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    Sipping grape where the air is clear

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 30/01/2019

    » If you are one of those looking for an escape from Bangkok's air pollution but cannot decide where to go or what to do, how about spending a day picking grapes in a vineyard near Khao Yai National Park and enjoying the fresh breeze of the cool season that seems to be absent from the capital city?

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    On top of the world

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/01/2019

    » I was feeling high. And it wasn't just because I was 1,731m above sea level. It was also because the air was so fresh and the view so mesmerising. Surrounding me was an endless sea of mountains, the bell-shaped peak of Doi Pui Luang upon which I stood rising above them all.


    Enjoy the cool season at Khao Yai

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 30/11/2017

    » The cool season may not be so tangible in Bangkok but in other parts of the country, especially areas close to forests and mountains, the temperature sure dips to pleasant levels every day from late afternoon to late in the morning.


    A closer look at a royal study centre

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 26/10/2017

    » A full year has passed but millions of Thais still mourn the loss of beloved monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had dedicated much of his seven-decade reign to improving the living conditions of Thai people across the country through almost 4,000 projects.


    Centripetal force

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 29/06/2017

    » Over the years, Chiang Rai has made several attempts to attract visitors to the northern province during the so-called green season. This year, a few members of the private sector are joining hands with the local office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to do just that, with the help of cycling.


    Touting Taiwan

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/06/2017

    » While there are some countries about which you might feel that one visit is enough, it's likely there are also those you're never tired of going back to. Taiwan may not be the top destination for Thai travellers but it does have legions of fans in the Kingdom. The upcoming Taiwan One More Time travel fair is intended to make it clear to those in doubt why -- apart from the fact Thai visitors are not required to obtain a visa -- many are fascinated with this island republic.


    A rugged beauty

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/05/2017

    » As the glorious rays of the rising Sun advanced on the massive limestone canyon replacing any remnant of darkness, the true beauty of Oman's geological wonder Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) is gradually revealed before my eyes.


    Riding the ghost town

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Like every year, the recent Songkran holidays saw a quiet Bangkok. With a large part of the capital's population having left for their hometowns, most shops and restaurants outside of shopping malls were closed. Roads were not congested, sometimes even traffic free. It's a great time for cyclists to enjoy a fun ride in the city.


    Closed roads, clean air and beautiful vista

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 30/03/2017

    » While winter in Niseko, Hokkaido's top ski resort, is still far from over, a lot of people in and outside of Japan are looking forward to the summer in this small town famous for its Champagne powder snow (See picture below).


    For a good cause

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/03/2017

    » The school of Ban Phu Khem is less than 200km from Bangkok, merely 76km or so from downtown Phetchaburi. However, it is worlds apart from schools in urban areas.

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