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Lub D means “sleep well” in Thai – see how we slept at the famous Lub D hostel in Bangkok.
For some reason I thought the idea of volunteering on an organic farm outside of Chiang Mai would be perfect for both Dave and myself. (Later, we realized that it would be perfect for her). I heard of Mindful Farms through fellow travel bloggers Honey…
More frequently though the Golden Triangle evokes images of opium poppies, hillside tribe and the drug trade that went on in this region for years. The name itself originates from the high price of opium, leading itself to being known as black gold, which was purchased with gold. With the amount of gold and opium that passed hands, this area is now known as the Golden Triangle.
After taking many cooking classes in Thailand I was ready to take my final one in Chiang Mai. I chose Grandma’s Thai Recipes for its stellar TripAdvisor reviews and the fact that the cooking class would be private, and you get to pick which dishes to prepare. While group cooking classes are fun I do enjoy the personal interaction and conversations with the instructor that comes with a private class.
Construction began at both ends at once in 1942 using the labor of 80,000 POWs and 180,000 Asian laborers. By the time the railway was completed in late 1943, 90,000 Asian laborers and 16,000 allied POWs had died due to the horrific living and working conditions.
Beautiful temple complex in Ayutthaya Thailand.
We have been traveling for seven months now and while every country has their delicious dishes there are two countries that really stand out in our mind for the spectacular cuisine.
After a full month in Myanmar without a single cooking class I was excited to get back to Thailand to take a class at the Blue Elephant Cooking School. Over the past few months I’ve taken many different cooking classes but without a doubt this one stands out from the rest.