Making fortune wishes at Wat Doi Kham

Making fortune wishes at Wat Doi Kham

Wat Doi Kham is famous among local people Those who have been in Thailand for a while, know that the Thai love to visit temples; not only out of religious beliefs but also to make fortune wishes to improve their lives. Wat Doi Kham is such a favorite place, located on a forested hill southwest of […]

Afternoon relaxing at the lake

Afternoon relaxing at the lake

An appealing offer to go relaxing at the lake The girl working at the bar of my guesthouse asked me yesterday if I wanted to join her and some friends on her free Sunday. The prospect of relaxing at the lake sounded appealing to me, so I agreed.  She arranges a tuk-tuk for me. We drive to […]

Trip to Doi Suthep temple

Trip to Doi Suthep temple

Thai soup for breakfast On my second day in Chiang Mai, I want to make a trip to Doi Suthep. Because of drinking late last night I wake up quite late. One of the staff told me yesterday she was going to make Thai soup for breakfast. When I arrive at the bar at half-past […]

Wandering the city of Chiang Mai

Wandering the city of Chiang Mai

Cheap tuk-tuk fare to the inner city Early afternoon, after a break, I decided to go wandering the city. I am taking it easy today and want to visit some famous temples in the inner city. My guesthouse has its own tuk-tuk driver, for 40 baht he brings me anywhere I want to in the […]

Sleeper train to Chiang Mai

Sleeper train to Chiang Mai

Counting down for the sleeper train to Chiang Mai Last day in Bangkok before taking the sleeper train to Chiang Mai tonight. I slept poorly, so I have little energy to wander all day in this busy capital. Anyway, after breakfast, I head to Chinatown. Once again, I jump on the boat, the easiest and […]

Chinese herbs and acupuncture

Chinese herbs and acupuncture

Alternatives to traditional medicine As a long-term rheumatoid patient, I am always looking for possible alternatives to costly conventional medicine. So I started exploring the effects of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. After all, on this side of the world, it is not uncommon for people to value the efficiency of Chinese medicine. Through an acquaintance, I came […]