Current Health Events Related to Common Drugs For Children

Current health events have brought some very disturbing yet important news in regards to the quality of some the over the counter drugs that are basically being used for children. It has been found that some of these medicines were being found to have some unusual mold, and mildew like odor and these medicines are being withdrawn from the market in many countries all over the world.

The amount of medicines actually withdrawn is not really known yet however, current health events have also revealed that most of these products which include simple drugs like Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, simply sleep and St. Joseph aspirin where already having some complains by users since 2008. The side effects being observed by the users included nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The effects went away without any specific need for treatment and there are no other side effects being reported from the use of these medicines.

The company manufacturing these drugs has traced the cause of the odor to some chemical being used in their Puerto Rico plant to treat the wooden pallets to transport and store the packing materials. This was revealed in 2009, when they recalled about 6 million packages of Tylenol Arthritis from the market.

These are very common drugs used all over the world and current health events consider that it is very important to create awareness among consumers in these kinds of things. The industry is trying its level best to cope with all the necessary rules and regulations to produce what is best for everyone, however, it is very natural for chemicals to affect drugs in different ways and the medical science is only trying to help people cope with the symptoms and relief from many diseases that affect the human beings.

It is therefore very important to keep yourself updated of the current health events taking place in your locality or even around the world in general to avoid any side effects of chemicals and medicines that you may be using.

Dr. Deep is a Physician and Blogs about current health events [] and current health articles

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Russian Web 2.0 Explodes with Content – 10 Million Blogs by 2008

Russian Web 2.0 – ‘Pravda’ of the RUNET

I was a lucky kid. Since I was seven, I waited with great anticipation for lunch time, when my mother, who worked at a large publishing house, would bring a freshly printed pack of Soviet newspapers, like “Izvestiya,” “Pravda,” “Trud,” “Komsomolskaya Pravda,” “Krasnaya Zvezda,” “Sovetsky Sport,” all in all, up to 10+ newspapers. There was nothing more pleasant than to chomp on a juicy apple and read all the latest news in one pack! I even used to fight with my older brother over who will get “Sovetsky Sport” and “Komsomolskaya Pravda” first.

Despite the abundance of styles, from the stiff and official “Pravda” to the more relaxed and youthful “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, the opinions expressed were trimmed to the rules of the reigning Soviet propaganda machine. Only after the genie of glasnost came out of Gorbachev’s bottle, I saw some unusually critical articles in the Soviet press. Even then, people still could not really speak up or relate their opinions to particular events, except discussing it with friends or relatives in their tiny kitchens, where people could discuss anything and everything at small kitchen tables with the help of vodka and pickles…

Alas, in the early Yeltsin era, the newly minted democratic Russian media developed in a motley crew of yellow press, scandals and soap operas. Often it was hard to sift through this flow and find some real pearls of genuine truth and compelling critic. In the late 90’s, the Internet gave birth to the blogging universe, and it quickly gained popularity from mass users, journalists, politicians and critics, creating a gigantic Russian salad of opinions and philosophies never tasted before.

Today Russian blogging services are on their way up. The latest research by Yandex, the Russian search engine No. 1, showed that the two most popular services in the Russian Internet (RUNET) are LiveJournal’s Russian language community (RULJ) and LiveInternet (LI). On June 6, 2007, the RULJ proudly recorded 1 million registered users and blogs. Yet the long-standing #2 blogging site LI is rapidly reaching its main rival, RULJ, in terms of new blogs and everyday notes.

However, the gap is still wide: LI has 170,000 daily visitors, while there are 600,000 visitors at RULJ. LI’s General Director German Klimenko said to CNews that the number of active blogs at LI will exceed LJ by the end of 2007. Yandex research indicates that the overall growth of the Russian blogging sphere is 74% (41% worldwide), however the total number of Russian blogs account for only 3% of worldwide blogs. Analysts believe that by 2008 there will be at least 10 million blogs in the Russian part of the global blogosphere.

Let’s make a quick comparison between LI and RULJ. Once you check or register to both, one thing becomes clear immediately: RULJ is definitely more mature and garners an older audience. LI, boasting a kaleidoscope of services, is crafted for teenagers and young adults. Naturally, LI’s audience is growing faster than that of RULJ. After all, kids are craving for company and socializing. The big difference is in the quality of content and blogs, where at LI bored teenagers spill out their fresh half-thoughts and desires, while the good ol’ RULJ crowd is much more content with serious topics and informative content. There is a great number of really interesting blogs and boards at RULJ. Nevertheless, both blog arenas cover well for their type of audiences.

