The Age of Stupid, Irrational Fear

Why is this beach in Bali almost empty? This recent picture was taken at Legian Beach, normally crowded during the peak of the tourist season. Is it because COVID is such a danger in Indonesia? No, a relatively tiny number of people have died of COVID in Indonesia, far fewer than die in car accidents, from heart disease, cancer, or […]

Remembering the Good Times

When so many of us are stuck at home, it’s good to remember the good times we’ve had in the past while traveling, and we’ll have again in the future. To help you along on that journey, we’ll include one of our reader’s comments about her last year in Bali: “The last year was that good because of all the […]

Musical Instruments

When a culture just becomes a series of dusty museums and temples with picture-taking tourists, it dies. It lives when the older people pass on the skills to the young, such as when these boys learn traditional musical instruments in Bangkok, an otherwise very modern city.

waka hotels

The central part of Bali is overcrowded. But just an hour away you’ll find really nice resorts where you can still live the Bali dream, like @wakahotels. Unspoiled beach, quiet, and the restaurant view is just like this picture portrays it; look right onto the crashing waves.

MOMA Bangkok

This huge, and wildly complex, painting can be found along with two other very tall paintings on the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok. This beautiful museum is a bit hard to find but features some of the best contemporary work in Asia.

Chinatown Bangkok

Attention; Hotel and commercial real estate developers. You don’t have to spend a fortune to do something really unique and cool. This hotel in the Chinese section of #Bangkok has a reflecting pool on the ground level, just a few inches deep but a visual treat. #chinatown