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  • Exploring an Alternate Realty with Collin Piprell, author of MOM (Magic Circles Series)
    The internet and 24/7 connectivity by way of our gadgetry can give us a godlike feeling that we’re parked at the hub of the universe with all that is right there at our fingertips. If you’re a working freelancer, for example, you can’t understand how anyone ever got along without it... Of course there are also all the distractions. Many… ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • Train stations in Thailand, next station Wang Pho
    I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.This is a bit ordinary station, but along an extra-ordinary line Bangkok-Nam… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Trees in Sukhothai
    It is the hot & dry season, in the north also called the smoggy & burning season. Everything looks dry but some trees start to blossom in this time of the year and it is stunning beautiful. I love trees! ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visiting Sukhothai again
    I have been many times in the Historical Park of Sukhothai (first capital city of former Siam). But it is still a lovely place to bicycle around and make photos of the ancient ruins that once  marked this remarkable city. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Review: 6000 Thai Words – A Seriously Addictive Android and iOS App!
    6000 Words: Learn the Thai Language for FREE… If your motivation to study Thai is wavering, you really should try FunEasyLearn – it’s a seriously addictive smartphone app! It’s free (except for removing ads – up to you) so all you have to lose is your time. But before you start wading through this lengthy review … if… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Seeing the Peace Within
    I always judged my experiences based on the thoughts, sensations, and feelings these experiences produced. This made it difficult to discover the infinite peace already inside of me. I looked inside expecting to discover positive feelings, sensations, and deep ideas, so I missed the unconditioned peace that was always there. It was my thoughts about what this peace should look… ... read more
    Source: Life, Health, and Addiction Recovery in Thailand
  • Train stations in Thailand, next station Mae Klong
    I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.Not a nice old station but at the end (or beginning) of… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Changing time in Bangkok
    When I lived in Bangkok about 19 years ago I would not have thought to see something like this but last week when walking near Charoen Krung road in Bangkok I saw & heard this young boy playing classical music on his violin.Yes Bangkok (and Thailand as a whole) is changing, and many times for the better. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Bangkok by night
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Should you book the flight?
    I can’t let my streak be blown completely by my travels. I’ve spent two glorious weeks in Bali and the best way to describe my feelings are recharged.  I have tons of tips, photos, stories, and videos to come in the near future on my blog but tonight I am singing a different tune. Honestly, I’m not sure how this… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy Five: Learn and Love the Thai Language
    รู้รักภาษาไทย: Cat Cartoons… เสียงเด็ก ๆ ร้องเพลง: รู้รักภาษาไทย Sound of children singing: Learn and Love the Thai Language. ผู้บรรยาย: ตอน ขี้แพ้ชวนตี Narrator: Episode – ‘Kee pae chuan dtee’. เก้าแต้ม: มาวิ่งแข่งกันมั๊ย(ไหม)ล่า(ล่ะ) Kao Taem: Want to have a running race? วิเชียรมาศ: เอาซี่(สิ) ใครชนะได้กินปลาก่อนนะ Wi-chian maat: You’re on! Whoever wins gets to eat the fish first, OK? เก้าแต้ม: เธอเอาเปรียบชั้น(ฉัน)นี่ ออกวิ่งก่อนชั้น(ฉัน)อีก Kao Taem:… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Love in the park in Bangkok
    They say "Love is in the air", well it is also in a park near BTS station Mo Chit on a hot afternoon. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Traveling over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
    Traveling over the Chao Phraya River shows an all other side of this magnificent city. At the south side there is the harbour with floating docking-stations. And a bit up-stream the sky-line of modern Bangkok with the famous Ghost-Tower. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Pattaya by night
    We had to be in Pattaya for 2 days and we did stay at "Amari Ocean Tower" along the beach road. Still love it, great rooms and best breakfast buffet in town. In the evening we had a drink at "Horizon Rooftop Bar & Restaurant" at the 34th floor of Hilton Pattaya Hotel. Great view, fantastic service and delicious cocktails.… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • A bird, a breakfast
