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  • 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
  • Watch 9 Classic Movies on the Big Screen in Bangkok during 2017
    Good news for lovers of classic movies. A new season of  “World Class Cinema” is returning to the big screen in March. Scala Theatre in Bangkok will again be the host for nine classic movies which will be shown once a month until the end of the year. Each movie starts at 12 p.m. and tickets cost only 100 Baht.… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Day Trip to the Giant Dragon in Nakhon Pathom
    A highlight of any trip from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom is surely the giant dragon that climbs up a tall tower building at Wat Samphran. I took a friend there at the weekend as well as to five other places of interest. We visited two riverside markets for food stops, an air orchid garden center, a temple where they specialize… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • How to listen to yourself (or go a little crazy)
    Aw, man, I’ve been struggling this month. A lot of this is due to work. I have a great schedule this term, but I have a lot of lesson planning and preparation to do. I’ve also been in my head too much. Waaay too much. // When I have had a chance to write, I haven’t liked anything I’ve… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy One: Learn and Love the Thai Language
    รู้รักภาษาไทย: Cat Cartoons… เสียงเด็ก ๆ ร้องเพลง: รู้รักภาษาไทย Sound of children singing: Learn and Love the Thai Language. ผู้บรรยาย: ตอนแกงบวด – บวชชี Narrator: Episode – ‘Gaeng buat’ – ‘Buat chee’. ก้อย: ดีจัง วันนี้มีแกงบวดด้วย อยากกินมานานแล้ว Goi: Great! Today we’ve got ‘Gaeng buat’. I’ve been wanting to eat it for a long time now. เก่ง: มีกล้วยบวชชีของโปรดของพี่ด้วย Geng: There’s also ‘Gluay… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Ringside at the Friday Night Fights in Thailand – And a Few Memories
    A little over two weeks ago I got a text message message from the effervescent proprietor of Checkinn99, Chris Catto-Smith asking me if an upcoming Friday Fight Night to be held at the Ambassador Hotel would be of interest to me. It was. I wrote him back, "Yea, I'm working on inviting some people. I'll get back to you." Those… ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • Early morning overlooking the Nan River
    I love living up north in Thailand, I love the climate. Cool / cold mornings, hot afternoons. And changing of the season to see in the forrest on the mountains. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Mind Your Language: Two Week Intensive Thai Course in Pakchong (Khao Yai National Park)
    Mind Your Language’s Two Week Intensive Thai Course promises to be quite the adventure. Along with learning Thai using their T.M.C. Teaching Method you’ll visit Khao Yai National Park (Pakchong), experience Thailand’s Thai cowboys (Chokchai Farm) and do a bit of wine tasting at Granmonte Vineyard and Winery. And if all pans out, included will be shopping at… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • A dragon head in Nan province
    One of the many famous Dragon / Naga heads featuring at temples in North Thailand.Traditions about nagas are also very common in all the Buddhist countries of Asia. In many countries, the naga concept has been merged with local traditions of great and wise serpents or dragons.The Buddhist naga generally has the form of a great cobra-like snake, usually with… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Repacking My Life and My Blog
    Never fear, my free form headspace articles have not been forgotten. As my blog has evolved over the past few years, I have felt the desire to do more with it. With daydreams of being a nomad,  I have watched countless webinars and read many blog posts on how to turn your blog into a profitable business. I already… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Makha Bucha Day in Nan province
     Makha Bucha Day is an Buddhist event celebrated in Thailand (and some other countries in South East Asia) and it celebrated at the third full moon to celebrate the day that Lord Buddha began his teachings. In our area it was celebrated by 3 days of preaching by monks in day-time and 3 days of party in the evening with… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Single, Taken, Heartbreakin: Why we all need Self-Love
    Valentine’s Day seems to be a day we obsess over being in love and more so being lonely. I have friends who hate Valentine’s day whether they are in a relationship or single. But love is so much more than the feeling that people share in a romantic partnership. How can you love yourself a little more today? Are you… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Old houses in North-Thailand
    I love architecture and old houses. So when I saw this wooden house in Uttaradit I had to stop and make a photo. Although the house looks like not really in use it also looks like taken care well. I hope a bit of this beautiful part of Northern Thai history is kept alive for the next generations to see. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Trip to Chumphon for the Phato Rafting Festival
    One of the areas that was hit hard by the recent flooding in Southern Thailand was Chumphon Province. The people in Phato district said it was the worst flooding in living memory. Although the flood has now receded and the water in the river has returned to a normal color, the scars still remain. I met the owner of Malin… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Seventy: 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 การใช้ไม้ยมก Narrator: Episode – Using ‘Maai ya-mok’. เก้าแต้ม: ท้องฟ้าสีฟ้า ๆ ทุ่งนาสีเขียว ๆ ลูกงูตัวเรียว ๆ นกเหลียวมามอง ๆ ไก่ร้องกระต๊าก ๆ ตัวนากแอบจ้อง ๆ ดินทรายเป็นกอง ๆ เดินย่อง ๆ คอยระวัง Kao Taem: ‘Tong faa see faa faa’ ‘Tung naa see kieow kieow’ ‘Look ngoo… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Sunset in Bang Saray
    It seems I am not the only one who loves a beautiful sunset! ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Changing Pattaya
    Last week I was in Pattaya for a few days. It had been about a year ago that I was there and the growing pains of Pattaya are shocking for me.It seems to become a city that never sleeps. Many shops, massage saloons, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, hotels and shopping malls. The newest trend seems to be "Restaurant & Lounge".And… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • What happens when you unexpectedly have to change your entire life?
