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How to avoid travel mishaps

This is an update on how to deal with challenging events when you are travelling. I travel solo most of the times and have encountered all the scenarios below.. but it doesn’t mean I won’t travel again despite all those misfortunes.. the world is too beautiful not to see before our mortal time is up […]

How to Get Free Accommodation When You Travel

I have to tell you something.. most of the places we stayed at when I was traveling with my mom were free.. And surprisingly, those places were very nice.. almost glamorous. And did I mention free? You can read more about how to stay in hotels for free here.   Ok before I make some of […]

Tips and observations when traveling with elderly people

Finally, my mother, a senior citizen, was able to travel out of the country last month. We did not do many activities since we don’t want her to be too tired as it’s normal for elders but we still managed to travel and visited different places in 2 countries. We traveled to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, […]

Thailand Street Food Part 2

Travel to Thailand always includes food. And here’s the second part of a list of Thai street foods that my beautiful local friend Khun Nok has given me.. Click here to see the first part. Now the challenge is how to pronounce some words right, but you can always show the picture so you won’t […]

Saving Elephants, Saving Grace

My first close encounter with an elephant was… in the zoo.. I grew up in South East Asia, in the Philippines in particular, but there are no wild elephants in our forest, there were wild snakes though.. although I think they are also beginning to be extinct as human population are growing and numerous houses […]

Thailand street food part 1

This is contributed by Julie Navarat, a Thai friend who loves to bake and knit. ^_^ Read on so you know what to order next time you are in Thailand. In Thailand, people eat street food regularly whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each type of street food can be made using different kinds of […]

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand is one of the most favorite places of travelers whether hardcore or newbies. Reason is the quality and cost of living is better than most places I’ve been to.. and cheaper prices at that. There were bits of changes the last time I was here 2 years ago. Examples are: More buildings […]

Chiang Mai – Finding a new home

Chiang Mai, Thailand is a traveler’s haven, but for me its more than that.. it’s my home away from home. Subtle changes were felt when I first arrived via train… There were still sparks on the first few minutes.. But the first few minutes of sparkle was challenged when I couldn’t find a song taew […]

This Grasya is in Thailand (again)

  I’m home.. I mean I have many homes, and Thailand specifically Chiang Mai is one of them.. Well, I’m not a citizen of this country nor own a house in Thailand but because I lived here for more than a year before, this country is really close to my heart.. I’ll be here for […]

Frugal Travel Tips Series on the Road #10

I’ve known Clair when I was living in Thailand. She is one of the people I know that has a golden heart, you have to meet her to feel the aura. Also, she does little acts of kindness.. specially when she made the effort to drive me to the Bus station on my last day […]

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