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  • Thai Language School Review: PRO Language Chiang mai
    PRO Language: Chiang mai… School: PRO LanguageWebsite: PRO Language Chiang maiTelephone Number: 053-400-980 , 086-431-0377 Address: 6/4-5 Nimmanhemin Rd. Suthep, Mueng, Chiang Mai. PRO Language School in Chiang mai is located on the northern end of the trendy Nimman Heimman street where a lot of the Digital Nomads live, but the building itself is a bit older. Classes are two… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • One Night in Bangkok …. again
    Overlooking the modern skyline of Sukhumvit road in Bangkok. I am, again, for a few days in Bangkok. Exploring the old & new Bangkok. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Sharing a memory: reflecting on 2 years in Cambodia
    Thanks for the reminder, FB.  // I love milestones because they give me a chance to reflect and disrupt my day-to-day routine and forward-oriented thinking. // The things that initially shocked me the most about Siem Reap was the poverty, specifically, fewer infrastructures (i.e. the lack of paved roads, how dirty it was), and how much better Cambodians spoke English.… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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 เพลา – เพลา Narrator: Episode – ‘Plao’ – ‘Pay-laa’. เก่ง: แกนเชื่อมล้อรถนั้นหรือชื่อว่าเพลา ช่างเงียบเหงานักหนาเพลาเย็น Geng: ‘Gaen cheuam lor rot nan reu cheu waa plao’ ‘Chaang ngiap ngao nak naa pay-laa yen’. ก้อย: อ่านอะไรน่ะพี่เก่ง เอ๋ คำที่ขีดเส้นใต้เนี่ยะ(นี่อ่ะ)เขียนเหมือนกัน แต่ทำไมพี่เก่งอ่านออกเสียงต่างกันละจ้ะ Goi: What are you reading,… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Sight seeing at Mukdahan
    Nov'2011 While we visited friends of us in Mukdahan we were guided to a few points of interest. Well fist of all there is of course the "Indo-China market" along the riverfront at the center of town, starting directly south of the Immigration Office. Now there is a bride connecting Thailand and Laos (just north of Mukdahan city) but before… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Life of a traveller …. checking in/out at hotels
    As I travel a lot I also stay in many hotels. And with that comes checking-in/out at hotels. At the most hotels there is no problem with this at all. Especially at the simple (cheaper) hotels. At checking-in you just pay and get your room key. That is it. But at the "better" hotels it sometimes becomes a long story.… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Life of a traveller ….. hotel rooms
    As I travel a lot I also stay in many hotels. Actually I am very easy with hotel rooms, all according to what has been paid for the room. As long as the room is clean, the bathroom has warm water and the bed is not too hard I am fine.But when staying in "better" hotels or even luxury resorts… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Street scenery in Lampang
    When walking in downtown Lampang you feel like you stepped in a time-machine and did go back 20 years. Photo above is a an old Chinese herbs shop. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • FREE Audio and Vocabulary Downloads: Thai for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
    Benjawan Poomsan Becker and Paiboon Publishing… When it comes to all things Thai language, Benjawan Poomsan Becker (Paiboon Publishing) is an amazing powerhorse. I do not know where she gets all her energy. Benjawan is also as generous as all get-out to the Thai language learning community. Her most recent contribution came about during WLT’s ninth year celebration… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Sihanoukville, Kampot and Kep: 7 days and 6 nights
    Cambodia’s provinces. (Credit to wikimedia. Click on image.)I’ve been avoiding Sihanoukville because: a) I’m from Hawaii, therefore a beach snob (okay, I have high standards), b) it’s either a 12-14 hour bus ride (no, thank you) or an expensive plane ticket, and c) I’ve heard that it’s a seedy beach town that caters to male travellers (yeahhh). But I have… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • Traveling over Mae Nam Kwae in Kanchanaburi
    Always a lovely trip by longtail boat over the River Kwai to our floating hotel in the middle of nowhere in the jungle of Kanchanaburi province. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Life of a traveller …. having breakfast
    Breakfast at Amari Tower PattayaAs I travel a lot I also stay in a lot of hotels where normally breakfast is served. And I like a breakfast, I like a good continental breakfast. But if no (good) breakfast available I just as well have a sandwich at the 7/11. And in the most "better" hotels a reasonable to good breakfast… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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: ตอน ยืนตรง Narrator: Episode – Standing Up Straight. สีสวาด: วิเชียรมาศ ดูอะไรน่ะ Si Sawat: Wi-chian maat, what are you looking at? วิเชียรมาศ: ดูเด็กๆ เค้า(เขา)เข้าแถวเตรียมเคารพธงชาติ แต่ไม่เรียบร้อยเลย Wi-chian maat: I’m looking at the kids lining up to prepare to pay respect to the… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Stunning photos about traveling