Depressed Russians and Football Widows

Well, yes, when you are entering the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, the first Russians who you see are not smiling and look pretty gloomy. But actually associating Russians with depression – that sounds funny to me. Little did I know that a new term “a Russian” means just that! Here is what one RULJ user,, offered to discuss to the Russian blogging community. Under the topic “presenteeism” this user shared newly coined English language terms that hadn’t yet come to Russia. These are the first three words:

“mac nazi” – people crazy about Apple Macintosh products

”football widow” – a woman who believes her husband is dead during football matches

”a russian” – a person who is constantly in depression and sees the world in black

And there is much more of this new language in there.

Now, how about checking the most popular blogs in Russia? Yandex regularly publishes its own rating of RUNET’s blogs at: As of July 3, 2007, there were 2,189,160 blogs rated on the Yandex system.

For example, the top-4 blogs in the Russian Internet on July 4, 2007, included:

1. – Alexander Jdanov and pictures of the “Star Factory” – popular music show

2. – “an illustrated magazine about everything in the world”

3. — Blog of Leonid Kaganov, Russian writer

4. – mainly various photos of glamour, animals, people and fashion

Blogger Services Rating by Yandex, July 3, 2007

• LiveInternet 51,823 records on July 3

• LiveJournal 48,439

• 18,609

• Blogs.Mail.Ru 12,289

• Love ♥ Planet 7,935

• 2,875

• 2,398

• Jamango 2,129

Search in blogs by Yandex, July 3, 2007

• Steve Bloom

• Transformers the game

• torent

• Timothy and Sobchak

• Harry Potter

On July 3, 2007, popular categories included (most popular are in caps letters): Anime, CRAP, spring, VIDEO, questions, children, DIARY, friends, Eurovision, LJ, life, games, interesting, Internet, history, pictures, cinema, books, culture, private, lytdybr or ksnls,h, love, people, my thoughts, my life, MUSIC, thoughts, thoughts aloud, mood, news about life, about me, rest, positive, POLITICS, pranks, nature, psychology, travel, job, pondering, various, dreams, events, sport, links, poems, tv, creativity, tests, films, PHOTO, football, hockey, school, humor, me, me and my friends.

Copycats Lure Millions of Users

However large RULJ and LI communities are, luckily there is much more that you can find in the Russian blogosphere. Ever wondered what the Russian copies of the famous Western blog sites have been? Here you are: is a local version of LinkedIn; –;, — FaceBook; –; (Comby) – MySpace. MoiKrug focuses on professional community. Odnoklassniki are looking for lost contacts, mainly from their high schools. VKontakte and Fakultet are oriented towards students. While the copycats of the “One Million Dollar Site” that secured a real million to its British owner did not spark with the skeptical Russian web-community, social networks quickly went berserk.

The latest hit of the Russian Web 2.0 is Recently Alexa (, a leading Web Statistic Portal, placed VKontakte as the Top-4 Russian site, right after such giants as, Yandex and Rambler. Users praise the site for easy-to-use design and many features similar to Facebook. For example, recently VKontakte announced video, allowing users to add videos to their pages. The site also allows you to search by job contact, Friends, and remind you of your friends’ birthdays. According to VKontakte statistics, some 12,000 people register on this site daily.

Created in 2006,, an analog of, became successful almost immediately. Habrahabr’s audience include people interested in the Web development and Internet economy, web-designers, programmers, journalists, analysts and various businesses interested in the Internet. The project allows its users to add blogs, write articles, paste news and create personal audio and video programs. In 2007 Habrahabr gained the Project of the Year 2007 and Best Internet Community Awards.

Apart from these sites that help to find friends and provide socializing platform, there are a few interesting projects covering various social needs.

For example, according to Habrahabr, recently supported by FINAM holding, launched (note that in Russian drug literally means “a friend”), a social site for people with various illnesses interested in socializing with each other, finding better drugs and doctors, recommending good clinics, etc. Among the services which differ from RULJ, a sick person can search among users with the same diagnosis and leave a reference about a particular doctor and hospital, and many other things. By the end of 2007, the site hopes to get at least one million users. And its main promotion strategy will be using virus marketing via the satisfied pool of first users, supplemented by catchy medical news and success stories.

