The Ride Mindfulness

A ride from Singapore to Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery in Mae Hong Son for a meditation retreat. My original plan was to fly in to Chiang Mai, but since I have a bike – my trusty Triumph Tiger Explorer and the monastery is…

ROUTE : Chiang Mai – Lampang – Sirikit Lake – Phitsanulok – Lomsak

Here is another route I was recommended to ride by a Chiang Mai bikers. Route 12 from Phitsanulok to Lomsak. Well.. part of Route 12 since it extends all the way to Mukdahan and starting from Mae Sot. I presume this section is the most…

Bumthang Valley – Jakar

Bumthang Valley – one of the most beautiful valleys of Bhutan, beside Phobjikha Valley that we’ve been. The name Bumthang have two probable origins. The first being named after a Bumpa – a vessel for holy water that the valleys resemble and the other being…

ROUTE : Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son Loop

Mae Hong Son – one of the first places you will hear about when you got your motorcycle. It is the nearest Biker’s Paradise for South-East Asian riders. ‘There are over a thousand bends!’ – oh well..officially 1864 curves to be exact, but nobody tells…

ROUTE : Chiang Mai – Samoeng Loop

One of the riding route recommend by a Chiang Mai bikers I met while on my way to Pai – the Samoeng Loop. It can be done in half a day, and in either direction. I’m an early rider, so unfortunately most of the coffee…

The Devine Phallus

There is something that you will never find in the tourism brochure of Bhutan. Not until your arrival, you simply cannot ignore as it is right in your face, filled for your attention in vibrant colours, various sizes. gestures and connotation. The Phallus painting and…