TheLoneRider
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Thailand

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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. 3 Nights in Bangkok Oct 11-13, 2022
  2. Bangkok in Pictures Mar 17-21, 2021
  3. Bangkok for Passport Renewal Mar 17-21, 2021
  4. Bangkok with $19 Dec 8-11, 2018
  5. 30 Days - Goodbye Bangkok Nov 8, 2018
  6. Revolving Peoplescape of Bangkok Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  7. Food and Friendship at Dalad Vietnamese Oct 8 - Nov 8, 2018
  8. Movie Review: First Reformed (2017) Nov 6, 2018
  9. Doing Online Work at The Work Loft Nov 5, 2018
  10. Window Seat [His Precious] Nov 1, 2018
  11. Surreal Odyssey at Bangkok Float Center Oct 29/31, 2018
  12. Bangkok Halloween with Rinna and Steve Oct 27, 2018
  13. Push-Ups Oct 22/24, 2018
  14. Pad Thai at Thip Samai, Bangkok Oct 16, 2018
  15. Birthday Walkabout Oct 16, 2018
  16. Coming to Terms with Donations Oct 14, 2018
  17. Feelin' Da Blues at Adhere the 13th Blues Bar Oct 12, 2018
  18. Visiting the Grand Palace of Thailand Oct 12, 2018
  19. A Web Mandate in Bangkok Oct 8, 2018
  20. 29 Days in Bangkok: Thank You and Goodbye Aug 27 - Sep 24, 2018
  21. Calling the Bangkok Police Sep 23, 2018
  22. Movie Review: Mindfulness and Murder (2011) Sep 22, 2018
  23. Yoga Inversions at Now's Fitness Gym Sep 19, 2018
  24. Flow Yoga with Teacher Kea at Now's Fitness Sep 18, 2018
  25. Movie Review: Under Construction (2015) Sep 15, 2018
  26. Walking Tour of Little India Sep 15, 2018
  27. Vinyasa Yoga with Teacher That at Now's Fitness Sep 14, 2018
  28. Abs Workout with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 13, 2018
  29. Exercise Ball Workout with Teacher Bie at Now's Fitness Sep 11, 2018
  30. Exploring the Amphawa Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  31. Exploring the Tree-Engulfed Wat Bang Kung Temple Sep 9, 2018
  32. Parting of the Maeklong Railway Market with a Passing Train Sep 9, 2018
  33. Exploring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Sep 9, 2018
  34. Horse Racing at the The Royal Bangkok Sports Club Sep 8, 2018
  35. Fight Class with Teacher San at Now's Fitness Sep 7, 2018
  36. Exploring the Bangkok Art Book Fair 2018 Sep 6, 2018
  37. Circuit Training with Mild at Now's Fitness Sep 5, 2018
  38. Gentle Flow Yoga with Nuch at Now's Fitness, Bangkok Sep 4, 2018
  39. A Yogi Lost in a Modern Gym - Now's Fitness Sep 3, 2018
  40. Abundance at On Nut, Bangkok Aug 30-Sep 1, 2018
  41. Outside Looking In Aug 29, 2018
  42. Back in Bangkok After 5 Weeks Aug 27, 2018
  43. 15 Days in Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  44. Peoplescape: Bangkok July 10-24, 2018
  45. Hatha and Yantra Yoga Fusion July 10-24, 2018
  46. Revisiting Terminal 21 Mall, Bangkok July 23, 2018
  47. Rope Skipping, 4mins Full-on July 22, 2018
  48. Sunday Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market July 17, 2018
  49. Fork on the Road: Abundance or Poverty by Choice? July 16, 2018
  50. Loving Bangkok All Over Again Feb 22-26, 2016
  51. Hotel Review: Adventure Hostel Bangkok July 11, 2018
  52. Hotel Review: Riva Surya Bangkok Oct 20, 2014
  53. Exploring the Shopping Malls of Bangkok Oct 6-20, 2014
  54. Bangkok's Street Food Delight Oct 6-20, 2014
  55. Bangkok Revisited 3 Oct 6-20, 2014
  56. A First Timer in Bangkok December 31, 2005 - January 3, 2006

