Category: Thailand

Farang Tattoos: Get one while it’s hot!

First thing is first—you may be wondering, what is a farang? Do you eat it? Does it smell weird? Well, I’m a farang. And if you’ve ever visited Thailand, then you’ve been one as well. In a general sense, a farang is a foreigner visiting Thailand. While volunteering in the rural northeast, the locals would …

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LAW Adoptable Animal: Lila Bean the Cuddle Machine

This is Lila, a corgi mix and volunteer favorite at Lanta Animal Welfare. She has the cutest bouncy butt in town and loves nothing more than a cool spot to lounge while receiving a belly rub. You can see proof of this in the video below. Lila once called a nearby beach restaurant “home,” but …

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The Amazing and Adoptable Animals of Lanta Animal Welfare

Your friend: “So where did you get your dog? He seems pretty chill.” You: “Oh, I rescued him from Thailand.” Your friend: “Wow, really? That’s amazing! You are the coolest person I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Come on, admit it—you’d love to have this conversation. I know I’m looking forward to holding a …

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Awkward and Accident-Prone in Asia

This sign pretty much sums up my life during the past month. While I had a gentleman visiting from back home, I managed to make a complete and total klutz out of myself. He has now returned to San Francisco, but my injured legs, arms, ribs, and ego remain here in Thailand. I’ll spare you …

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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Reunited With My Adopted Thai Street Dog

It had been over three months since I tearfully said goodbye to my adopted dog Lady (along with the other animals at Lanta Animal Welfare) and headed off to explore the rest of Southeast Asia. I thought of her every day and as our reunion drew near my excitement was palpable. In preparation, I watched …

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Photo Focus – Woman’s Best Friend

This week’s photo focus comes from Koh Lanta, Thailand where I was recently reunited with my adopted street dog Lady. In just three weeks we will board a plane together en route to San Francisco. Until then, we are enjoying all of the sunset beach walks that we can, with plenty of breaks to chase …

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