TheLoneRider
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Thailand

THAILAND

Thailand

Thailand is one of the most fascinating destinations on the planet. It walks a tight high-wire act of balancing culture with emergent global trends in fashion, technology and emergent social conventions. Unique in Southeast Asia as a culture left to evolve on its own without being under foreign rule, you get to savor the richness, the depth and the animation of its traditions. From the mountain highlands of the north, to the sunny tropical beaches in the south and the bustling international metropolis which is Bangkok, Thailand defies words - it needs to be experienced.


Thailand Blogs by TheLoneRider

    BANGKOK BANGKOK
  1. Bangkok in Pictures Mar 17-21, 2021
  2. Bangkok for Passport Renewal Mar 17-21, 2021
  3. Bangkok with $19 Dec 8-11, 2018
  4. 30 Days - Goodbye Bangkok Nov 8, 2018
  5. Revolving Peoplescape of Bangkok Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  6. Food and Friendship at Dalad Vietnamese Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  7. Movie Review: First Reformed (2017) Nov 6, 2018
  8. Doing Online Work at The Work Loft Nov 5, 2018
  9. Window Seat [His Precious] Nov 1, 2018
  10. Surreal Odyssey at Bangkok Float Center Oct 29/31, 2018
  11. Bangkok Halloween with Rinna and Steve Oct 27, 2018
  12. Push-Ups Oct 22/24, 2018
  13. Pad Thai at Thip Samai, Bangkok Oct 16, 2018
  14. Birthday Walkabout Oct 16, 2018
  15. Coming to Terms with Donations Oct 14, 2018
  16. Feelin' Da Blues at Adhere the 13th Blues Bar Oct 12, 2018
  17. Visiting the Grand Palace of Thailand Oct 12, 2018
  18. A Web Mandate in Bangkok Oct 8, 2018
  19. 29 Days in Bangkok: Thank You and Goodbye Aug 27 - Sep 24, 2018
  20. Calling the Bangkok Police Sep 23, 2018
  21. Movie Review: Mindfulness and Murder (2011) Sep 22, 2018
  22. Yoga Inversions at Now's Fitness Gym Sep 19, 2018
  23. Flow Yoga with Teacher Kea at Now's Fitness Sep 18, 2018
  24. Movie Review: Under Construction (2015) Sep 15, 2018
  25. Walking Tour of Little India Sep 15, 2018
  26. Vinyasa Yoga with Teacher That at Now's Fitness Sep 14, 2018
  27. Abs Workout with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 13, 2018
  28. Exercise Ball Workout with Teacher Bie at Now's Fitness Sep 11, 2018
  29. Exploring the Amphawa Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  30. Exploring the Tree-Engulfed Wat Bang Kung Temple Sep 9, 2018
  31. Parting of the Maeklong Railway Market with a Passing Train Sep 9, 2018
  32. Exploring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  33. Horse Racing at the The Royal Bangkok Sports Club Sep 8, 2018
  34. Fight Class with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 7, 2018
  35. Exploring the Bangkok Art Book Fair 2018 Sep 6, 2018
  36. Circuit Training with Mild at Now's Fitness Sep 5, 2018
  37. Gentle Flow Yoga with Nuch at Now's Fitness, Bangkok Sep 4, 2018
  38. A Yogi Lost in a Modern Gym - Now's Fitness Sep 3, 2018
  39. Abundance at On Nut, Bangkok Aug 30-Sep 1, 2018
  40. Outside Looking In Aug 29, 2018
  41. Back in Bangkok After 5 Weeks Aug 27, 2018
  42. 15 Days in Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  43. Peoplescape: Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  44. Hatha and Yantra Yoga Fusion July 10-24, 2018
  45. Revisiting Terminal 21 Mall, Bangkok July 23, 2018
  46. Rope Skipping, 4mins Full-on July 22, 2018
  47. Sunday Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market July 17, 2018
  48. Fork on the Road: Abundance or Poverty by Choice? July 16, 2018
  49. Loving Bangkok All Over Again Feb 22-26, 2016
  50. Hotel Review: Adventure Hostel Bangkok July 11, 2018
  51. Hotel Review: Riva Surya Bangkok Oct 20, 2014
  52. Exploring the Shopping Malls of Bangkok Oct 6-20, 2014
  53. Bangkok's Street Food Delight Oct 6-20, 2014
  54. Bangkok Revisited 3 Oct 6-20, 2014
  55. A First Timer in Bangkok December 31, 2005 - January 3, 2006


