Tourism Pioneer in Cambodia

  In May 2012 I was at Bangkok’s Hualamphong station, waiting for the 7.30 pm  departure of the overnight train to Chiang Mai. This station was where I arrived by train from Bangkok’s old airport in 1988, and then followed footsteps marked on the sidewalk outside the terminal, which took me to a clean, inexpensive […]

Cooking Up a Storm in Chiang Mai

The bustling university town and tourist center in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai (population 160,000), formerly capital of the northern Thai kingdom, receives 5 million visitors annually. In addition to offering cultural and tourist attractions in-town, it is a jumping off point for local excursions: trekking to see the nearby hill tribes, trips on elephant back, […]