• Chiang Mai Yee Peng Parade

    My fourth time to go to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong Festival, or as it is here called Yee Peng Festival. It used to be a real secret to come here and enjoy a few days of festivities but with online marketing and social media the word was out and it is now a mass-tourism event, sadly. A friend visited Laos during the same periond and told me that literally „everyone“ planned to go from Laos to attend the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai. The parade is one of the key events during the three day festival and the last time I attended was in 2016, just…

  • Doi Inthanon revisited

    It’s been a while! We have been up on Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand, several times. Mostly in really cold weather, where we even had to buy a jacket or a warm hat. Sometime we could not see anything due to the fog or the clouds. During this past trip the weather was perfect! Warm and sunny and almost weather for short sleeves! Luckily the traffic during the week was not too bad. Paying the ever increasing entrance fees for foreigners at the bottom of the mountain, we had a real nice visit with plenty of photo opportunities at the waterfalls and on top of the mountain. To…

  • A FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – BANGKOK

    Totally unexpected did we come across „Awakening Bangkok“, a festival of lights organized by TimeOut Bangkok. Light installations were exhibited in the old part of Bangkok along Charoenkrung’s heritage area, next to the Chao Praya river. So, we grabbed a map for the festival and visited all 29 locations where light installations were shown. Impressive! An unexpected for Bangkok!

  • On top of Bangkok!

    What a lucky day! I decided to take my chances to visit the new Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok and was there on the public opening day of the new observatory and rooftop.

  • The glittering world of Bangkok’s shopping temples

    A new mall in Bangkok? How can that be? There is so many already! Yet, I had to see it on my last trip to Thailand. I was just missing the grand opening by a few days, but most of my local friends had not yet been there themselves. Despite all the glitter and shiny floors, I was positively surprised and spent a few hours in the new shopping temple, before the masses pushed in and it was almost impossible to walk through them.