  56. CHIANG MAI
    CHIANG MAI
    Movie Reviews
    1. Movie Review: Suicide Squad (2021) Oct 8, 2021
    2. Movie Review: A Quiet Place Part II Jul 5, 2021
    3. Movie Review: Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Jun 28, 2021
    4. Movie Review: The White Tiger (2021) Apr 28, 2021
    5. Movie Review: The Courier (2020) Apr 26, 2021
    6. Movie Review: The Mauritanian (2021) Apr 11, 2021
    7. Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Apr 5, 2021
    8. Movie Review: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Mar 24, 2021
    9. Movie Review: I, Tonya (2017) Feb 3, 2021
    10. Movie Review: The Outpost (2020) Nov 5, 2020
    11. Movie Review: Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Oct 7, 2020
    12. Movie Review: The Last Full Measure (2019) Oct 6, 2020
    13. Movie Review: Greenland (2020) Sep 28, 2020
    14. Movie Review: Tesla (2020) Sep 24, 2020
    15. Movie Review: Mulan (2020) Sep 10, 2020
    16. Movie Review: Tenet (2020) Sep 2, 2020
    17. Movie Review: Late Night (2019) Aug 20, 2020
    18. Movie Review: Inception (2010) Aug 13, 2020
    19. Movie Review: Jojo Rabbit (2019) July 11, 2020
    20. Movie Review: The Kingmaker (2019) July 8, 2020
    21. Movie Review: Underwater (2020) Jan 19, 2020
    22. Movie Review: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jan 7, 2020
    23. Movie Review: Knives Out (2019) Dec 12, 2019
    24. Movie Review: Ford vs Ferrari Dec 5, 2019
    25. Movie Review: The Cave (2019) Nov 23, 2019
    26. Movie Review: Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis (2018) Nov 22, 2019
    27. Movie Review: Midway (2019) Nov 15, 2019
    28. Movie Review: Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Nov 11, 2019
    29. Movie Review: Judy (2019) Oct 31, 2019
    30. Movie Review: Roger Waters - Us + Them (2019) Oct 27, 2019
    31. Movie Review: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Oct 24, 2019
    32. Movie Review: Liam: As It Was (2019) Oct 23, 2019
    33. Movie Review: Official Secrets (2019) Oct 15, 2019
    34. Movie Review: Joker (2019) Oct 8, 2019
    35. Movie Review: Farewell Song (2019) Sep 16, 2019
    36. Movie Review: Hail Satan? (2019) Sep 29, 2019
    37. Movie Review: Ad Astra (2019) Sep 25, 2019
    38. Movie Review: Rambo 5 Sep 22, 2019
    39. Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) Sep 12, 2019
    40. Movie Review: Yesterday (2019) Sep 3, 2019
    41. Movie Review: Midsommar (2019) Aug 28, 2019
    42. Movie Review: Ready or Not (2019) Aug 22, 2019
    43. Movie Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Aug 14, 2019
    44. Movie Review: Anna (2019) July 15, 2019
    45. Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) July 4, 2019
    46. Movie Review: Rocketman (2019) June 25, 2019
    47. Movie Review: Aladdin (2019) June 13, 2019
    48. Movie Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) June 6, 2019
    49. Movie Review: John Wick 3 - Parabellum (2019) June 4, 2019
    50. Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019) May 14, 2019
    51. Movie Review: Arctic (2018) May 13, 2019
