"Hi, I'm Arty. @artemislives" Or should I smile and say, "Hi, I'm Marike."? What would my real name mean to anyone, anyway? Oh the dilemma!! It was that awkward moment when I was about to meet people face to face whom I only knew by their steem IDs. And I felt strangely vulnerable just before I
"So what do YOU do and where do YOU go?!" is the oft-asked question of visitors and travelers. 16 years living in Thailand as a Thai-speaking solo mom and entrepreneur probably qualifies me as an almost-local by now; people are anxious to deselect as novice travelers and find those sweet spots where
It's hard to miss the grasping Giant of the Sea, Pisua Samut, when one arrives by ferry on the island of Koh Samet at the top of the Gulf of Thailand.
She rises from the sea and towers over the pier, reaching out for her lost love, Prince Aphai Mani.
The story is considered one of the greatest pie