Everywhere we look around, the buzz words these days are living green, being eco-friendly, promoting sustainability, saving the environment etc etc. Slowly but surely we all are becoming more and more aware of issues that are creating negative impact on our planet. New businesses, products are markets are coming up to promote eco-friendly living. We have Green
We spent a day hiking in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. It was a very different experience for us. In Asia hiking or trekking is usually with a tour guide. The tracks are not well laid, there is usually little signage, no maps and your experience pretty much depends on how your tour guide is.
Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site, Ayutthaya was the second capital of Siamese kingdom. It was founded in 1350 and flourished from 14th to 18th century. After being attacked and destroyed by Burmese army in 1767 it was never rebuilt and is now an archeological site. It was a very well planned city. An excerpt from
Our stay in Chiang Mai was a cultural and religious excursion. The city and it’s neighboring areas are full of temples – old and new. Since Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand, these temples are adorned with Buddha statues. The temples glitter with bright red and golden colors, the air is filled with beautiful fragrance of
Home made paranthas, fried karela, besan laddoos and lots of mithai….parent’s visit is never complete without some of this heavenly goodness 😀 Four days spent with them in Bangkok was a bliss. We walked, talked, laughed, shopped, ate, visited temples, got a massage, watched theater, went to floating market and spent a day in Pattaya. It
One of the best days we had in Thailand was the day we spent at Elephant Retirement Park (http://www.elephantretirementpark.com/) near Chiang Mai. Thailand is famous for dozens of Elephant parks and homes, most of them claiming to be providing a safe place for these beautiful beings to live. Well, if making these elephants work for continuous long hours every day, having people