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Vicky and I decided to change things up in 2014 (well, technically December 2013), by renting an apartment for 39 days. After two weeks trekking in Nepal, we decided it was time for some R&R and to catch up on some work. There were a…
2013 has been quite the year for us. Our first full year of traveling and office free living. Let’s see how the year went by: January: Thailand After 3.5 months of traveling just the two of us, in January we were finally able to see…
We spent 63 days in Thailand. Here is a collection of our impressions, travel tips, and the cost break down. Schedule Bangkok 24 days We spent almost X days in Bangkok, spread over three different visits. My uncle lives in Bangkok so when we first…
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.
The temple, as you would expect, is completely white. Kositpipat, the designer, believes gold is “suitable to people who lust for evil deeds” and wanted this temple to be different from the standard golden Thai temple. I think he was just working under tight budget constraints.
In the past 100 years, the Asian elephant population has declined by 90% and their available habitat has shrunk by 95% in the same time. It’s not exaggerating to say that in 20 years time there very well might not be any elephants in all of Asia. This once mighty mammal will be reduced to a mere historical reference.
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.
Sukhothai literally means “Dawn of Happiness.” Well, we were pretty happy to be there and rent a bike to explore some ancient ruins. They’re reasonably well preserved and compact, so you can do the whole thing in a few hours. There isn’t too much of a story here, so we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!