    At Ibis Riverside Hotel in Bangkok even the birds are served a breakfast ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Judgement
    How could I stop other people judging me when I couldn’t even stop me judging myself? ... read more
    Source: Life, Health, and Addiction Recovery in Thailand
  • Thai Slang Put into Phrases: Free Audio and PDF Downloads Included
    After creating the post, Thai Slang You Might Need to Know I thought it’d be whacking great fun to create phrases out of each slang word. And Thai friends though it would be interesting as well. Game on. But when I went looking for volunteers, not a one would touch it with a ten foot poll. “Go for it”… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • 8 Things I’m Loving About Life Right Now
    You know how when you’re getting ready to leave something or someone and everything suddenly starts to look good? That job, that boy, that town unexpectedly doesn’t seem so bad. If anything there seems to be a kind of shine and sparkle to sitting down at your own desk, the morning commute feels charming and fresh – and him,… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • New promotions of Nok Air Thailand
    Booking a flight with Nok Air in Thailand?Then be aware of the fact that recently they changed the rules of their tickets sales and some class do NOT have FREE baggage anymore. You can buy baggage up-to 24hr before leaving, but after that it costs 300 THB per kg. In that case it might be cheaper to buy an all… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • The 5 myths about Elephants in Thailand
    1. Elephants are domesticatedPeople have been using elephants for thousands of years, and many thousands of elephants live in captivity. Thailand alone has about 2,500 to 3,000 captive elephants. The majority of them are used as tourist attractions and are often labelled as ‘domesticated’. The term domesticated leads the visitor to believe that the animal has lost its wild instincts… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • You Can Turn Back Time … and It’s Probably a Good Idea
    "We judge time by technology. We judge information by the date of the technology. Time is an exact messenger. I've decided to be a typewriter fundamentalist. I don't change with the times. You don't hear much much about us, but of course you wouldn't. We're not online or in a chat room. But we know we are out there." "You… ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • Trip to Phetchaburi for the International Kite Festival
    A popular beach destination for Thai during weekends is Cha-am in Phetchaburi province. It is about two hours to the south of Bangkok. Most foreign tourists skip Cha-am and head further south to Hua Hin instead. Although Cha-am beach can get very busy during long weekends, it is very quiet during the week. It is worth taking a look. During… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy Four: Learn and Love the Thai Language
    รู้รักภาษาไทย: Cat Cartoons… เสียงเด็ก ๆ ร้องเพลง: รู้รักภาษาไทย Sound of children singing: Learn and Love the Thai Language. ผู้บรรยาย: ตอน ลักษณนามของขลุ่ย Narrator: Episode – The Classifier for ‘Klui’. วิเชียรมาศ: เสียงขลุ่ยเพราะจังน้า(นะ) Wi-chian maat: The sound of the ‘Klui” is so melodious, don’t you agree?! สีสวาด: พ่อพี่เก่งเป่าขลุ่ยเก่งมาก Si Sawat: Pee Geng’s dad is highly skilled in playing (blowing) the ‘Klui’. … ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Day 3 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya
    For two nights and three days I stayed in Pattaya exploring family friendly attractions. Even though I visited a dozen different attractions, I only scratched the surface. There is enough to do here to keep you busy for several weeks. Click to see where I visited on Day 1 and Day 2 of my trip. I tweeted the following photos… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • HouseTalk: A Handy Shortlist of Instructions for Your Thai Maid
    Giving your Thai maid instructions… When planning a move to Northern Thailand I knew I’d have to get another maid so I put together a general list of things I wanted done. If you are contemplating something similar, at least parts of the list will come in handy for you as well. Suggestion: After tweaking to suit, print… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Train stations in Thailand, Klong Maphlap in Northern Thailand
    I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.This little train station is "Klong Maphlap" along the short line from… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Day 2 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya
