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Exploring the Isaan – Road Tripping Thailand

Exploring the Isaan – Road Tripping Thailand

We love nothing more than doing a road trip and if we’re going to do a road trip anywhere in Thailand, our first choice will be exploring the Isaan, Thailand’s most off-the-beaten-track region in the remote northeast of the country. A confession: I don’t drive. Well,...
The Mask Makers of Dan Sai, Isaan, Thailand

The Mask Makers of Dan Sai, Isaan, Thailand

Located in a lovely valley amid gently undulating hills, Dan Sai, in the Loie Province of Thailand’s Isaan region, is a town of dilapidated wooden houses that is famous for Phi Ta Kon, a boisterous three-day rainmaking festival, also known as the Ghost Festival, which coincides...
Exploring the Isaan: the Lovely Backroads to Loie

Exploring the Isaan: the Lovely Backroads to Loie

From Khon Kaen, where we explored gleaming gold temples, ambled about the town with an affable monk, strolled by the scenic lake, people-watched at the waterfront hipster market, and savoured the aromas of Isaan food sizzling away at the night markets, we drove in a...
Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art

Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art

The artistic, cultural and spiritual heart of Bali for centuries, Ubud is serenely located up in the hills in lush jungle, surrounded by rice-paddies. Lined with galleries, cafés and craft shops, its narrow streets are a delight to wander — just watch out for those drains!...
The road to Essaouira

The road to Essaouira

The drive to Essaouira from Marrakech is about 160 km, but somehow takes 3 hours. The reason is the low speed limits, with speeds never exceeding more than 60kph, which means a slow drive through Marrakech’s suburbs and every other town and village on the...