In 2012, I traveled solo for the first time in my life. I still remember how scared I was before the trip. With only a small backpack, a Neil Gaiman book, a thousand dollars, and a will to get out of my comfort zone, I boarded the plane to Bangkok.
Earlier this year, I was fortunate to have been invited to witness and participate in the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival, which was held at Lumpini Park for the second straight year. The theme for this year is “Discover Thainess. Enjoy Amusement of Siam.” The country’s largest domestic travel fair, the
The most wonderful thing about Bangkok is that it has almost everything for everyone. It is a city that embraces its past and treasures its heritage. You can see it in their magnificent temples. You can taste it in their delicious and rich cuisine. You can feel it in the
Sampran Riverside is a 70-acre property located on the banks of Ta Chine River in Nakhon Pathom province. Formerly known as Rose Garden Riverside, the resort was famous for its, er, roses. They were a major supplier to flower businesses in Bangkok back in the 1960s. Today, the family-run resort
Samut Songkhram is located southwest of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the smallest province by land area but big in agricultural crops and marine life, thanks to its location just by the mouth of the Mae Klong river. You could tell just how fresh their seafood is when you start sampling
We almost skipped it, and it would’ve been a mistake. Stupid as it sounds, what to wear is one thing that I usually do not pay attention to when planning for a trip. I would check the weather, directions, admission fees, but not the dress code. So basic but often gets overlooked
I was given a small sack to put my shoes in as I was approaching the door. Despite the big crowd outside, I was delightfully surprised to see the hall almost empty. Too bad it lasted for only a minute as others flooded in immediately. Wat Pho is famed for
Two years ago, I was already halfway when I decided against climbing all the way to the top. The gloomy skies were starting to spit showers, and I was terrified that the floor would turn slippery any moment. The stairs of Wat Arun were rather narrow. I was as clingy
Hot and spicy was that morning as its first hour was spent strolling in between lanes of spices and other produce. I was about to acquire a new skill, something I swore to do in every destination I set foot on. I learned to bike in Siem Reap, and to
I let out a deep, deep sigh of relief as soon as the plane landed at Subarnabhumi Airport. It wasn’t because there had been trouble on the flight or anything like it. I was just stoked that I finally reached Bangkok, after a long tug-o-war with my chicken alter ego.