Earlier today while stuck in a whirlpool 1000 spreadsheets and 100 postcards, we got a knock on the door. The knock was a good thing in that it meant I probably hadn’t imagined a previous knock shortly after alighting from the shower when Andy was in Bangkok picking up our Russian visas. Sanity is precious, [...]
These look like normal fresh beans, right? Maybe a cousin of the delicious fava? That’s what I thought when I picked up a pack for the steep price of $1 from the Tesco Lotus down the street. I couldn’t make out the name in Thai, and a crude translation named them [...]
Our scooter landlord came and picked up scooty puff yesterday, and I am mourning her loss. Thanks for all the sweet rides, scooty puff. When it rains hard, we lose internet access and sewage bubbles up the pipes, so basically life isn’t worth living right now. I wore a pair of [...]
Khao Soy – Potentially deadly to someone with a shellfish food allergy!
“Watch that bus jump over the median and hit you,” I said to my friend Pete as we were walking towards a ramen place for dinner on his first night in Bangkok.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if [...]
The bright spots illuminate formations and small vignettes
Bye, bye old condo! I’ll miss your 7-11 and beautiful views.
Today, we moved, but we didn’t move far. We’re still in Thailand, still in Chiang Mai, still in the Nimman Road area. We moved four blocks north, and one block west, and we took all of our earthly [...]
Short answer? A lot more than local groceries.
Loaf of French bread, ฿20; Bottle of red wine, ฿295; 500 g of organic olive oil, ฿199; 150 g roasted and salted almonds, Jar of Thai black pepper, ฿35; 4 pack [...]
Short answer? It depends.
I write about food and the cost of living in Chiang Mai quite often on this site, so I thought it would be relevant to outline the cost of groceries in the city. Like anywhere else, grocery prices vary depending on the quality and the vendor. Here, that dichotomy is especially [...]
It rained last night, and each and every drop pulled down a piece of the smog and the gloom and shooed them to the gutters. Now we can breathe. From inside our cozy apartment, we watched lightning strike trees just a block [...]
You didn’t think I finished telling you about fruit, did you? Because I’m not. I still have plenty to talk about in the fruit category for you to feast your eyes upon, I just haven’t been good about having the self-control to arrange it on a plate and photograph it before digging [...]
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