Category: Very Thai

  • Mango with sticky rice is trending like never before in Thailand

    Mango with sticky rice is trending like never before in Thailand

    Hot weather. Songkran and Happy New Year. Time to eat Mango with sticky rice. Then, in addition to the tradition, something just happened. A rising star, a Thai rapper, named Milli, started to eat mango with sticky rice during her concert in Coachella in the USA. After making specific points with some critiques about old […]

  • Recycling in Thailand | Reflections about a visit to the waste dealer

    Recycling in Thailand | Reflections about a visit to the waste dealer

    Recycling in Thailand is happening. Waste dealers and recycling stations are familiar along Canal Road in Chiang Mai. I am somewhat fascinated and somewhat shocked by the way it works here. Being Swedish with my own country’s rigorous waste management and pressure on the individual to sort and recycle correctly). The informal private waste business, […]

  • ATK-test upload to Mor Chana app day 5

    ATK-test upload to Mor Chana app day 5

    According to the new Thai Pass/Test and Go regulations as of 1st of March, the ATK – test has to be uploaded on day 5 to the Mor Chana app. This turned out to be difficult. My Sandbox and Test and Go history I have now been through Sandbox 2 weeks in Phuket, Sandbox 1 […]

  • Forty-Nine Coffee House |Coffee with waterfall view at your local Shell station

    Forty-Nine Coffee House |Coffee with waterfall view at your local Shell station

    Forty-Nine Coffee House just opened in a Shell Petrol Station here in Chiang Mai. I have always been fascinated by the facilities at gas stations in Thailand. The most recent PTT station in our area has a Dental Clinic and a laundry shop, f. i. The Amazon coffee shops often do an excellent job with […]

  • Morning Alms | The Art of Sai Baht

    Morning Alms | The Art of Sai Baht

    Before the first rays of sunlight lits up any part of a temple, the dawn chorus of the monotony of strikes on a gong drifts in as some of the first morning sounds through the urban landscape. Monks awake, then they go out and collect their morning alms. Laypeople will Sai Baht – put something […]

  • Thailand’s fearless whistle – happy security guards

    Thailand’s fearless whistle – happy security guards

    Yesterday I was on the road 108 in Chiang Mai, towards Central Airport Plaza. Suddenly the traffic opened up, and there was plenty of open road to drive on. I speeded up a bit. And then, to my horror, a man was running out in the middle of the road. With a whistle in his […]

  • Temple Etiquette in Thailand

    Temple Etiquette in Thailand

    What is appropriate temple etiquette? How to behave in temples? And what not to do. First of all, it is horrifying thinking of tourists climbing up on Buddha statues, sitting in their lap, holding The Buddha’s hand and so on. Just imagine the scene having a bunch of Asian tourists climbing a cross with Jesus […]

  • Mangosteen | One of the big four

    Mangosteen | One of the big four

    One of the most fantastic fruits of paradisiacal South – East Asia. It is a must to try on your trip to Thailand.