Education is another sphere that is destined to be Web-two-oed. As an example, in 2006 Intel and TransTelecom jointly launched a Web 2.0 project for Russian teachers. The project aimed at educating teachers in using Web 2.0 principles to create a platform for collective educational projects. helped many Russian teachers involve their students in group projects.

Show Me the Money: ‘Cherchez La Femme’ a la Russ

So, where is the money? President, Nikita Sherman, said that some 15 million people use internet dating sites. And this market is growing 70% to 100% annually. Thus, in 2006 web-dating site owners harvested USD 34 million of profits. According to iKS-Consulting, 52% of these audience are men with higher education and business owners. Yes, for a chance to find your Cinderella/Jolie or a Super/Spiderman, Russian men and women don’t mind spending their hard earned rubles.

Yet Web 2.0 site owners also search for the “green” light in the end of Web tunnel. Given that you created a unique, popular and useful site, the easiest way is selling your start-up business and merging with large Russian Web cash cows. That’s what and did, selling their businesses to Yandex and Rambler respectively. However, top managers of chose a different way to monetize their business. According to CNews, Fakultet literally offered each of its users their share in the project, making their subscribers shareholders. This August the company will issue one million shares (1% of Charter Capital) and distribute among its users. The company owners are trying to both monetize their business and engage their customers in this business. Finally, other businesses, like DrugMe and, are looking for sponsors and advertisement.

One way or another, Russian Web 2.0 is evolving into a very creative and living organism that brings people together and offers great business opportunities to bright entrepreneurs and programmers. So, are you feeling Russian now?

Dr. Andrey Gidaspov has over ten years of experience in business consulting in the IT and telecom (ICT) fields in Russia, CIS and Asia. Andrey has sealed deals for hundreds of American companies with Russian and CIS partners, ranging from start-up businesses to large multi-national corporations throughout Eurasia. His past clients include well-known technology leaders such as Motorola, Harris, Tekelec, Oracle, Corning, Tellabs, Qualcomm, Net2Phone, Nortel, Andrew and many others.

In September 2004 Andrey opened his own consulting business, Gidabyte ( [] ), based in Hong Kong, China. The company provides a wide range of business consulting in the ICT sector for international companies in Eurasia and Asia Pacific. GidaByte’s bi-monthly newsletter “GidaScope” has become an instant success ( [] ) among various businesses interested in doing business in Russia. Andrey recently authored his first book – “Riding the Russian Technology Boom” – which will soon be available on Amazon. See more info about the book at:

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Blogging: A Powerful Tool With Endless Possibilities For Pharma Businesses

We all know that consumers go online to research for products they intend to purchase. This holds true for healthcare and pharmaceutical drugs as well. According to Princeton Survey Research Associates, 80 percent of adult internet researchers (about 93 million Americans) searched for at least one of the 16 major health topics online.

Blogging is an online platform that allows pharma companies to share product information more frequently than regular websites. This sharing of information can be done in a controlled environment that could ensure regulatory compliance when necessary. Patient education and informational articles provide value to online viewers who explore the internet for insights on specific health topics.

Before a pharma company decides to invest its efforts in blogging, it must spend time doing research, understand who their target readers are, locate a need and then find opportunities to fill in the gaps where information might seem inadequate or not readily available.

And yes, in case you were wondering, there are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) restrictions and guidelines for content in pharma-focused blogs as there are for any pharma website. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) compliance must be followed. For example. information regarding a product must be presented in a balanced manner and should weigh the risks and benefits of the products equally.

Bearing in mind these restrictions, pharma companies can opt for a branded or unbranded blog.

1. Branded Blogs

Branded blogs increase brand awareness, position the company as a campaigner in the disease segments, increase search engine ranking for keyword phrases and help create awareness in the target community about a specific disease state or product. It is a place where information seekers can find information and allow influencers to share the content in online forums.

However, there is a downside to branded blogs. These blogs need to include Important Safety Information (ISI), which is important, but can clutter and distract the reader. It can also reduce the reader’s trust because the site appears as just another marketing avenue.

2. Unbranded Blogs

Unbranded blogs have fewer restrictions in the creation of content and can potentially add more value. Such blogs provide a platform for open discussion of a disease state, lifestyle conversation and empowering stories to share within the community. It is a more authentic, unbranded storytelling that allows the organization’s voice to be heard, influence online sentiment and build keyword traffic.

Here are a few examples of unbranded pharma blogs.