  57. CHIANG MAI
    CHIANG MAI

  58. Carrot Cake Sep 12, 2022
  59. September Snapshots Sep 30, 2022
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  61. Making Coconut Bread Sep 3, 2022
  62. August Snapshots Aug 31, 2022
  63. Yoga Nidra with Chunyah and Tom Aug 18, 2022
  64. Coconut Pancake Aug 11, 2022
  65. July Snapshots Jul 31, 2022
  66. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Jul 31, 2022
  67. Jason, Max and Elizabeth Pizza Nite Jul 28, 2022
  68. Yakiniku Dinner with Max and Jason Jul 25, 2022
  69. Icebath at Nawa Saraan Jul 6 - Oct 5, 2022
  70. June Snapshots Jun 30, 2022
  71. Tom, Chunyah and Simona Pizza Nite Jun 23, 2022
  72. Yoga Class Pizza Nite Jun 15, 2022
  73. Pranayama with Nicha Jun 14, 2022
  74. May Snapshots May 31, 2022
  75. Lover's Quarrel May 26, 2022
  76. Getting Lost on a Hike May 25, 2022
  77. Biohacker Meetup at 'Living with The Spirit' May 22, 2022
  78. Music and Magic at Paapu House May 5, 2022
  79. Breathwork + Icebath @ Alt_Chiangmai II Apr 20, 2022
  80. April 2022 in a Nugget Apr 30, 2022
  81. Kayaking along the Ping River with the BioHackers Apr 24, 2022
  82. Pizza Nite with Jerry, Paolo and Abby Apr 9, 2022
  83. Tom Maher's Muay Thai Fight Apr 8, 2022
  84. Breathwork + Icebath @ Alt_Chiangmai Apr 6, 2022
  85. Yoga with Leo Apr 5, 2022
  86. Mar 2022 in a Nugget Mar 31, 2022
  87. Street Photo Mar 31, 2022
  88. Peoplescape Mar 31, 2022
  89. Chiang Mai's Recovering Music Scene Mar 31, 2022
  90. Street Photo Mar 31, 2022
  91. Yoga and Fitness Mar 26, 2022
  92. Friday Bitcoin Meetups Mar 18, 2022
  93. Pizza Nite with Aida and Sophie Mar 14, 2022
  94. Pizza Nite with Kevin, Jamie and Kris Mar 10, 2022
  95. In Search of Genetic Immortality Mar 5, 2022
  96. Feb 2022 in a Nugget Feb 28, 2022
  97. Palm-Feeding Wild Birds Feb 26, 2022
  98. Cuckoo Feb 16, 2022
  99. Tell John Feb 16, 2022
  100. Pizza Nite with Kris, Simona and Mary Feb 15, 2022
  101. Pizza Nite with the Chiang Mai Boyz Feb 6, 2022
  102. Welcoming the New Year Jan 31, 2022
  103. January Snapshots Jan 31, 2022
  104. ABS Fitness Challenge Jan 16 - Apr 16, 2022
  105. Pumpkin Tahini Recipe Jan 3, 2022
  106. 2021: A Year in Review Dec 31, 2021
  107. Pizza Nite with Simona and Lisa Dec 28, 2021
  108. Tahini Salad Dressing Dec 27, 2021
  109. Baba Ganoush Recipe Dec 23, 2021
  110. 7 Universal Laws Dec 20, 2021
  111. Sacred Circuitry Dec 18, 2021
  112. Cave-Living in a Boutique Hotel in Chiang Mai Dec 14, 2021
  113. Tummo Yoga + Wim Hof Breathing + Full-Body Muscle Contraction Dec 13, 2021
  114. Monk Chat Dec 10, 2021
  115. Making Tahini and Hummus Dec 8, 2021
  116. Watering the Plants Hands-Free Dec 2, 2021
  117. Vietnamese Phin Coffee Filter Dec 2, 2021
  118. Emptiness Meditation Dec 1, 2021
  119. Tummo Yoga Dec 1, 2021
  120. The Bliss of Inner Fire: Book Summary/Review Dec 1, 2021
  121. The Bliss of Inner Fire: Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa Dec 1, 2021
  122. 'Must Experience' Cafés of Chiang Mai Nov 30, 2021
  123. British Hobnob Cookies Nov 22, 2021
  124. New York Cheese Cake Nov 22, 2021
  125. Dham's Poetry Nov 14, 2021
  126. Pizza Nite with Simona and Nat Nov 11, 2021
  127. Stepping Forward / Reaching Out Oct 31, 2021
  128. Cancel Culture Attack Oct 31, 2021
  129. Mantra Primer Oct 29, 2021
