Polo. With Elephants?

Polo. With Elephants?

Thailand. The Four Season’s Elephant Camp in Northern Thailand offers polo lessons on elephants as an activity.  We didn’t have time to try it (I was too busy riding my elephant, Bounma and taking pictures from my perch on her head of the elephants in...

How Safe is Singapore?

Singapore. A full moon just before New Year’s Eve (taken from my hotel balcony). Is it safe to walk around at night by yourself? Considering the country/city is one of the safest in the world, probably. Not only is there a mandatory death penalty for many drug...
A Loti Orchid?

A Loti Orchid?

Singapore. What to get for the person that has everything? Naming rights to your very own orchid. Pretty cool. However you just might have to wait 7 years. The time it takes an orchid to grow from seed to blossom.   With over 30,000 varieties of orchid, it is...
So What is your Buddha Pose?

So What is your Buddha Pose?

Bangkok. Next to the Grand Palace, where the murder of the king took place, is Wat Po, a Buddhist temple which is home to the reclining Buddha. In addition to the 160 foot long reclining Buddha, the outer cloister of the temple houses over 400 sitting Buddha’s....
Pollinate by a Full Moon?

Pollinate by a Full Moon?

A typical fruit plate at The Four Seasons Elephant Camp in Thailand has papaya, watermelon, pineapple, grapefruit, rose apple and dragon fruit (the one with the black specs). Wait rose apple and dragon fruit? Am I on a different planet? Rather unassuming in taste...