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Funny Fridays #4: Business Diversification

Funny Fridays #4: Business Diversification

It’s Friday. The weekend is here. Nobody wants to read a long blog post today, so let’s just have some fun! direct payday loans no credit check Yesterday I was updating my blog post about the fun times we had in Mae Hong Son and stumbled upon this picture I took of a place near our guesthouse. Gotta love the versatility of businesses in Thailand. I am actually surprised there was no Thai massage in the mix as well. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Funny Fridays #3: Transformer Hat

Funny Fridays #3: Transformer Hat

It’s Friday. The weekend is here. Noone wants to read a long blog post today, so let’s just have some fun! Saw this at a night market in Pai (northern Thailand). Either the hat has magically transformed into the table or it is invisible. Magical in either case! ORGSPRING.COM/DATA/ I’m off to the gym then packing for Hot Springs, Arkansas. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Case of the Mondays #18: Ipil Beach

Case of the Mondays #18: Ipil Beach

Well folks, this was bound to happen eventually – I am officially out of cool panoramic shots to help you cope with the Case of the Mondays. Unfortunately, I did not have the Canon software to stitch together the panoramic shots during my round-the-world trip, so I did not take many of them as the result. Fear not my friends! With my awesome trip to Scandinavia and an epic road trip coming up, I should have plenty of new “material” in no time! Until then, I thought it would be appropriate to end the series (for now) with my favorite […]

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Case of the Mondays #12: Pai Canyon

Case of the Mondays #12: Pai Canyon

Another week has gone by and it’s Monday all over again. If that was not enough, here in Oklahoma a nice and warm weekend is replaced by below freezing temperatures once again. So my thoughts are going back to places I was around this time a year ago and I found another panorama I took in northern Thailand – a canyon near the small hippy village called Pai. It’s no Grand Canyon, or even the Blyde River Canyon featured a couple weeks ago, but it has its own beauty – so sit back, relax, open up the full version of […]

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Case of the Mondays #9: Istanbul

Case of the Mondays #9: Istanbul

Case of the Mondays is back after one week hiatus – I have a fun story about how I almost got to fly First Class from Frankfurt back to the US last week, but the flight got cancelled and ensuing chaos did not allow me to post an update last week. So this week I give you more than just a pretty picture to look at! So far all of the panoramic goodies I have shown you were of nature’s making – beautiful beaches, rugged coastlines, gorgeous mountains, and endless prairies. Today the panorama is of a man-made wonder – […]

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Case of the Mondays #6: Cameron Highlands

Case of the Mondays #6: Cameron Highlands

Today’s Case of the Mondays series is off to the mountainous region of Malaysia appropriately called Cameron Highlands. Cool and damp climate there is ideal for growing tea so the area has many tea plantations to explore. So while you are gearing up for another week, grab a cup of your favorite tea (fine, you can have a cup of coffee too) and enjoy the view! For the first-timers, here are the rules: click on the picture to enlarge it, wait for it to load, scroll around and enjoy the view, then click anywhere to return to reality. Don’t forget […]

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Case of the Mondays #4: Ko Phi Phi

Case of the Mondays #4: Ko Phi Phi

So what if it is Monday once again? It’s going to be an awesome week! For me – I am about to go sing up for a local gym here in Ukraine since it has been almost two months of slacking off. I am also committing to give the MorningCoach a try for at least three weeks (the time to make something into a habit). Finally, I am strongly considering Chris Brogan’s Three Books Diet challenge. Oh, and I have been working on some back-end improvements to this site that I am hoping to roll out this week. It’s going […]

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Case of the Mondays #1: Bacuit Archipelago

Case of the Mondays #1: Bacuit Archipelago

So it is Monday, once again. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? The to-do list is growing faster than you can cross things out? The weather is getting colder? Fear not! Today I am debuting one of the changes I have hinted about recently. In particular, a picker-upper of sorts for all of us out there with the “case of the Mondays“! Believe it or not, even I, without a 9-to-5 job, have to deal with a case of the Mondays (or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, or… you get […]

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The Gibbon Experience

The Gibbon Experience

Adrenaline meets conservation in this ecofriendly adventure in the 106,000-hectare wilderness of Bokeo Nature Reserve. The Gibbon Experience is essentially a series of navigable ‘ziplines’ criss-crossing the canopy of some of Laos’ most pristine forest, home to tiger, clouded leopard, black bear, macaque, migrating wild elephant and the eponymous black crested gibbon […] Guests stay for two nights in fantastic tree houses that are perched 200ft up in the triple canopy[…] In between spotting the wildlife, the zipping is life- affirming; all you require then is just a little faith and some adventurism. It’s a heart-stopping, superhero experience. — LonelyPlanet […]

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Mae Hong Son Area (and first motorbike crash)

Mae Hong Son Area (and first motorbike crash)

Maehongson, Thailand’s northern border city, hiding itself in between the towering mountains with densely forested slopes, stretching to the Burmese border. Maehongson is known for its charm of scenery and culture. The people of Maehongson consists of the Shans who live in the city and the hilltribe people who live in remote villages on mountain tops where elements of lifestyle have changed little in hundreds of years. — Mae Hong Son Travel Similar to Pai, Mae Hong Son is pretty small and besides a few temples, there is not much to see in the city. In fact, we have seen […]

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