A Day in Mae Hong Son, on the Northern Hills of Thailand

I first came across Mae Hong Son in Patricia Schultz’s book, “1000 Things Places to See Before You Die”. She described it as a town with swirling mists, calm rivers, and beautiful tribal villages — and I remember thinking to myself then that some day, I have to get to this place. Fast forward more than 15 years … Continue reading A Day in Mae Hong Son, on the Northern Hills of Thailand

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Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

Setting off for the city of Antioch and eventually hoping for Jerusalem, crusaders left traces in Adana and Hatay provinces in southern Turkey About a thousand years ago, give or take, some wealthy landowners in central and western Europe got the idea into their heads they should travel across the entire continent to retake the … Continue reading Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

48 Hours In Prague

Prague is probably the most well loved destination in the old Eastern Bloc. A city that once released from its communist shackles embraced capitalism and became a mecca for tourists, its beer and architecture mean it is a must visit stop on any European Tour, and perfect for a weekend break. Join me for a … Continue reading 48 Hours In Prague

Built by Kings, the Ancient Bayon Temple of Cambodia Mixes Spirituality, History and Symbolism

The 12 th century is generally regarded as a period of European decline. In other parts of the world, however, this was certainly not the case. In South East Asia, the Khmer Empire was enjoying its Golden Age. Under the rule of its kings, the empire extended its borders over much of mainland South East Asia. In … Continue reading Built by Kings, the Ancient Bayon Temple of Cambodia Mixes Spirituality, History and Symbolism

Mynn’s Top 10 Reasons to Visit Okayama, Japan

From not knowing a thing about the city, to falling in love with it — Okayama sure has many many reasons for you to visit, stay, and return. So before zooming pass this city on the Shinkansen on your journey from Osaka to Hiroshima (or return); drop by for a little while, and fall in love too. … Continue reading Mynn’s Top 10 Reasons to Visit Okayama, Japan