    For three days I am in Pattaya, on the Eastern seaboard of Thailand. I am staying at AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Everyone knows this city as a center for nightlife. But, really there is more to see here than just Walking Street. So, I set myself a challenge to see if I could find alternative tourist attractions that are suitable… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • A cartoon a day keeps the doctor away
    Seen in a Thai restaurant along the small lake in Tak. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Confessions of an Over Packer
    How does packing for a weekend trip, long vacation, or even a move make you feel? Are you an organized planner? Do you do a little bit each day for a few weeks or do you save it to the last minute? Every traveler has to deal with the task of packing up their suitcase or backpack for their… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Day 1 of Family Friendly Trip to Pattaya
    Pattaya has been getting a lot of bad press recently by the international media. The Daily Mirror tabloid proclaimed that Pattaya is the sex capital of the world. They also claimed that there are 27,000 prostitutes here. I am not sure how they came to that number. Did they go around counting them? I am not going to stand here… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Trip to Songkhla and Saturn with Miss International Queen contestants
    This weekend, contestants from Miss International Queen flew from Pattaya to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand. MIQ is a transgender beauty pageant that is taking place at Miss Tiffany on Friday 10th March 2017. I was invited to travel with them for this trip to Hat Yai, Songkhla city, and the islands of Koh Khai and Koh Lipe in Satun… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • An old but renovated police station in Northern Thailand
    This teak wooden police station was build in 1939 and it was almost demolished (new police station of Sawankhalok is right next to it). But luckily someone realised that this is a unique still in original state building and worth of keeping as example for future generations to see. It is build in the "Ruen Panya" style. You can visit… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy Three: Learn and Love the Thai Language
    รู้รักภาษาไทย: Cat Cartoons… เสียงเด็ก ๆ ร้องเพลง: รู้รักภาษาไทย Sound of children singing: Learn and Love the Thai Language. ผู้บรรยาย: ตอน ขริบ – ขลิบ Narrator: Episode – ‘Krib’ – ‘Klib’ ก้อย: อุ๊ย! เก้าแต้ม ซนจัง ดูซี่(สิ)ด้ายหลุดหมดแล้ว Goi: Hey! Kao Taem! You’re so naughty! Look? The threads are all loosened. วิเชียรมาศ: พี่ก้อยทำอะไรน่ะ Wi-chian maat: What is Pee Goi doing? สีสวาด: พี่ก้อยกำลังขริบชายกระโปรงออกจ้ะ Si… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Henry Miller Quote of the Month – March 2017
    "When you're right with yourself it doesn't matter which flag is flying over your head or who owns what or whether you speak English or Monongahela. The absence of newspapers, the absence of news about what men are doing in different parts of the world to make life more livable or unlivable is the greatest single boon." Henry Miller, The… ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • Train stations in Thailand, Sawankhalok in North Thailand
    I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.This little train station is "Sawankhalok" as end station of a small… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Two nights in Sukhothai town
    Bar 64000 near the bridge in the new cityOf course the old city of Sukhothai (the first ancient capital of Siam) is not changing but the new city of Sukhothai is changing for the better.In the old days the main area to stay / sleep was in the new city near the bridge. Well that area is still within the… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • 10 ways I’m finding my sanity this month
    For what feels like the first time since moving to Siem Reap, I’m attempting to sink into it and accept it. Part of the problem is I’ve been telling myself that this move to Cambodia was only a temporary situation, and well, it’s been almost 2 years now. Sometimes it looks like as soon as I make an effort… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • A snapshot of Sukhothai Historical Park
    Last week I was in Sukhothai to visit some friends. It must have been about 22 years ago that I was for the first time in Sukhothai and did visit Sukhothai Historical Park what is part of "Ramkhamhaeng National Park". In the years passing I have been many times back in Sukhothai and I did visit many times Sukhothai Historical… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • On the motorbike from Nan to Tak (and back of course).
