Whether you’re getting a bowl of Thai noodle at a busy street stall or nibbling Pad Thai in a candlelit riverside restaurant, you’ll very likely find four permanent residents on any Thai table. Yes, those small ceramic or metal cups with mysterious-looking seasonings inside. One of them is clearly sugar, but ever wonder what the… Read more »

No split from bananas! Thais and bananas are good old friends. A banana tree is, literally and figuratively, so fruitful that its dub name ‘The Giving Tree’ is nowhere near an overstatement. For instance, the long and strong banana midribs were play horses for many Thai grandparents. You might need a little imagination. Don’t forget… Read more »

When you are planning your trip to Thailand, you come for sure across some elephant experiences. Riding through the jungle on these majestic creatures must feel amazing. Seeing these intelligent animals drawing and painting stunning images must be impressive. Watching them playing ball games and performing tricks must emphasize their powerful appearance. But are these activities… Read more »

Meet the Local Expert: Like a Lanna Local

“I want to go somewhere without tourists.” That’s what more and more travelers say these days. Even in a bustling metropolis like Bangkok or in a popular destination like Chiang Mai, there are always less crowded, more local corners. Somewhere you can slow down, appreciate the details that often go unnoticed when rushing from place… Read more »

Sandy beaches and cerulean sea, towering mountains and lush forests that hide powerful waterfalls, these aren’t the only landscapes that represent Thailand’s nature. Between the urban and the wild lie idyllic farmlands that many travelers get to see and few get to actually experience. While country life isn’t to be romanticized, there’s something undeniably beautiful… Read more »

Cooling Powder: History & How-to

Have you ever heard of “cooling powder”? Summer has come and everyone in Thailand is looking for a way to ease the heat. One of the classic ways for Thais to cool down has been around for almost a century: cooling powder. The History of Cooling Powder In 1932, Doctor Luan Wongwanich bought a pharmacy business and introduced a… Read more »

When planning a trip to Bangkok, you will definitely think of temples, street food and maybe a day trip to one of the floating markets nearby… You know, the iconic Thai stuff. While all these are the staples of Bangkok travel, I’d like to suggest one more thing: coffee. Now you might doubt it. Thailand’s… Read more »

Many cities in Thailand are best explored on foot, but the almost-all-year-round heat is out to get us. Luckily, it’s easy to find ice cream to make our day cooler… literally and figuratively! Ice cream in Thailand is really good. Apart from buying it from ice cream carts and cafés, you’ll find some of the… Read more »