Hemis Festival, India

It doesn’t look like India, isn’t it? I found this festival during research for my next article. The Hemis Festival is held at Hemis Gonpa monastery in Ladakh every year to celebrate thie birth of Lord Padmasambhava. The Cham dances and performances illustrate the story of good and evil.

Half day in Bangsaen

 If you are interested in having a Thai beach getaway, you should come to Bangsaen. After attending a weddding we spent a night here. I used to attend a secondary school here long time ago and never thought of spending a time here (too local, too busy). It turned out to be better than expected….

Colors of Jaipur

It can be said that the human race can be divided into two types of people: one type is the people who hate India, and the other type the people who keep going back to this country, and I, myself, seem to fall into the latter type. Despite the heat, chaos and all the craziness,…

Lamu Island

Lamu Island, Kenya.  Thanks @Sandylamu for sharing and proving that this place really exists.                       

Bagan

 The secret of Bagan lies in this little corner by the Ayarwaddy river. So precious, so peaceful.  

Displaced

When it comes to art, I like the art that can be perceived in many levels. On the surface it looks pleasing to the eyes, and has hidden messages deep down. And Jakkai’s works are just like that. At first glance, the new works in his Displaced exhibition are impressive with colorful schemes and children’s…

In love with Isfahan

Obviously, Iranians seem to have a thing for ceilings.  My theory is… God is in heaven, and to make people get closer to God, they decided to make intricate ceilings so once you get into a space, whether it’s a mosque or a palace, you end up looking towards the sky at the first second…

Shiraz, the City of Mysteries

As many might know, Iranians are famous for their driving skills, and I did witness that when our guide, Ali, picked us up from the airport and headed to our hotel in Shiraz. Just an hour and we nearly faced like a couple of accidents… “Do women drive here?” I asked him, thinking that may…

Blue Tang Cafe, Pattaya

First of all, Happy New Year everyone! For me, back home in Pattaya, I kicked off this year by visiting my friend’s freshly-opened cafe, Blue Tang Cafe, located in Pattaya Soi 16/2 (the same soi as Centara Grand Mirage). The cafe is next to its sister Yellow Submarine Ice-Cream Shop. When it seems like running…

Krabi Delight

I have to say that of all islands and beaches in Thailand, I have a little secret affair with Krabi. Although I’m not a nature type of travellers, but I have to admit that I’m always thrilled by its landscape composed of limestone mountains, mangrove forests, beaches and rivers. The vibes are also limited to…