It's hard to describe the combination of the gentlest lapping and rocking of water, the dark, clear star-filled skies full of stars in the middle of a Northern Thai national park and the deep satisfaction of drifting into sleep ON the water.
We spent a night at Om Waters this weekend - an incredibly
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ancient Town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam has an entry ticket, the proceeds of which help preserve the very many old heritage buildings which date back hundreds of years ago and
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Traditional water puppets are a unique and fascinating way to learn something of the history, myths and legends of the Quang Nam
district and the ancient trading port city of Hoi An in Central Vietnam.
The approximately 1 hour shows us dragon boat racing, the mating dance of t
It was more than just a wee little walk after Christmas dinner - it was an epic journey today, on foot, for much of the day: approximately 16km all up, we calculated. Our destination? My 15 year old daughter, Ploi, and I were headed for the waterfront in the old World Cultural Heritage City of Hoi
"But why don't you just fly?" was the question of my week, in more ways than one. You see, I traveled this week. The slo-mo way, by bus, between countries, here in South East Asia. From Chiang Mai, Thailand to Vientiane in Laos PDR, to be exact.
And while I was on the road I had plenty of time to
"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