Niah Cave is an incredible place to visit! But watch out for the bats and what they leave behind! Read about an interesting trip down a mountain of guano…
Just imagine. A bonfire, shooting a cascade of sparks and flame towards the stars. The nine Chinese gods sit around it on their pedestals, lined up in celestial order. The light dances off their faces as they stare solemnly into the flame. Behind them, a group of Thai families laugh and shoot off firecrackers in […]
The Vegetarian Festival occurs once a year, and only in Phuket. In this festival, which celebrates the visitation of the nine gods to their followers, many processions are led by the mah song. The mah song are men and women who are considered to be pure, and are required to be unmarried. They are put […]
Waves crash onto the tropical beach.
Above, the moon peers out from behind her blanket of clouds, gazing serenely down on the spectacle unfolding beneath her. Flashing lights alternate between blue, green, and purple as loud party music blasts through the night. A black machine blasts foam high into the air, and the lights illuminate it, turning it all the colors of a rainbow. Soapy bodies jump up and down beneath the palm trees, dancing the night away. The revelers scream and laugh as the foam envelops their arms, legs, even their heads. A man picks up his friend, dumping him in a pile of suds four feet high. The soap thrashes and heaves, until the dancer bursts out again in a flying cloud of soap. He is entirely covered, and looks rather like a great white marshmallow monster.
Elephant riding is one of those things that can be easily found on nearly everyone’s bucket list! My family and I were able to experience it during our stay in Northern Thailand. In all of our travels, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more exciting and eagerly awaited day than this one! Care to join us?
It was a lovely day in Cambodia. Sun beamed down on my family and I as we joined a new friend and loaded into her car. We were on our way to visit a few orphanages and schools. Join us as we meet these wonderful Cambodian children!
What do you get when a Russian decides to open an American themed bar and restaurant on Phuket, Thailand? Jonny Mango’s, of course!
The sun was just beginning to fall back into the seething ocean when we walked into the restaurant, ready to enjoy Mom’s last dinner with us for a while. She will be leaving to spend three weeks in New Hampshire tomorrow. As a special treat, Dad took us out to dinner.