Tag: ethnic groups

10 things about Thai food that you might have never heard of.

I have lived in Thailand for over seven years now in three very different places – Koh Phangan, Khanom and Chiang Mai. I have traveled around tens of thousands of kilometers, I have eaten in hundreds of restaurants, from tiny little stalls on the streets of Bangkok to some of the top fine-dining restaurants. Thus […]



Huay Sua Thao, the long-neck village

The asphalt road is the only grey line in this colorful landscape. The green of the forest shines so brightly that I have to put on my sunglasses. Yellow and blue butterflies fly out of the bushes and start racing my motorbike. The sign warns me of a possible elephant encounter. The butterflies takeover the […]



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 […]