myanmar: first impressions

I have been meeting Burmese people in Singapore in the past, from construction workers to specialized doctors. They do have notable characteristics in common: They are meek, introvert and most of the time, restrained. That gave me the impression of enigma as their non-verbal gestures...

the day i gave up biking

My knee joints wobbled as Ron's rear-end disappeared on the bend. It was early in the morning when we decided we wanted to roam around Pai on bicycles. Everyone on it seemed to be enjoying and I thought, "How hard can it be?" and that...

soporific pai

When you are all templed-out and the sight of another Asian stupa will induce grand mal seizures, it is advisable that you take a break and head off to this part of Thailand where you can clean your palate before you continue exploring another Asian...

shot on the jackpot while on the road

  If one thing has started to take over many peoples leisure time it is playing casino games, this is because with the internet there are many sites like Gaming Club where you can play all your favourite casino games. But for many people when they...

first slice of pai

The past couple of days in Singapore, Manila and Bangkok took a toll on us, the metro-urban visuals of Chiang Mai pretty much saturated our wanderlusts that we wanted to spontaneously puke asphalt and concrete at any given time. We decided to go somewhere rustic and laid...

The heart of Malasimbo

We snugged our sarongs tightly to our chins to somehow ease the chilly mountain wind. Our friend, Santi, fashioned his Thai pants into a bolero to do the same. We were at the gates of the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival waiting for our passes to get...

how to plan your perfect getaway

~SPONSORED POST~ Whether it’s a spot of winter sun or a longer summer break, it’s never too soon to start planning your perfect getaway. Here are some tips on how to avoid the common holiday pitfalls and have the perfect trip this year. The first step is...