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Holding lighted candles, Thai dancers perform the graceful candle dance at the opening ceremonies of Loy Krathong Festival

The full moon’s reflection splintered into bronze ripples on the surface of the Mae Ping River. On the shore, worshipers lit tea candles and launched them into the river on handmade...

Octagonal-shaped Ratana Chedi at Wat Cham Thewi

Before there was a Thailand, there was the Mon-speaking Dvaravati culture, which migrated from what is today Myanmar. The Dvaravati occupied present-day central and northern Thailand, and their seat of power...

Man drenches revelers with water canon during 2018 Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In mid-April each year, Thailand celebrates the Songkran Festival, Thai New Year. While festivities occur all over the country, the most lavish celebrations occur in the northern city of Chiang Mai....

Living Room of my new apartment as I settle in as an expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Eleven and a half years ago I set out to see the world. I was 54 years old at the time and had spent the last 36 years working at various...

The fully restored Boudhanath Stupa today, perhaps the most successful of the temple restorations in Nepal

In April, 2015, a massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people and injured up to 22,000. The worst damage occurred in Gorkha, an area located in the foothills of the...

Evening food tables at Chiang Mai Gate Market

The ancient walls that surround Chiang Mai were constructed in the late 13th century to protect the city from attacks by Burmese invaders. Their defensive function has long since disappeared, however...