Language Barriers

Street shot of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Language barrier is one of the biggest challenges in traveling, but it also provides some of the funniest and most unforgettable experiences anywhere you go. One time I joined a group of strangers in northern Thailand for a day trip to the Great Triangle,…

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Visit to the Long Neck Karen Hill tribe

The Long Neck Karen Hilltop tribe is one of the top attractions that draws a never-ending stream of tourists to Chiang Rai, Thailand's northernmost city. Some time ago, I finally got to see the tribe in their village one afternoon. Thatched huts with rows of open stalls met our eyes, all…

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A Charm called Chiang Mai

IN the northernmost part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, a city that caught my heart and became my instant favorite the first time I saw it from an airplane window.Chiang Mai is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is small and laid-back but packed with everything—from…

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Twilight at the Dawn of Happiness

OVER seven hours bus ride away from Bangkok will take you to the old city of Sukhothai— one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage Sites Located in lower northern Thailand amid lawns, lakes, and trees, the most famous ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai is one of the must-never-miss sites…

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