Ah…wonderful Thailand, Land of Smiles. We both lived and worked there for 2-3 years, in Mae Sot and Chiang Mai. This section contains various posts, videos and podcasts from Thailand. If you have any questions on Thailand, or living in Thailand (especially Chiang Mai or Mae Sot), please feel free to post them as comments.
Palm reading, otherwise known as palmistry or chiromancy, is practised all over the world, but you have to be lucky to find a skilled hand reader. I was lucky to find one while visiting Chiang Mai on a holiday. His name is Dennis and he has been doing it for 15 years and originally learned about it in Mexico (although he is American).
Having now spent more than six months travelling in Latin America, from Guatemala in Central America down to Peru, and having lived in Thailand for three years prior to this trip, I think I’m fairly well placed to write a quick comparison of the pros and cons of each destination. So here goes! They’re going [...]
An audio compilation of sounds recorded whilst I lived in Thailand. This sound compilation contains radio clips, sounds recorded in our street, animal noises, music recorded at our local temple in Chiang Mai and lots more.
This video shows the spectacular celebration of Loi Krathong in Sukhothai Historical Park in 2007. According to tradition, Loi Krathong originated in Sukhothai, the first Thai capital about 700 years ago. It is therefore fitting that Thais hold this memorable festival in the atmospheric ruins of the ancient city. Highlights include displays of lighted candles [...]
Last week (with my departure from Chiang Mai imminent) I made one last pilgrimage to my favourite temple in Chiang Mai – Wat Umong. Set in the jungle, nestled at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain a couple of kilometres to the West of Chiang Mai’s old city, it has a certain air of mystery [...]
[Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] Tina left Thailand a week ago now, and on her last morning in Chiang Mai we drove to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep to get a blessing from the monks there. In this podcast recorded at the temple, we discuss her reasons for leaving Thailand and [...]
[Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] In February and March this year, Tina and I decided to do CELTA courses with ECC in Chiang Mai. During our courses (we did the CELTA separately on two consecutive months) Tina and I kept an audio diary of our experiences. You can listen to [...]
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