Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Siamese Fairy Tale

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One of the sweetest shops on Chiang Mai’s fashionable Nimmanhemin Road is a small shop called Garden of Love that specializes in the production of beautiful individually hand-crafted paper mâché fairies made out of saa (mulberry) paper and fabric.  Saa … Continue reading

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Modern Thai Design inside an Old Wooden House

One of the things I most enjoy in Thailand, aside from being with my Thai friends and eating Thai food, is exploring interesting new places, in between the nooks and crannies, or in this case, the skyscrapers and busy roads … Continue reading

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

A useful guide to all varieties of chilies rated with their heat levels. Cook’s Thesaurus: Fresh Chiles.

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Chiang Mai City Markets

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There are several markets in Chiang Mai worth visiting. Most tourists will head straight to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, located in the heart of the city on the Chan Klan road between Tapae and Sri Donchai roads. The Night … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Salsa: Nam Prik Num

One of my favourite Northern Thai dishes is Nam Prik Num (น้ำพริกหนุ่ม). This is a popular chili paste dip, made from young chilies called prik num (Northern Thai dialect).

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The Legendary Oriental Hotel

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One doesn’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy the splendor and tranquility Bangkok has to offer! For the price of a taxi ride, anyone can visit the oldest and most luxurious hotel in Bangkok – the Mandarin Oriental Hotel … Continue reading

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Elephants and the City

  Have you ever thought about how much it costs to feed an elephant every day?

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Wat Sri Chum, Lampang

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Out of all of Lampang’s numerous temples, Wat Sri Chum is my favourite not only because of its charm and Burmese architectural style, but also because of my past associations with this temple – the abbot, monks and teachers in … Continue reading

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The Last Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum

During the early ‘80s, I had the opportunity to interview the Burmese Abbot of Wat Sri Chum in Lampang (Northern Thailand) – U Pyinya Wuntha – on several occasions.

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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Wat Pra That Lampang Luang (Thai: วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง) is an early Lanna-style (Northern Thai) Buddhist temple, possibly the oldest religious structure in existence today in Thailand. Locally known as Wat Lampang Luang, this temple complex is located in the northern Thai … Continue reading

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