Category Archives: Thailand

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

This picture was taken in the southern tip of Phuket.  Patong is known for the hustle and bustle, loud music, and the rowdy tourists.  However, in the southern tip it is much quieter.  While strolling on the beach in the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Ko Phi Phi

Let’s revisit the beautiful Ko Phi Phi.  Here’s a view of the ocean in front of the hotel. Tranquility occasionally disrupted by the long tails…

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Back In Bangkok

Our last day in Thailand was spent in the frenzy city of Bangkok.  We had one more wat to see, the Wat Phra Kaew. Incidentally, we visited the wat on New Year’s day, and normally the entrance fee for foreigners is … Continue reading

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Making New Friends

OK, not so much the human kind, but the four-legged ones.  For some reason we always get ‘accosted’ by dogs when we’re traveling.  Last year, it was the german shepherd who decided to tag along on our 12-mile run in … Continue reading

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Novotel Beach Resort Panwa Phuket

After doing absolutely nothing for 2 days on Ko Phi Phi, we ferried back to Phuket to do pretty much the same thing for a few more days.  We initially checked in to APK resort and spa, but quickly checked … Continue reading

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Dining On The Beach

One would often see in movies or romantic getaway brochures of couples dining on the beach, and invariably one would think, ‘How romantic’.  While in Ko Phi Phi, we got the chance to dine on the beach for the first … Continue reading

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Holiday Inn Resort Ko Phi Phi

After touring Northern Thailand we headed south to veg.  We flew into Phuket from Bangkok and took the ferry to Ko Phi Phi, an island south of Phuket.  The resort is located on the north end of the island, away … Continue reading

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Ayuthaya

On our way from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, we stopped by Ayuthaya to check out the ruins.  This used to be the capital of Siam in the 1350-1760s before it was invaded by the Burmese, and is now one of the … Continue reading

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Hagglers’ Heaven

Aside from the ‘snail rail’, Thailand offers some other interesting modes of transportation. Meet the ‘tuk tuk’, a motorized tricycle that is responsible for the majority of the air and noise pollution around Thailand. Inside a tuk tuk. Getting stuck … Continue reading

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Wat You See Is Wat You Get

Chiang Mai was where we went to get our fill on wats, or temples.  They come in all shapes and sizes, with intricate designs.  I read somewhere that there are 300 wats in Chiang Mai.  We only went to a … Continue reading

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