Heather is an American writer who moved to Bangkok in 2005. A failed blog attempt, one master’s degree and two kids later, she’s now writing about her experiences in the Land of Smiles. Heather has never ridden an elephant or eaten fried grasshoppers from a street vendor, but she is learning how to navigate her car in infamous Bangkok traffic.
Category Archives: Thai culture
Visiting the U.S. is always a great opportunity to reconnect with my own culture, as well as to gain perspective from Thai culture, where I spend ten months of the year. Cultural discussions often center around the differences, but, of … Continue reading
My recent post on American popular culture got me thinking about pop culture in Thailand, including a few things I probably won’t encounter on my annual summer visit to the US: 1. Motorbikes on sidewalks. It’s common, especially in Bangkok, … Continue reading
This week Thailand observes Songkran, a three-day festival to celebrate the Thai new year. The Sanskrit word songkran means “move into,” in this case referring to the sun moving into the house of Aries, which usually occurs around April 13. … Continue reading