1. Sanofi Discuss Diabetes

2. Your Partner In Epilepsy

Blogs also build followers as they are perfectly paired with social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Every post done on a blog sends an alert via email to its subscribers and social networks get notified of every published blog post which can help drive more web traffic.

A well-maintained blog builds the reader’s confidence in you, your company and your brand. It helps forge a strong connection with the reader and encourages the audience to return for relevant information. The process of blogging adds fresh content on your web page and allows for sharing of information within social communities. This generates leads to the website that in turn raises credibility and boosts search engine rankings.

Blogging is no longer just a hobby. It has serious business potential that can attract big pharma players. It is an influential tool with endless possibilities for today’s businesses and should be included as part of a sound marketing plan.

Dr. Jonathan D’Souza is a Subject Matter Expert (Medico-marketing) at a leading Indian multinational consulting and business solutions company.

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The Legitimacy Of Drug Checkpoints

As illegal drugs continue to be a major problem in the United States, law enforcement agents continue to try new ways to catch the criminals. One way that has sparked some controversy lately is with drug checkpoints. A drug checkpoint is when a police officer puts up signs warning drivers of an up-coming drug checkpoint. This means that police will have drug-sniffing dogs with them and search your car for any illegal drugs. Many are saying that officers have taken the use of this method too far. Police officers have been setting up yellow signs that say “Drug Checkpoint Ahead” when there is actually no such thing. Instead, the police officers are observing the drivers’ reactions and then pulling over the ones who “react suspiciously.” While this method of drug investigation has caught several criminals, is it legal?

The Fourth Amendment

One of the main complaints about these fake drug checkpoints is that it violates the Fourth Amendment. According to Legal-Dictionary, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause… particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Upon first glance, it would seem like these fake drug checkpoints are blatantly going against the Fourth Amendment. However, officers are sure to not violate the Fourth Amendment by stating that fake checkpoint signs can’t stop a driver unless they have “specific and articulable” facts supporting a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed. This can be anything from a driver pulling over right after the drug checkpoint sign, to a driver making a U-turn right after seeing the sign. According to as long as the police officer is sure to have some kind of reason to believe that there is a probable cause to search that car, he may do so and not violate the Fourth Amendment.

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court states that there are only two legitimate purposes for any checkpoints. The first is to check for impaired driving, and the second is to check for contraband near the country’s border. For drug checkpoints specifically, the Supreme Court confirmed that these searches are legal without a warrant as long as the driver has been pulled over for a legitimate traffic violation.2 However, says that the Supreme Court has ruled that random checkpoints with the intention to find illegal drugs are unconstitutional.

Citizen’s Rights

There have been some drivers who were pulled over by police officers near these fake drug points for, according to them, unjust reasons. For example, one driver who was pulled over claimed that he was trying to “pull over to the side of the road and check directions.” However, he still allowed the officers to search his vehicle. As a citizen, you do have the right to refuse to allow a police officer to search your vehicle if he doesn’t have more evidence. If a police officer doesn’t have a search warrant or tangible evidence, he is not allowed to search the vehicle. Once (and if) a driver gives consent to a search, then and only then, a police officer may do as he pleases.

What This Means for You

Fox News says that despite the controversies these fake drug checkpoints have sparked, they have been able to catch some people with illegal drugs. The police officers are definitely walking a fine line with these fake drug checkpoints to ensure that they are not violating the Fourth Amendment. If you, as a citizen, do disagree with these checkpoints and not want to participate, remember that you always have the right to not allow a police officer to search your car. At the end of the day, the intention behind these checkpoints is to catch illegal drug activity (something that is a very positive thing). As long as you are sure to follow the laws, these drug checkpoints (real or not) are of no threat to you.

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Non-Violent Drug Offenders Need Drug Rehab Not Bars

Our prisons are full. This is true from coast to coast. This is despite the reported decrease in numbers incarcerated. As of the beginning of 2013 the figure was approximately 1.6 million prisoners behind bars. Some have quoted it as 2.2 million. But what about the numbers of those who are non-violent drug offenders? Seems that the quoted figures again vary quite a bit, but we might be safe to assume that at least 22 percent of all prisoners in the U.S. are non-violent drug offenders.

Legislation to Change Matters

Many states are introducing legislation that would send drug offenders to rehabilitation rather than putting them behind bars. New Jersey is one, with the Governor last year proposing to put the non-violent drug offender through a drug rehab rather than stick him in prison. It is less expensive to put an addict through rehab than to support him for one year in prison. Additionally, drug addicts usually go right back out and begin using drugs again. The New Jersey Governor estimated that 50 percent relapsed and would end up back in jail.

