the smallest big town in Asia

    Post by chananya

    Some facts first: Vientiane is located on the banks of the Mekong River. Vientiane is connected to Nong Khai province by the “Friendship Bridge”. There are officially 350.000 people living in Vientiane. Vientiane is the capital of Laos PDR. ….and soon will you learn, that PDR does not stand for “Peoples Democratic Republic”… It stands […]

     
  • 27 Mar0
    The “June Bahtra”- a different kind of daytrip

    The “June Bahtra”- a different kind of daytrip

    Post by chananya

    Day after day…or better: hour after hour…speedboats leave the several marinas at Phuket’s east- coast and rush out into Phang Nga Bay like a swarm of angry hornets! Do you want to be a hornet? Do you want to go “there” fast, rush through things, so you can be back “here”, even faster? Or do […]

     
  • 25 Mar0
    Where peaceful waters flow(ed)…

    Where peaceful waters flow(ed)…

    Post by chananya

    If there are only a few things in life that are certain, one of those things is, that theThais like to party. The nation has adopted almost every festival you can think of, from Halloween over Valentine’s Day to Christmas…despite the fact, that the vast majority is Buddhist and thinks, that Santa Claus is the […]

     
  • 21 Mar0
    The Sound of Silence – Phang Nga Bay, on Board the “Suwan Macha”

    The Sound of Silence – Phang Nga Bay, on Board the “Suwan Macha”

    Post by chananya

    I have been to -and enjoyed- Phang Nga Bay before. It is one of the – if not the – most beautiful places in Thailand and when it comes to “natural wonders”, it sure is the “jewel in the crown”.

     
  • 14 Mar1
    Global Citizen Week (Part 2)

    Global Citizen Week (Part 2)

    Post by chananya

    Day two started out with an early morning and a walk to the Lahu Outpost; sounds simple enough except that the outpost is on top of a mountain.