On a day trip from Phuket, I visited Koh Phi Phi Don for the first time in four years. It’s changed quite a bit, with more tourists and touts, and more development. One thing has remained the same, though, and that’s the beauty.
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Weekly Photo: Ya Nui Beach, Phuket
Ya Nui Beach is a small beach with few people around. It’s not exactly easy to get to, and its far from the regular tourist beaches most people visit. There’s a small outcropping of rocks that are fun to climb around, and you get a nice view of the little beach as well.
Weekly Photo: Monkey at Koh Phi Phi Beach
Koh Phi Phi is the island chain made famous by the movie The Beach staring Leonardo DiCaprio. This photo was of a monkey on Koh Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the chain. We were watching a storm coming in an the monkey just decided to join us. By the way, Phi Phi is …
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A Day Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand
Not far from Bangkok—about an hour by car—is the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam, the city of Ayutthaya. Now the UNESCO recognized Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya played a major role in Thai history. Ayutthaya was the seat of 5 dynasties and 33 kings, and also was involved in over 70 wars (mostly with the Khmer …
Weekly Photo: China Town, Bangkok, Thailand
China Town in Bangkok is an eclectic mix of Thai and Chinese cultures. Much of it reminds me of parts of Hong Kong and Taiwan, yet it’s very unique in the way it is all fused together with Thai. One of the great things here is the seafood—it’s available everywhere in China Town!
A Piece of Pai
Pai is a sleepy town north of Chiang Mai, Thailand close to the Burma border. Getting to Pai from Chiang Mai is inexpensive at around $5 and the drive is long and winding with switch backs and steep climbs through the hills, but well worth the crazy driving. Once you arrive you are dropped off …
Daily Photo: Floating Market, Thailand
The floating market is a bit of a tourist trap, but it was still fun to see some of the boats that float around the canals. Most of the boats are trying to see souvenirs, but some sell food—they are the most interesting to watch.
Daily Photo: Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang is a ruined chedi, or stupa, in Chiang Mai. The chedi is huge and really cool to walk around. I particularly liked these giant elephants that lined the Southern side. The actually wat in front of the chedi is impressive as well.
Float Your Bad Juju Away During Loi Krathong
Loi Krathong is a huge festival in Chiang Mai, and throughout Thailand. It actually goes on for well over a week, but really gets crazy for about three days around the full moon. I went two days in a row and had an amazing time both times. I bought a little krathong for 50B, which …
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Daily Photo: Storm Clouds
I thought this was a beautiful photograph of some storm clouds that threatened us during the Yee Peng Festival. Fortunately, just a few drops fell and the sky cleared.