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Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping

Cambodia's Magic Tattoos

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,647]

Magic tattoos are believed to bring good luck or popularity but are mostly used by soldiers seeking to become invisible to enemies or repel bullets...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Traditions
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture
piebald feral, temple market Sangklaburi, Thailand

The dogs of Sanglaburi

John McMahon - dictater2 [261]

When a motor cycle plows into a dog on a dark road in the mountians of thailand I find myself cared for by a women I cant communicate with.

Destinations: Malaysia | United Arab Emirates | Burma | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Animals | Music | Traditions | Economy | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Architecture

Royal Ploughing ceremony in Cambodia

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,647]

In a park outside the Royal Palace, King Norodom Sihamoni presides over the country's Royal Ploughing ceremony where Royal cows signal 'quite good' rice harvest in Cambodia this year...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Agriculture | Traditions
Dining with a Conscience in Southeast Asia

Order of the Day

Natnapha Thanatharakit - the_orient [430]

In Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam, try these restaurants which are dishing up opportunities for the local community with their socially responsible policies and vocational training programs, as well as good food...

Destinations: Halong Bay | Hue | Hanoi | Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City | Hoi An
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Women & Travel | Traditions | Culture | Food | People
That Luang Temple

Monks, Baguettes & Shopping Too

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Though not often mentioned among Asia's top five must-visit cities, Vientiane should be high on any traveler's to-visit list . While the Laotian capital's days as a quiet backwater (visited chiefly by...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | Economy | Religion | Shopping | Traditions | Architecture | Ecotourism
Down the Mekong with No Paddle

Down The Mekong with No Paddle

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

California John and I had bummed around Bangkok for a few days before realizing the city was a bad place for men trying to stay faithful to women back home. We decided to hop a sleeper bus into...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | People | Festivals | War & Conflict | For Kids | Traditions | Ecotourism
Calm like The Heart!

Calm Before The Storm!

Totally Confussed - infoonthai [492]

Let me introduce myself, I am Info. I am not Thai but live with my wife here in Thailand. This blog is dedicated to all the people in the world that have calm thoughts and peace in their souls. Being...

Destinations: Burma | Korea, S | Mekong River | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: National Parks | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions | Culture | Photography | Nature | Ancient History
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