Trekking in Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai – Day-Trip Eco-Excursion

Who would have expected to be choked with a food coma in the middle of the jungle? We were doing a 5.3-km trek in Doi Inthanon, through the lush green and Pa Dok Siew waterfalls, through the strawberry fields, the wild patches of coffee trees, when we had a lunch so good that we are still dreaming (drooling) about. :D

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Raya Heritage, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Raya Heritage - the latest five-star hotel by the River Ping in Chiang Mai - employs a sustainable approach to their architecture and designs. Decorative as well as utilitarian elements of the rooms, spaces and ambience are curated from the deep appreciation to nature, local wisdom and refined simplicities.

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Breakfast and Meals at Khu Khao, Raya Heritage, Chiang Mai

Khu Khao - the local dialect that means rice huller - is the large half-moon-shaped bamboo basket that was once used to hull rice. Now a rare antique, these huge items adorn the main restaurant at Raya Heritage where hearty breakfast and 'cross-roads' cuisines are served.

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Staying at the Centara Hotel Hat Yai, Thailand

The apartment room at the Centara Hotel Had Yai was our base during our trip down there. Perched on top of the building (23F) and fully equipped with kitchenette and living room, this is what we call a home away (way south) from home. :D

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Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Above: A bright day in Pranburi. Our pool villa is glowing under the morning sun. We started our recent road trip to the south by making a two-night, do-nothing stop in Pranburi. For those who are looking for a serious vacation, the one that would make you think of nothing, even the guilty feeling caused by some lingering, unfinished works, Pranburi would be the place I’d recommend. The place is about an hour south from Hua Hin, but...

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Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Relocation is Scheduled for January 2019

Above: Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School is celebrating its 11th anniversary in Bangkok with an announcement to relocate in January 2019.  With the last day at the current location at Dusit Thani Bangkok on 14 December 2018, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School will begin the brand new academic year at the Zen Tower, Central World Shopping Centre, Ratchadamri Road, where it will occupy the 17th to 19th floors. Above: the new LCBD...

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What to Eat in Mukdaharn – Famous Bańh Bėo & Bánh bột lọc

Above: Bánh bột lọc – although with a similarity to Thai snack ‘stuffed sago dumpling’ or ‘sago sai moo’ – turns out to be a total different thing. Esan, Thailand – While traveling through the Northeast of Thailand recently, we stopped at the province of Mudaharn and savoured their famous snacks of ‘Bańh Bėo & Bánh bột lọc‘ at a small shophouse just opposite to the...

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