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  • Motorbike riding in the early morning
    We are having a few beautiful days in the end of the raining season in Nan, North-Thailand. So I made a early motorbike trip around in the northern part of Nan province. Sorry no photo of my motorbike. I not really understand that ... if you want to see my motorbike have a look at the Kawasaki website and look… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Ghosts in the Brothel by Robert U. Doyle – A Ripper of a Long Ball of Yarn
    Ajarn Doyle during his professorial days in Thailand Robert Doyle has taken his own background of living in Australia, Southeast… ... read more
    Source: Thailand Footprint
  • Sunrise at Phu Kho at Nam Nao National Park
    SunriseWhile driving from Chumphae to Lomsak over route 12 you are more or less going thru Nam Nao National park. And while following this beautiful twisty road thru the beautiful mountains you are passing a "Sunrise viewpoint" at Phu Kho. Going to Lomsak it is on your right hand side and there are some (small) signs. Don't drive to fast… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Sunrise from Wat Phuket in Pua
    This morning we went to the Wat Phuket in Pua to make tamboon (offering to the monks). Unfortunately we were just to late to see the sun climbing over the skyline of the Doi Phu Kha mountains. With the name of this temple you might be thinking of a famous beach resort in South-Thailand but Phu means mountain and Ket… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode 101: 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 กุฏิ Narrator: Episode – ‘Gu-dti’. สีสวาด: นานๆ มาเดินเล่นในวัดที รู้สึกสบายใจดีนะ Si Sawat: It’s been quite a while since I’ve been here, so I feel happy and glad that I’m here now taking a leisurely walk around the temple. วิเชียรมาศ:… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • A fresh morning and almost golden rice in Pua
    I love the be out in the early morning and although we are still in the raining season the mornings start to feel like in the cool season with some fog and clouds around the mountains of Doi Phu Kha in Pua. The rice is growing fast now and in 4 weeks it will be harvesting time. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Following the Mekong River in North Thailand
    The Mekong River is at 2 parts the border between Thailand and Laos. Photo above is where the Mekong River starts to be the border at Chiang Saen in North Thailand, also infamous called the "Golden Triangle".The photo under is where the Mekong River flows into Laos and stops to be the border between Laos and Thailand. In Laos this… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Offline is the new luxury: Why you should stop blogging
    I’ve come back to my blog after 2 glorious months away traveling. I’ve been to 7 countries, rode quad bikes all over the island of Santorini, drank sangria and hiked along the Costa Brava in Spain, took a boat cruise through the canals of Amsterdam, drank cocktails on rooftops in NYC, got lost in the endless streets of mansions in… ... read more
    Source: Explore, Absorb, Cherish
  • Sangkhlaburi a hidden gem in Thailand
    Although it is already a long time ago that I did visit this place a few times it is still in my memories as a very special and beautiful place to go. Located along the huge "Khao Leam Lake" and almost at the Burmese border it is about 200 km from Kanchaburi. And it is famous for its "Thailands longest… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Mae Salong Nok in Chiang Rai
    The officially Thai name is actually "Santikhiri" but most time it is referred to as "Doi Mae Salong" while the real Chinese name is actually "Mae Salong Nok". The term Doi actually refers to the all mountain area. The village is located high in the Dean Lao mountain range in Chiang Rai province at about 1100m above sea-level. And it… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Having dinner at Poom 3 Restaurant in Nan
    Not much traveling this week, so yesterday we had dinner with a friend from Chiang Rai and finally had the opportunity to have dinner at this restaurant. It is a typically Thai style restaurant where you not go for a cozy dinner but you come for good food. And that is what we had, delicious Thai food. Simple but good. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Airport Bus to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok
    Going from downtown Bangkok to Don Muang Airport? Normally I take a taxi but this time I was early so I took the BTS to Mo Chit for max. 40 Thai baht and then the A1 bus to Don Muang Airport for 30 Thai baht. A quick and cheap way of getting to the airport..... If you are alone and… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Andrew Biggs (Thai Memories): Expensive
