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My favorite hotel in Bangkok-Watana Mansion

One of the most convenient , pleasant, and budget conscious hotels that I know of in Bangkok is Watana Mansion. At about $23.00 a night for either one person or two people , you would not confuse it with ,”The … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Happiness Project

Several months ago while I was having lunch at Juice4u in Chiang Mai , Thailand I met an American woman , Amy Miller. She was reading a book called ,”The Happiness Project ” by Gretchen Rubin. She said,” I will … Continue reading

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Value Living in Chiang Mai

I began my trip in 2011 to Chiang Mai by patronizing a restaurant called ,”Juice4u” but after I had a meal of yesterdays food uncooked was dumped in front of me I went across the street to Dada Kafe. Juice4u … Continue reading

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Smoking and loud sounds,i.e. televisions-the bane of travelers

One would think that there would be less smoking travellers not more as it seems to be in 2011. I eat primarily at organic veggie restaurants. One would think that smoking would not be appreciated at a venue catering to … Continue reading

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Leaving Chiang Mai after Ten Weeks

On Tuesday I take a 9 p.m. flight to Bangkok . At 1 a.m. I board a Thai airway flight to Shanghai arriving at 6:30 a.m. where I have a 13 hour wait for my 7:30 p.m flight to Toronto. … Continue reading

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Thai massage in Thailand

Yesterday, I had my third Thai massage since arriving 5 days ago. It was excellent as I expected to be as it was at the Loh Kroh school of massage in Chiang Mai. It was one of the teachers. Her … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel

This past week I booked a flight to Bangkok via Tokyo (Narita) . I had no problems getting a business class seat in the first leg of the journey but great difficulty getting a seat in the Tokyo to Bangkok … Continue reading

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Vilcabamba ,Ecuador is like New Zealand without the price Tag

“Vilcabamba, Ecuador I mentioned to a Kiwi at the juice bar on the west side of the town square “is like New Zealand without the price tag.” He concurred with me wholeheartedly. He is a recent arrival within the past … Continue reading

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My Second Journey

My second trip was a month at a spiritual community in Northeast Scotland, on the Moray coast, 26 miles from Inverness. It is nestled next to a little town called “Findhorn”, thus the name of the community , “Findhorn”. I … Continue reading

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Traveling Inwards and Outwards with Arthur or The journey of a Thousand miles begins with the first step

My outward travels began in 1975 when I went to East Africa with a group in my East African Studies. The course was at Humber College. In the winter we studied the two countries Kenya and Tansyinaia . It was … Continue reading

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