Ken Lawrence

Ken Lawrence is a designer, writer and travel enthusiast. He is the author of 'The Murakami Pilgrimage,' a guide book to the real-life locations featured in Haruki Murakami's novels. After a long stint living in Japan, he's now living as a nomad, exploring Asia and beyond.

Sakon Nakhon Guide

Sakon Nakhon: Thailand’s Best-Kept Secret

Considering Thailand’s immense popularity with tourists, its northeastern Isaan region hardly gets the attention it deserves. The area is home to stunning landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and some of the friendliest locals you’ll encounter in the ‘Land of Smiles.’ While Isaan consists of 20 differences provinces in total, you can’t go wrong with Sakon …

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Elephant Temple Wat Ban Rai

Wat Ban Rai: The Elephant Temple of Nakhon Ratchasima

Theravada Buddhism, also known as “the way of the elders,” is often considered the most old-fashioned and conservative form of the religion. But over the past few decades, numerous temples in Thailand have been challenging that stereotype. As evidence by colorful and surrealist temples like Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple) and the Erawan Museum, …

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Batu Buaya Crocodile Stone

Adventures on the Santubong Peninsula

Sarawak’s Santubong Peninsula, just outside of Kuching, was a thriving international trading port long before the establishment of Sarawak itself. Nowadays, the peninsula is most famous for the outstanding Sarawak Cultural Village, an open-air museum where visitors can learn all about the province’s ethnic groups. But beyond the museum, the peninsula is home to a …

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