Big Buddha on Koh Samui (video)

December 1st, 2012

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Video: Big Buddha and Wat Plai Leam Big Buddha 12m (36 feet tall) also known as Wat Phra Yai, built in 1972 on Koh Faan this golden seated statue is in the Mara posture, with the left hand’s palm up resting on the lap and the right hand facing down. Dress appropriately wear shirts or … Continued

 Kicking Back in Koh Samui Spending time with Travel Fashion Girl and the Travel Blogger ThinkTank at Inspiration House in Koh Samui was energizing. We created six new pages for our website and our site had a Spa Day with Flare Internet Marketing. We also went to the Koh Samui Expat’s event at Firebird on … Continued

Video: Sailing to Samui Traveling to the Thai Islands by boat from Donsak to Koh Samui was so exciting! It had been four years since we were last in the Thai islands and we were ready for great beaches and relaxing. We planned to go to Koh Samui to meet Alex, Travel Fashion Girl, and … Continued

Thank you to National Geographic for posting my article on the Royal Cremation in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia! The article begins: By Lisa Niver Rajna To kick off our year-long trek through Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent two months exploring the Indonesian island of Bali with no set itinerary. While in the town of Ubud, home of the Balinese … Continued

Are you wondering where in the world we are? George and I arrived in Kolkata, India on Friday, November 23, 2012. The best way to follow us is to sign up for our newsletter! It comes out the first and third Tuesday of the month and arrives by email. SIGN UP HERE In the last … Continued

Friends and family ask us, “How do you do it? How do you manage to leave for a year?” Others say, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of the dictionary definition of a vagabond as “…a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.” I prefer Ralph … Continued

Video: Suprising Surat Thani, Thailand Katun from Katun’s Guest House in Hua Hin suggested we take the train from Hua Hin to Surat Thani. We had a long journey of nearly twelve hours on the bus from Patong to Hua Hin, the week before so the train seemed like a smart choice. The train was … Continued

Jeremy, George and I went on a day trip from Hua Hin to Prachuapkirikhan. We went on a mini bus that you find near the clock tower. Our goal was to get to Ao Manao (Lemon Bay) before it rained. We met James Knight, your First friend in the Thailand Tourist Police. Students from the … Continued

Terrorized By A Bike — 5 years Before I’m 50 “I did this to myself,” I mumbled. I kept thinking, “This is my fault. I am stuck on this bike in this heat in Bagan to celebrate my big birthday. I chose this. I must be crazy.” I wondered, “Why am I torturing myself? Are … Continued