What Does it Cost to Live for a Month in Krabi, Thailand?
Mar02

What Does it Cost to Live for a Month in Krabi, Thailand?

This post What Does It Cost to Live for a Month (in the tropical paradise) of Krabi Thailand is by Chris Backe. Chris is the 32-year-old author of over a dozen books and itineraries, and the blogger behind oneweirdglobe.com. He focuses on visiting the offbeat and bizarre destinations around the world. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest updates. If you are interested in seeing what it costs to live in...

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Mar01

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A few weeks ago I got an email from a public relations manager representing Fox Searchlight Pictures that is promoting the film “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” which is a sequel to the 2012 surprise hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. She was asking if I wanted to work with them by writing a post to help promote the film. I was intrigued, but other than the promotional literature she sent I didn’t really have a lot to go on....

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I Tried Betel Nut
Feb20

I Tried Betel Nut

When you have spent a bit of time in Myanmar — after you have gotten used to the spectacular landscapes, the incredible temples and the colorful characters — you begin to notice little things: pleasant aromas emanating from the tea houses, smiling children playing in the streets and red splotches everywhere, pocked on the ground. In some places there are so many spots that it looks like the scene of an accident or as if...

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Photo: Textile Market in Pisac, Peru
Feb17

Photo: Textile Market in Pisac, Peru

While we were in the Sacred Valley in Peru we ventured to the textile market at Pisac. With traditional Incan musicians playing in the background and food vendors cooking their wares on charcoal grills outside, the market was a feast for all the senses. You can click on the image to see it a larger format. You Might Also LikeLife Part II – Our Mexican Experiment & Challenging the Fear of the UnknownsStreet Food | Eating Off the...

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Eggs Benedict in SE Asia and Life’s Other Simple Pleasures
Feb15

Eggs Benedict in SE Asia and Life’s Other Simple Pleasures

I receive many emails from people that telling me that they admire the traveling semi-nomadic, minimalist lifestyle that I have chosen for my retirement, but they also say they wouldn’t be able to handle the ‘sacrifices’ I make living on the road less traveled. Yes, sometimes I may try some crazy things, but this morning I sacrificed by enjoying Eggs Benedict at one of my favorite places to eat near the Mekong River in Vientiane,...

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Valentine’s Day on the Red Lotus Sea
Feb14

Valentine’s Day on the Red Lotus Sea

For three months a year, Lake Nong Harn near Udon Thani in Northern Thailand (about 350 miles north of Bangkok) becomes awash with millions of vibrant pink lotus flowers. It seems appropriate that the peak time for witnessing the display on the “Red Lotus Sea” (in Thai, Talay Buadaeng) occurs near St. Valentines Day. The best way to see the lotuses is to hire a small boat to take you into the central part of the 80,000-acre lake where...

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