  130. Spinal Mobility Oct 7, 2021
  131. Swedish Cinnamon Rolls [Kanelbullar] Oct 4, 2021
  132. Just Bring 2 Chinese Oct 3, 2021
  133. Sep Snapshots Sep 31, 2021
  134. One-Leg Yoga Asana Sequences Sep 30, 2021
  135. Pizza Nite with Nut, Monika and Yuki Sep 27, 2021
  136. 23-Minute Ice Bath Sep 27, 2021
  137. Pizza Nite with Nut, Simona and Malee Sep 23, 2021
  138. Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) Sep 23, 2021
  139. Making Cornbread Sep 15, 2021
  140. Kombucha: 2nd Batch Sep 11, 2021
  141. Making German Stollen Bread Sep 9, 2021
  142. Pizza Nite with Jackson, Goi and Paapu Sep 6, 2021
  143. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug 31, 2021
  144. Making Homemade Kombucha Aug 30, 2021
  145. Wrong Question to Ask This Crowd Aug 29, 2021
  146. Pizza Nite with Tom, Chunyah and Goi Aug 20, 2021
  147. Pizza Nite with Moms and Kids Aug 15, 2021
  148. Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale) Aug 14, 2021
  149. Everybody's Only Friend Aug 13, 2021
  150. Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies) Aug 11, 2021
  151. Fighting Infection through Yoga Aug 3, 2021
  152. Too Close for Friendship Aug 2, 2021
  153. Manifesting: Epicurus' Pursuit Jul 31, 2021
  154. Homemade Rum Raisin Ice Cream Jul 30, 2021
  155. Ice Bath at Nawa Saraan Healing Space Jul 25, 2021
  156. Pizza Nite + Slack Line + Hammock Jul 23, 2021
  157. Yin-Yoga & Hypnosis with Christine Thiel Jul 20, 2021
  158. Pizza Nite with James and Nat Jul 19, 2021
  159. Antara Kumbhaka on Nadi Shodan Pranayama: Yogic Breath-Hold on the Inhale Jul 17, 2021
  160. Moving and Cashing-Out Bitcoin Jun 2 - Jul 11, 2021
  161. 'The Bow' Yoga Jul 7, 2021
  162. Yoga Classes with Calum Mar 27 - Jul 4, 2021
  163. Hike to Wat Pa Thammachat Waterfall Jul 2, 2021
  164. Pizza Brunch with the Yogis July 1, 2021
  165. Continuing Friendships in Chiang Mai Jun 30, 2021
  166. On the Brink of Hunger, the ENABLERS Come to Light Jun 21, 2021
  167. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga with Katharine Day Jun 17, 2021
  168. Pranayama Basics II Jun 16, 2021
  169. 36-Hour Love Life Jun 11, 2021
  170. Pranayama Basics I Jun 9, 2021
  171. Biohackers Meetup in Chiang Mai Jun 6, 2021
  172. Learning How to Breathe Jun 2, 2021
  173. Not the Usual Day-to-Day Life May 31, 2021
  174. Morphing Peoplescape of Chiang Mai May 31, 2021
  175. Breathwork & Ice Bath with Jason Ryer of Zen Strength May 23, 2021
  176. It's Raining Bell Peppers May 7, 2021
  177. Yoga Classes with Nana Apr 20, 2021
  178. You Want to be Wonder Woman? Apr 8, 2021
  179. Kunjal Kriya / Vamana Dhauti (induced vomiting) Apr 1, 2021
  180. Coffeemates, Breadmates and Yogamates in Chiang Mai Jan-Mar 2021
  181. Varisara Dhauti (cleansing of the entire digestive tract) Mar 26, 2021
  182. Spiritual Backpacker Interview by Napasorn 'Cherry' Suvarnapradip Mar 23, 2021
  183. Private One-on-One Yoga Classes with Doriana Feb 17 - Mar 14, 2021
  184. Transformational Life Events Mar 13, 2021
  185. Guess Who's Coming to Bread Day? Mar 1, 2021
  186. Mula Shodhana (anal cleansing) Feb 27, 2021
  187. Are You My Queen? Feb 25, 2021
  188. Breaking the 5-Minute Breath-hold Barrier Feb 25, 2021
  189. Breaking the 4-minute Breath-hold Feb 7, 2021
  190. Pranayama Primer Feb 2, 2021
  191. Heartbreak in every Song Jan 24, 2021
  192. The Silent Killer is Baaack! Jan 12, 2021
  193. Learning the Thai Language Jan 9, 2021
  194. Hike to Huay Keaw Waterfall Dec 20, 2020
  195. Yoga Mat Dec 19, 2020
  196. Hiking to Wat Pha Lat along the Monk's Trail Dec 19, 2020
  197. Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Dec 18, 2020
  198. Am I Psycho? Dec 9, 2020
  199. Muffin Man Dec 8, 2020
  200. Polyamory Dec 4, 2020
  201. The Wim Hof Ice Bath Dec 3, 2020
  202. RSVP Nov 25, 2020
  203. High Intensity Interval Yoga (Yoga + HIIT) Nov 14, 2020
  204. Cleansing the Nadis (Energy Pathway) Nov 13, 2020
  205. Yoga for a 360-degree Core Nov 6, 2020
  206. Edward Witten: 'the smartest living physicist' Nov 4, 2020
  207. Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematician of the Divine Oct 27, 2020
  208. Bashar as Channeled by Darryl Anka Oct 26, 2020
  209. Vinyasa Krama and Ashtanga Yoga with Aida Yoga Oct 18, 2020
  210. Deepak Chopra: author, lecturer, healer Oct 12, 2020
  211. Facebook Friends Oct 1, 2020
  212. Chiang Mai Peoplescape Aug-Sep 2020 Sep 30, 2020
  213. Siddhis (yogic super powers) Sep 30, 2020
  214. Learning the Import/Export Trade Sep 4, 2020
  215. Music and Magic at Justin's Birthday Bash Sep 3, 2020
  216. Biggest Stone in his Shoe Sep 1, 2020
  217. Abandoned Aug 25, 2020
  218. Gabriella's Birthday Bash at Mothership Resort Aug 8-9, 2020
  219. Shifting Peoplescape of Chiang Mai July 31, 2020
  220. Yoga Class for Strength and Muscle Jul 30, 2020
  221. Yoga Class for Optimum Digestion July 29, 2020
  222. Yoga Class for Healthy Eyes Jul 27, 2020
  223. Hippie Night at Nawa Saraan Healing Space July 24, 2020
  224. The Podcast Series: Alan "Heart Math" Strydom Jul 17, 2020
  225. Prana Vayu Adhitthana Yoga Class July 11-12, 2020
  226. Coming Back to Chiang Mai Jun 29, 2020
  227. Goodbye Chiang Mai Jan 23, 2020
  228. Prasnopanishad: Understanding Prana Jan 17, 2020
  229. Hiking the Monk's Trail Jan 15, 2020
  230. Chaturanga Jan 10, 2020
  231. You Spooned Me Jan 3, 2020
  232. 2019: A Year in Review Dec 31, 2019
  233. Friends, Coffeemates and Breadmates (Dec 2019) Dec 31, 2019
  234. Let's Make it About You - an Epiphany Dec 17, 2019
  235. Shut-Up! Dec 7, 2019
  236. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Puree Dec 3, 2019
  237. Coffeemates and Breadmates (Nov 2019) Nov 30, 2019
  238. Coffeemates and Breadmates (Oct 2019) Oct to Nov 5, 2019
  239. Sacred Cacao - Chakra Dance Journey Oct 26, 2019
  240. Partner Healing with Natascha Oct 24, 2019
  241. Point-Of-Failure Birthday Workout Oct 22, 2019
  242. Hugfest at Thapae Gate, Chiang Mai Oct 19, 2019
  243. Learning Thai with Cee Oct 13, 2019
  244. Mindfulness Gong Bath by Vee (Veerayuth Pongsiri) Oct 3, 2019
  245. Cuddle Party by Abundant Love CM Oct 1, 2019
  246. Visa-Run to Tachileik, Myanmar Sep 28, 2019
  247. Eye-Gazing at Heart Space Sep 20, 2019
  248. Prana Vayu (Pranic Wind) Sep 20, 2019
  249. 2-Week Yoga Challenge by Agnese Erba Sep 17, 2019
  250. Sunday Vinyasa Flow with Marina Forster Sep 8, 2019
  251. Shamanic Breathwork by Rachel Constantino Sep 4, 2019
  252. The Conscious Peoplescape of Chiang Mai Aug 31, 2019
  253. Of Winos and Yogis Aug 26, 2019
  254. Intelligent Romantic Break-up Aug 25, 2020
  255. The 9 Jhanas of Buddha Aug 22, 2019
