Not all classrooms have 4 walls and your teachers can wear many different kind of uniforms… Chiang Mai this week was the best place to learn philosophy, music, science and sport. Learning philosophy with Buddhist monks This was probably the highlight of our stay in Chiang Mai. The chance to exchange with monks and learn about their culture and their way of life. At … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do (2/2)
Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer Chiang Mai is a 90 mn fly away from Hanoi. In less than 2 hours, you land in another galaxy : Forget about the pollution and the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese capital and immerse yourself in blue skies, green mountains, golden temples, and feel how your lungs and heart feel happy … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)
Forward, forward. New mission, new place, again trying to make new friends. Cebu has been the most challenging assignment so far. We’ve been here for almost a year and I seem unable to make friends. I don’t fit the regular local Filipinos chart (no we don’t have a driver, we take the jeepney. no we don’t own our apartment and I won’t tell you how … Continue reading A reconnecting Thai Week end
Fellow travelers, explorers, expats, this one is made for us. Thanks to my great teacher on Advertising and Society for sharing this hilarious video of HSBC: I laughed so hard at their illustration of the French “carefree approach”, and recognized me in the poor lad who traveled to South America, but wait and see the ad number 6 about the dining etiquette in China, this … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of local knowledge !
When Thai people talk “rainy season”, they mean it: even the largest avenues and Soi of the capital are flooded, sandbags are the season welcome signs of most shops… It is business as usual though, street food vendors everywhere, hardly splashed by the family loaded scooters and the lazy taxi : mai pen rai na ka (never mind M’am!). Continue reading Water? mai pen rai na ka!