All posts filed under: Thailand

Food Nationalism

Chapter 5, Part 6 Several years ago, the headlines of Indonesian media suddenly flared up with nationalistic fervor against Malaysia following their claims (both official and not) over some cultural items that Indonesians are so dearly and emotionally attached to. Like sibling rivalry, netizens in […]


Out of the Archipelago

After three months exploring Indonesia, from Sabang (Indonesia’s westernmost city) to the Banda Islands (where nutmeg originates) in the eastern part of the country, James and I traveled across Southeast and South Asia to continue retracing the ancient Spice Route. The journey took us to three […]


Five Colors from What an Amazing World!

Recently James from Plus Ultra has kindly nominated me to join the Capture the Colour photo competition run by The idea is to choose five original shots from your travels, each one representing the colors blue, green, yellow, white and red, and publish them […]


Bangkok, Again

The moment I stepped out of the plane and got inside Suvarnabhumi Airport, I knew that I really had to say goodbye to chilly but nice weather of winter in Hong Kong. Bangkok, just like many other Southeast Asian cities, is a hot and humid […]


Leaving Thailand, Entering Cambodia

When I booked the flight to Bangkok about seven months prior to the date of departure, I intended to go to Thailand’s  neighboring countries as well, which makes Cambodia and Vietnam as perfect choices. However, that time when I booked the flight, I thought a […]


Wat Arun: The Temple of The Dawn

Wat Arun, which is located across the Chao Phraya river from Wat Pho, is also one of Bangkok’s most distinguishable landmarks. It was named after Aruna (The God of Dawn) and has some features of a Buddhist temple, such as the existence of a central […]


The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are arguably Bangkok’s most precious jewels. Both are confined within the walled area of Ko Ratanakosin near the bank of Chao Phraya River. It was once a royal palace built by King Rama I when the capital of […]


Bangkok: A City of Many Faces

Bangkok has become a magnet for tourists from all over the world who want to experience Southeast Asia. Many people also make it as a starting point for their travel or adventure on the region. It is a city of paradoxes, where we can see […]