    52. Movie Review: Hellboy (2019) Apr 15, 2019
    53. Movie Review: Shazam! (2019) Apr 4, 2019
    54. Movie Review: Captive State (2019) Mar 27, 2019
    55. Movie Review: Captain Marvel (2019) Mar 19, 2019
    56. Movie Review: Vox Lux (2018) Mar 2, 2019
    57. Movie Review: The Favourite (2018) Feb 25, 2019
    58. Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel Feb 19, 2019
    59. Movie Review: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Feb 3, 2018
    60. Movie Review: Green Book Jan 30, 2019
    61. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Jan 27, 2019
    62. Movie Review: Aquaman Jan 26, 2019
    Peoplescape Blogs
    1. 2021: A Year In Review Dec 31, 2021
    2. Stepping Forward / Reaching Out Oct 31, 2021
    3. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug 31, 2021
    4. Continuing Friendships in Chiang Mai Jun 30, 2021
    5. Morphing Peoplescape of Chiang Mai May 31, 2021
    6. Coffeemates, Breadmates and Yogamates in Chiang Mai Jan-Mar 2021
    7. Guess Who's Coming to Bread Day? Mar 1, 2021
    8. Are You My Queen? Feb 25, 2021
    9. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug-Sep 2020 Sep 30, 2020
    10. Shifting Peoplescape of Chiang Mai July 31, 2020
    11. The Podcast Series: Alan "Heart Math" Strydom Jul 17, 2020
    12. Friends, Coffeemates and Breadmates (Dec 2019) Dec 31, 2019
    13. Coffeemates and Breadmates (Nov 2019) Nov 30, 2019
    14. Coffeemates and Breadmates (Oct 2019) Oct to Nov 5, 2019
    15. The Conscious Peoplescape of Chiang Mai Aug 31, 2019
    16. Kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai's Peoplescape July 27, 2019
    17. The Outsiders (people you need to push out of your sacred circle) May 31, 2019
    18. Fascinating Peoplescape of Chiang Mai May 22, 2019
    19. Peoplescape of Chiang Mai Jan 24 - Mar 13, 2019
  57. ABS Fitness Challenge Jan 16 - Apr 17, 2022
  58. Pumpkin Tahini Recipe Jan 3, 2022
  59. 2021: A Year in Review Dec 31, 2021
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  61. Pizza Nite with Simona and Lisa Dec 28, 2021
  62. Tahini Salad Dressing Dec 27, 2021
  63. Baba Ganoush Recipe Dec 23, 2021
  64. 7 Universal Laws Dec 20, 2021
  65. Sacred Circuitry Dec 18, 2021
  66. Cave-Living in a Boutique Hotel in Chiang Mai Dec 14, 2021
  67. Tummo Yoga + Wim Hof Breathing + Full-Body Muscle Contraction Dec 13, 2021
  68. Monk Chat Dec 10, 2021
  69. Making Tahini and Hummus Dec 8, 2021
  70. Watering the Plants Hands-Free Dec 2, 2021
  71. Vietnamese Phin Coffee Filter Dec 2, 2021
  72. Emptiness Meditation Dec 1, 2021
  73. Tummo Yoga Dec 1, 2021
  74. The Bliss of Inner Fire: Book Summary/Review Dec 1, 2021
  75. The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa Dec 1, 2021
  76. 'Must Experience' Cafés of Chiang Mai Nov 30, 2021
  77. British Hobnob Cookies Nov 22, 2021
  78. New York Cheese Cake Nov 22, 2021
  79. Pizza Nite with Simona and Nat Nov 11, 2021
  80. Cancel Culture Attack Oct 31, 2021
  81. Mantra Primer Oct 29, 2021
  82. Spinal Mobility Oct 7, 2021
  83. Swedish Cinnamon Rolls [Kanelbullar] Oct 4, 2021
