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New Years Eve in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Having met up with a couple of friends from London/Australia who’d hired a car, we squeezed in (see photo) and began driving down the South Coast of Costa Rica towards Panama. After a couple of days, Tina and I jumped out at a crossroads, and waited for a bus down to Puerto Jimenez – one […]

Thailand Google maps – now in English!

We’re celebrating this landmark development by bringing you an example below. Here’s Wat Phra Tat Doi Suthep the very famous mountain temple on Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai… From now on we can easily show you maps to the places that feature in our posts. No more old-school text-based directions. Just click-and-drag on the map […]

Podcast: Visa run to Mae Sai & Tachileik, Burma

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Download MP3 | Add to iTunes | Subscribe to Podcasts] If you are a foreigner living in Thailand, you’ll probably be familiar with the concept of a ‘visa run’. Depending on what visa you enter Thailand with, you may be required to leave Thailand after 30, 60 or […]

Video: Wat Umong (the forest temple), Chiang Mai

This video shows you the amazing Wat Umong temple in Chiang Mai. Scenery: Peaceful land with lots of trees and shade on a hot day. You can feed the fish, turtles, and ducks in a large pond. The Wat is famous for its ancient tunnels and large stupa. Other attractions include a Buddha field of […]

Pun Pun Organic Vegetarian restaurant, Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai

You may also be interested in the podcast interview I did with the owners of Pun Pun (Peggy & Jo), where we discuss some of their views on sustainable living & organic farming, and talk about the courses they offer on their Pun Pun Organic farm outside Chiang Mai. If you live in Chiang Mai, […]

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