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Up-and-Coming Luang Prabang, Laos

Up-and-Coming Luang Prabang, Laos April 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Surrounded by limestone mountains and terraced hillsides, the chalky brown Mekong river crawls through serene and stunning Luang Prabang in Laos. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of 100,000 attracted more than 1 million tourists in the past five years, according to LaoVoices, a Lao news and culture...

Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Where’s the Nearest Toilet in Chiang Mai

Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Where’s the Nearest Toilet in Chiang Mai November 7, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
You are used to the western style pedestal-toilets, yeah?  Don’t sweat, we have them here in the city of Chiang Mai, too.   Occasionally, you will still find some traditional “squat” toilets because they are what the Thais (and most of Asia) are accustomed to using. If you are taking...

Layover at the Chiang Mai International Airport? Make it a Fun One!

Layover at the Chiang Mai International Airport? Make it a Fun One! November 6, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Unlike the giant hub at the Bangkok airport, Chiang Mai is a much smaller variety when it comes to airports.  It is located 4 kilometers south of the city and walking distance to the Chiang Mai Immigration office. There is wifi at Burger King at this airport. For the love of Rudolph, will you make...

What to Wear in Chiang Mai Year Round

What to Wear in Chiang Mai Year Round October 31, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There really isn’t a “dress code” here in Chiang Mai.  Many locals (the young and the aged alike) pretty much dress much like westerners do.  Unlike the capitol, Bangkok, the northern Rose of Thailand, city of Chiang Mai has a much milder weather, especially in the fall.  This difference...

Photo Set Friday: Can You Find This Elderly Lady?

Photo Set Friday: Can You Find This Elderly Lady? October 29, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you can, I would urge you to plan your stay in Chiang Mai that includes at least one Sunday night.  Why, you ask?  So you can experience one of the famous night markets in Chiang Mai, the “Sunday Night Walking Market.”  Your walk begins at Tha Pae Gate, a major landmark in Chiang Mai,...