Tips for getting a good Thai massage

Tips for getting a good Thai massage

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I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I’ve been getting Thai massages for years and I’m always on the lookout for THE ONE. In case you’ve missed it, I’ve already talked about all the wrong ones you are likely to meet so I figured it was high time that I write about the practical and good sides.

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What they never told you about bra shopping in Thailand

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Burn them all.

Ah, the joys of womanhood, eh? Every one of us ladies can remember our first visit from Uncle Payne and Auntie Flo. Or that time, you didn’t know you were going to have it and how you decided to wear light pink pants that day. Or that time in Bangkok, the city of grit and sweat, you saw that tourist wearing shorts soaked in her own blood and you were mortified that no one told her, so you did. It’s a really hot city.

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When the power goes out in Thailand

When the power goes out in Thailand

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THAT’S a fire. When should I panic? I will panic now. [Chiang Rai, 2015]
I’m not entirely sure what causes a power line to catch on fire, in the rain, on the first day of a major Thai holiday, but it did right at our apartment.

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12 things I’ve learned from traveling around Thailand

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A bundle of joy [Bangkok, 2015]
*updated 2 Feb 2018

Recently I’ve been traveling around Thailand and it’s driving me batty because I’m such a homebody, but I love seeing new places, too. I know, I’m so complicated. And even though I no longer live in Chiang Mai, I’ve had to return there several times to go to Chiang Dao, Ubon Ratchathani, Lamphun and then I went to Bangkok. So, here’s this month’s “12 things” list.

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Happy New Year from Chiang Rai, Thailand.

@ the 75 Anniversary Flag and Lamp Park, Chiang Rai, 2014
@ the 75 Anniversary Flag and Lamp Park, Chiang Rai, 2014

I have been waiting in anticipation for the unveiling of Chiang Rai’s Flower Festival at the Flag and Lamp Park (which is located downtown on Thanalai Rd). For about a month, I want to say, they have blocked it off, surrounded it with a high green wall of tarp and have been digging away with backhoes.

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You catch my eye Chiang Rai (bugs and stuff)

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I love it when bugs show up conveniently.

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You catch my eye Chiang Rai

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Valentine’s Day faded red. Kisses for you.

There is nothing particularly beautiful about these pictures. They are merely what catches my eye while I am walking. I’m afraid I’m drawn to the mundane. Although, I think it’s a mistake to think something is boring.

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