Thailand Tidbits from the blog, I blend stories from my travels with reflections about daily life. When it happens or when it pops up in my memory.
Wat Arun is translated as the temple of dawn. Maybe King Taksin came riding in here on a morning when he was determined to reorganise his army and establish a new capital after the old one, Ayuthaya was sacked by the Burmese in 1767. This west side of the river Chao Phraya(often translated as the […]
The Lantern Festival is currently on in Lamphun. The small town in the South of Chiang Mai is really a chamber of treasures. It is well worth the ride to visit Wat Phrathat Haripunchai temple at night time to see people making merits here. Since it is illuminated at night the best time is dark. […]
Somtam Slider, yes can not really believe the name of the place but it is not a joke. That is what it is called. I don’t know how many local water parks there are around Lamphun but have to say that this was better managed than The Sun that we went to during the pandemic. […]
I’d love to recite The Jesus and Mary Chain on their classic, Happy when it rains but recently we had a wee just too much of it, that is the rain. The Ping river is expanding, we are seeing quite a few flooded zones of Chiang Mai and cracks start to appear in mountain roads, […]
There is a new food stall area near Ratchapreuk. Ratchapreuk is the Flora Expo area in Chiang Mai. I have been out of town for a while, when I left I was wondering what purpose all these white lottery- stands would fill. But, yes I guessed it was related to food. It turned out really […]
The suspension of the TM6 arrival/departure card to speed up arrival procedures and avoid congestion at the international airports in Thailand seem to work. I just arrived and was positively surprised that there was no long waiting time at Suvarnabhumi Airport to get through immigration. At first, I was not convinced I was on this […]
Seasonings on a Thai table might cause some confusion. When you eat in a small eatery, you see these other condiments that will be on the table to spice up your life. They are there to release your tastebuds! Remember that in Thailand, you usually eat with a fork and a spoon, but when it […]
For your trip to Thailand, some things are good to check up on before you go. Many items and things you might not have packed can be bought on the spot but still, make sure you come well prepared. Passport validity and visa. Make sure your passport is valid, and remember the six-month rule. Are […]
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