    I needed a new door for my bathroom, so I walked down to the end of my soi where there is a giant wood factory. Yes, I know; I choose the most salubrious of neighborhoods. Making my way through piles of woodchips and sleeping underpaid Cambodian labor, I met the owner who showed me a catalogue. I picked one… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Cat Cartoons Episode One Hundred: 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 คำที่ใช้ ขิงก็ราข่าก็แรง Narrator: Episode – ‘[]’ เก่ง: วันเนียะ(นี้อ่ะ)ข้างบ้านเค้า(เขา)ทะเลาะกัน พ่อบอกว่า พอกันทั้งคู่ ขิงก็ราข่าก็แรง Geng: Today, our neighbors got into a fight. Dad said that both parties were the same: ‘King gor raa, kaa gor raeng’. ก้อย: เค้า(เขา)ทะเลาะเรื่องอะไรล่ะ Goi: What were they… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • On the motorbike in Nakhon Thai & Phu Hin Rong Khla in Loei
    Sunset in Nakhon ThaiSunshine in the early morning in Phu Hin Rong KhlaTravelling in the beautiful area of Lomsak, on the mountains of Phu Hin Rong Khla and Phu Thap Boek at a hight of 1800 meter.Camping on Phu Tabak ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Ped Pa Tong Restaurant in Sila Phet
    We were just passing from Pua to Sila Phet and my wife was hungry so we stopped at this small almost hidden restaurant along the road (just 300m from the road to Sila Phet Waterfall).The sign and name suggest that they are specialised in duck and indeed delicious duck! It is really amazing here in Thailand, that small not so… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • The Paradox of Memoir
    It has become a necessity for me to write down my early memories. If I neglect to do so for a single day, unpleasant physical symptoms immediately follow. As soon as I set to work they vanish and my head feels perfectly clear…. Something within me has been touched. A gradient has formed, and I must write.  -Carl Jung,… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • A knife, a fork, a bottle and a cork in Den Chai
    But lets start with the knife .... sold along the road in the area of Den Chai, Thailand. Of course not only 1 shop selling the same product but a dozen shops. All knifes in all sizes and shapes. Along the highways in Asia are always somewhere little shops where the sell "local" products. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Hotel & Restaurant Reviews in Thailand
    When I started this travel-blog I also did write about hotels and restaurants where I did stay. Later I did made a special review-blog about Hotel & Restaurant Reviews. But to consolidate my efforts for better exposure & promoting traveling in Thailand my experiences of Hotels & Restaurants will come back again to this travel-blog. And the other 2 web-sites… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Visit the French Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok
    The Embassy of France in Thailand will open the French Ambassador’s Residence to the public as part of “European Heritage Days”. The residence is an historical building that dates back to the early 19th Century. Heritage Days have been held every year since 1984 on the third weekend of September by the French authorities in France and abroad to… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • Andrew Biggs (Thai Memories): Adjectives
    Wendy’s gaze was steely and determined. “You need to cut down on your use of adjectives,” she said, looking in this direction with eyebrows arched. “It’s lazy writing.” Surely, she’s not referring to …? Oh God. She is. Last weekend your columnist attended a writer’s workshop in Bangkok where my overuse of adjectives was laid bare before a… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • A night at Sangthong Resort in Chiang Klang
    We just stayed for 1 night at Sangthong Resort in Chiang Klang. It is located in between the rice fields and even for Nan province in the middle of nowhere. But for us it is not far and they have a good restaurant serving good Thai & Western food. So after a wonderful dinner with friends we did stay here… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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 โป๊ะไฟ – โป๊ะดักปลาทะเล Narrator: Episode – ‘Bpo fai’ – ‘Bpo dak bplaa ta-lay’. สีสวาด: เก้าแต้ม! ลงมาจากโต๊ะเดี่ยว(เดี๋ยว)นี้นะ ระวังจะทำโป๊ะแตกล่ะ Si Sawat: Kao Team! Get down from the table this instant! And be careful not to break the ‘Bpo’. เก้าแต้ม: โป๊ะอะไรอ่ะ… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Meaningless borders in Loei
    This is the border between Laos and Thailand at Na Heao (Loei province). The border follows here the Hueang River. On the other side of the border is Muang Pheir (Laos). But as there is no temple or school the Lao people come daily to Na Heao. At the day we were there it was Wan Phra (once a week… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Exploring the rice fields of Pua in Nan province
    Randomly a few photos made when exploring Tha Wang Pha and Pua in Nan province (North Thailand). ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • On every mountain should be a Chedi
