The Magnificent Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani, Thailand

Pink lilies carpet the Red Lotus Lake as far as the eye can see

I squinted in the pre-dawn grayness, searching for signs of the tropical pink water lilies that carpet the surface of Nong Han Lake every winter. A few minutes earlier, my friend Anne and I had gingerly climbed into a tippy flat-bottomed wooden boat for our ride to the center of the lake. There, the lily … Read more