6 Tricks to Surviving the Thailand Songkran Water Fight

Happy start of Songkran! Songkran is the New Year celebration in Thailand that happens in April and celebrates the changing of the seasons. The country has festivities in every city to celebrate, and it includes all out water fights.  Water is a sign of good fortune for the new year, like you are washing away the ju-ju of last year and starting the new year with a clean slate. I was lucky enough to join in on the fun this year, and here are a few things that I learned along the way.   If you plan on visiting Thailand during this time, there are rituals to be aware of before the holiday.  Small businesses close to be with families, and roads get busy with travelers. In the spirit of a new start to the new year, people clean their homes and businesses, and visit temples. If you are traveling […]

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Pad Thai For Two (Part 4) When Timing Is Right For People to Come Into Your Life

Sorry for the delay on this last part of my Pad Thai for Two adventures.  I’ve been having lots of computer issues, which hopefully are resolved, but have also been having a difficult time thinking about how to write this last post about my trip to Thailand.  I didn’t have the best time here and I think I’m still actively trying to forget moments that bummed me out there.  Writing a blog post about it had me reflecting back and trying to make sense of that time; what made it negative and what positives I can take from it all. Just a heads up: I do NOT want to really dive into those negatives here, at least not in this post. The last five days of the trip was purposely planned to have more of a relaxing vibe.  My friend Rachelle and I wanted to have some time to reflect […]

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