    When driving on route 118 to Chiang Mai I saw a Chedi on top of a mountain and thought "Let's have a look". It was a bit difficult to find as there are many small roads leading to the mountain and only a few signs (in Thai only). And the last 500 meter is very steep. But we managed to… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • The green green rice fields of Pua
    I love the green season with green rice fields and the sound of water. Here seen in Pua (Nan, North Thailand). ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Aakanee.com’s Thai Recordings and Illustrations on Youtube
    Thai Recordings and Illustrations on Youtube… Exciting news! If you are a fan of aakanee.com, which hosts Andrej’s classy illustrations and recording for learning Thai (and Khmer), then you’ll be thrilled to know that Pablo Román is compiling the Thai recordings with their matching illustrations on YouTube. You can find Pablo Román’s YouTube Channel here: Thai Recordings And… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Wandering around near Sila Phet in Nan
    While exploring the area of Sila Phet in Nan (North Thailand) we did have a break at "Farmer School". This is a Coffee Shop, Guesthouse and as the name says a school for local children to see & learn about the traditional way of living & farming. From their verandah you have a stunning view over the rice fields with… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Chiang Mai Trip for Magic of Thai Fabric Festival
    Over the weekend, I was visiting Chiang Mai for the Magic of Thai Fabric Festival. This took place in the Royal Park Rajapreuk. Thai silk and fabrics are among the best of its kind in the world and this festival celebrated the diversity of the designs as well as the quality on sale today. During the trip, we also briefly… ... read more
    Source: Richard Barrow in Thailand
  • The many faces of Bangkok
    Bangkok may be famous as a modern city with high-rise buildings, traffic jams and shopping malls but the other face of Bangkok is still the authentic oriental city it was in days long gone by. The old days Bangkok was know as Krungthep and a kind of "Venice of Asia" with many canals (klongs) for transport. Well a part of… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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 แกะ – แกละ Narrator: Episode – ‘Gae’ – ‘Glae’. สีสวาด: นี่พวกเรา มาเล่นตบแผละต่อคำกันมั้ย(ไหม) เอ้าฟังนะ ตบแผละ ตบแผละ ตบแผละ เสียงดังเปาะแปะ เปาะแปะ เรามาเล่นทายกัน เรามาเล่นทายกัน เด็กชายคนนั้นชอบไว้ผม… Si Sawat: Hey you guys! Shall we play ‘Dtop plae’ and complete the sentence? Right, listen up!… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Walking the SkyWalk in Bangkok
    We were in Bangkok for 2 days to do some shopping and for 2 days I love Bangkok. We took the BTS (Skytrain) to Chitlom station and from there we took the SkyWalk via Gaysorn Village & Gaysorn Tower to Platinum Shopping Mall near Pratunam Market. I love this new SkyWalks in Bangkok. This one goes thru 2 Shopping Malls… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Phu Phayak Communist Memorial in Nan
    View from the Royal ProjectPhu Phaya means Giant Mountain and it is a mountain range in the most north-eastern side of Nan province in North Thailand. It was once the place for opium farming and the battlefield between the Thai soldiers and Communists soldiers in the 1970's. It is famous as being one of the last strongholds of the Communist… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Erawan cave near Nong Bua Lamphu
    This beautiful cave is located just in the off the beaten province Loei in North-East Thailand, about  25-km west of Nong Bua Lamphu. The "Erawan Cave" (also called "Elephant Cave") is part of an limestone mountains range (Karsten mountains) and of course there are caves. But this a a very big cave and is actually considered to be a temple.At… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Thai Language School Review: Payap University: Thai Level Two
    AUA: Payap University… Website: Payap UniversityTele: (+66) 53 241 255 Address: Super-highway Chiang Mai – Lumpang Road, Amphur Muang Chiang Mai, 50000 Payap University Language Enhancement Center is located at the Mae Khao campus, which is the one further away from the city. I live near Chiang Mai hospital and it took me 20 minutes to get there on… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Re-visiting the Wat Phasorn Kaew in Khao Kho
    Last week we did pass this beautiful meditation center again. The construction of the 5 sitting Buddha images is finished now. As well are the souvenir shops, parking and small restaurants. They now also have a shuttle service to the main road. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Getting lost in Chiang Mai
    I love to start walking in a city and just follow my nose .... I call it "Getting Lost". Are we not all lost in life? So while in Chiang Mai I am walking from my hotel near the Night Bazar into the small streets of Chiang Mai and found many beautiful old temples.Yes I have seen many temples, but… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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 สระแปลงรูป Narrator: Episode – Vowels that Change Form. เก่ง: วันเนี้ยะ(นี้อ่ะ) ที่ห้องเรียนของพี่เค้า(เขา)เล่นทายปัญหาเสียงสระกัน น้องก้อยอยากเล่นมั้ย(ไหม) Geng: Today, my classmates and I played a vowel sound problem solving game in our class. Do you want to play one too? ก้อย: ไม่รู้ว่าน้องจะตอบได้มั้ย(ไหม) เอ้า ลองก็ได้… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Visiting the Prasat Hin Phanom Rung in Buriram
