Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’ (10)

Ending the Dog Meat Trade

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


Despite the craziness of our Indian Ocean sailing adventure aboard Coboat, the crew still made time to engage in some local philanthropy.

Just another testament to the character of my fellow Coboat sailors!

Coboat Generosity

SoiDog 3I was planning to do …

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Little Boy in a Bag! Thailand

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Little Boy in Bag, Northern Thailand, photo by GoErinGo

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MESSAGE: Thailand – Phuket

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand — approximately the size of Singapore. It’s surrounded by the Andaman Sea and lies on major sea-faring trading routes. The island used to be known for tin and rubber industry, but now Phuket …

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My Writer’s Retreat

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

For 3 weeks I was in exile, in a self-imposed writer’s retreat. I had the first 2 chapters of my book due to agents at the beginning of March and so I sequestered myself to ensure I met the deadline.…

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Muay Thai = Child Brutality

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

At first I wasn’t going to go. I was equating Muay Thai, Thailand’s version of all-contact kick-boxing, with bull fighting. But then I rationalized that the fighters didn’t die in the end (like the bull) and it was their choice …

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MESSAGE : Chiang Mai *Video*

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Thailand has two calendars – a solar version and a lunar version. The legal one is the solar calendar adopted in 1888 by King Rama V. The Thai calendar counts years in the Buddhist Era (B.E.), which is 543 years …

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Northern Thai Hill Tribes

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Northern Thailand is home to 7 “hill tribes” – communities that have migrated from China, Tibet and Burma over the last several centuries. The seven tribes comprise people from the Karen (including Padaung), Hmong, Yao, Lisu, Lahu, Lawa, and Akha …

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MESSAGE: Bangkok *Videos*

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Welcome to Bangkok: Home to world-famous Buddhas, faux Burberry and Lady Boys!

But Thais also have a serious side, especially when it comes to their royalty. Support for royalty in Thailand is very high. Twice a day everyone stops in …

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Flotel Flavor

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Ever hear of a flotel? I hadn’t – so I went to check it out for a couple of days. A flotel is a raft hotel that floats on the river. Thailand’s famous River Kwai in this case.

Mom and …

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Ms. Chiang Mai

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

When traveling, there’s always the temptation to “Go Native.” In terms of dress, I mean.

I saw one such girl succumb in India. She was a blond-haired, blue-eyes Russian lassie who had festooned herself with hennaed hands and feet, jangling …

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