    I love to wake-up early and start riding. So just before the end of the cool season I made a 5 days trip from Nan in North Thailand to Tak in West Thailand. I am not the kind of person to take photos of the stunning roads, so excuse me for not having that kind of photos.This trip started all… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Silence
    The answer to all our problems is to be found in silence. We need to enter a space of innocence and receptivity so we can see beyond the confusion created by our thinking mind. We need silence so we can start to see how our thoughts have led us astray. ... read more
    Source: Life, Health, and Addiction Recovery in Thailand
  • Thai Slang You Might Need to Know: Free Audio and Spreadsheet Downloads Included
    Benjawan Poomsan Becker (of Paiboon Publishing fame) has a Thai and Lao Interpreters’ Study Group ล่ามไทย ນາຍພາສາລາວ on Facebook where they share tips and secrets of the trade. Benjawan hasn’t lived in Thailand for years but she’s dedicated to keeping up with new additions to the Thai language. And whenever she comes across new Thai slang, she adds… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Train stations in Thailand, Phichai station in North-Thailand
    I love traveling by train, especially in Thailand where it is like traveling in time. It is like an open-air museum. Not only the trains itself but also the train stations. They look like they have not changed since they build the first railroad lines in Thailand in 1889.This little train station is "Ban Phichai" on the Northern line Bangkok-Chiang… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Chinese heritage in Nan
    Located along route 101 about 1km west of the airport. The light was not so good in the early foggy morning. I think I will have to come back to make better photos. For more information about why this kind of cemeteries look like this see Feng Shui Cemetery ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Old Land Rovers in Nam Pat in Uttaradit province
    It might need some work to be done but it would not surprise me if this car is actually still be able to move by itself. This car was seen at "Wang Nam Yen Hill Resort" but at the coffee shop of the same owner are also a few remains of old Land Rovers. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • How to Stay Fit on the Road
      Are you passionate about traveling and living a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you aren’t necessarily passionate about healthy living but you know you need it. That’s okay too. When traveling for work, play or anything in between- it tends be to struggle to get workouts in and eat healthy. Many friends of mine complain that they often gain lots of… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Rafting in the Wa River near Bo Klua in Nan province
    I doubt that there is enough water at the moment and I hope it is not like on the photo below. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Tourist Attraction in Nan province
    Going on a trip in Nan province? Have a look at this "map" of Nan province with all the major Tourist Attractions. The map is not to scale and the the roads are not really like that. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy Two: Learn and Love the Thai Language
    รู้รักภาษาไทย: Cat Cartoons… เสียงเด็ก ๆ ร้องเพลง: รู้รักภาษาไทย Sound of children singing: Learn and Love the Thai Language. ผู้บรรยาย: ตอน ขนทรายเข้าวัด Narrator: Episode – Bringing sand to the ‘Wat’. วิเชียรมาศ: ดูเก้าแต้มสิ ซนจริงๆ Wi-chian maat: Look at Kao Taem! He’s so naughty! สีสวาด: เก้าแต้ม ไปตะกุยทราย คนเค้า(เขา)อุตส่าห์ขนเข้ามา Si Sawat: Kao Taem! Why are you digging up the sand that people… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Beliefs Bite Me On the Ass
    My beliefs are an attempt to pin life down so my ego can feel in control, but life doesn’t like to be pinned down, and it always breaks free to bite me on the ass. ... read more
    Source: Life, Health, and Addiction Recovery in Thailand
  • Dom’s Thai Port Thai: Learn Thai via Football
    Due to Tom Earls’ retweets, for the past few months Dominick’s learning Thai via Port F.C. tweets have been appearing on my twitter timeline. From Dominick’s bio: “Originally from London, Dominick has been teaching English in Bangkok since 2006 and has been following Port FC since 2011”. Being clueless about Thai football, I had to visit Port F.C.’s about… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too