A Taste of Italy, in Thailand
Mar03

A Taste of Italy, in Thailand

Plans change. Sometimes for the better . On a recent Asian cruise I discovered, upon docking at Thailand’s Laem Chabang, that my selected shore excursion to Pattaya Beach had sold out. Disappointed, I chose an alternative a short drive away, which promised a visit to a winery. Since I wasn’t aware Thailand even had a wine industry, I had visions of a rustic backyard shed and a few straggly vines. I couldn’t have been more wrong....

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Sukhothai, Thailand
Dec30

Sukhothai, Thailand

There is a distinct freedom that is ever present when site seeing by bike. Maybe it is because having my own transportation allowed me to briefly escape the constant hammering of touts by the locals. During my latest bicycle trip, I explored the 800 year old UNESCO World Heritage site of Sukhothai, Thailand. Besides its other worldly temples that sat upon mirror-like lotus ponds, the main highlight was the megalithic Buddha of Wat Si...

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Giving Alms in Thailand
Nov18

Giving Alms in Thailand

I washed my hands, wore a spotless white shirt and made sure my face was cleanly shaven. Hastily checking my cellphone clock, I grabbed my bananas, chose seven gnoh (for its religious and spiritual significance) and gingerly placed each item into a plastic bag. With my heart beat steadily increasing and sweat beads forming on my forehead, I proceeded out of my apartment and embarked on the first phase of alms giving—finding a...

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Guide to Ethically Volunteering in Asia
Jun17

Guide to Ethically Volunteering in Asia

Volunteering in the Philippines Even at seven o’clock in the morning the sun was riding high and strong over Tacloban City on the island of Leyte. From inside the colorful Jeepney amongst a jumble of spades, sledgehammers and wheelbarrows, a voice called: “Let’s Go Alan!” and our Filippino driver started the engine. From my perch on the roof I held on tightly as we bumped towards the seashore, where piles of debris stood as evidence...

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Same Same, but Different in Bangkok
Nov02

Same Same, but Different in Bangkok

“Same Same — but Different” in Bangkok So goes the saying on two-thirds of the T-Shirts for sale… Suvarnabhumi Airport at 1 am After a long flight over the gerrymandered International Date Line my plane approached Bangkok at one in the morning (+1 day). Although I was prepared for the heat and humidity I’d read about, leaving the air-conditioned comfort of the terminal my expectations were not only met...

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Canoeing Around Phuket, Thailand
Sep15

Canoeing Around Phuket, Thailand

“Lie as still as you can, lie as low as you can,” my guide whispered as he slowly navigated us into the weave of tunnels. I kept calm and still as I watched the cave close in on me, sharp rocks dangled inches from the tip of my nose. “This is too narrow. I am going to have to let some air go.” As my guide, Souk, gently deflated the canoe with his hands, I should have felt alarmed. The deeper we pushed ourselves...

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Discovery Adventure Travelers To Visit New Hope
Sep10

Discovery Adventure Travelers To Visit New Hope

Discovery Adventures Offers Travelers A Chance To Give Back To Local Communities In Tours To Thailand, Southern Africa And Peru (Toronto, September 4, 2013) — Discovery Adventures, the tour operator developed in partnership with Discovery Communications and G Adventures, offers three exciting trips for travelers looking to support special community initiatives and projects, as well as engage with local cultures. These three tours –...

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Thai Food Festival 2013
Jun12

Thai Food Festival 2013

TAT Invites Global Food-Lovers to Thai Food Festival 2013 Bangkok, Thailand — Jun 12, 2013 — Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing promotion, World Destination of Food in Thailand, invites both domestic and international tourists who love food to participate in the “Thai Food Festival” under the concept of “24/7 Everywhere…..Easy Tasty Street Food.” This campaign goes hand in hand with...

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Cabbages and Condoms, Bangkok
May06

Cabbages and Condoms, Bangkok

Cabbages and Condoms. Not exactly the most appetizing name for a restaurant, but upon learning about it from fellow travelers I was intrigued. The restaurant was located a little out of the way along a dark side street. Considering its name I became slightly suspicious, until a concentration of fairy lights eventually appeared like an oasis in a desert and I was walking into the most atmospheric restaurant in Bangkok. Cabbages and...

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Thailand Splash and Spice Festival
Apr22

Thailand Splash and Spice Festival

Thailand Splash and Spice Returns: Bigger and Better than Before Bangkok, Thailand – 11 April, 2013: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Visa International (VISA), drawing on the success of last year’s first Thailand Splash and Spice festival, have teamed up again to offer visitors an expanded promotion for 2013. The campaign for this year, running from now until 31 May, has grown beyond Bangkok to include Chiang Mai,...

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