Win a Handmade Diary from Thailand

And a Copy of the Book, “Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals”

By Dave Fox
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai’s night market is a sprawling grid of stalls hawking counterfeit brand-name clothes and tourist trinkets galore. But search long enough as you stroll past tables of cheap flip flops and sundresses, and you might stumble upon some cool local handicrafts.

These handmade travel diaries caught my eye as I wandered through the market earlier this week. I stopped to chat with Nok, the woman who makes them. She creates about ten of them each day, then comes to the market in the evening to sell them to passers-by. She told me she crafts them entirely from local Chiang Mai materials.

And you can win one – along with a copy of my book, Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!)

There are two separate contests. You can enter one or both. Between now and April 8 (2012), do one or both of the following:

  • Facebook: Go to the new Globejotting Facebook page at Click the “Like” button and show your friends how cool you are for being part of our new global storytelling movement.
  • Twitter: Tweet about Globejotting. Include a link to and the #gjot hashtag, and let your Twitter followers know about our nifty new website. (Be sure to include the #gjot tag so we can find your Tweet!)

Nok sells her handmade journals at the night market in Chiang Mai, Thailand, six nights a week.

You can enter either or both drawings. A winner will be chosen at random from each of the two. Each winner will receive one of Nok’s splendid (and lightweight!) blank travel diaries, as well as a copy of my Globejotting book. You can choose either an autographed paperback copy, or the Kindle e-book edition. (Of Globejotting, that is. Nok’s blank journals are … ummm …  not available on Kindle.

Winners will be announced April 10. Void where prohibited. If under 18, you must get a parent’s permission to enter.

Good luck!


(April 10 Update: We Have Our Winners! Thanks to everyone who entered!)

Published on Friday, March 30, 2012

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