My previous post was all about Pai, so this one would be all about getting to Pai from Chiangmai. Pai isn’t that far from Chiangmai at around 146 km away. But the trip there takes almost 2.5 to 3 hours as it involves driving through hundreds of twists and turns with sometimes steep gradients of up to 30°.Continue reading “Road to Pai”
The small mountain town of Pai is quite well known in the backpacker community and has been a regular stop over for hippie travelers plying Thailand’s north. I decided to make a trip to Pai when I visited Chiangmai this year to see what the fuss was about it.Continue reading “The Life in Pai”
Taking to the skies
I’ve been to Chiangmai a few times but I’ve never realized that you could sign up for powered paragliding or paramotoring as they call it. So on my latest trip I decided that it was an opportunity to try this out.Continue reading “Paramotoring in Chiangmai”
Bangkok is well known for it’s many markets which operate day and night. So here is my own take on some of the better known markets which are also easy to get to using the metro in Bangkok.Continue reading “Bangkok Markets”
For those of us who have been to Bangkok before, getting around by taxi or tut tut is pretty convenient. But then you’d also have to make do with Bangkok’s famous traffic jams and air pollution. As the impact of over tourism starts getting felt and sustainable travel becomes increasingly popular, here is a great way to travel around Bangkok without worrying about the traffic jams while reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.Continue reading “Beating the Traffic Jams in Bangkok”
The omelette that won a Michelin star
How long would you wait to eat good food? An hour, before your tummy starts to protest? How about waiting like 4 hours or more for your turn to sample culinary delights from the Queen of Bangkok street food?Continue reading “The Queen of Street Food”
This blog is all about boats. From huge cruise liners to small canoes, It’s all here. If you are afraid of flying and sea travel is your thing then read on. Very often we hear that the journey is more important than the destination, and if you are one of those that believes in this, then taking a cruise to your holiday destination can be more enjoyable than being stuck on a pressurized metal tube up in the air for hours. And you also get to sleep on a proper bed instead of being cramped onto a small economy class seat, especially on long haul flights.
For most of us here in Singapore when we hear of whale watching, we think that this is an activity that can only be done in some faraway country, and where it’s usually winter weather. For myself, I’ve been on whale watching cruises in Australia and Iceland, and it’s not a totally pleasant experience due to rough seas and below freezing wind chill. So rejoice as I share with you that you can actually see whales in Thailand just 2 hrs drive from Bangkok (in the wild, not in an aquarium) in warm tropical waters, and get a suntan while doing it. Continue reading “Chasing Whales in the Tropics”
Continuing on my series of blogs on Samut Songkhram, this is about Amphawa, a rather small but well known town on the mouth of the Mae Klong River. If the over commercialized floating markets in Bangkok have made you feel jaded, then the rustic and authentic wooden houses and canal side shops here may be your thing.