We travel Koh Lanta, Thailand, a quiet island south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. Here, we enjoy beach living to the max! 20 Dollars got us a Koh Lanta hostel, a motorbike rental, a full day’s worth of Thai … Continue reading →
We travel Bangkok, Thailand – get a room in a Bangkok hostel, eat amazing Thai food and Thai street food, hang out on Khaosan Road with Thai girls, world travelers, and ladyboys. Plus, we cross the Chao Phraya River on … Continue reading →
We travel Chiang Mai, Thailand for 20 bucks in this episode! For 20 dollars (700 baht), we got a room in a Chiang Mai hostel, ate a bunch of amazing Thai food and Thai street food, rented a motorbike, visited the Chedi … Continue reading →
Let’s be honest. As a westerner, living in China vs. Thailand is an unfair fight. Thailand will win any day of the week because it’s geared toward outsiders and China is geared toward the Chinese. But before you totally discount … Continue reading →
Thailand is a place of great memories and hot humid air. For me, it’s a place of nostalgic comfort. I lived there for half a year and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Many of the … Continue reading →
On the surface it’s a simple question. I mean, it’s just food. But when asked whether I prefer Thai food or Chinese food, I sink into an epic quandary of dietary analysis and unnecessarily deep reflection. After all, it is perhaps the … Continue reading →
Less than a month in China and I’m already sobbing over the things I miss about Thailand. I mean, it was my home for nearly 6 months. Attachment was inevitable. If you’ve ever lived in Thailand, you get it.
I recently got a China Z visa in Bangkok. Despite what other online articles may say, it’s totally possible to get the Z (working) visa without any real hassle. Long queues and tedious paperwork make it a little stressful, but it’s … Continue reading →
For four months, I’ve lived in Pua Nan, a rural town encapsulated in the lush mountains of northern Thailand. 700 kilometers north of Bangkok, it’s a quiet hideaway untainted by the rapidly expanding influence of the western world.
This past weekend, I witnessed elephants painting at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, Thailand. The TECC is the first place in Thailand where elephants learned how to paint, and these gentle giants can actually paint incredible works of … Continue reading →
Hercules beetles are strange, intimidating insects. Holding a string that acts as a leash around the beetle’s top horn, Thai children send their prized pet beetles to battle. On a bored Saturday night, I documented a clash of these ferocious … Continue reading →
Beer aficionados won’t be impressed with Thailand’s limited selection of domestic brews, but if you’ve got an open mind, Thailand’s beer can certainly get you tossed as well as any. Chang, Singha and Leo make up the holy trinity of Thai … Continue reading →
All Thai people have nicknames. Their full names are really long, so this is a way to cut it down a bit. Nicknames are typically bestowed upon a child based on the interests, hobbies and occupations of their parents. Some … Continue reading →
As the MONKEY abroad, I’m a self-proclaimed authority on bananas. I eat them every day; sometimes up to 8 bananas in a span of 12 hours. Bananas are plentiful in Thailand, but let’s face it: they’re small. This observation, combined with the … Continue reading →
I’m only 6 years removed from the life of a high schooler so I still have a fresh memory of my teenage years in America. Now teaching at a Thai high school, it’s funny to note the differences between American … Continue reading →
Reminiscent of ancient Thai Buddhist belief, this Thai food marketplace experiences a cycle of rebirth every day. Let me take you on a brief video tour of my local marketplace and show you a few of my favorite dishes and snacks.
Backpacking and living abroad are not the same thing. Backpacking involves frequent migration to new cities and countries until your savings are depleted. Living abroad is experiencing the lifestyle of a single foreign country for a prolonged period. Both are … Continue reading →
Pai is a small town in far north Thailand with an attitude that exemplifies the entire country. It’s an isolated, sleepy community with a hypnotic energy that’ll make you forget what day or even what year it is. This past … Continue reading →
You’ve saved your money, you bought a plane ticket, and now you’re living in Thailand. It’s no secret that the cost of living in Thailand is cheaper than the western world, but if you don’t manage your money wisely, your … Continue reading →
Two Thai crepe vendors set up their stands across the street from each other in my neighborhood. With only a small road dividing them, the tension is rising between these fierce competitors. You know what that means. It’s time for … Continue reading →