Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

GBF: How I missed my flight with a 3 hour layover

GBF: How I missed my flight with a 3 hour layover

THE GOOD I emerged from my meditation retreat feeling relaxed, calm, and focused. Before I began the retreat I had no idea where my skirt would take me next. I was considering a few very different options, unsure of which was best. After seven days of silence and meditation my head was much clearer and […]

Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

Bootcamp for the mind: Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat

In our Western culture we give so much time and attention to taking care of our bodies but how often do we take time to care of our minds? Just as it is important to exercise our body to be strong so that we won’t get injured by life’s falls – a well trained, calm […]

To save a buck

To save a buck

When I backpacked through SE Asia in 2008, I didn’t always take the cheapest route. I guess you could have called me a “flashpacker” as it was common for me to pay a few extra bucks for added comforts like and air conditioned room. But times have changed and these days I am always looking […]

Relaxing Buddha

Relaxing Buddha

Reclining Buddha in Bangkok

GBF: Kite Crasher

GBF: Kite Crasher

After learning the basics of kitesurfing in Lancelin, I decided to follow my Swiss friend’s Kite Trail to Thailand and practice kiting in a new location. We spent three weeks in  Hua Hin kiting when the wind was good and exploring the surrounding areas by motorbike on the not so windy days. Because I had already […]

Wind Dragon – Hua Hin, Thailand

Wind Dragon – Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin is a beach resort town located 200 kilometers south of Bangkok that is associated with Thai Royalty. We visited the city because of it’s windy shores … To see more photos of Hua Hin CLICK HERE.

Thai cooking in Chiang Mai

Thai cooking in Chiang Mai

We have spent the last four days in Chiang Mai, located in Northern Thailand. We arrived in the afternoon and spent the first evening exploring the Night Bazaar, which like most other Thai markets are filled with a huge range of goods. There is so much I see that I want to buy, but so […]

Diving in Koh Tao

Diving in Koh Tao

NOTE TO SELF: Do not travel by boat or in the hot sun after drinking from a bucket at the 1/2 Moon Party! I wasn’t feeling 100% at breakfast the morning after the 1/2 Moon Party. I wished that I could crawl back into bed; however, we had to check out, get to the pier […]

Get Your Moon On!

Get Your Moon On!

As the moon reaches its monthly climax, it seems that every traveller you meet in Thailand is making the migration to Ko Pha-Ngan and its famous full moon rave party. Due to the timing of this month’s full moon, we were not able to attend; however, we did attend the island’s 1/2 Moon Party on […]

It’s a hard knock life for us!!!

It’s a hard knock life for us!!!

Traveling can be SO stressful! Here is only a short list of the stressful decisons we are faced with almost every day! I can’t hear over the crashing of the ocean Deciding which pool to swin at: the beach front pool with a view of the Andaman Sea or the more private pool with bar […]

Krabi to Koh Phangan

Krabi to Koh Phangan

After fourteen hours on three buses, two boats, and a taxi… Nicole and I finally made it from Railay Beach, Krabi to Koh Phangan island! We felt like cattle as we were literally herded from each mode of transport, each time branded with a new colorful sticker. The stickers let the non-English speaking drivers know […]

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Buddha, Buddha, and more Buddha!!!

Nicole and I have spent the past two days going from wat, to wat, to wat; seeing Buddhas galore! We have seen golden Buddhas, giant Buddhas, sitting Buddhas, standing Buddhas, reclining Buddhas and have learned the meaning of each position according to Buddhists… reclining – exact moment of Buddha’s enlightenmentsitting – Buddha teaching or meditation; […]

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