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Thailand: Koh Samui and Koh Tao

Koh Samui is the biggest of the three islands located on the east coast of Golf of Thailand (Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are the other two), which I visited in several different occasions. 2,078 more words


Chiang Rai - the White Temple

A few years ago, one of my coworkers asked me if I had been to the White Temple in Thailand.  I looked at her blankly and said “no.” She then proceeded to Google the exact phrase “White Temple Thailand” and the most amazing photos appeared before my eyes.   873 more words

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

The next morning, we woke up early and had our last breakfast at the hotel.  I love breakfast in Asia because it always includes fruit that is always significantly sweeter there than in the States. 503 more words


Bangkok’s bars and clubs fight for survival in face of curfews

Rising rents and police crackdowns in Thailand’s capital are driving some of the city’s small, independent nightlife venues out of business


Chiang Mai - Last day

Once we arrived back in Chiang Mai, we were dropped off at our hotel and we decided that we wanted to relax for a bit and figure out our evening plans.   917 more words


Renewing 1-year visa goes well

I had an interesting message today from a reader of this blog that I’ll try to use as a springboard for my effort today to personally, without legal help, apply for a new one-year non-immigrant (retirement) visa. 767 more words