    This is a small, low-res version of a photo of Wang Sila Grand Canyon in Nan province, Thailand. It is one of the many stunning photos you see nowadays on internet about traveling. As hardware & software for making good / stunning photos is now within reach of many people. And everybody is making photos! And professional photographers can reach… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Traveling along the Thai-Lao border to Nan
    Sunrise along the roadTraveling along the Thai-Lao border from Loei to Nan passing Dan Sai, Na Heao, "Phu Suan Sai National Park" and "Phu Soi Dao National Park". A area off the beaten track with stunning mountain views and many waterfalls. Following are a serie of photos of our trip.Border Market Thai-LaosWalking from Saraburi to Chiang RaiCrossing the Mae Nam… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • What to Pack For Bali: Confessions of an Over packer Part 2
    Before I moved away from Australia I wrote about how I am a habitual over packer. I think this is a general trait for most women I know- at least the ones I’m friends with. When I left Australia it was in a serious hurry because my boyfriend and I had 28 days to leave.( If you don’t know what I’m… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Staying up-to-date with my home country
    While I am living already an considerable time in Thailand I still have some ties with my home country. Besides family and friends that are my passport and my driver-license. So both have to be replaced once & while. I just did get a new passport, so my new passport is valid for 10 years, instead of 5 years like… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Travel Tips : Traveling with Air Asia from Don Muang Airport
    Yesterday 6 July 2017 I did fly with Air Asia from Don Muang Airport, and I (and many other people) was a bit unpleasantly surprised. Be aware that Air Asia has changed their check-in procedure. First you will have to go to a SELF CHECK-IN booth. As there are only 4 booths per check-in row you will understand that there… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Travel Tips : Traveling to/from Don Muang Airport
    Yesterday 6 July 2017 I did fly from Don Muang Airport to my home in North Thailand and I took a taxi from my hotel in Bangkok downtown. All well until I arrived at Don Muang Airport. Due to road construction AT the airport there is currently a traffic jam at the airport. Drop-of for departure is now the arrival… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Two weeks in my home country
    A part of my life in Thailand is that I go back to my home country once & while. In the beginning I would go every year, but as the years go by I now go about every 2 or 3 years. Just as reality check and to see my family and friends. Travel-wise I will make later a few… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visiting the Phu Phrabat Historical Park in Udon Thani
    An prehistorical rock templePhu Phrabat Historical Park is located near Baan Phue, about 66 km north-west of Udon Thani. It is located on a sandstone ridge at about 320 meter above sea level. There are many rock formations and evidence that suggest that people have been living here about 2500 years ago.Take a walk in the parkOne of the rock… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • WCW: Hollie Azzopardi
    WCW Series: Hollie Azzopardi  I am bursting with joy to announce my new blog series- Women Crush Wednesday. Every month I am going to feature a woman who I know personally who inspires me and lights up my world. The Women Crush Wednesday hashtag and social media trend is nothing new. But I am trying to reclaim that title not… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Review: The Language Habit Toolkit by Fluent Language
    The Language Habit Toolkit: For when your language habits suck swampwater… Immediately after commiserating with a friend about how abysmal our language studies were going, I happened across a post by Chiara from Runaway Daydreamer: How I created my ideal language learning routine with the Language Habit Toolkit. The Language Habit Toolkit is all about getting organized and… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • A afternoon to Ubolrat lake
    Taken from the Buddha viewpoint at Ubolrat lakeWe did go to Ubolrat lake, about 50km North-west of Khon Kaen city. On the east side of the lake is a mountain range with with "Nam Phong" National Park and "Hin Chang Si" viewpoint. Along the lake are a 3 small villages and there are rice-fields and cattle farms. And also "Bang… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety: 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 ตะกุย – ตะกาย Narrator: Episode – ‘Dta-gui’ – ‘Dta-gaai’. วิเชียรมาศ: นั่นเก้าแต้มเค้า(เขา)ตะกุยอะไรที่ข้างกระถางต้นไม้ เดี๋ยวกระถางล้มลงมาเสียหายก็จะเดือดร้อนกันหมด Wi-chian maat: What is Kao Taem ‘Dta-gui’-ng over there beside the tree pot? If the pot falls over and is damaged, there’ll be hell to pay. … ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu: serious prawn tom yum, pla kung and more in old-town Bangkok
    An unassuming street stall in Bangkok's old-town of Banglamphu, two streets away from Khaosan Road, serves some of the city's best tom yum kung soup. Continue reading The post Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu: serious prawn tom yum, pla kung and more in old-town Bangkok appeared first on The World & His Tuk Tuk. ... read more
    Source: The World & His Tuk Tuk
  • Is Bali Overrated?
