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Songkran Survival Guide for Scrooges

11 April 2017

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Songkran Survival Guide for Scrooges

As people gear up for the world’s biggest water fight, if you’re secretly dreading it and are wondering if it’s okay to book yourself a posh hotel, buy lots of beer and avoid the next three – five days, then read this guide on how to survive Songkran, and make up your mind…

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Sukhothai Vs Ayutthaya – How Do You Choose Which UNESCO Site To Visit?

14 March 2017

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Sukhothai Vs Ayutthaya – How Do You Choose Which UNESCO Site To Visit?

Central Thailand has two popular UNESCO World Heritages sites, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, both the homes of former ruling dynasties in the history of Thailand. Both sites, on the face of it are pretty similar and both are close to the well-trodden train route between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. So, if you have to pick only one, which should you check out?

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5 Must See Waterfalls in Thailand!

24 November 2016

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5 Must See Waterfalls in Thailand!

Exploring waterfalls is one of the best ways to get in touch with nature in Thailand. Trekking up through the dense jungle along a small winding dirt track, in 90 percent humidity and the 35 degree tropical heat. Top it all off by jumping into a deep pool of cloudy blue water coloured by dissolved limestone, swim amongst the nibbling fish and lay back listening to the jungle sounds all around. Heaven!

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4 Awesome Countryside Camping Options Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

7 October 2016

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4 Awesome Countryside Camping Options Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

Are you headed to Chiang Mai in search of adventure? If you want to swim in a river, hike in a forest and spot Thai wildlife, check out these off-the-beaten-track National Parks that few tourists visit. You’ll have to drive yourself or hire a private driver to get to these destinations, as they’re so rarely on visitors’ itineraries, but the journey to get there is worth it we promise!

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8 Lessons You Learn Living on a Tropical Island in Thailand…

18 August 2016

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8 Lessons You Learn Living on a Tropical Island in Thailand…

Kaila Krayewski is a Canadian expat living on the tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. She tells us about her life on the island and some important lessons she's learned along the way...

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Can you Surf in Thailand? Yes You Can!

5 August 2016

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Can you Surf in Thailand? Yes You Can!

This might come as a surprise even for experienced surfers, but surfing in Thailand does exist! Just a little more 5 years ago people would barely know that waves that hit the west coast of Thailand are actually surfable. But today the surfing culture is developing rapidly. So where is the best place to surf?

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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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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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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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