Tag Archive | vacation

Bodacious Bougainvillea

To kickstart your day: a Bougainvillea, but not just a flowerpot or a hedge – A whole Bougainvillea tree bathed in warm sunlight. Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Viv’s View nominated for Liebster Blog Award

I’m very happy, and also a wee bit proud to announce that *drum roll* Viv’s View has been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Esengas Voice (first award nomination ever). So first and foremost thank you for the nomination. Make sure to stop by her blog, that delights with a wide variety of great photos, […]

A ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

A ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

After one of the unfriendliest cab drivers I’ve encountered in Beijing refused to drive me a bit closer to the entrance of the station I heaved my 23kg heavy and 30 years old Samsonite out of the trunk and into the rain.

Mini Break in Thailand: Dive into relaxation on Koh Tao

Nirvana is playing in the background, a cold bottle of Chang beer next to my laptop on the wooden table and one of my best friends M. is on the bench reading my book. While the bar is filling up with the local expats and other people waiting for the train, I am reminiscing on […]

Thai Food Part II: Lovely lunch, scrumptious snacks and delectable din dins à la Thai

These dishes can be eaten for lunch or dinner and most of them are served for breakfast too. I’m going to refrain from telling you about the full on classics, such as Tom Yum soup or Pad Thai and focus more on the dishes that are not the first a tourist yells when you say […]

Dog Siesta – Thai dogs adapting to warm weather

  What looks like an experiment from ThaiPBS growing dogs in the garden, is actually smart stray dogs living on and around the compound that have a siesta in the holes they dug for themselves to escape the heat. Extreme weather fosters creativity.

Thai Massage: sometimes pain can lead to good things

Thai massage is famous all over the world and the quantity of good and affordable massage salons in Bangkok is breathtaking. Thanks to a trapped nerve I can now tell you about how good it actually is.