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Cat Poop Coffee – World’s Most Expensive Coffee!

Kopi Luwak – World’s Most Expensive Coffee Yes, it’s true, and before you begin to moan and gag, think for a moment, about what you might be missing, especially if you are a true coffee lover.  Well, there must be a reason why people would pay a lot of money for coffee that is apparently extracted from the feces of the civet, a mammal common to many parts of Southeastern Asia. It sounds totally gross,…

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The Dawn of Happiness – Sukhothai Historical Park

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open.
-Rose Lane
Instead of flying down to Phuket, from Chiang Mai, I took the scenic route by land and stopped in Sukhothai which I actually didn’t really know much about at the time. I remembered seeing a picture of the ancient ruins…

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What Was I Thinking When I Quit My Job and Moved To Thailand?

In early 2012, I lost my home to foreclosure even while I was working a comfortable I.T. job with a decent salary.

As a result, I moved back in with my parents and put my “stuff” in storage.  As traumatic as the whole ordeal was for me, I was convinced by a friend that a trip to Thailand would lift my spirits. Despite some anxiety, about traveling to Asia, I was brimming with excitement for the unknown. During that first trip to Thailand in 2012, I realized

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Wat Tham Pha Plong - Chiang Dao

Temple Run – Chiang Dao – Wat Tham Pha Plong

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. – Freya Stark – Wat Tham Pha Plong –  My trip to Chiang Dao included a peaceful…

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Surfing Boston Bay Jamaica

Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave. Paul Walker Surfing Boston Bay Boston Bay is known as one of Jamaica’s most popular surfing beaches and attracts surfers from all over the world.  The local “surfas” are some of the coolest and friendliest locals you will ever meet.  Unlike…

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