Chiangmai, Thailand. 25-26 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 27, 2015 in Travel |

My first evening in Chiangmai ends with a pleasant waterside dinner and a unique stop at a fish spa. I put my feet into an aquarium and am immediately attacked by scores of Doctor Fish. These are living exfoliant fish on work visas from Turkey, kind of like a pumice stone with fins. Garra rufa […]

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Chiang Saen, Thailand. 23-24 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 26, 2015 in Travel |

Strap myself in for a bumpy ride! I am in Thailand, land of happy fat Buddhas, slow swaying elephant rides, and speedy drivers who totally trust in Buddha that the guy they are tailgating will not make a sudden stop or change lanes as he passes on a sharp uphill curve. A three hour drive […]

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Mighty Mekong River. 22-23 January 2015

Posted by Pat on January 24, 2015 in Travel |

Early morning, I embark on my two-day voyage on the Mekong River. Luang Prabang is quiet, floating fog conceals hilltop temples and peaks, adding mystery and romance as our long-boat proceeds up the Mekong. Today, I will discover what makes this river ‘mighty.’

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