Thailand

STYLE MOMENT | Khrueang kaeng*

STYLE MOMENT | Khrueang kaeng*

“To be fortunate enough to be able to visit Thailand, to eat in Thailand, is a deep dive into a rich, many textured, very old culture containing flavors and colors that go far beyond the familiar spectrum.” (more…)
BANGKOK | Baipai Thai Cooking School

BANGKOK | Baipai Thai Cooking School

When in Thailand…learn to cook Thai food! And if you’re going to learn to cook in Thailand, do it at Baipai Thai Cooking School, like I did. Baipai Thai Cooking School is an oasis of serenity in the middle of boisterous, bustling Bangkok. Just see for yourself… (more…)
STYLE MOMENT | Bangkok market

STYLE MOMENT | Bangkok market

“Live each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”  -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, and historian
The Best Pad Thai in Bangkok

The Best Pad Thai in Bangkok

While I was in Bangkok, I went on a nighttime tuk tuk tour with a guide named Jeeb, and three people by the names of Baby, Junior, and Buddy.  The names were not the only peculiar aspect of the evening. (more…)
WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Take notice

WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Take notice

It is often in the settings of magnificent historical landmarks that I encounter the most amusing signage. Bangkok’s sacred temples were no exception: Exhibit A, the photo above. The graphics indicating not to sit on the monuments gave me a chuckle.  (more…)
Who is Buddha anyway?

Who is Buddha anyway?

More than 90% of people in Thailand are Buddhists, and if I was going to be in their presence and visit their temples, I needed to learn more about who Buddha was and what Buddhism means.  A small disclaimer: I don’t claim to be a historian or an expert –…