2 days in Chiang Mai

Posted on May 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

My Thai friends have been urging me to visit Chiang Mai for a long time as they know that I have an interest in arts and crafts. I am not sure why it has taken me so long to make this trip, but after spending only 2 nights here, I realised that [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Chiang Mai and was tagged with Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sukhothai historical park

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

If I have to choose the most wonderful and sustainable airport in the world, Sukhothai airport would be on the top of my list ( see below)! It is privately owned by Bangkok airways and serves only two arrivals from Bangkok daily. Not only it is beautifully designed in traditional Thai style [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, cycling, temples, Thailand

Si Satchanalai historical park

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Si Satchanalai historical park is a World Heritage site and the former vassal town of Sukhothai, though it is not as popular as the Sukhothai historical park. Located in the northern part of the Sukhothai province, travel information and transport to this park is surprisingly limited. Hence I had to prearrange a [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, temples, Thailand

Maison de Sukhothai

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Toothpicker

This blog entry is dedicated to Tong, the artistic and lovely owner of Maison de Sukhothai.
I love traveling, and what I love about it is not so much the sightseeing but the people I meet while traveling. It is usually through them that I have a better understand of their culture and [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Sukhothai, Eco living & sustainability and was tagged with Sukhothai, b & b, Thailand

Art & design venues in Bangkok

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Toothpicker

Giant art work outside of the Bangkok art & culture center
If you are interested in the art and cultural side of Bangkok, it is best to pick up the monthly guide, Bangkok art map, where you will find listings of the art and photography exhibitions in town. Since I didn't have much [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Photography, Travel, Bangkok, Art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, photography, Bangkok, Thailand

Slow pace in old Bangkok

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

Siesta time!
Seeking 'slowness' in the fast-paced culture and lifestyle we live in today is not easy. It is also becoming more widespread as you can see this in most big cities around the world ( just watch the locals when you take public transport and you will know what I mean). Luckily [...]

This post was posted in Photography, Travel, Bangkok, Street life and was tagged with Bangkok, Thailand, street life

Slow pace in Bangkok... Baan Pra Nond

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

I can't say that Bangkok is on my top 10 favourite cities' list, but it certainly has its charm despite the chaos, pollution and notorious traffic jams. I was meant to visit Bangkok in October for the gift and furniture trade fair, but had to cancel at the last minute because of [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Bangkok and was tagged with architecture, Bangkok, b & b, Thailand

Tango moments

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Toothpicker

Tango al fresco at Regents Park
You don't have to be a tango dancer to appreciate this sensual and elegant dance, and I am talking about Argentinian tango, not the dramatic ballroom or 'Strictly come dancing' style. A lot of people get confused with the two as they still have this idea of [...]

This post was posted in Tango, Dance, Music & Sound, Videos & animations and was tagged with tango, short films, dance, music, videos, world music

Ttable office & Korean stationery

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

As a huge fan of Japanese design and stationery, I was quite oblivious to Korean stationery until my first visit to Seoul two years ago. What I did not expect was to see so many independent stationery shops, occupying prime locations and in big shopping malls. This is quite rare to see [...]

This post was posted in Stationery, Greeting cards, Korean stationery, Korean design, Design and was tagged with greeting cards, Korean stationery, Ttable office

Walking in Cornwall

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Toothpicker

What are the key components of a perfect getaway? Good companion, great food and wine, cosy and comfortable accomodation, hassle-free transportation and stunning scenery. Well, I experienced them all when I joined a wonderful walking group to Cornwall last weekend! Words fail to describe the experience, so I will let the photos [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Hiking & walking, Britain travel and was tagged with walks, nature, Cornwall, walking

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