What to do when your train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok left you.

I haven’t experienced traveling via train for 13 hours, so, we decided to take one. A land travel from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. It’s a little bit expensive compared to a sleeping bus (which cost 596 THB), and 837 THB for the first-class train. Plus, a lot of people told us that it’s a very comfortable way of traveling and cheaper than a plane.

We were excited that we left our guest house an hour before our train supposed to leave. And that was a big mistake. Though our place is located inside the old city, it is quite near the station, normally a 15minutes travel, however, it was raining heavily that time and the traffic were so bad. In short, we were late and the train already left us 10 minutes ago. Continue reading

Young people singing worship songs in the streets of Thailand

 

We’re heading to the Sunday walking street market when we heard a familiar Christian song. We looked at each other, surprised. We did not know that it could be possible to set up a band and do a little concert in the busy streets of the old city (Is it legal? Can we do something like this? Do we need permits or approval from the government?). Continue reading

Travel tip: Affordable and accessible food in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I met other foreigners here in Chiang Mai and some of them are vegetarians or vegans. So I asked them if they don’t eat Thai food that is made of animal meat or dairies. They said they have to break their diet. One of them verbalized, “When you travel to other countries, you’ve got to eat their food. It is shameful if the locals will offer you food and you’ll not eat it, it’s rude. So I have to stop my current diet.

So yeah, let’s eat Thai food. For 6 months of staying here in Chiang Mai, I had scouted locations of markets where we can have good and delicious Thai food. Concerning the factors that contributed my list, I only considered 3 main categories: price, taste, and accessibility. Therefore I won’t include those that are located away from the main city although it is also delicious and cheap. Nothing beats their mouth watering street food and I will include on where you can buy ’em here.  Continue reading

Living life fully alive.


Life gets boring sometimes. And we don’t really know the cause of why we feel it. Perhaps, our lifestyle is patterned and routined, or we are stuck in a career that we don’t enjoy anymore, or we are simply limited in trying new experiences, or the most painful one, no money to be happy. Continue reading