  84. Just Bring 2 Chinese Oct 3, 2021
  85. One-Leg Yoga Asana Sequences Sep 30, 2021
  86. Pizza Nite with Nut, Monika and Yuki Sep 27, 2021
  87. 23-Minute Ice Bath Sep 27, 2021
  88. Pizza Nite with Nut, Simona and Malee Sep 23, 2021
  89. Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) Sep 23, 2021
  90. Making Cornbread Sep 15, 2021
  91. Kombucha: 2nd Batch Sep 11, 2021
  92. Making German Stollen Bread Sep 9, 2021
  93. Pizza Nite with Jackson, Goi and Paapu Sep 6, 2021
  94. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug 31, 2021
  95. Making Homemade Kombucha Aug 30, 2021
  96. Wrong Question to Ask This Crowd Aug 29, 2021
  97. Pizza Nite with Tom, Chunyah and Goi Aug 20, 2021
  98. Pizza Nite with Moms and Kids Aug 15, 2021
  99. Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale) Aug 14, 2021
  100. Everybody's Only Friend Aug 13, 2021
  101. Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies) Aug 11, 2021
  102. Fighting Infection through Yoga Aug 3, 2021
  103. Too Close for Friendship Aug 2, 2021
  104. Manifesting: Epicurus' Pursuit Jul 31, 2021
  105. Homemade Rum Raisin Ice Cream Jul 30, 2021
  106. Ice Bath at Nawa Saraan Healing Space Jul 25, 2021
  107. Pizza Nite + Slack Line + Hammock Jul 23, 2021
  108. Yin-Yoga & Hypnosis with Christine Thiel Jul 20, 2021
  109. Pizza Nite with James and Nat Jul 19, 2021
  110. Antara Kumbhaka on Nadi Shodan Pranayama: Yogic Breath-Hold on the Inhale Jul 17, 2021
  111. Moving and Cashing-Out Bitcoin Jun 2 - Jul 11, 2021
  112. Hatha Yoga: Controlling the Switch Jul 7, 2021
  113. Yoga Classes with Calum Mar 27 - Jul 4, 2021
  114. Hike to Wat Pa Thammachat Waterfall Jul 2, 2021
  115. Pizza Brunch with the Yogis July 1, 2021
  116. On the Brink of Hunger, the ENABLERS Come to Light Jun 21, 2021
  117. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga with Katharine Day Jun 17, 2021
  118. Pranayama Basics II Jun 16, 2021
  119. 36-Hour Love Life Jun 11, 2021
  120. Pranayama Basics I Jun 9, 2021
  121. Biohackers Meetup in Chiang Mai Jun 6, 2021
  122. Learning How to Breathe Jun 2, 2021
  123. Not the Usual Day-to-Day Life May 31, 2021
  124. Breathwork & Ice Bath with Jason Ryer of Zen Strength May 23, 2021
  125. It's Raining Bell Peppers May 7, 2021
  126. Yoga Classes with Nana Apr 20, 2021
  127. You Want to be Wonder Woman? Apr 8, 2021
  128. Kunjal Kriya / Vamana Dhauti (induced vomiting) Apr 1, 2021
  129. Varisara Dhauti (cleansing of the entire digestive tract) Mar 26, 2021
  130. Spiritual Backpacker Interview by Napasorn 'Cherry' Suvarnapradip Mar 23, 2021
  131. Private One-on-One Yoga Classes with Doriana Feb 17 - Mar 14, 2021
  132. Transformational Life Events Mar 13, 2021
  133. Mula Shodhana (anal cleansing) Feb 27, 2021
  134. Are You My Queen? Feb 25, 2021
  135. Breaking the 5-Minute Breath-hold Barrier Feb 25, 2021
  136. Breaking the 4-minute Breath-hold Feb 7, 2021
  137. Pranayama Primer Feb 2, 2021
  138. Heartbreak in every Song Jan 24, 2021
  139. The Silent Killer is Baaack! Jan 12, 2021
  140. Learning the Thai Language Jan 9, 2021
