Thailand

Come and Explore the Natural Beauty of Thailand

Southeast Asia has turned out to be one of the favorite travel spots for people all over the world, myself included. Today they are considered as some of the most tourist-friendly countries. As per the recent trend, people are craving for more cultural and authentic travel experiences. If you are one of them, then you can add Thailand as your next destination for...

The diving culture of Koh Tao, Thailand

The Thai Islands, offer a whole host of things for many a traveller, and people are drawn there for usually one or two reasons, not the least for a relaxing time by the beach. If it is Koh Phangan, to the East of the country; this will the infamous Full Moon Parties, were people party from dusk to dawn, drinking a variety of cocktails, served in beach buckets. This...

Bangkok to Koh Tao by train

Long bus rides, and journeys have long been a theme, in my travelling life; why fly and get there in an hour, when you can get on a tuk tuk, two buses, a train and a boat instead? Plus, it is way better for the environment, and makes for a great story. After meeting my sister in Bangkok, we revised our travel plans a few times, but decided to get out of the big city...

On the rooftop of Thailand at Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Bangkok

  When I think of tall buildings in Bangkok, I think of that fancy bar, overlooking the city, which is frequently visited by to tourists thanks to its feature in the Hangover II. That bar is called the Sky Bar, and although it is the World’s highest open air bar, and looks like it has incredible views (I didn’t actually visit). It has a strict dress...

Crossing Borders: the slow boat to Laos

Aside from my journey to Brunei from Malaysia, I hadn’t done many long journeys of boats. Getting to Laos from Thailand is a relatively simple affair, you can fly in, catch a bus or get the boat. Note: Although this is a border crossing story, you don’t actually cross the border a boat as I once thought, the actual border in on land at Chiang Khong. Cost: From Chiang...

Visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

If you are travelling in South East Asia, you’ll see some strange sights; from the family of 5 and their chickens on the back of a scooter, to the family of pigs casually roaming around the café you’re eating at. As well as these strange sights, which are normal to locals, South East Asia is home to some strange tourist attractions, the strangest of which most...

6 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, with its alluring misty mountains, and laid back, yet chaotic charm, is located in the North of Thailand. It is a melting pot of cultures; expats appear to gravitate here, primarily to teach English. It took me a little while to ‘get into’ Chiang Mai. Up until my visit there, I had only spent a few days in the lazy and touristic beach town of Aonang...

Keeping fit whilst travelling: Gym Bangarang, Chiang Mai

Keeping fit whilst you travel, can be a hard goal to keep up with. Aside from lugging around a rucksack, and doing a lot of walking, that’s about as good as it gets for me. Whilst living in New Zealand, I was quite active, either at the gym or out for a run. However, every now and again, opportunities to keep fit on the road occur. Whilst I was in Chiang Mai, I...

Getting massaged by an ex-prisoner in Chiang Mai

Having a massage on holiday, or whilst travelling appears to be pretty standard. Its relaxing, and often in South East Asian countries, very cheap. Take a stroll along the beaches in Bali, or Thailand and you’re likely to hear “massage .. lady, you want massage?” repeatedly. I have yet to entertain the idea of having a massage by the beach. I did...

Is Tiger Tourism ok? A visit to Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai

  So, I am no Steve Irwin, and you certainly won’t find me campaigning for animal rights. However, I do like animals, and I am not keen on them being mistreated. Unfortunately, when you visit South East Asia, and possibly other parts of the World; animals are commonly used for tourism purposes, and are often not treated well, but many tourists fail to look or...

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