Orana Velarde

About the Author

Orana Velarde Orana was born in Peru but lived in the US as a teenager and in Argentina in her twenties. She grew up playing in art studios, inspired to be an artist herself. For ten years, she worked as a Makeup Artist, FX Artist and Hairdresser, always looking for time to write and never finding much. After seven years in Lima, Orana and her husband decided it was time for a change and their small family moved to South East Asia. First stop Laos, then Bangkok, Phuket and now settled in Bali, they travel around the area on a regular basis. Now that writing is part of her daily life, Orana started a blog about her family and their crazy little adventures.
 
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Phuket is great if you love the beach. It is also great if you love little Thai girls or ladyboys. But Phuket is actually much more than that, as a lot of expats can tell you. (Expats are the ones that are actually not tan) But I´m not exactly writing about Phuket am I? That´s […]

 
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To get to the Or Tor Kor Market we take the MRT Subway to Kampaeng Phet Station. Its about a twenty minute ride from the Sukhumvit Station at Asoke and opposite the famous Chatuchak weekend market. We visited lots of markets while in the city, the Klongtoey Market that is in a not so nice […]

 
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I thought of doing a “Tips for visiting Angkor Wat with your kids” list, you know, like the classic don´t forgets; sunblock, insect repellent, a hat and plenty of water. But our son is an intrepid adventurer and doesn´t really want to use sunblock, or repellent or a hat. Only recently has he learned to […]

 
What you see upon entering the site

Bangkok has Wats (many), it has food (a whole bunch of yummy dishes everywhere), it has “girls” (we avoid these obviously, since they are not a family attraction), it has malls (almost as many as  wats), it has khlongs (with suspected toxic water that splashes in your face), it has a river highway (with really […]

 
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