    Bali is one of the most magical places I have ever been. Overrated?? Absolutely NOT. I would visit there 100 times. I hope to live there long term at some point in my wild ride of a life. I’ve been promising this Bali blog since March and I currently have about four friends waiting from advice from me. So- I… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Paiboon Language Academy: Thai Proverbs and Sayings (Video One)
    As promised in the Press release for Paiboon Language Academy, here’s a video created for students of Benjawan’s online interpretation and translation school. I’ve added transliteration from Thai2English (as is). Paiboon Language Academy: Thai Proverbs and Sayings (Video One)… 1) ความรักทำให้คนตาบอด kwaam rák tam hâi kon dtaa bòt Love is blind. 2) ไก่งามเพราะขน คนงามเพราะแต่ง gài-ngaam-prór-kŏn kon-ngaam-prór-dtàeng Fine feathers… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Eighty 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 ตะเกียกตะกาย Narrator: Episode – ‘Dta-giak-dta-gaai’. สีสวาด: เก้าแต้ม ไปทำอะไรมาตัวเปียก โดนใครเค้า(เขา)สาดน้ำไล่มาหลอ(หรือ) Si Sawat: Kao Taem! What’ve you been up to? You’re all wet! Did someone run throw water at you to chase you away? เก้าแต้ม: ไม่มีใครสาดน้ำไล่หรอก ชั้น(ฉัน)จะไล่จับจิ้งจก บังเอิญมันเกาะอยู่ตรงโอ่งน้ำพอดี ชั้น(ฉัน)กะโดดสูงไปหน่อยเลยพลาด เกือบจะตกลงไปในโอ่งเซียะ(เสีย)แล้ว ดีแต่ว่าชั้นเก่งยิมนาสติกเลยแค่ขาหลังตกลงไป… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Repent ye Sinners! A Book Review of T. Hunt Locke’s Colin McDonald Bangkok Murder Mystery
    Locke doesn't phone it in - he does his research but never at the expense of fun and entertainment or coming across in a "look what I know" way which would detour you out of the story. It all flows together evenly. Repent is a solid historical mystery and a fine effort by Locke. ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • On the motorbike upcountry in Chonburi and Rayong
    Early this morning I started my motorbike trip at Khao Mai Kaeo at the 331 in direction of Chachonsao. The 331 is a bit busy at Bo Win, no fun for riding the bike. So at the intersection of the 344 I took a turn in direction of Rayong, from here the road becomes more fun to drive. For more… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visiting Phitsanulok again
    Wat Chula ManeeWe were invited to make a small tour in the city of Phitsanulok, to see a bit more of the old history of the city. With all the rain some temple complexes were a bit flooded, like here at the ruins of "Wat Chula Manee". It is supposed to be the oldest temple in Phitsanulok build in the… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Social Media: When will it start to click?
    Social media is weird. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it. Social media is transforming business, education, social interactions, relationships, mental health, etc. The list goes on. The amount of time that we spend daily on social media would make our ancestors turn over in their graves. #embarassing This is coming from a travel obsessed blogger and online… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • How I Learned to Speak Thai During My First Month
    So, there I was: sitting in the same old café, listening to my cheerful old friend talking about all the fun she had while teaching English in Thailand, when suddenly I felt very old. I’m still what they call young, but at that moment I swear I was ancient. Something was missing from my life. And then I realized… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Along the mighty Mekhong river at Chiang Khan
    A bit late sunrise about 5 km east of Chiang Khan at "Kaeng Kood Koo", where the mighty Mae Nam Khong (Mekong river) makes a sharp turn. And in the water are many big rock, that according to a local legend are put in the water by an angry giant. From here you can make small boat trips over the… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Sunset along the Mae Nam Khong at Chiang Khan
    The mighty Mekong River is one the most intriguing rivers of Asia. I followed the Mekong in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Someday I will go to China and Vietnam. But this sunset was at Chiang Khan, a small town along the Mekong River as border between Thailand and Laos. A great place to relax and make an sunset river cruise. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Eighty 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 คำซ้ำที่เน้นเสียง Narrator: Episode – Stressed Reduplicated Words. วิเชียรมาศ: เพื่อนของพี่ก้อยคนเนี้ยะ(นี้อ่ะ)สวยดีนะ Wi-chian maat: This friend of Pee Goi’s is quite pretty. สีสวาด: ใช่ หน้าตาดี๊ดี พูดก็เพร๊าะเพราะ Si Sawat: Yup. Such a pretty face! She speaks so courteously too! วิเชียรมาศ: ทำไมสีสวาดต้องพูดซ้ำอย่างนั้นด้วยล่ะ Wi-chian maat:… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Visiting the Wat Rung Khun in Chiang Rai