Recently in Indianapolis it was reported that the Indiana Legislature approved a bill which overhauls penalties on drug offenses, putting those convicted of non-violent offenses on work release programs. That is a step in the right direction, although nothing goes into effect until 2014. There are about 2,700 drug courts in the U.S. and these courts have the ability to sentence an offender to a drug rehab program. However, currently this is coming after the person has already spent time in jail. What do these people learn in prison? They are not addressed regarding their addiction. They don’t learn life skills important in maintaining a drug-free life.

Longer Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

It seems that prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders are longer than for someone who has molested a child, robbed a bank or committed rape. Supporting this was one lady commented on a blog post that she was raising eight of her grandchildren because two of her daughters were in prison for meth use. One of these women had never been in trouble before but received a sentence of 28 years.

Cravings Drive an Addict

Addicts who commit non-violent crimes are normally trying to get their next fix, driven by uncontrolled cravings. In talking with numerous addicts who were going through rehab programs, they admitted doing things they never would have normally done due to the desire to get money for more drugs. They manipulate people, steal, lie – whatever it takes to satisfy their urges. You hear it time and time again, addiction destroys lives. It’s true.

It is of the highest necessity to save addicted lives as well as protect our society by getting non-violent drug offenders into an effective drug rehab program that will allow them to live a life without drugs, where they can be contributing members of society and live productive and happy lives.

Solution to Addiction is an effective drug rehab referral service committed to finding the right drug rehab facility for those addicted to any drugs. Those addicted to prescription drugs, cocaine, heroin need to get the best help obtainable. Drugs really can be left behind for good. We help find the right drug rehab program for you or your loved one. Call us today.

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5 Ways to Travel Solo Without Going It Alone

Solo travel has become a hot topic. Unlike “single(s)” travel, it is a broader group. It can include those who are single, married or have a partner/significant other. It may be a business person looking to add a leisure weekend or extension to a trip for work. Two stumbling blocks to solo travel can be: I. whether it is lonely to vacation as a “party of one” and ii.whether eating alone, especially dinner, is really uncomfortable.

Now having visited 68 countries and all 50 states, I have found 5 good ways to go alone without feeling you are “going it alone”.

1. River Cruise and Small Ship Cruises

I highly recommend river cruises and small ships. They are especially a good fit for a first time solo traveler. However, they are also great for well-traveled solos in two cases. That is where destinations like Cambodian boat villages are not otherwise easy to reach. Secondly, they work well in places where security is an issue.

Here are the key advantages of such river and small ships for solo travelers, they:

  • Give you time alone but a group for tours and meals
  • Can be competitively priced when compared to a piecemeal approach
  • Make unpacking a one-time chore
  • Work well with land packages
  • Often have discounted package pricing including flights

2. Select your own lodging, and take day trips.

Here are the key advantages of this independent approach:

  • Affords you the opportunity to select your own interests and travel style.
  • Provides more opportunity to interact with local residents.
  • Gives you a “day-off” when you need it.
  • Works with a range of budgets.

3. Combine both of the above approaches.

I really favor this approach when I travel. On solo travel for 17 days at New Year’s, I toured Southeast Asia. I started with a private taxi tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I then joined a top Mekong River Cruise on to Vietnam. On the last leg, I had five days in a 5-star hotel in Bangkok. In my last stop, I tried all 3 ways of sightseeing: 1. A large bus tour 2. A private guide and 3. Self-directed subway tour.

This blended approach puts you in the driver’s seat and:

  • Will let you set your own course while being free to pick and choose
  • Gives you a part-time group of travel mates but also time alone
  • Makes it possible to follow a budget (or splurges) tailored to what works for you

4. Sign up ahead for a class abroad.

This has become very popular now for cooking classes in France and Italy. However, for decades, language classes abroad have lured students for short-term or full summer programs. Add to that options for photography classes, skiing and scuba diving.

Here are the key benefits to this approach:

  • Provides you with a ready-made group
  • Gives you a local contact to hear what not to miss off the tourist path
  • Make it possible to connect with classmates for meals or sightseeing
  • Results in providing local contacts in an emergency

5. Join a volunteer group or exchange program.

I have done this twice. My first trip out of the US was at 18 joining 5 other girls on a summer YMCA project in Trinidad and Tobago. It was the best way to learn about day-to-day life in another country and participate in community activities.

