A Charm called Chiang Mai

IN the northernmost part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, a city that caught my heart and became my instant favorite the first time I saw it from an airplane window. Chiang Mai is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is small and laid-back but packed with everything—from mountains to verdant … Continue reading A Charm called Chiang Mai


Tuk-tuk: Ride of a lifetime

BANGKOK—Do you remember that 2002 Visa card commercial where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rented a tuk-tuk, those sputtering three-wheeled open air taxis  to cut through the traffic and catch up with his date Zhang Ziyi in Bangkok and how the tuk-tuk collapsed to the ground from fatigue? I always thought that commercial as exaggerated but … Continue reading Tuk-tuk: Ride of a lifetime

Twilight at the Dawn of Happiness

OVER seven hours bus ride away from Bangkok will take you to the old city of Sukhothai— one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage Sites Located at the lower northern Thailand amid lawns, lakes and trees, the most famous ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai is one of the must-never-miss sites in Thailand. The … Continue reading Twilight at the Dawn of Happiness