What is Khao San Road?

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Khao San Road and the area surrounding it is a destination for independent travelers (especially backpackers) and is a carnival-like scene riddled with guest houses, street food, beer gardens, internet cafes, khao san road hotels, travel agencies, 24-hour tailors, tattoo parlors, used bookstores, souvenir sellers, hair braiders, fortune tellers, gurus, con artists, felafel stands… You probably get the picture. It is, in a word, “wonderful,” and a rare enduring gem in a part of the world that is modernizing faster than I could have ever imagined.

Kevin (เควิน) Khaosan

Kevin (เควิน) Khaosan

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kids in burma

Kids are the same everywhere!


I took this shot in Burma (Myanmar). I rented a car and driver to go to Mount Popa. We... read more

Riverside School bus on the Orinoco

Sailing up the Orinoco River in Venezuela


A while back I was sailing in a 36 foot cutter with two other sail boats up the Orinoco... read more

Began, Burma

The Dinner Guest – Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)


Kipling said, "Burma is like no place you have ever seen." He was talking about Bagan. A huge temple... read more

Burmese women sleeping on the train tracks - waiting for their ride

Sleeping on the Tracks – life in Myanmar/Burma


This is my favorite photo! I was in Rangoon Burma waiting for the fast train to Mandalay. I had... read more

Riding up Mandalay Hill in Burma


A few years ago I was backpacking through Burma. I arrived in Mandalay by the fast train (which took... read more

Down the Irrawaddy River on a Chinese Steamer

Down the Irrawaddy River on an old Chinese Steamer


I was traveling on a 50 year old Chinese steamer down the Irrawaddy River in Burma. It was a... read more

Daytime vs Nightlife on Khao San Road


The other day I decided to make a daytime (which turned into a daytime vs nightlife) trip down to good old... read more

Stalking the Elusive Beauty of Phu Chi Fa


Phu Chi Fa is a mountain peak, near Chiang Rai, Thailand, in the far north of the country, on... read more