Recently I’ve received a few emails and inquiries from readers and Googlers about many aspects of travel in Southeast Asia. Though I already have some content that addresses these questions (hence the traffic and emails), I thought I’d take some time to answer my most frequently asked questions in single posts. First up? THAI FOOD!
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, [...]
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 very [...]
[A quick note: this post is definitely sappier than the usual fare, but this is my internet space, and I can do what I want. Also, I'm posting from Laos without access to the photos I had intended to use for this. I'll publish photos of the market when I [...]
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 belongings [...]
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 of [...]
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 away, [...]
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 in. [...]
The last few days have been total busts because of the terrible air quality in Chiang Mai. Saturday was all prepped and primed to be a day full of motorbike exploring and of observing artisans craft umbrellas and parasols in the most ancient of methods. We saddled up on the bike and found [...]
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