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entrance plaque at Jim Thompson museum

Jim Thompson museum in Bangkok

One of the things to see in Bangkok, and a very pleasant introduction to Thai art, is a visit to Jim Thompson museum. The ex-OSS (what is today known as CIA) turned entrepreneur and who revived the Thai silk manufacturing was also a passionate art collector. And what better setting for sculptures, …

getting the Myanmar visa

Burma – a place with a name that conjures magic images. From Schwedagon Paya to Bagan, Mandalay and Rangoon, Myanmar has a …

Finnair’s great Asia adventure

Wow. Pretty exciting stuff in Finnair’s latest email campaign. A lot of interesting destinations in Asia – from Delhi to Beijing, and …

giving alms to Buddhist monks, early morning in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang – Laos

For some Laos is the “real” Asia. Of course, every country is very real. From the BTS in Bangkok to the hill …

Bangkok

Bangkok is a very interesting city for a tourist. It is the gateway to Asia, so sooner or later everyone arrives here. …

new adventures in Thailand

Now that I arrived in Chiang Mai, and am finally able to enjoy some nice-quality free WiFi I can write a bit …