English: Turning on the flame.
My mom is a successful restaurant owner. She immigrated to the United States over 30 years ago. Before that, she owned one of the top three restaurants in Thailand. 81 more words
Three hours from Bangkok by train, Ratchaburi is in some ways a typical central Thai regional centre. Surrounded by lush green rice fields, it sits on a bend on a sleepy river, bissected by the rail line on which rusty old trains rattle to and from Bangkok several times a day. 130 more words
Ratchaburi’s most compelling attraction, although still surprisingly little known outside the city, is its astonishing batcave. In one of the karst outcrops that erupt suddenly from the fields a short drive outside the city, six million bats nest in a cave system, emerging each night in a continuous stream for some forty minutes, wave after wave forming intricate rippling patterns as they emerge into the sky. 40 more words