    Or better know as the White Temple. It is located about 13km south of Chiang Rai city. Although it is a beautiful piece of art, personally I would not call it a temple. I did not see any monks, besides the fact that the main building is housing an beautiful Buddha image. To quote the Wikipedia "It is a contemporary,… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • A day-trip to Hong Islands at Krabi
    Our captainWe did stay 4 nights / 5 days at Tub Kaek beach and we made a half-day boat trip to the Hong Islands. This are limestone islands in the Andaman sea. We took a wooden long-tail boat straight from the beach in front of our hotel and we were provided with a picknick box and towels of the hotel.… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Trash Hero Kids of Thailand: How to Say NO to Straws in Thai
    How to Say NO to Straws in Thai… Rubbish in Thailand has reached massive levels, which is why the Trash Hero Kids (Ao Nang) have taken to YouTube. The post How to say NO in Thai to plastic bags shared their first video, this is their second. The Gulf of Thailand as communal trash bin: On a per-capita basis,… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • 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
  • Tales of Derring-do by the Dynamic Duo – The World According to Gop
    "In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again." Chance the gardener AKA Chauncey Gardener in the 1979 movie, Being There starring Peter Sellers. My favorite movie. ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • The Little Elephant on the World Wide Web
    What once started as a message to my friends & family back home did become this travel-blog "Walking in The Footsteps of Chang Noi" that was rebranded to what this travel-blog has become .....The Little Elephant in Chang Noi.And as being a modern elephant you can find him also on Facebook at The Little Elephant In Thailand. And well what is… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visiting the beautiful old city of Phrae
    Phrae National MuseumOn the way to Nan I did visit Phrae, a provincial city in the north of Thailand. Famous for the best quality wood from Thailand, although nowadays I assume the wood is coming from somewhere else. It is a small city with an old historic centre with temples and some colonial buildings. The nearby area are mostly rice… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Paiboon Language Academy: Press Release
    Paiboon Language Academy… Exciting news! Benjawan Poomsan (Paiboon Publishing) has launched into a new venture, the Paiboon Language Academy. Without further ado, the press release is below: First Online Interpretation and Translation School for Thai Speakers โรงเรียนวิชาการล่ามและการแปลทางออนไลน์แห่งแรกสำหรับชาวไทย Great news for those who want to learn to become interpreters and translators. ข่าวดีสำหรับผู้ที่ต้องการเป็นล่ามและนักแปล The first online interpretation and translation school for… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Train stations in Thailand, next station Khun Tan
    My favourite train station in Chiang Mai, Khun Than train station. It is Thailand's highest train station at 578m above MSL with Thailand's longest train tunnel of 1352m long. It was under German supervisory that they started building this tunnel in 1907. And with a hick-up during World War 1 when then Germans were arrested it took 11 years to… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Beyond Pub Street Eats: where to eat in Siem Reap
    Short noodles at Malis. So Khmer.  Pub Street can be overwhelming and crowded and once you’ve taken a turn around there, it’s nice to go somewhere else to eat. Now, don’t get me wrong. There are some good restaurants in that area, and we occasionally stop by, but since living here, we’ve found a whole other world of eats beyond… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • Behind that sweet Thai smile
    Beside the smile the photo is unrelated to the storyIt is 12 o'clock in the night and I'm eating Phad Thai at Sukhumvit road. My girlfriend is working and I return to her apartment to go to sleep. Her apartment is one 16-sqm room (and a bathroom) that she shares with her "young sister" (who is not her sister of… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Eighty Seven: 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 ขว กับ ฟ Narrator: Episode – ‘Kor wor’ and ‘For’. เก้าแต้ม: ครอก ครอก ครอก Kao Taem: ‘Krok krok krok’ วิเชียรมาศ: เค้า(เขา)ไปไหนของเค้า(เขา)น้า(นะ) อ้อ อยู่นั่นเอง เก้าแต้ม! เก้าแต้ม! Wi-chian maat: Where on earth could he have gone off to? Oh! There he… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Phi Ta Kon Festival 2017 in Dan Sai
    What   : Phi Ta Khon FestivalWhen  : 24 June 2015 till 26 June 2017Where : Dan Sai (Loei province)Phi Ta Khon Festival (Boon Luang Festival) is the famous Ghost festival of Dan Sai in the province Loei and is to honor the incarnation of Lord Buddha leaving the forrest monastery. And not only is the festival a colorful and joyful event… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi