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


  290. CHIANG RAI CHIANG RAI
  291. Visiting the Blue Temple Nov 27, 2019
  292. Visiting the Black House of Chiang Rai Nov 26, 2019
  293. Revisiting Chiang Rai Nov 26-28, 2019
  294. Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand May 11-16, 2016
  295. Visiting the White Temple of Chiang Rai (Wat Rong Khun) May 15, 2016

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

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

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

  305. CHIANG KHAN (district)
  306. Alms-Round (Sai Bat) with the Buddhist Monks of Chiang Khan Jun 21, 2020
  307. The Rapids of Kaeng Khut Khu, Chiang Khan Jun 20, 2020
  308. Ascending Phu Thok Hill Viewpoint Jun 20, 2020
  309. Chiang Khan Promenade by the Mekong River Jun 19, 2020
  310. Rummaging Through the Walking Street of Chiang Khan, Loei Jun 19, 2020
  311. A First-Timer in Chiang Khan, Loei, Thailand Jun 18, 2020
  312. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020

  313. MAE HONG SON MAE HONG SON

  314. Peoplescape at the Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12 - Jan , 2019
  315. Arahattamagga Arahattaphala - the path to Aranhantship Dec 30, 2018
  316. Goenka and the Theravada Forest Monastery Vipassana Traditions Dec 25, 2018
  317. The Knower Dec 24, 2018
  318. 10-Day Meditation at Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery Dec 12, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019, 2018


  319. MAE SAI MAE SAI

  320. 4 Days in Mae Sai, Thailand Apr 25-28, 2016
  321. Border Crossing - Mae Sai (Thailand) to Tachileik (Myanmar) Apr 23, 2016


  322. MAE SOT MAE SOT

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


  329. NONG KHAI NONG KHAI

  330. Nong Khai - Chiang Khan Roadtrip June 18, 2020
  331. Life in Nong Khai Mar 13 - June 18, 2020
  332. Peoplescape of Nong Khai Jun 17, 2020
  333. My Studies with Sri Krishnamacharya by Srivatsa Ramaswami Jun 14, 2020
  334. Exploring Nong Khai's Cafe Culture Jun 10, 2020
  335. Nong Khai Street Art June 4, 2020
  336. Sirsasana A & B May 20, 2020
  337. Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli May 1, 2020
  338. Visiting the Salakaewkoo (Buddha Park) in Nong Khai, Thailand Apr 23, 2020
  339. Fitness in Quarantine Times Apr 20, 2020
  340. Covid 19: Lion - Buffalo Analogy Apr 13, 2020
  341. Covid 19 and the Conspiracies Mar - Apr, 2020
  342. Nong Khai with Cheng Mar 18 - Apr ???, 2020
  343. Covid 19 and Pranayama Mar 20, 2020
  344. Giant Mekong Catfish at the Nong Khai Aquarium Mar 19, 2020
  345. Drawn to Nong Khai, Thailand Mar 12, 2020


  346. PAI PAI ÿr ೜˻
  347. Visiting Aida and Sofie in Pai Jan 3-5, 2021
  348. Overnight in Pai with Mike Jan 1, 2019
  349. Exploring Pai, Thailand May 19-24, 2016
  350. Visiting the Land Split in Pai, Thailand May 23, 2016
  351. Trekking the Ridges of Pai Canyon May 23, 2016
  352. Climbing up the White Buddha (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) May 21, 2016


  353. PAK CHONG PAK CHONG

  354. Pak Chong (Thailand) En Route to Siem Reap (Cambodia) Mar 20-21, 2016
  355. Goodbye Thai Plum Village Mar 20, 2016
  356. Yoga at Thai Plum Village Mar 19, 2016
  357. Pond Picnic with the Monastics Mar 14, 2016
  358. Sentence Expansion Mar 12, 2016
  359. Alms Round of the Thai Plum Village Monastics Mar 10, 2016
  360. First Day of Teaching English at Thai Plum Village Mar 8, 2016
  361. Cyber Monk Redefined Mar 6, 2016
  362. Thai Plum Village, Day 6: Plum Village and Vipassana Mar 2, 2016
  363. Thai Plum Village, Day 5: Visa Snag Mar 1, 2016
  364. Plum Village, Day 4: Picnic with the Monastics on Lazy Monday Feb 29, 2016
  365. Plum Village, Day 2-3: Getting Settled Feb 27-28, 2016
  366. Plum Village, Day 1: Arrival Feb 26, 2016


  367. PHITSANULOK PHITSANULOK

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


  369. SUKHOTHAI SUKHOTHAI

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


  371. UDON THANI UDON THANI

  372. Isaan Food in Udan Thani, Thailand Mar 5, 2020
  373. Low Season (2020) Feb 29, 2020
  374. Thai Food Cooking at ISaan Workshop Feb 26, 2020
  375. Movie Review: Parasite Feb 25, 2020
  376. Abundance in Udon Thani, Thailand Feb 25, 2020


  377. UMPHANG UMPHANG

  378. Visiting the Pasak Vipassana Temple, Umphang, Thailand Feb 14, 2020
  379. Food in Umphang Feb 10-15, 2002
  380. Trekking Kao Hua Mot Viewpoint Feb 11-12, 2020
  381. 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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