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Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam gave me view of what life looked like to people living on boats and on stilt houses. There’s so much activities there and people didn’t seem to mind the deep and strong current of the yellow river that passes through six countries: China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. […]

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Hiking with the Elephants in Chiang Mai

Hiking with the Elephants

Our guest photo blogger today is Tom who once worked in Northern Thailand for a month, volunteering with the NGO Global Vision International (GVI) to help with elephant conservation in the area. The pictures you can see in this post were all taken during one of his favorite things to do: hiking with the elephants through […]

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Khai Nui - Your Private Island For A Day

Khai Nui – Your Private Island For A Day

The ad at my local hostel said that, for 1,000 Baht ($30), we’ll get to stay in a private island for a day. Too good to be true, two of us booked it and set to go on a Wednesday (mid-week), when only few people will be around. That’s what we were told. But, of […]

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Thailand – Biking Around Ayutthaya

Andrei and I went to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital in the middle of 14th – 18th century. We took the first train at 6:40 a.m. and arrived exactly two hours later. It was the slowest train ride we’ve ever been in and it’s the ugliest, too. It’s noisy. We passed along the shanties and shabby houses of Bangkok’s poorest where […]

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To the Kingdom of Cambodia – Poipet to Siem Reap Road

It had been a long night for me. I had to wake up really early. 5:00 a.m. – Woke up. Took a shower. Packed my stuff. Door opened. One of my roommates just arrived from a night out. Half-drunk. 5:45 a.m. – Went out of the hostel. Left the key outside the door. Nobody was […]

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The Grand Palace in Bangkok Thailand.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

China has Forbidden City in Beijing. Cambodia has its own Grand Palace in Phnom Pehn. Laos has Haw Kham in Luang Prabang. England has Buckingham Palace in London. South Korea has Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Japan has an Imperial Palace in Tokyo. And Thailand has Grand Royal Palace in Bangkok. Used to be the King’s […]

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Young Monks in Bangkok

These young monks were waiting for a boat to ferry them across the Chao Phraya river on their way to Wat Arun. Just as I was exiting Wat Pho, where the Reclining Buddha is, they came out altogether from a temple where they just had a lesson. They were lively, if not noisy, smiling and […]

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Thailand – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

“If you are a true fan of James Bond and have seen, The Man With A Golden Gun, then, you have already seen Damnoen Saduak Floating Market before,” said our guide. “In the movie, they chase here,” his hands pointing places here and there. Everyone was really fascinated by the houses on stilts as our motorized […]

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