The days started with a visit to Or Tor Kor Market, an anomaly of cleanliness and organization among in Bangkok. Somewhere among the neatly lined rows of mangoes and oversized mangosteen, I met Chef Daniel Bucher of Osito Unique Spanish (a tapas restaurant) to interview him about his passion for cooking. Daniel has had an atypical […]
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Twilight in Bangkok makes stage for a host of people awakened by tradition and their need to satisfy a neighborhood’s cravings. Alarm-less and losing no sleep over what westerners consider authentic, two sisters awaken to their fathers trade. The siblings hustle in the early morning light re-soaking cleaned duck intestines in large containers. They use the giant tupperware to […]
This past June I returned to Luang Prabang for the first time since 2008. I’m proud to say the country of Laos is still strikingly serene and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang remains one of my favorite places in South East Asia. Just as the Laotian landscape seems untouched and frozen in […]
I have nothing but sideeye for people celebrating the arrival of summer on social media. I suspect my angst is a combination of fraying nerves from the endless summer in Bangkok and the impending doom of having to cope with everyone’s BBQ updates. Luckily the rest of the city is not as grinchy and there […]
What do you know about the Sathorn area of Bangkok? If you’ve been reading about Bangkok in in-flight magazines or travel guides, probably not much. Resident Bangkokians are no different. To us the area mostly defines the stretch of land from Rama 4 to Charoen Krung that helps us gauge how much more traffic we’ll need […]