      28 days…My boyfriend and I walked out of the hearing room and looked at each other with half relief, half sadness, and a tiny bit of sparkle in our eyes. After a series of unfortunate events and being deceived by his previous employer we knew that his 457 sponsorship visa to stay in Australia was not going to go… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Ten Years as Village Farang.
    I am not entirely clear on what I was thinking some ten years ago when I came up with the name Village Farang but I am certain there wasn’t much consideration for where I would be ten years down the road.  Generally I suppose I was looking for something which spoke to my Chiang Rai move after thirty years in… ... read more
    Source: My Thai Village Life in Chiang Rai
  • Mother, child and dog all aboard …. GO!
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Geo Caching in Thailand
    Geo Caching in Thailand .... a game to find "caches" hidden by people. A nice game and a great way to go to places you did not plan to go. And a nice way to get into the local community. I did learn there seems not be much done about it in Nan province, but that might change in the… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • A sunrise a day keeps the doctor away
    I love sunrises, this time seen near Rong Kwang in Phrae province, North Thailand. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Support your local samlor driver in Chiang Mai
    Sam means 3 in Thai and Lor means wheel in Thai. A 3 wheel bicycle taxi. Originally found all over Thailand (and all South East Asia) already more as 60 years ago. But nowadays there are not much Samlors anymore.A bit a pity as traveling slow thru a city is the best way to explore and see a city.Luckily you… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Nan Memories at the Old Airport
    Well it is not yet a memorie but soon it will be. The old arrival & departure hall is now partly used as parking. You do pass the building when driving to the new airport building. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Infographic: How To Learn Any Language In Record Time
    There’s tips and there’s tips and the infographic ‘How To Learn Any Language In Record Time’ is chockful. I hope you find it just as useful as I have. How To Learn Any Language In Record Time – An infographic by the team at UpgradedPoints.com Copyright © 2008 This feed is for… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Hidden Chedi’s in Chiang Mai
    Walking and getting lost in Chiang Mai is always full of little surprises. Besides the many centuries old temples that can be found all over Chiang Mai city, you also find some remains of what have been once temples.Like this little Chedi that is more ore less standing in someone's backyard. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • The Universe Finally Responds!
    The universe is grateful for all your suggestions for how things ‘should be’, but after careful consideration, it has decided to keep doing its own thing ... read more
    Source: Life, Health, and Addiction Recovery in Thailand
  • The mighty Mekong River at the Golden Triangle
    My beloved Mekong River again, this time seen at the Golden Triangle. Looking north over the Mekong River in direction of China (only 250km). On the left side you see Burma (now called Myanmar) and on the right side you Laos. This is the point where the Mekong River becomes the border between Laos and Thailand for the first time.The… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Bicycling in Sukhothai Historical Park
    Last week I was again at Sukhothai Historical Park, the first ancient capital of Siam (as Thailand was named until 1932). You can rent a bicycle to cycle around or you can take the electric tram with a guide. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Making music at a school in Phitsanulok
    In Phitsanulok we did visit a school where at 8:00am in the morning the local kids were making music. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Free Boat Trip to 9 Temples and Shrines in Nonthaburi
    During February, there’s a chance to join a free boat trip to visit nine temples and shrines in Nonthaburi province. This is mainly of interest to Thai Buddhists, but foreigners can join as well. When I went last weekend, there were about 1,500 people taking part. To register, go to the pier in Nonthaburi between 6:30am and 9:30am on either… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Walking Tour of Central Rattanakosin in Bangkok
    During Januay, TAT Bangkok published a series of eight walking maps for the city. At the moment these are only in Thai language but they promise an English version soon. In the meantime, I’ve started working on my own English version using Google Maps. I’ve used their map as my inspiration but will add my own places if I can.… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • The Wat Yai Chai Monkol in Ayuthaya
    The Wat Yao Chai Monkol is located just on the outside of the inner-city of Ayuthaya in Central Thailand as part of the second ancient capital city of Siam (as Thailand was called until 1932). You can go inside and up the chedi for a beautiful view over Ayuthaya town. For more information see Ayutthaya2020 ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Should you stop drinking for 30 days?
