Tag Archives: Thai

Top 8 Thai Dishes You Won’t Want to Try

Having lived in Thailand for a decade and a half, I’ve gotten used to some of the odder aspects of the culture, so it takes fresh eyes to remind me that there are feral dogs roaming around everywhere on three legs or that people routinely drive into oncoming traffic. Food can be included in the(…)


Learning to Have a Heart-to-Heart in Thai

Languages around the world use the heart as metaphor for love, disappointment, sadness. In Spanish, a generous person has a corazón de oro, in Lithuanian, a širdies pasikeitimas is a change of heart. In English, we speak of broken hearts, black hearts and bleeding hearts. It’s not often that idioms travel so far, but Thai has the(…)


From Water Fights to Flying Candles: A Year of Festivals in Thailand

Thailand is known world-wide as a party destination which is, in some ways, due to the fact that the Thai love to party. There are 20 official national holidays on the calendar in Thailand and about ten religious ones as well that add up to around 50 weekdays off a year. Thais celebrate New Year(…)


The Hill Tribes of Southeast Asia

In the early 1940’s under a post-war government, Siam became Thailand, land of the free. This was meant to reflect two major changes in the kingdom. First, that conscripted service to the monarchy was ended and, second, that the greater region was now a ‘homogeneous’ country. Siam was made up of numerous smaller kingdoms that(…)