Posts Tagged: thailand

Looking for My Khaosan Road

I came to Bangkok for the first time with my family when I was 15 years old. Like any typical Asian family travel, we joined a tour. We were bused from sites to sights, and the only thing I remember was getting sick from the boat ride to Pattaya. I had never heard of Khaosan…read more

Scorching Heaven Idyllic Hell

A lot of travelers bypass Chiang Rai in their mad rush between Thailand and Laos. Indeed Chiang Rai doesn’t have any spectacular sights to offer but its charm lies in it being a relaxed and workaday place that doesn’t rely on tourism to survive. So it’s the best place to meet locals and unwind from…read more

Limbo doesn’t rock

Getting to Mae Hong Son was an adventure in itself: a 10-hour windy and bumpy ride that snakes up and down the numerous mountains and valleys on a beat-up bus.

Postcards 4U: Heavenly creatures

Dear U, This was taken at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai. A work of majestic proportion by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, this contemporary Buddhist temple is all white to represent the purity of the Buddha.

Chat with Buddhist Monks

Growing up a Catholic, I had never paid much interest in other religions and philosophies. But when I started a self discovering journey I find myself unconsciously and unknowing drawn to Buddhist philosophy.

Wat is this

Thailand has been a tourist/traveler’s mecca for a long time. Known as The Land of Smiles, the Thais are friendly, polite and humble. I think that has a lot to do with their religion – Buddhism.