    Dry January has become a pretty trendy health kick in the past few years. For the second year in a row my boyfriend and I decided to give it a try. Being an expat away from your family on the holidays usually calls for an excess amount of alcohol and parties to make up for it. Okay, let’s be real,… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Sixty Nine: 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 คำอุทานที่สื่อความหมาย Narrator: Episode – ‘Kam u-taan’ to Show Emotion. เก้าแต้ม: แหงวว เจ็บจังเลยอ่ะ อู๊ย ไม่น่าพลาดเลยเรา อูยย Kao Taem: ‘Ngaeww’! It’s so painful! ‘Ui’! I really shouldn’t have slipped up like that! วิเชียรมาศ: อ้าว เก้าแต้ม เป็นอะไรไปน่ะ ทำไมถึงเดินตัวแอ่นอย่างงี้(อย่างนี้)ล่ะ Wi-chian maat: ‘Ao’! Kao… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Visiting Talat Rom Hub in Mae Klong
    The name means "Umbrella pull down Market" More famous as the "Mae Klong Market". The market is build along / on the railway and every time a train passes (17 times a day) the people will remove their little shop. As you can see it has become a bit of tourist attraction, especially in the morning when all tour busses… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • A missing Buddha at the Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya
    A victim of stealing Buddha's or victim of the myth that there would be gold hidden in the Buddha?After the destruction of Ayutthaya by the Burmese in 1767, during which also Wat Chai Watthanaram must have been plundered, the temple was deserted. Theft, sale of bricks from the ruins and the beheading of the Buddha statues were common. It was not… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Night view from the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok
    Seen from the rotating floor at the 84th floor of the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok overlooking the city by night. The Baiyoke Tower is home to an hotel, multiple restaurants and of course a rooftop bar. For more information have a look at Baiyoke Tower ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visiting the temple of the Golden Buddha in Bangkok
    The Golden Buddha, officially called "Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon", is seated in a new marble temple building at the "Wat Traimit" in China Town in Bangkok.The Buddha is probably made in the Sukhothai period and weights 5500 KG of said to be solid gold.It is said that the gold was discovered by accident as the all statue was casted… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Everything you always wanted to know about Nan province
    Nan is a small provincial town in the eastern side of Northern Thailand, in the area bordering Laos.  It is the capital city of Nan province. One of the last frontier borders of Thailand.It is a small town, with a historic centre full of beautiful temples. I love Nan because it (still) so easy going, it is a perfect place… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Breakfast at Well Hotel in Bangkok
    I was staying for 1 night at a hotel on Soi 20 of Sukhumvit and this hotel does not serve breakfast. So where to go for breakfast?I did choose the breakfast buffet of "Well Hotel" on Sukhumvit soi 20. Friendly staff, good food and an affordable price. Perfect! ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Selfies in Thailand
    When traveling and visiting tourist attractions one my favourite things to do is ... making photos of people making selfies.And well in South East Asia there are many people making selfies. Like this Chinese lady in Ayuthaya. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Successful Thai Language Learner: Karsten Aichholz
    Interviewing Successful Thai Language Learners… Name: Karsten AichholzNationality: GermanAge range: 35Sex: MaleLocation: BangkokProfession: Aspiring writer. Actual entrepreneur.Website: I run a website that provides people with free guides on living, working or starting a business in Thailand: Thailand Starter Kit What is your Thai level? Advanced. Do you speak more street Thai, Issan Thai, or professional Thai? Professional… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Flying the skies
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Going to the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok
    Are you going to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok by Airport Link with all your luggage? But want to take a break for something to eat?Well at the the bridge connecting the BTS (Phaya Thai station) and Airport Link are lockers for your luggage. So you do not have to carry them around. Great! ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • A few days at Silom road in Bangkok
    Last week I was in Bangkok for a few days and staying at Silom road. I had not been there for years. In the old days it was my favourite area to stay in Bangkok.The area is slowly changing from an old business district to the new way of life in Bangkok.The photo on the left is the newest high-rise… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Arriving early & hungry at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok?
    Some people arrive very early in the morning in Bangkok and have to travel on that same day. Would it not be great to have a good breakfast first?Well enjoy a fantastic breakfast buffet at "Zeppelin" Restaurant at Amari Don Muang Hotel. The hotel is located directly opposite the airport and there is a walking bridge between the airport and… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • On the road in Bangkok
    I have been on the road for about 2 weeks and I was in Bangkok for a few days. I did first stay in de modern part of Bangkok along Sukhumvit Road. But although there are many hyper modern Shopping Malls, Restaurants and Hotels the locals still prefer to eat in small food-stalls along the road. For me this is… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Sixty Eight: 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 โรงหนัง Narrator: Episode – ‘Rohng nang’. สีสวาด: หนังสนุกจังเลยนะเก้าแต้ม วิเชียรมาศ Si Sawat: This movie was a lot of fun. Kao Taem, Wi-chian maat, wouldn’t you say so? วิเชียรมาศ: จริงจ้ะ ขนาดในโรงหนังหนาวจะแย่ยังไม่มีใครลุกไปเข้าห้องน้ำเลย Wi-chian maat: That is true. It was freezing cold in… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too