  256. Dad-Zoned Aug 18, 2020
  257. Full Moon Ceremony at Heart Space Aug 15, 2019
  258. Yin Yoga - Water Element by Martina Barabas Aug 15, 2019
  259. Hatha Mix Yoga with Christin Aug 13, 2019
  260. Public Display of Affection Aug 9, 2020
  261. Boy Blues Bar Rocks Chiang Mai Aug 5, 2019
  262. Back to my Beloved Chiang Mai Aug 1, 2019
  263. Secret Sunrise: Nelson Mandela International Day July 17, 2019
  264. Farewell Picnic with Alan and Nicola July 15, 2019
  265. Kaleidoscope of Chiang Mai's Peoplescape July 27, 2019
  266. Secret Sunrise: Water July 3, 2019
  267. Hotel Review: Arun Suite June 27, 2019
  268. Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes June 24, 2019
  269. Optimizing Life thru Heart Math May 8, 15 and 22, 2019
  270. Connective Cacao and Sound Journey June 12, 2019
  271. Chiangmai BLUES June 6, 2019
  272. Hatha Slow Flow with Neil Jefferson June 3, 2019
  273. Meditating with One Million Meditators Movement June 1, 2019
  274. Vinyasa Happy Flow Series by Vaida May 31, 2019
  275. Muay Thai at the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium May 30, 2019
  276. Yoga Flow Through the 7 Chakras by Sabrina Pilz May 30, 2019
  277. The Outsiders (people you need to push out of your sacred circle) May 31, 2019
  278. Fascinating Peoplescape of Chiang Mai May 22, 2019
  279. World Meditation Day at Heart Space May 21, 2019
  280. Abs Yoga by Gigit May 12, 2019
  281. Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga with Nicola Symons May 10, 2019
  282. Secret Sunrise Interactive Dance May 9, 2019
  283. Tok Sen Massage from Ying May 8, 2019
  284. Bruschetta: Nawa Saraan Style Apr 22, 2019
  285. Thai Cooking at Pra Nang Thai Cookery School Apr 20, 2019
  286. Bonding with the Elephants in Chiang Mai Apr 11, 2019
  287. Ziplining in Chiang Mai with Eagle Track Zipline Apr 10, 2019
  288. Getting Thai Massage from Chiang Mai's Best (Lar Thanakrit Khamtanong) Mar 21, 2019
  289. Being the Soul of Nawa Saraan Hotel Mar 18, 2019
  290. Peoplescape of Chiang Mai Jan 24 - Mar 13, 2019
  291. Curing Cancer with Yoga? Feb 21, 2019
  292. International Training Massage School (ITM): Level 1 Feb 11-15, 2019
  293. Sandesch Album Launch by Christoph Joerg Feb 13, 2019
  294. Meditation in a Sensory Deprivation Tank at Float Chiang Mai Jan 29, 2019
  295. Reiki Share at the Mastermind Brain Spa Jan 26, 2019
  296. Resuming Life in Chiang Mai Jan 24, 2019
  297. Mike Chong Aug 8, 2018
  298. An Intimate Conversation with my Universe in Chiang Mai Aug 8, 2018
  299. Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa Aug 4, 2018
  300. Savoring a Baht 3,500 Birds Nest Soup at Natural Bird Nest by Burapa Aug 3, 2018
  301. Yoga Exploration at The Yoga Tree with Gernot Aug 1, 2018
  302. Laughter Yoga with Saffiya Arnous July 31, 2018
  303. Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai July 29, 2018
  304. 2 Weeks in Chiang Mai July 25 - Aug 7, 2018
  305. A First Timer in Chiang Mai Apr 9-23, 2016
  306. Chiang Mai's Amazing Peoplescape Apr 9-23, 2016
  307. Dance Mandala in Chiang Mai at The Yoga Tree Apr 19, 2016
  308. Songkran Waterfight Festival in Chiang Mai Apr 13-15, 2016
  309. Border Crossing from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Bangkok (Thailand) to Chiang Mai April 9-10, 2016

