Category Archives: Thailand

Learning the basics at Pum Thai Cooking School

All I wanted was a beach chair and a good sunscreen, but the lifeless gray skies hovering over Phuket had derailed my plans of soaking in the Thai sun. With light rain drizzling from above, I decided to sign up for the afternoon cooking class at Pum Thai Cooking School to learn about the basics of Thai cuisine.

The Best of Thai, the Worst of Thai: My first – and last – elephant ride

I should have known better than to have accepted the tuk tuk driver’s suspiciously cheap offer. Never trust the tuk tuk drivers who approach YOU, I thought to myself. Regardless, my buddy Neil had a mission. We had arrived in Thailand less than 24 hours ago, and our first order of the day was elephants. “If I get to ride an elephant, then I’m set for the rest of the trip,” he proclaimed.

A Thousand Words: The Versailles of the East

I’m really digging my new camera: a Canon SD1200 point and shoot. I have never experienced a more intuitive and no-fail camera that can deliver the shots that I’m getting. Here you’re looking at the Chakri Maha Prasat Hall (left) and the Rajkaranyasapha Hall (right) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok Thailand. It’s truly the Versailles of the East. As my travel buddy Neil put it, “If you haven’t seen Versailles yet, you’re going to be disappointed after this.”

A Thousand Words: Phra Si Rattana Chedi

Hello from Bangkok! Captured here is the Phra Si Rattana Chedi, located in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Enjoy.