  141. Hike to Huay Keaw Waterfall Dec 20, 2020
  142. Yoga Mat Dec 19, 2020
  143. Hiking to Wat Pha Lat along the Monk's Trail Dec 19, 2020
  144. Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Dec 18, 2020
  145. Are You Psycho? Dec 9, 2020
  146. Muffin Man Dec 8, 2020
  147. Polyamory Dec 4, 2020
  148. The Wim Hof Ice Bath Dec 3, 2020
  149. RSVP Nov 25, 2020
  150. High Intensity Interval Yoga (Yoga + HIIT) Nov 14, 2020
  151. Cleansing the Nadis (Energy Pathway) Nov 13, 2020
  152. Yoga for a 360-degree Core Nov 6, 2020
  153. Edward Witten: 'the smartest living physicist' Nov 4, 2020
  154. Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematician of the Divine Oct 27, 2020
  155. Bashar as Channeled by Darryl Anka Oct 26, 2020
  156. Vinyasa Krama and Ashtanga Yoga with Aida Yoga Oct 18, 2020
  157. Deepak Chopra: author, lecturer, healer Oct 12, 2020
  158. Facebook Friends Oct 1, 2020
  159. Siddhis (yogic super powers) Sep 30, 2020
  160. Learning the Import/Export Trade Sep 4, 2020
  161. Music and Magic at Justin's Birthday Bash Sep 3, 2020
  162. Biggest Stone in his Shoe Sep 1, 2020
  163. Abandoned Aug 25, 2020
  164. Gabriella's Birthday Bash at Mothership Resort Aug 8-9, 2020
  165. Yoga Class for Strength and Muscle Jul 30, 2020
  166. Yoga Class for Optimum Digestion July 29, 2020
  167. Yoga Class for Healthy Eyes Jul 27, 2020
  168. Hippie Night at Nawa Saraan Healing Space July 24, 2020
  169. Prana Vayu Adhitthana Yoga Class July 11-12, 2020
  170. Coming Back to Chiang Mai Jun 29, 2020
  171. Goodbye Chiang Mai Jan 23, 2020
  172. Prasnopanishad: Understanding Prana Jan 17, 2020
  173. Hiking the Monk's Trail Jan 15, 2020
  174. Chaturanga Jan 10, 2020
  175. You Spooned Me Jan 3, 2020
  176. 2019: A Year in Review Dec 31, 2019
  177. Let's Make it About You - an Epiphany Dec 17, 2019
  178. Shut-Up! Dec 7, 2019
  179. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Puree Dec 3, 2019
  180. Sacred Cacao - Chakra Dance Journey Oct 26, 2019
  181. Partner Healing with Natascha Oct 24, 2019
  182. Point-Of-Failure Birthday Workout Oct 22, 2019
  183. Hugfest at Thapae Gate, Chiang Mai Oct 19, 2019
  184. Learning Thai with Cee Oct 13, 2019
  185. Mindfulness Gong Bath by Vee (Veerayuth Pongsiri) Oct 3, 2019
  186. Cuddle Party by Abundant Love CM Oct 1, 2019
  187. Visa-Run to Tachileik, Myanmar Sep 28, 2019
  188. Eye-Gazing at Heart Space Sep 20, 2019
  189. Prana Vayu (Pranic Wind) Sep 20, 2019
  190. 2-Week Yoga Challenge by Agnese Erba Sep 17, 2019
  191. Sunday Vinyasa Flow with Marina Forster Sep 8, 2019
  192. Shamanic Breathwork by Rachel Constantino Sep 4, 2019
  193. Happiness Series
    1. In Pursuit of Happiness Aug 2020
    2. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Aug 31, 2020
    3. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) Aug 28, 2020
    4. Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) Aug 25, 2020
    5. Lucious Annaeus Seneca (4BC–AD65) Aug 10, 2020
    6. Epicurus (341–270 BC) Aug 2020
    7. Socrates (470–399 BC) Aug 7, 2020
    27 Year Old Farang and the Older Asian Couple
