Which wat is wat?

I heard that question a few times from people touring the beautiful wats of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has no shortage of wats to visit and walk around in. They are tucked all over town, some more conspicuous than others. I wish we had time to make it up to the mountain top Wat Phra…

Pink eggs, pork knuckles, and gelatinous gobbledegook jellies

Have a free evening in Chiang Mai and want to try new foods and learn some Thai? Take the Chiang Mai Street Food Tour with Mr. J. Spunky, courteous, and well-informed, he was the best tour guide we could have gotten. He took us along the river of the old city to a street-long food…

Chatuchaking and tuk-tuking: Participles for Bangkok days

Chatuchaking (v.) – to buy an overwhelming amount of items you don’t really need at the Chatuchak Market. Chatuchak – oh, the mighty Chatuchak! The world’s largest outdoor run only on the weekends is the best free amusement in Bangkok, in my opinion. While it ends up not being entirely free because one will inevitably…

Map-matically Challenged in Hong Kong

I suppose, really, I’m map-matically challenged in any city, but I was really, really hoping to do better as I navigated the busy and readily marked streets of Hong Kong. In two weeks, I’m officially moving to this fantastical city – the mountains alone are worth the move – and I wanted to take some…