  310. CHIANG RAI
    CHIANG RAI

  311. Visiting the Blue Temple Nov 27, 2019
  312. Visiting the Black House of Chiang Rai Nov 26, 2019
  313. Revisiting Chiang Rai Nov 26-28, 2019
  314. Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand May 11-16, 2016
  315. Visiting the White Temple of Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun) May 15, 2016

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

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

  320. PHAN (district)
  321. Yoga with Amm Prajna Pitchaya and the Sivananda yoga community of Phan May 16-18, 2016
  322. Visiting the Nam Lot and the Pha Khong Caves of Phan District May 18, 2016

  323. LOEI
    LOEI

  324. A First-Timer in Loei, Thailand Jun 27, 2020

  325. CHIANG KHAN (district)

  326. Alms-Round (Sai Bat) with the Buddhist Monks of Chiang Khan Jun 21, 2020
  327. The Rapids of Kaeng Khut Khu, Chiang Khan Jun 20, 2020
  328. Ascending Phu Thok Hill Viewpoint Jun 20, 2020
  329. Chiang Khan Promenade by the Mekong River Jun 19, 2020
  330. Rummaging Through the Walking Street of Chiang Khan, Loei Jun 19, 2020
  331. A First-Timer in Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand Jun 18, 2020
  332. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020

  333. MAE HONG SON
    MAE HONG SON

  334. Peoplescape at the Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12 - Jan , 2019
  335. Arahattamagga Arahattaphala - the path to Aranhantship Dec 30, 2018
  336. Goenka and the Theravada Forest Monastery Vipassana Traditions Dec 25, 2018
  337. The Knower Dec 24, 2018
  338. 10-Day Meditation at Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019, 2018