    1. Public Display of Affection Aug 9, 2020
    2. Dad-Zoned Aug 18, 2020
    3. Intelligent Romantic Break-up Aug 25, 2020
  194. Of Winos and Yogis Aug 26, 2019
  195. The 9 Jhanas of Buddha Aug 22, 2019
  196. Full Moon Ceremony at Heart Space Aug 15, 2019
  197. Yin Yoga - Water Element by Martina Barabas Aug 15, 2019
  198. Hatha Mix Yoga with Christin Aug 13, 2019
  199. Boy Blues Bar Rocks Chiang Mai Aug 5, 2019
  200. Back to my Beloved Chiang Mai Aug 1, 2019
  201. Secret Sunrise: Nelson Mandela International Day July 17, 2019
  202. Farewell Picnic with Alan and Nicola July 15, 2019
  203. Secret Sunrise: Water July 3, 2019
  204. Hotel Review: Arun Suite June 27, 2019
  205. Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes June 24, 2019
  206. Optimizing Life thru Heart Math May 8, 15 and 22, 2019
  207. Connective Cacao and Sound Journey June 12, 2019
  208. Chiangmai BLUES June 6, 2019
  209. Meditating with One Million Meditators Movement June 1, 2019
  210. Vinyasa Happy Flow Series by Vaida May 31, 2019
  211. Muay Thai at the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium May 30, 2019
  212. Yoga Flow Through the 7 Chakras by Sabrina Pilz May 30, 2019
  213. World Meditation Day at Heart Space May 21, 2019
  214. Abs Yoga by Gigit May 12, 2019
  215. Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga with Nicola Symons May 10, 2019
  216. Secret Sunrise Interactive Dance May 9, 2019
  217. Tok Sen Massage from Ying May 8, 2019
  218. Bruschetta: Nawa Saraan Style Apr 22, 2019
  219. Thai Cooking at Pra Nang Thai Cookery School Apr 20, 2019
  220. Bonding with the Elephants in Chiang Mai Apr 11, 2019
  221. Ziplining in Chiang Mai with Eagle Track Zipline Apr 10, 2019
  222. Getting Thai Massage from Chiang Mai's Best (Lar Thanakrit Khamtanong) Mar 21, 2019
  223. Being the Soul of Nawa Saraan Hotel Mar 18, 2019
  224. Curing Cancer with Yoga? Feb 21, 2019
  225. International Training Massage School (ITM): Level 1 Feb 11-15, 2019
  226. Sandesch Album Launch by Christoph Joerg Feb 13, 2019
  227. Meditation in a Sensory Deprivation Tank at Float Chiang Mai Jan 29, 2019
  228. Reiki Share at the Mastermind Brain Spa Jan 26, 2019
  229. Resuming Life in Chiang Mai Jan 24, 2019
  230. Mike Chong Aug 8, 2018
  231. An Intimate Conversation with my Universe in Chiang Mai Aug 8, 2018
  232. Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa Aug 4, 2018
  233. Savoring a Baht 3,500 Birds Nest Soup at Natural Bird Nest by Burapa Aug 3, 2018
  234. Yoga Exploration at The Yoga Tree with Gernot Aug 1, 2018
  235. Laughter Yoga with Saffiya Arnous July 31, 2018
  236. Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai July 29, 2018
  237. 2 Weeks in Chiang Mai July 25 - Aug 7, 2018
  238. A First Timer in Chiang Mai Apr 9-23, 2016
  239. Chiang Mai's Amazing Peoplescape Apr 9-23, 2016
  240. Dance Mandala in Chiang Mai at The Yoga Tree Apr 19, 2016
  241. Songkran Waterfight Festival in Chiang Mai Apr 13-15, 2016
  242. Border Crossing from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand) to Chiang Mai April 9-10, 2016


