The distinctive mirrored tile mosaic on the front wall of the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand, was inspired by the centuries-old Lanna tradition of temple design in Northern Thailand. Opened in July 2016, the impressive, award-winning museum was developed privately “to brighten up the art scene in Thailand and the region as the first contemporary art museum of the country.” They have done a marvelous job.
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 18 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life in Penang, Malaysia.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and writer James Ritchie, about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY
Still the most authentic, lively and colorful local cultural festival I've seen on the road.
I found this Alternative Arts and Music Festival in the Amazon highlands of Peru. What a find!
Here's how I found a friend and discovered what's real in a Lima, Peru, neighborhood.
My partner and I were left high and dry in this Siem Reap Rip. Be careful!