North Thailand

  • Tribal Tastes

    March 14, 2019

    We sometimes say that the best thing about Thai food is that it’s almost mathematically rewarding. Much like a fractal – a geometric figure that contains infinite detail no matter how far you zoom in – it seems that there is no end to the new and interesting ways one can enjoy it. “Yes, we know you’ve had this dish

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  • Chiang Rai in Tourism Spotlight

    July 19, 2018

    Unless you’ve been living in, well, a cave, you’ve probably read the recent story about a group of teenage boys who went exploring in a cave in northern Thailand and got trapped by rising floodwaters. Despite the treacherous conditions and tragic death of one of the rescuers, the boys got out alive after 16 days with the help of some

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  • Destination: Northern Thailand

    June 5, 2018

    Looking for a new and less visited destination for an adventure? The lure of Thailand for many travelers is its wide variety of exotic experiences, from fabulous temples to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The smiling, friendly people, tantalising cuisine and fresh fruit everywhere you turn encourages visitors to return time and time again, as well

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  • Chiang Mai Art Scene Blossoms

    April 3, 2017

    Chiang Mai is now considered the art capital of Thailand. Northern Thailand has always been a fertile ground for visual and fine artists, producing more than its fair share of National Artists over the years. But only recently has the art scene burst into full bloom with galleries and public exhibitions popping up throughout Chiang Mai City. in 1982, Chiang

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  • Don’t Confuse Chiang Mai with Chiang Rai

    July 3, 2015

    True story – a few months ago, an elderly friend of Smiling Albino was flying from Canada to meet with his brother, who lives in Chiang Rai, Thailand. At the last minute, he showed his ticket to a friend, who promptly said “Hang on – this ticket is for Chiang Mai.” Some quick phone calls got it sorted out, but

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