Category Archives: Thailand

dec 2012: minority tribes

soppong is more like a drive-through town, whatever you see along the road is more or less what you get. but if you’re up for walking some miles (sometimes uphill), or if you rent a bicycle/motortaxi, you could get to … Continue reading

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dec 2012: teak log coffins

i always thought things i watch on the discovery travel and living channel to be a bit out of reach, and so, i was pleasantly surprised to come across the ancient teak log coffins while exploring soppong. it’s like finally … Continue reading

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dec 2012: tham lod caves

it was sunday morning, and i sat in at a church service in soppong after, i wandered off to the marketplace to find a motor-taxi who might take me to the tham lod caves. i couldn’t tell which bikes were for … Continue reading

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dec 2012: staying at the soppong river inn

i stayed at the soppong river inn for several nights, in the bamboo room. the bamboo room is the cheapest ensuite room they have, though they do have a cheaper stand-alone hut (lahu room) with no attached washroom. (random paperweight … Continue reading

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dec 2012: day-tripping with two geographers

i became more emotional than i expected in the previous post; i guess i will blog about Pai as a distraction. Thailand was my first proper solo trip (the ones before being more like weekend jaunts out of London), and … Continue reading

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starry night over a padi field

the more loving one, by w.h. auden reading this poem made me think of the crisp, clear night when i saw so many stars in the endless tapestry of the night sky over Pai. it was a coincidence – i … Continue reading

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