Tag: Thailand

FIRST GLANCE OF NORTH & SOUTH SURIN ISLANDS | THAILAND

FIRST GLANCE OF NORTH & SOUTH SURIN ISLANDS | THAILAND

The sound of the calm ocean woke me up as a warm, gentle breeze with a hint of salt hit the tip of my nose.  With my eyes still closed, I was reminded that I had just spent my first night on an island.

ARRIVING AT THE MOKEN VILLAGE, SURIN ISLAND | THAILAND

ARRIVING AT THE MOKEN VILLAGE, SURIN ISLAND | THAILAND

Last year I had a spontaneous trip to the Surin Island National Park in the South of Thailand, and this trip has and will surely remain my Top 10 favourite trips of all time. Accompanied by my childhood friend and her freediving instructor, I hopped […]

MY ISLAND ADVENTURE TRIP–AN INTRODUCTION

MY ISLAND ADVENTURE TRIP–AN INTRODUCTION

Have you ever wondered how it is like living on an island 60Km, off-shore with no electricity, water supply network or phone reception?

Last year I visited a sea gypsy village near to where my friends and I stayed for our getaway.  I never knew a small beach front on an island had been hiding a tribe of hundred with a primitive way of life all along.

And I wonder how their everyday-life was like.  To be inhabiting on a piece of heaven like this, it is surely a blessing. However, when it is rainy season the Monsoon storm had no mercy for small long tail boats nor for human.

But still I would dream to live on this island.
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A VISIT TO HMONG HILLTRIBE NEW YEAR MARKET

A VISIT TO HMONG HILLTRIBE NEW YEAR MARKET

One of the places I always make sure I visit when I travel is local markets.  Why?  Because it is one of the best way to learn (more) about the culture there. Towards the end of my Rosa’s Road Trip in Phetchabun, Thailand, we decided to pop […]

VIBRANT COLOURS OF CHIANG RAI FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015

VIBRANT COLOURS OF CHIANG RAI FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015

Winters are beautiful, cold and white, but without a single flower in sight. I found myself waking up in Chiang Rai, where Thai people travel to in our cold season to experience something somewhat close to “Winter”.   The “wintery” weather here isn’t so cold but cool enough […]

COOKING A THAI SEAFOOD FEAST WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

COOKING A THAI SEAFOOD FEAST WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

It was our final night of at Saiphin’s hometown in Khao Kor, and we all knew it was going to be epic.

Nearly 20 people gathered up at Saiphin’s house as we started to prepare ingredients for our cook-up session.  Prawns, squid, kaffir lime leaves, coriander root, lemongrass, garlic, chili, basil, galangal and so on–I predicted a Thai seafood feast and I was right.

 

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Saiphin announced that we would be making three dishes that evening: stir-fry prawns with curry power, stir-fry squid with chili & basil, and the famous tom yum prawn.  I can say that these three are common every-day dishes found anywhere in Thailand, whether you are at a fine dining restaurant in Bangkok or at a street vendor with sticky tables by the beach. (more…)

THAI-LAOS CULINARY TIME WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

THAI-LAOS CULINARY TIME WITH KHAO KOR LOCALS

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Having arrived at Saiphin’s house in Khao Kor district in Petchabun province, Thailand, I found myself surrounded by the laughter and joyful smiles of Saiphin’s friends and family.  It had been a year since she last visited her […]

FRESH COLOURS OF LHOM SAK FRESH MARKET | PETCHABUN, THAILAND

FRESH COLOURS OF LHOM SAK FRESH MARKET | PETCHABUN, THAILAND

This was the start of our Rosa’s Road Trip.   Our road trip van came to a stop.  I woke up and realised we had arrived at Lhom Sak Fresh Market in Petchabun province, Thailand. The sun had just risen, but the market had been awake for a few […]