Archive for September, 2011
Geography of Thailand Part2 Posted by palmisano on Sep 26, 2011
The north east of Thailand, which is the most populous in the country, is generally referred to as Isaan. The people of Isaan share a 50/50 heritage with Thailand and Laos, and the language, food, and culture are representative of that. The land here is the most arid, dry and hot.
Jungle Trek Video (Days Two and Three) Posted by sasha on Sep 15, 2011
For the remainder of our time in the Thai jungle, we visited a Karen hill tribe village, hiked across makeshift bridges, rode elephants, and jumped off a small cliff near a waterfall.
How To Buy Something in Thai Posted by palmisano on Sep 9, 2011
Buying things in Thailand can be a challenge to noobies in the Land of Smiles. Sure, you can point and gesture and type prices on a calculator, but that will only get you the special ‘farang price’ . . . You can always purchase based on the price tag, but many sellers are willing to…
Thai numbers, 100 to infinity Posted by palmisano on Sep 8, 2011
Thai numbers after 100 are a little different from English. In English, we have special words for ‘hundred’, ‘thousand’, ‘million’, ‘billion’, etc. Unlike English, Thai has special words for 10,000 and 100,000.
Jungle Trek Video (Day One) Posted by sasha on Sep 7, 2011
Seeking an adventure, we headed out on a 3-day, 2-night jungle trek in Chiang Mai province. Hiking through the jungle by day, we stopped at hilltop temples and peaceful waterfalls. In the evening, we stayed in huts in tiny jungle villages. Our hilarious tour guide, Book, helped to make this an unforgettable experience, and quite…