My friend Deborah and I fell in love with Ban Rak Thai last year during our brief 14-hour layover. Unfortunate scooter issues during our first trip into this magical village cut our time short, and we left in a pick-up truck with our dead scooters in the back.
We decided … Read more
One of the best parts of travelling in Asia is the ridiculously cheap prices for “beautification” treatments – cheap massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. It’s wonderful spending a few hours pampering for a fraction of US prices. In the US, I consider it an occasional splurge. When travelling in Asia, … Read more
I hate snakes. I’ve always hated snakes. I saw one in my garden a few months ago and screamed like a little girl. I never thought I’d be snacking on one, but when in Taiwan you gotta do as the locals do.
We arrived at Snake Alley in Huaxi … Read more
We were so close, only 13 kilometers from Ban Rak Thai, when my scooter died. An hour before sunset in the mountains of northwest Thailand, it could’ve been an ugly ending for us – two adventurous “Biker Babes” taking a side-trip off the Mae Hong Son Loop. It could’ve … Read more