The benefits were endless. They included:

  • Meeting local residents outside of the typical tourist path
  • Seeing distant and often more unusual destinations
  • Providing volunteer efforts to communities than may have experienced natural disasters or other hardships.

If you are new to solo travel, take a look at each of these options. You will be surprised how fast solo travel gives you the chance to make new life-long friends from around the world so that you feel you are solo to more.

Thailand Is a Very Beautiful Country

Mueang Thai, as local people call the nation, is an intriguing mixture of old kingdoms.

For more than five centuries, the Khmer Empire governed its properties – until ousted in the thirteenth century. At that point, the Thai Kingdom was effectively brought together and built up by King Sri Indraditya of the Kingdom of Sukhothai (1238).

From that point onward, the nation has been separated into four fundamental districts – each bragging extraordinary traditions, conventions, and attractions.

The assorted variety brings an astonishing exhibit of things to do in Thailand. Underneath she will talk about the best vacation spots in Thailand.

Top Tourist Attractions in Thailand: The Central Plains

There’s no better place to get a look at Thailand’s history and culture than around the Central Plains. In this locale is the place its capital, Bangkok, is found.

Bangkok, an energetic kaleidoscope

I whole up Bangkok with three terms: exceptional customary nourishment, old sanctuaries, and crazy nightlife.

The absolute most well-known things to involvement in Bangkok include:

Wat Pho and the rich Reclining Buddha

Fabulous Palace complex (counting Wat Phra Kaew)

Soi Cowboy: BKK’s shady area of town, for sultry nightlife

Boisterous, energizing Khao San Road (you should see it once!)

Grub at Sukhumvit Soi 38, apparently Bangkok’s best road nourishment spot

Vimanmek Mansion: combination of customary Thai design and European neoclassical style

By the time of composing, I don’t prescribe going to Wat Arun. It’s mind boggling structural subtle elements are as of now eclipsed by a broad reclamation venture. Invest your energy at other commendable Bangkok attractions!

Top Thailand vacation destinations

Day treks to the rustic edges

Have a few days to save? Escape the hurrying around by taking one of the accompanying critical day trips from Bangkok:

Ayutthaya: probably the most astounding remains in Thailand

Snack conventional pontoon noodles at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Hua Hin: beautiful shoreline town for the individuals who don’t have room schedule-wise to investigate the Thai islands

Eccentric Wat Saen Suk: to some degree grim sanctuary depicting the Buddhist dreams of damnation

Phraya Nakhon Cave at Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine Park, a standout among the most shocking collapses the world

The previous capital of the Lanna Kingdom has transformed into an exceptionally modest, current school town. Chiang Mai’s rich history, astounding road sustenance scene, and moderately ease of living have made it a mainstream base for Western expats in Asia.

Sanctuary jumping and foodie gets a kick out of Chiang Mai

Sprinkled with more than 300 Buddhist sanctuaries, I thought, which to pick?!

In the wake of spending a few days around the city, I finished up these are the most special, must-see sanctuaries in Chiang Mai:

Doi Suthep: prominent ridge sanctuary with breathtaking perspectives of Chiang Mai and region

Wat Chedi Luang: Lanna cheddar, transcending inside the Old City’s dividers

Wat Umong: novel 700-year-old sanctuary where occupant priests wander among the woods

Wat Suan Dok: fourteenth-century sanctuary where individuals from the Lanna Royal family are covered

The most novel thing to do in Chiang Mai, however? Join a priest visit!

They are social trades, organized by neighborhood Buddhist colleges, so as to enhance the English capability of their understudies.

Priest visits are an incredible approach to become acquainted with neighborhood traditions and conventions firsthand. The MCU Chiang Mai Campus holds priest talks each week at Wat Suan Dok Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7 PM.

While Chaing Mai is one of the best vacation destinations in Thailand it is additionally home to numerous expats. In the event that you’re searching for an extraordinary base in Asia, this is certainly a probability.

Week after week reflection withdraws are likewise advertised. They begin each Tuesday at 1 PM and finish up Wednesday by 3 PM.

Did I go Sanctuary bouncing, as well as getting the opportunity to taste the eccentricities of Northern Thai cooking by going on foodie creeps?

