Into Druk Yul – Bhutan

23rd October 2016. We made it! …To Siliguri, our starting point at least. After the eventful day marred by flight delay at Shanghai airport due to the typhoon Haima, only to be cancelled after 5 hours of waiting, add an hour plus of human queue…

Old road to Qomolangma

8th May 2011,Tingri. The entrance towards the Mt.Qomolangma (Mt.Everest) base camp was blocked by a Chinese Military sentry and we were told to turn back without a reason given. At a rest stop on our way back, a stranger disclosed to us that the soldiers…

Crossing the Footbridge

It’s Christmas day 2014, but we were 8 days late. The Nubo footbridge was slowly being dismantled. It will be replaced by a steel bridge. Bad news for us the tourist, but a long overdue infrastructure for the local community. To our delight, there is…

tech . Reviving a MacBook with a dead SSD

A routine shutdown of my (Early 2016) Macbook that will be the last time I will see my desktop. Together with all the work I have done for the last 3 nights. It doesn’t help when Macbook only have a single USB-C slot, which limits…

stay . Ban Krut beach . หาดบ้านกรูด

Ban Krut, lies within Bang Saphan district of Prachap Khiri Khan provinice, is a tranquil and peaceful beach town. Depending on which romanized Thai name you find – Baan Grood, Baan Krood, this is the place to chill for the night. The name is derived…

cafe . Hatyai – Coffee D คอฟฟี่ ดี

  Live Simply, be Grateful, give Love, Laugh lots with a cup of coffee at Coffee D คอฟฟี่ ดี in Hatyai. A small cafe just walking distance from the every popular old town of Hatyai, if you are escaping from the norm and crowd, this is…

cafe . Pattani – In_t_af Cafe’ & Gallery

Cafe scene is striving in South Thailand. despite the separatist unrest as recent as two days after my visit. Still it is worth a visit if you can overcome the fear of the unpredictable situation. My first stop here In_t_af Cafe’ & Gallery. Recycled Industrial…

cafe . Pattani – The R.I.P. Cafe

  The R.I.P cafe by owner-artist Anis Nagasevi. Located in downtown Pattani. His wood carving captures the faces of ordinary people affected by the insurgency. I was here for a quick rest stop before heading to Ipoh, Malaysia. I will be back here again to chill…

Four seasons in a day

April 2011, Leaving Tingri after a night of rest from visiting Qomolangma (Mt.Everest) base camp the day before. We are heading to Shigatse (Xigazè) for the night, and it is during this journey that we get to experience four seasons in just a few short…