Recent Posts

  • 3 Aug0
    Cultural Variety along the River

    Cultural Variety along the River

    Post by Withaya

    During the late 18th century, Bangkok maybe just a small town on the Chao Phraya riverbank during the Ayuthaya Kingdom but it was a thriving town. Thanks to its location, it was a busy trade center where local and foreign merchants traded their goods. Fast forward to 2015, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Asia with a population of more than 10 million people. Among modern buildings and big shopping malls, there are still many hidden areas where you can get a glimpse of Bangkok in the old days.

     
  • 10 Jul0
    Tai Lue Textile  – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Tai Lue Textile – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Post by Withaya

    My friend once told me about a fabulous Thai Lue textile museum in Chiang Khong district, Chiang Rai. Since it is not easy to find information about this lesser known ethnic group, I included this place on my itinerary when I visited Chiang Rai.

     
  • 22 Jun0
    Ethnic’s Food Specialties

    Ethnic’s Food Specialties

    Post by Withaya

    Chiang Rai is always one of my favourite getaways. I like to check out a local market, which is just a five minute walk from my place. It is not a big market but it is full of local touch that I love. The food here is not only fresh but cheap. I found some typical foods and desserts that I would like to share with you (just in case you visit this lovely town one day).

     
  • 31 May0
    The Handiwork of Hill Tribes

    The Handiwork of Hill Tribes

    Post by Withaya

    Last year, while I was vacationing in northern Thailand, I had a chance to visit Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai province, for 2 days. It was quite an enjoyable escape because it made me forget about the busy life in Bangkok. Recently, I have reviewed a photo album of that trip and found some pictures that reminded me of beautiful memories of friendly hill tribe people who took care of me during my short stay at this place.

     
  • 28 Apr0
    Eat Well With Thai Chili Dip

    Eat Well With Thai Chili Dip

    Post by Withaya

    A wise man says “If you want to live a healthy life, eat well.” I believe that this might come from a man who loves eating. Thankfully, it is true. However, eating well should not mean to indulge yourself in the most decadent food or to eat tasteless food or become a vegan. I think it’s about avoiding processed foods and eating clean, whole foods. And you can do it without sacrificing taste.

     
  • 20 Apr0
    Shopping Stops along the way on the Outskirts of Bangkok

    Shopping Stops along the way on the Outskirts of Bangkok

    Post by Withaya

    Last weekend, while I was driving to Nakohn Pathom province for some business, I saw a road sign of Don Wai market, which is locally known for delicious Thai food. Since I had plenty of time, with no hesitation, I just followed the sign to the market.

     
  • 7 Apr0
    Paad Thai – Thai Fried Noodle

    Paad Thai – Thai Fried Noodle

    Post by Withaya

    Recently, I strolled along a popular shopping alley in Bangkok’s old quarter called Bang Lam Pu. I spotted several food vendors selling ‘Paad Thai’, Thai fried noodle. It should not be surprising that this famous dish is called Paad Thai, which literally means ‘fried in Thai style’. It is a good example of Thai dishes influenced by foreign ingredients and harmoniously spiced up in Thai style.