    Entrance of the temple complexPrasat Hin Phanom Rung is a 10th to 13th century Khmer temple build during "The Great Khmer Kingdom" that stretched over a big part of what we call now Thailand, southern Laos and Vietnam. It is build on top of a old volcano at a height of 1392 feet above sea-level in the Buriram province. I… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • The Samakki Tham Religious Centre in Nakhon Thai
    The Gaudi style front building of the "Sammakki Tham" Religious CentreThe first time passing the meditation temple I thought "What the heck is that?" and I made a quick stop for some photos. Later I returned and took some more time to talk to the people building this. It is really amazing! This is why I love travelling in Thailand… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Overlooking Pua from Cocoa Valley Coffee Shop in Pua
    While we had to wait for someone in Pua we enjoyed a drink and cake at Cocoa valley Coffee Shop in Pua. From their roof-top terrace you have a great view over Pua town with Doi Phu Kha in the background with an incoming rain. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Making Coffee in Nan
    Along route 1081 between Bo Klua and Santisuk is an new coffee shop "Base 47" with a stunning view over the mountains. Now you should not be in a hurry .... the shop does not have electricity so every cup of coffee is freshly made on the stove. All made and served by this lovely couple. ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • Overlooking the rice-fields of Chiang Klang in Nan
    While enjoying a diner at the restaurant of Sangthong Resort in Chiang Klang (Nan, North Thailand) we had a stunning view over the rice-fields with a sunset in the back and a stunning sky over mountains of Doi Phu Pha National Park. For an better panorama photo see the full posting (click on KEEP READING).As you can see the second… ... read more
    Source: Walking in the Footsteps of Chang Noi
  • FREE Thai Course in Suk: Learn to Read and Write Thai
    Learn to read and write for free… Good news for Thai beginners currently living near Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok who do not know how to read and write Thai but who are interested in and want to start learning how to read and write Thai. One of my regular contributors, a native Thai speaker, is looking for a… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety Six: 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 พักผ่อน – พรรคพวก Narrator: Episode – ‘Pak-pon’ – ‘Pak-puak’. สีสวาด: เก้าแต้มฟังนะ ชั้น(ฉัน)จะอ่านอะไรให้ฟัง แล้วจับเสียงให้ได้ว่ามีคำอะไรที่ออกเสียงเหมือนกัน วันนี้อากาศแสนร้อน เรามาพักผ่อนที่ใต้ต้นไม้ นอนหลับกันให้สบาย ตื่นแล้วผันผาย หาพรรคพวกเรา Si Sawat: Kao Taem, listen up! I’m going to read something aloud to you. Listen out for and pick out the… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Seeking solitude and sanity in everyday life
    “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal I was contemplating the complexities of being an introvert or what feels like introvertedness when I thought about the times I had tuned out. On my 21st birthday I was dragged out of my comfort zone to sit in a bar… ... read more
    Source: Life, The Universe and Lani
  • DOWNLOAD: Updated Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary and Phrases
    Quick & Dirty Thai… Nine years ago (July 2008 to be exact), WLT’s first book review covered The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast by actor Myke Hawke. After chatting with Myke and getting permission to use the material in his book, it turned into a series: Quick & Dirty Thai Language Learning with Myke Hawke,… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Cat Cartoons Episode Ninety 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 อีเมล Narrator: Episode – ‘E-mail’. เก้าแต้ม: วิเชียรมาศ!! สีสวาด!! หนีเร็ว! Kao Taem: Wi-chian maat!! Si Sawat!! Let’s get out of here! Quick! วิเชียรมาศ: แย่แล้วๆ สีสวาดช่วยด้วย! Wi-chian maat: Oh dear! Oh dear! Help me, Si Sawat! สีสวาด: ตื่นตูมไปได้ เราเป็นแมวนะไม่ใช่กระต่าย ไหนเก้าแต้ม เล่าซิ(สิ)มีเรื่องอะไร… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too
  • Cultural Exchange Camp: Help Thai Students in Bangkrajao Improve their English
    Travel around Bangkrajao with a young local Thai guide… WLT is all about promoting the Thai language, except when it’s a good cause such as this (helping Thai students improve their English). If you are in Bangkok and can attend, please do. Wat Bangnamphuengnai School is located near Bangnamphueng floating market where a lot of foreigners visit. As… ... read more
    Source: A Woman Learning Thai… and some men too