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Traveling to Hanoi - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Our time in Chiang Mai and in Thailand was drawing to a close. We were planning our move on to Vietnam, and we reviewed our list of desired Thailand “must do” activities. 3,000 more words


Elephant Nature Park

“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” David Attenborough… 171 more words

My 1st Vipassana Retreat! Part 1

It has been 5 days already! They went by so fast..especially when one has all but perfect their meditation practice.

For some reason I’ve always wanted to do a retreat, from the first time that I came to Thailand I had researched about going o some retreat. 748 more words


A Great Sports Day!

We all had a great time preparing for and participating in Varee Chiang Mai School’s annual sports day. The kids all gave it their best with cheering and athletics despite the rain. 8 more words

Thai Cooking Class: Deep Fried Bananas

Deep fried bananas is one if my favourite thai snacks. Naturally, when I realised it was one of the options at the cooking class, I became very excited. 279 more words


Original Sin in Chiang Mai

If you know anything about Thailand, you know that it’s been a sex tour destination for decades. I don’t know how long this has been true, but 40 years ago on one of my previous, albeit all-too-brief, visits to Thailand, I was accosted at the airport by a “guide” who wanted to show us around. 784 more words


The first time I came to Chiang Mai I had stayed in Thailand for a month and was half way through my trip to five continents in one year.   774 more words