  243. CHIANG RAI CHIANG RAI
  244. Visiting the Blue Temple Nov 27, 2019
  245. Visiting the Black House of Chiang Rai Nov 26, 2019
  246. Revisiting Chiang Rai Nov 26-28, 2019
  247. Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand May 11-16, 2016
  248. Visiting the White Temple of Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun) May 15, 2016

  249. CHIANG KHONG (district)
  250. Ten Days in Chiang Khong, Thailand Apr 30 - May 9, 2016

  251. CHIANG SAEN (district)
  252. Exploring Chiang Saen, Thailand Apr 28-30, 2016

  253. PHAN (district)
  254. Yoga with Amm Prajna Pitchaya and the Sivananda yoga community of Phan May 16-18, 2016
  255. Visiting the Nam Lot and the Pha Khong Caves of Phan District May 18, 2016
     
  256. LOEI
    LOEI
  257. A First-Timer in Loei, Thailand Jun 27, 2020

  258. CHIANG KHAN (district)
  259. Alms-Round (Sai Bat) with the Buddhist Monks of Chiang Khan Jun 21, 2020
  260. The Rapids of Kaeng Khut Khu, Chiang Khan Jun 20, 2020
  261. Ascending Phu Thok Hill Viewpoint Jun 20, 2020
  262. Chiang Khan Promenade by the Mekong River Jun 19, 2020
  263. Rummaging Through the Walking Street of Chiang Khan, Loei Jun 19, 2020
  264. A First-Timer in Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand Jun 18, 2020
  265. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020

  266. MAE HONG SON MAE HONG SON

  267. Peoplescape at the Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12 - Jan , 2019
  268. Arahattamagga Arahattaphala - the path to Aranhantship Dec 30, 2018
  269. Goenka and the Theravada Forest Monastery Vipassana Traditions Dec 25, 2018
  270. The Knower Dec 24, 2018
  271. 10-Day Meditation at Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019, 2018


  272. MAE SAI MAE SAI

  273. 4 Days in Mae Sai, Thailand Apr 25-28, 2016
  274. Border Crossing - Mae Sai (Thailand) to Tachileik (Myanmar) Apr 23, 2016


  275. MAE SOT MAE SOT

  276. Teaching 'Marketing English' to Hotel Staff Feb 17-19, 2020
  277. Post-Umphang Mae Sot Feb 15-20, 2020
  278. Time on my Hands in Mae Sot Feb 5-10, 2020
  279. Full-Body Ocular by the Immigration Officer in Mae Sot, Thailand Feb 5, 2020
  280. Mae Sot (Thailand) - Myawaddy (Myanmar) Border Crossing Jan 23, 2020
  281. Visiting Mae Sot Dec 27-30, 2019


  282. NONG KHAI NONG KHAI

  283. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020
  284. Life in Nong Khai Mar 13 - June 18, 2020
  285. Peoplescape of Nong Khai Jun 17, 2020
  286. My Studies with Sri Krishnamacharya by Srivatsa Ramaswami Jun 14, 2020
  287. Exploring Nong Khai's Cafe Culture Jun 10, 2020
  288. Nong Khai Street Art June 4, 2020
  289. Sirsasana A & B May 20, 2020
  290. Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli May 1, 2020
  291. Visiting the Salakaewkoo (Buddha Park) in Nong Khai, Thailand Apr 23, 2020
  292. Fitness in Quarantine Times Apr 20, 2020
  293. Covid 19: Lion - Buffalo Analogy Apr 13, 2020
  294. Covid 19 and the Conspiracies Mar - Apr, 2020
  295. Nong Khai with Cheng Mar 18 - Apr ???, 2020
  296. Covid 19 and Pranayama Mar 20, 2020
  297. Giant Mekong Catfish at the Nong Khai Aquarium Mar 19, 2020
  298. Drawn to Nong Khai, Thailand Mar 12, 2020


  299. PAI PAI

  300. Visiting Aida and Sofie in Pai Jan 3-5, 2021
  301. Overnight in Pai with Mike Jan 1, 2019
  302. Exploring Pai, Thailand May 19-24, 2016
  303. Visiting the Land Split in Pai, Thailand May 23, 2016
  304. Trekking the Ridges of Pai Canyon May 23, 2016
  305. Climbing up the White Buddha (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) May 21, 2016


