Selection of photos from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Read about my quick getaway to Chiang Mai here. Tweet


Earlier this year, I headed to Chiang Mai for a two-day conference hosted by Chiang Mai Circle of International Schools (CMCIS). One of my colleagues found out about the workshop, a 2-day intensive focused on ELL scaffolding strategies with Jon Nordmeyer. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to see how schools, Read More


Last weekend I went to the ISTEC conference in Bangkok, and since the conference was on a Friday, I decided Bangkok would be my December weekend getaway from Saigon. You may remember my last solo getaway was in Boun Ma Thuot in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province. It was a quiet, semi-rural area with easy, Read More

Lodging There are lots of places you can stay in Bangkok for 280 baht ($8) or less. Check out Asha Guesthouse ($8 for a private double, meaning just $4 per person per night) or Sukhumvit On Nut Guesthouse (205 baht for a bed in a 4-bed dorm). Use sites like to find the, Read More

Bangkok can be a great place for business travelers, both men and women, to buy ready-made suits or get them made to order. You’ll pay a fraction of the price you’d pay in Europe or North America, and Bangkok tailors are known to be some of the best in the world. That said, Bangkok, Read More