The Long Neck Tribe of Thailand – Just a Tourist Trap?

My first visit to the Long Neck tribe near Mae Hong Son, Thailand was in November 1991 on one of those typical backpacker tours out of Chiang Mai that included 4 days of trekking, caving, and a visit to the Long Neck refugee village.

At that time, the village was … Read more

Mae Hong Son Loop – Northern Thailand’s Best Ride

Since moving to Taiwan a few years ago, my primary transportation is my scooter and weekends are often spent cruising mountain roads and exploring small villages. This newfound love of riding has opened up new doors when exploring other areas of Asia and especially northern Thailand and the Mae Read more

A Chiang Mai Spa Review – and Why I Put Panties on My Head

One of the best parts of traveling 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 traveling in Asia, Read more