Doi Chaang – How To Visit Thailand’s Coffee Paradise


Unlike Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Colombia, or even Indonesia, Thailand is not really known for its coffee. Sweet tea with an abundance of sweetened condensed milk is one of the most popular drinks of choice in Thailand, but coffee culture, is not a part of the traditional Thai society (that being said, there are some wonderful up […]

Koh Kret – Day Trip to Bangkok’s River Island


Did you know there’s an island in the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok? Just north of Bangkok, actually in the province on Nonthaburi, is Koh Kret (เกาะเกร็ด also sometimes spelled Ko Kret), an island village in the middle of the Chao Phraya River. If you’re in Bangkok, and looking for a great experience and a day trip […]

Day Trip to Mae Salong, Thailand’s Beautiful Yunnanese Village


When I heard about a small, ethnically Chinese village, located northwest of Chiang Rai town, I was intrigued… …But when I heard there was delicious Yunnanese food available, that’s when Ying and I decided we HAD to visit immediately. Mae Salong (ดอยแม่สลอง)? The official name of Mae Salong (ดอยแม่สลอง) has now been changed to Santikhiri (สันติคีรี), so […]

Day Trip to Ubol Rat Lake for Grilled Fish, Khon Kaen, Thailand


The next step of filming for the Thai food tv show was to go to Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น), one of the major cities located in the Isan region of Thailand. I’ve been to Khon Kaen a number of times, and each time I’m reminded just how good the som tam (green papaya salad) is in this area of […]