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Thailand Café Culture: 5 Reasons to Visit Chiang Mai if You’re a Coffee Fanatic!

4 July 2016

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Thailand Café Culture: 5 Reasons to Visit Chiang Mai if You’re a Coffee Fanatic!

What the hell is going on in Chiang Mai, Thailand? The sheer number of coffee shops in Chiang Mai is enough to overwhelm even a seasoned coffee enthusiast like myself. I thought I’d seen everything, but this took the cake! It's easy to see why this place is referred to as the Coffee Capital of Southeast Asia...

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An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

27 June 2016

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An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

Is it still worth visiting Koh Phangan if you're not interested in the Full Moon Party? We caught up with Israeli expat, Sharon, who runs the popular website, phanganist.com, to find out more about what the island has to offer, from yoga to Muay Thai, and learn about how the reputation of Koh Phangan has changed in recent years...

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

3 February 2016

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

12 January 2016

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

Every year, the beautiful northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai, plays host to a unique event called The Fruit Winter. A festival that's the brainchild of US life coach and therapist, Conor McMillen, that inspires people to eat raw fruit and vegetables and practise healthy living. Traveller, Martin Higgins explains his own experience and why his body and mind thank him for keeping up his annual habit of wintering in Chiang Mai...

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Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

15 December 2015

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Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

We’ve got some exciting news for those who dream of living and teaching in Thailand. A major recruiter of TEFL teachers, MediaKids Academy, have contacted us to let us know that they are hiring 50 teachers for the May 2016 school term and they are willing to pay a huge chunk of your 120-hour TEFL course! So what's the catch?

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Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

8 December 2015

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Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

Thais are social people - very social. And you should not miss a chance to spend a night out with a group of newfound Thai friends. It will be fun, educating, and probably a lot more memorable than heading to another Irish pub with fellow international backpackers. But what to wear, what to order to drink and who pays the bill? Here's our advice...

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

12 November 2015

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

With the air conditioning up high, you pull the sumptuous fluffy mattress up to your chin and snuggle down for a good night’s sleep at iSanook Hostel in Bangkok. Who would have thought that backpacking could be so comfortable? As you lay your head down on the thick, fluffy pillow you smile as you start to drift off into a relaxing sleep… ‘My friends back home all think I’m roughing it! If only they knew the truth…’

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

4 September 2015

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

Whether you’re a complete first timer or an experienced yogi you'll be sure to find a class and community in Thailand that fits your speed and style. Plus Thailand just seems to attract seekers of all kinds. The relaxed attitude, warm weather, incredible yoga spaces and world-class teachers make the country a great place to focus on your practice and finally nail that headstand...

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

31 August 2015

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Forget about tacky souvenirs – beautifully jewellery crafted by your very own hands is a magnificent keepsake of your travels. Nobody else in the world will have a piece the same as yours, and when people ask about that unique pendant they’ve never seen before, you can proudly say that you made it yourself in tropical Chiang Mai!

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

25 July 2015

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

Recently, we heard rumours that the governments of Thailand and Cambodia may be offering a joint visa for travellers who wish to explore both South East Asian countries in one trip. The announcement was made in the Phnom Penh Post last month and is being called the “Two Kingdoms, One Destination.” tourism pact...

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