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Exotic. Chaotic. Cultured.

A land of intrigue filled with countless Buddhist temples and stupas to go with them, there is so much to see and do. Test your flexibility with an intense Thai massage, get lost in the bustle of Bangkok, head south to beaches with emerald waters, or take part in one of the country’s many fascinating festivals. It’s no wonder why travelers keep returning to the Land of Smiles.

 

Foto Friday: Markets in Chiang Mai

Foto Friday: Markets in Chiang Mai

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of lanterns in a holiday market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai seems to have an abundance of markets with a different one popping up almost every day of the week. From the famous Night Bazaar to the Saturday Market to even the Sunday Night ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

Foto Friday: Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wat Chedi Luang is one of the most popular wats in all of Chiang Mai. Located in the middle of the historic Old City, both tourists and Thais alike flock to this ancient stupa. Constructed in the ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Wats in Chiang Mai

Foto Friday: Wats in Chiang Mai

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of Wats in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One of my absolute favorite things about traveling around Thailand is getting to explore all of the wats, or Thai temples. While they do happen to be all across the country, I feel there is no greater concentration ... Read More »

Memories of Songkran

Memories of Songkran

I can’t believe Songkran was 2 months ago already. Despite having all this time pass since then, I still remember it as though it were yesterday and will continue to have fond memories of it. So what is Songkran you ask? Imagine thousands of people of all ages on the streets armed with water guns, hoses and plain old buckets ... Read More »

Chiang Mai– I Get it Now

Chiang Mai-- I Get it Now

Since becoming a part of the travel blogging community, there is one city that I’ve heard nothing but constant praise for: Chiang Mai. Home to a sizable travel blogging community, everyone seems to love this city. Can I even call Chiang Mai a city? It feels barely bigger than a town! Located in the northern region of Thailand, Chiang Mai ... Read More »

Inside the Tiger’s Lair

Inside the Tiger's Lair

During the day Patong may not look anything out of the ordinary. Local outdoor bars and expats enjoying cheap Western set lunches. Local Thai women weaving their way and in out of the tourists while pushing carts of fresh fruits and vegetables. While some of the…ahem…architectural choices may look a little bizarre during the day… the atmosphere was laid back and ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Street Shrine in Phuket, Thailand

Foto Friday: Street Shrine in Phuket, Thailand

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of a street shrine in Phuket, Thailand. One of the first things that many foreigners may notice when in Thailand is the abundant amount of photographs of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX. There is a deep-seated admiration and affection for the Royal ... Read More »

Enjoying the Quiet Side of Patong at Mercure Phuket Deevana

Enjoying the Quiet Side of Patong at Mercure Phuket Deevana

Mercure Phuket Deevana is located just down the road from the infamous Patong Beach, the center of Phuket’s nightlife. Luckily, it’s far enough down the road that the hotel provides a nice retreat away from the craziness that is Soi Bangla, while still being within walking distance for the curious. Basically what I’m trying to say is, Mercure is in ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Pineapple Plantation, Thailand

Foto Friday: Pineapple Plantation, Thailand

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of a pineapple plantation in Thailand. Thailand is stunning– it’s lush, it’s green, and it’s definitely ‘exotic’ by Western standards. Between the beautiful scenery and the mouth-watering fruit, it’s no wonder as to why it ranks high on my favorite countries list. I couldn’t ... Read More »

Thai Street Food: A Photo Essay

Thai Street Food: A Photo Essay

There’s no doubt that Thailand has great food. From northern to southern Thai dishes–everything I tried was delicious. But for those who are a bit less adventurous, like everywhere else in the world you can also find non-Thai food in Thailand. You can maybe even find that food you’ve been craving… That chain that you haven’t seen anywhere else in ... Read More »