Satva Yoga in Chiang Mai

In my recent stay in Chiang Mai, a highlight was time spent at Satva Yoga.  I had been to Satva years before in the old location and I wanted to reconnect again in their new space.    It is still located in the Santitham area, which is the neighborhood I like to call home when I […]

A Tale of 3 coffees in Chiang Mai

I love me a good cup of coffee and one of the many reasons I love Chiang Mai is it seems wherever you are in the city, a good cup of java is just around the corner.   The coffee scene has really exploded here in the last five years with new shops opening daily. With […]

Nomad Top 20 Travel Items

    Keen sandals     Tilley hat     Toshiba Netbook NB200     Blanket     Northface tshirt and pants     Klean Kanteen     Grapfruit seed extract     Captains of Crush Gripper     Clothesline     Swisstool     Fisher Space Pen     Tatonka backpack     Tatonka flight case     Eaglecreek packing cube     Indian hilltribe bag I have been […]

Chiang Mai Larb Challenge

Chicken Larb from Lao kitchen,  a Vientiance favourite I am a huge fan of a dish called larb (other spellings are larp, laab,laap), which is a  minced meat salad with  chicken, pork, duck or fish to name a few options.   I have had this dish a lot in the Esarn (NE) part of Thailand and […]

Slow Travel, Penang to Chiang Mai

I had a trip on my own from Penang in Northern Malaysia up to Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand  and there are few travel options to choose from.   The easy way to do this would be to fly and there are even  a couple of direct flights each week. On the other hand, […]

Touring Around Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanon, Chiang Dao, etc Click above to see photo album Several months into my latest Asian adventure, I had the rare treat of Canadian visitors, nephew Jason and his significant other, Tanya. Usually I am here studying massage, yoga, qigong or other things along the holistic healing avenue and feel guilty if I get […]

Conclusion to the Asian Adventure

Shillong and Chiang Mai Click on Shillong and Chiang Mai above photo to see album After completing my travels in Southern India I returned to Calcutta on route to the far NE of India. I used Calcutta as a travel hub due to it’s close proximity to NE India and Thailand. After my inauspicious arrival […]