  306. PAK CHONG PAK CHONG

  307. Pak Chong (Thailand) En Route to Siem Reap (Cambodia) Mar 20-21, 2016
  308. Goodbye Thai Plum Village Mar 20, 2016
  309. Yoga at Thai Plum Village Mar 19, 2016
  310. Pond Picnic with the Monastics Mar 14, 2016
  311. Sentence Expansion Mar 12, 2016
  312. Alms Round of the Thai Plum Village Monastics Mar 10, 2016
  313. First Day of Teaching English at Thai Plum Village Mar 8, 2016
  314. Cyber Monk Redefined Mar 6, 2016
  315. Thai Plum Village, Day 6: Plum Village and Vipassana Mar 2, 2016
  316. Thai Plum Village, Day 5: Visa Snag Mar 1, 2016
  317. Plum Village, Day 4: Picnic with the Monastics on Lazy Monday Feb 29, 2016
  318. Plum Village, Day 2-3: Getting Settled Feb 27-28, 2016
  319. Plum Village, Day 1: Arrival Feb 26, 2016


  320. PHITSANULOK PHITSANULOK

  321. Hostel Scammed in Phitsanulok, Thailand Feb 23-24,2020


  322. SUKHOTHAI SUKHOTHAI

  323. Visiting Sukhothai, Thailand Feb 20-23, 2020


  324. UDON THANI UDON THANI

  325. Isaan Food in Udan Thani, Thailand Mar 5, 2020
  326. Low Season (2020) Feb 29, 2020
  327. Thai Food Cooking at ISaan Workshop Feb 26, 2020
  328. Movie Review: Parasite Feb 25, 2020
  329. Abundance in Udon Thani, Thailand Feb 25, 2020


  330. UMPHANG UMPHANG

  331. Visiting the Pasak Vipassana Temple, Umphang, Thailand Feb 14, 2020
  332. Food in Umphang Feb 10-15, 2002
  333. Trekking Kao Hua Mot Viewpoint Feb 11-12, 2020
  334. Exploring Umphang, Thailand Feb 10-15, 2020

Travel Tips for Thailand

How to Get a 60-Day Thai Tourist Visa and then Extend by another 30 Days

This process is BEFORE Covid 19. Not sure what it is now.

    60-Day Thai Tourist Visa

    NOTE: There is no need to go back to your country to get the Thai tourist visa. Any major city with a Thai Embassy will do. Apparently there is also no need to have an invitation from a Thai establishment to justify the visa.

  1. Bring the following to the Thai embassy:
    a) proof of money (bank statement will suffice)
    b) flight booking to Thailand
    c) onward flight back to your country from Thailand
    d) filled-in tourist visa form
    e) 2 passport pictures
    f) hotel booking in Thailand (they didn't ask me for this but better be safe)
    g) passport with at least 6 months validity
  2. After handing over all the documents, they will ask you to come pick your passport with the visa the following day from 4 to 5pm. That's it!
  3. NOTE: after 2 successful attempts, I was already questioned the 3rd time.

    30-Day Extension

    NOTE: When your 60-day visa is close to expiry and you want to extend your stay. No need to leave Thailand.

  1. bring the following to the Immigration Office:
    a) passport (make sure your Tourist Visa hasn't expired yet)
    b) Baht 1900
    c) photocopy of your passport + visa duration date stamp + TM6 card (white immigration card) and sign all the copies
    d) completed TM7 visa extension form (available at the Immigration Office)
    e) one 4cmx6cm passport picture
  2. submit the above to the Front Desk. They will give you a stub with your number on it. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called
  3. when your number is called, your picture will be taken. Then go back to your seat. They will call you again.
  4. when they call you again, they'll give you your passport with your extended visa. That's it!
  5. when there are no lines, the whole process can take only 10 minutes
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General Travel Tips
  1. arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
  2. put detailed itinerary on the Calendar apps of your smart-phone according to timelines - this is where you do all your thinking and planning. Once written down, you don't have to think anymore while you are on the journey...you just follow the steps. This frees your mind for something else that might happen while you are already en route
  3. avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
  4. power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!
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