Category: Northern Thailand

Tham Lod. The Flawless Circle of Life.

Someone’s knocking at the mountain’s gate. – Who’s there? the mountain asks with an irritated voice. – It’s me, the Tham Lang river. – What do you want? – To pass. – Are you crazy? Do you want to destroy my unity? – What can I do? You are standing right in the middle of […]



Huay Pu Keng. The place where I wasn’t born.

If I were born in Huay Pu Keng village, I would be a man of two countries: Myanmar, from where my ancestors had fled, and Thailand, the country that welcomed them as refugees. I would have to learn three official languages: Karenni, Thai and official Burmese. Besides these, I would study English, Mathematics, Geography and […]



Doi Mae Salong. Prisoner in the eagles nest.

I am cold. From here to the Southern border of Thailand there is no less than 14 degrees in latitude. Probably the same in Celsius. The clouds walk around like it’s nobody’s business and then they run up the mountains and pour violent rains upon the village. It is the fifth time it rains today. It […]



Chiang Rai. A walk in the sky.

Chiang Rai is one of the most charming provinces in Thailand. Here you find all sorts of wonders, natural or cultural. Aside from mountains, caves, waterfalls, rivers, temples and tribes which are promoted by every tourist guide there is something I dare to recommend: the sky. The sky is the most beautiful place in Chiang […]



Chiang Rai. The White Temple. Spiderman and Keanu Reeves.

It would have not surprised me at all if that very instant it started raining pickles. I would have not moved a whisker if a UFO flew above me, sending pasta shaped aliens all around me. No muscle would have moved even if the fish jumped out of the water playing the guitar. Wat Rong […]