Tag: culture & holidays

  • Khao Sok: Hidden Gem of Thailand
    Khao Sok: Hidden Gem of Thailand

     Yuka recently traveled across the country and shares her experience and memories of Khao Sok National Park that she will cherish for a lifetime. By: Yuka Manso I think we can all agree that we are stuck in the best country during a global crisis. What I mean is that several luxury hotels are throwing […]

  • Celebrating Hanukkah: A Crafty Festival of Lights
    Celebrating Hanukkah: A Crafty Festival of Lights

    Crafty mom Lia shares her family’s tradition of celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukkah and a brilliantly easy and gorgeous craft that you can adapt for any celebration. By Lia Segall My kids love Christmas trees. Christmas is everywhere from October to January and we admire the beautiful decorations and lights. Still, in their little hearts, […]

  • Lighting: An Essential Ingredient for Great Photos
    Lighting: An Essential Ingredient for Great Photos

    Ian Taylor shares his expert tips for using natural light to your advantage when taking photos of your family in Bangkok.   By Ian Taylor   Making a nice photo is like making a decent meal. You get a bunch of ingredients together and combine them. No matter how skilled the chef or photographer, ultimately, the […]

  • Celebrating for Emotional Immunity
    Celebrating for Emotional Immunity

    2020 might not feel like a year for extra celebrations but this mom shares the rituals that make the festive season special for her and how celebrating contributes to our wellbeing. By Ashima Kapur   Loy Krathong, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the list goes on; living in Thailand allows us to experience a long list […]

  • Reminiscing German Christmas in Thailand
    Reminiscing German Christmas in Thailand

    Missing Christmas celebrations back home, Christina shares some Christmas rituals and traditions that are quintessentially German, and her ‘secret’ family recipe of vanilla crescents.   By Christina Grawe   It’s that time of year again when I usually ask my Bangkok expat friends, “Are you going home over the holidays?” or “Is your family coming […]

  • My Childhood Memories of Diwali
    My Childhood Memories of Diwali

    Hetal reminisces about her family’s celebrations of her favorite Hindu festival, Diwali, and shares how she is passing the traditions down to her daughter.   By Hetal Shah   Diwali is an important Hindu festival celebrated globally in October or November according to the new moon day of the Hindu Lunisolar calendar. It is also […]