A few dishes you should attempt in this area include:

Moo to: broiled pork tenders with a sweet, nutty flavor

Lab: fricasseed meat, pork or duck dry-rubbed with neighborhood flavors

Nam ngaio: tart tomato soup with rice noodles and pork

Nam park on: zesty Northern Thai plunge made with tomatoes and minced pork

Khao soi: Chiang Mai’s trademark! Thick Burmese-style coconut curry soup, finished with browned noodles

Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle’s tri-outskirt

Thailand’s northernmost clamoring city lays by the notorious Golden Triangle: Asia’s hotspot for opium creation.

Or, on the other hand, you could just consider it to be the place from which you can visit Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand in one day!

Past this tripoint, there’s very little to do in the zone.

I suggest you base yourself out of Chiang Rai on the off chance that you wish to visit well-known sanctuaries and take in Mae Hong Son’s sloping scenes:

Looking for nearby knickknacks at Chang Rai’s Night Bazaar

Redesigned Wat Rong Khun (White Temple): a nearby craftsman’s artful culmination

But Kwan Village Park: previous migrant slope tribe town, now settled by a wonderful waterfall

Baan Si Dum was otherwise known as the Black House: interesting accumulations of conventional Southeast Asian curious

Top Things to Do in Thailand: The Northeast

Otherwise called Isaan, Northeast Thailand is an intriguing blend of Laotian, Cambodian, and Thai societies.

It’s relative confinement, however, make it a standout amongst the most genuine districts a visitor can visit.

Gulped by the wilderness at Khao Yai

While Isaan is generally out of the way, this districts happens to be the home of Thailand’s most prevalent national stop, Khao Yai.

A whopping 70% of its 2168 km² are lavish timberland!

All the more astonishingly, however, the recreation center brags around 44 waterfalls, one of a kind natural life perception towers, surging rapids, and remarkable perspectives and climbing trails.

This makes Khao Yai a tremendous UNESCO World Heritage Site – ideal for nature sweethearts who wish to be wrapped by the thick wilderness shelter.

Thailand-attractions-Phanom-Rung Explore fascinating Khmer and Mon ruins

The antiquated Khmer and Mon ruins found in this district are a delightful complexity of customary Thai style.

I profoundly prescribe a visit to the accompanying notable destinations:

Wat Pah Nanachat for a bona fide contemplation withdraw in a woods religious community

Phu Phra Bat Park: grottoes, antiquated spray painting, and other intriguing rock carvings

Phanom Rung and Muang Tam: Hindu complex, apparently Thailand’s best-safeguarded Khmer ruins.

Tips For A Smooth And Convenient Bus Charter Experience

A bus charter is a bus that has a professional driver to handle tours, trips, and other transportation needs. A bus charter can be one of the best choices you make when going for a group tour to a preferred destination. With transport from one attraction to another, you will have all the time to enjoy everything in your itinerary without worries. With a professional driver on board, you can relax and enjoy and even take better care of any children you may be taking with you for the trip. A bus charter also translates into no directions challenges because the drivers are conversant with their locations and all tour sites and routes.

Considering that bus charter are many in any given destination, you need to play your role in selecting one. You may need to start by choosing a company that you can trust with your traveling needs and then make a few considerations to select the perfect bus to hire for your tour.

Get details about the driver. A professional driver is definitely a plus for your tour but you should not assume that they know everything about the sites you intend to visit; they may only know how to get there and nothing more. If need be, consider getting a tour guide to handle your other needs in case the driver is not available for such. It helps to be sure beforehand to avoid disappointments.

Consider the size of the bus. A bus charter can be as large as to accommodate 60 passengers but there are definitely smaller sizes. The higher the passenger capacity the higher the rental rates may be. Look at the size options and select a bus that caters to your group for the tour. Everyone should be comfortable including children in the group so select a good size for everyone.

Check out the amenities included. When searching for the bus charter online, you will get very good photos of the buses. To ensure that you get what you see and need, confirm that the bus you have selected is represented perfectly. For instance, confirm that the leather reclining seats you see are the actual seats you get to enjoy. Apart from confirming the features, also consider the availability of amenities such as compact restroom, DVD player, air conditioning, TV monitors and any other that matters to you. If you want internet connectivity during the tour then inquire if that is available.

Ask about allowed driving length. Most bus charters will allow a specific length of time for the driver to be behind the wheel. The legal limit can range from area to area and you should be willing to be flexible in making adjustments to your tour itinerary so you do not end up with a fatigued driver before even getting back. You, however, want to choose company and driver with a considerable allowance so you enjoy the most from your tour in your selected destination.