  339. MAE SAI
    MAE SAI

  340. 4 Days in Mae Sai, Thailand Apr 25-28, 2016
  341. Border Crossing - Mae Sai (Thailand) to Tachileik (Myanmar) Apr 23, 2016

  342. MAE SOT
    MAE SOT

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

  349. NONG KHAI
    NONG KHAI

  350. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020
  351. Life in Nong Khai Mar 13 - June 18, 2020
  352. Peoplescape of Nong Khai Jun 17, 2020
  353. My Studies with Sri Krishnamacharya by Srivatsa Ramaswami Jun 14, 2020
  354. Exploring Nong Khai's Cafe Culture Jun 10, 2020
  355. Nong Khai Street Art June 4, 2020
  356. Sirsasana A & B May 20, 2020
  357. Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli May 1, 2020
  358. Visiting the Salakaewkoo (Buddha Park) in Nong Khai, Thailand Apr 23, 2020
  359. Fitness in Quarantine Times Apr 20, 2020
  360. Covid 19: Lion - Buffalo Analogy Apr 13, 2020
  361. Covid 19 and the Conspiracies Mar - Apr, 2020
  362. Nong Khai with Cheng Mar 18 - Apr ???, 2020
  363. Covid 19 and Pranayama Mar 20, 2020
  364. Giant Mekong Catfish at the Nong Khai Aquarium Mar 19, 2020
  365. Drawn to Nong Khai, Thailand Mar 12, 2020

  366. PAI
    PAI

  367. Visiting Aida and Sofie in Pai Jan 3-5, 2021
  368. Overnight in Pai with Mike Jan 1, 2019
  369. Exploring Pai, Thailand May 19-24, 2016
  370. Visiting the Land Split in Pai, Thailand May 23, 2016
  371. Trekking the Ridges of Pai Canyon May 23, 2016
  372. Climbing up the White Buddha (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) May 21, 2016

  373. PAK CHONG
    PAK CHONG

  374. Pak Chong (Thailand) En Route to Siem Reap (Cambodia) Mar 20-21, 2016
  375. Goodbye Thai Plum Village Mar 20, 2016
  376. Yoga at Thai Plum Village Mar 19, 2016
  377. Pond Picnic with the Monastics Mar 14, 2016
  378. Sentence Expansion Mar 12, 2016
  379. Alms Round of the Thai Plum Village Monastics Mar 10, 2016
  380. First Day of Teaching English at Thai Plum Village Mar 8, 2016
  381. Cyber Monk Redefined Mar 6, 2016
  382. Thai Plum Village, Day 6: Plum Village and Vipassana Mar 2, 2016
  383. Thai Plum Village, Day 5: Visa Snag Mar 1, 2016
  384. Plum Village, Day 4: Picnic with the Monastics on Lazy Monday Feb 29, 2016
  385. Plum Village, Day 2-3: Getting Settled Feb 27-28, 2016
  386. Plum Village, Day 1: Arrival Feb 26, 2016

  387. PHITSANULOK
    PHITSANULOK

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

  389. SUKHOTHAI
    SUKHOTHAI

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

  391. UDON THANI
    UDON THANI

  392. Isaan Food in Udan Thani, Thailand Mar 5, 2020
  393. Low Season (2020) Feb 29, 2020
  394. Thai Food Cooking at ISaan Workshop Feb 26, 2020
  395. Movie Review: Parasite Feb 25, 2020
  396. Abundance in Udon Thani, Thailand Feb 25, 2020

  397. UMPHANG
    UMPHANG

  398. Visiting the Pasak Vipassana Temple, Umphang, Thailand Feb 14, 2020
  399. Food in Umphang Feb 10-15, 2002
  400. Trekking Kao Hua Mot Viewpoint Feb 11-12, 2020
  401. 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
Book Train Tickets in Thailand

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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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