They come to wrestle, slide, swim and play in the mud. We watched people just sit in the mud with their plastic encased smart phones, they played soccer and sat for colored face and body painting. Participants are also able to get therapeutic mud treatments.
Two years is a long time to be stationed in South Korea. Korea is a fascinating place with a lot of culture, traditions and people, and that wears on you as an American expat. You start off confused, irritated and like a fish out of water. Then you get used to the lack of salt and pepper shakers, the language barrier and the tons of hit and miss accidents. Less than a year left you realize you’ve had just about enough and you find yourself counting down to your next assignment. Guess where I am now?? lol
Wat Pho is considered the first public university in Thailand, specialising in religion, science and literature. It is now more well-known as a centre for traditional massage and medicine. After a walk around the temple there is nothing quite like a relaxing foot or head and shoulder massage. If you’ve never tried a traditional Thai massage, Wat Pho is a great place for your first one.
I’m surprised I liked Bangkok as much as I did. We did not get a massage every day like we planned. And we ate at a couple more restaurants than we usually do in Thailand. The vibe is the ‘same same’ but different. I usually don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city. But Bangkok is different. First of all it’s in Thailand, one of my favorite Asian countries. It still manages to retain a lot of the things I’ve grown fond of since our fist visit last year. The people are ultra polite, the food is delicious, there’s great shopping and all of that takes place under the warm tropical skies perfumes with lotus flowers and thick plumes of incense as well as the crush of people and the thunderous roar of took tucks and taxis.
The Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri Bangkok, a 5 STAR hotel in the thick of things in downtown Bangkok with exceptional accommodations, service and amenities.
I’m no foodie but I know when its good and trust me Gaggan Anand is a really good cook. He’s also really nice, funny, creative, he’s the owner and creator of the TOP RATED restaurant in Asia for the last two years. He’s trained with the world’s best, highly awarded and praised and through it all has remained pretty humble. I don’t know if I was in his shoes, whether I could make the same claim.
The Remembrance Wall is quite sobering. The wall is constructed out of beautiful black marble that is reflective. As you read the names, you also see your image. I couldn’t help but see myself in every name on the wall and there are so many. Too many. We wandered around the beautifully carved memorial where more than 40,896 souls from all over the world are carved in perpetuity this past Memorial Day weekend and I’m so glad we did.
The road up to the cafe was winding and narrow. The rain fell in steady sheets. As we neared the peak, the clouds formed into think clusters of nearly opaque white foam in front of the car. It was pretty scary being out of control and my fellow passengers in the backseat felt the same way. We all rubbed a drop or two of frankincense behind our ears to combat motion sickness.
There are three sets: veal, lamb and both in that order (right side of the menu for 39,000, 49,000 and 79,000 Won respectively. There are three soups: fish, crab and beef that are an additional 19,000 Won. And there is a lot in between… hopefully your Hangul is up to the task because the staff does not speak fluent English.
My husband and mother left the inner circle and flung the tomatoes form the perimeter. I stayed in the fray and took quite a beating, but in the end, I think I gave better than I got– a victory in my opinion. Alas, the only casualty I suffered that day was my iPhone which apparently does not like tomato sauce.
I love the idea of a beautiful beach. The white capped waves foaming onto the velvety soft sand. Seagulls cawing in the pale blue sky… the sun, warm and bright… little kid’s sand castles dot the landscape. Sounds nice right? Summer = beach, right? Nope, not for me an my hubby. Especially my hubby who…
Top 10 Korean Summer Activities I love to hike, but not in the summer. I love the temples, but theres usually a hike UPmountain to get to them… so again not in the summer. Why? It’s hot! However, the summer is one of the best times to be in South Korea. There’s a lot going on, it…
There is no shortage of things to do on the island of Bali. No two list of things todo are or should be the same. You can snorkel, ride a horse, elephant or scooter. You can get a daily massage, shop, hike or drink to you drop. You can walk on the ocean floor, skip the waves on a surf board, paddle board or speedboat. Or you could do absolutely nothing at all by the pool, the bar or the beach.